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Here at Food52, we love recipes—but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.
Today: Don't worry, it's not too late to throw together a fantastic Easter feast. We've got eleven Not Recipes to make your guests happy (and to make you look good).
We don’t know why you’re making an Easter feast at the last minute: Maybe your parents decided to make the trip into town after all, maybe the Easter dinner you were going to attend was cancelled, or maybe your friends pressured you into hosting brunch.
Whatever the reason, we have you covered. Potato and pasta salads are light and fresh for spring, and they're so easy to throw together that you can put your least responsible friend in charge of making them. Deviled eggs are always a crowd pleaser, and you can make them the night before. And because your menu isn't perfectly planned (or planned at all) ahead of time, you have the chance to incorporate fresh spring vegetables in a puréed vegetable soup, savory galette, or baked eggs.
And certainly don’t skimp on sweets today. Half of the not recipes we’ve provided below are desserts: Don’t worry, you have time, and your guests will thank you.
Here are eleven dishes that will make it look like you’ve been planning Easter dinner for weeks:
Tell us: Which Easter dishes will you be winging this year?