What are you doing for Easter? (+ our plans & a recipe for your leftover ham)

This post was sponsored by the National Pork Board.

With Covid-19 limiting our Easter celebrations, this Easter is looking a bit different than previous Easters for us. I imagine that’s true for you as well?

Our plan is to hang around the house, attend virtual church, eat ham as our main course (like we typically do on Easter), make some delicious side dishes, eat hummingbird cake for dessert, set up an Easter egg hunt in the backyard for Jo, and have a visit from the Easter bunny early in the morning. Last year I bought this golden egg and I save it from year to year to stuff some Easter bunny goodies inside. Jojo has been loving Peppa Pig, painting and chocolate, so this year I filled the egg with those things.

I also got Jojo a new Easter dress several weeks ago, so I plan on dressing her and Ella up and getting some sweet photos of them and our family. I asked Jojo if I could take a photo of her holding up her Easter dress and she was up for it…

…but then she hollered, “your turn!” So she took this photo of me holding her dress haha.

Since we aren’t going to be surrounded by family this Easter, we’re going to have more leftover ham than usual. It feels nice to do something that is familiar and a tradition in the midst of the craziness that is life right now. That said, I thought it could be helpful to share a recipe to use your leftover ham for, since you may be in the same boat!

This recipe uses leftover ham, green onions and sharp cheddar cheese to create the ultimate savory scone. I’ve long been a fan of savory scones, especially when you pair them with (my personal go-to) an iced vanilla latte. The sweet + the savory. It’s great.

And if you have kids and you’re at home without childcare help, I imagine your food preparation will look something similar to mine…

I hope you have a nice Easter that still has some familiar holiday traditions. What’s your family’s Easter plan? And if you’re looking for a ham recipe, this one looks amazing to me.

Savory Ham & Cheddar Scones

Yield: makes 6 scones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
¼ tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp black pepper
8 tbsp butter (unsalted), cut into cubes
1 cup leftover ham, chopped into ½-1 inch pieces
2 green onions, sliced into thin rounds
heaping ½ cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup half-and-half
2 large eggs


Preheat oven to 400F. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and black pepper. Sprinkle the butter cubes on top and use your fingers to work the butter into the flour mixture until it is crumbly/resembles sand. Add in ham, green onions and cheddar cheese. Toss together.

In a small bowl, whisk together the half-and-half and eggs. Pour into the center of the dry ingredients and mix until everything is incorporated together. Flour a cutting board. Scoop the sticky dough out onto the cutting board and pat (use flour as needed to decrease stickiness) into a 8” disk. Cut into 6 scones. Place scones (at least a 1/2” apart) on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat. Bake for 20 minutes.


  1. Oh, this is a good idea. I’ve been doing a lot of baking (I know I’m not the only one…) So I appreciate how unique this idea is.

  2. Those sound amazing! I love the flavour of pork. One year we invested in meat from a free range pig from a farm which was so nice to have throughout the year.

    I want you to know how helpful your blog has been for me … I’m an “overweight” person by BMI standards and trying to accept my body’s natural size and care for it the best way I can. It’s been hard during quarantine with a lot more time to think about the way I look and a lot more time to eat. Coming to this place And Using the resources here has been helpful.

  3. This is perfect! I did online grocery shopping for my ham, so the ham I got is the ham they gave me….a 12 pounder for the 5 of us! We love scones and sharp cheddar, so this will be a great recipe to try!

  4. I love your blog so much it’s like a warm hug :):) happy Easter to you and your wonderful family. I’m coincidentally eating ham right now with my one year old little girl so we will have lots of leftovers too!

  5. Looks yummy! My husband and I will be figuring out what a holiday looks like with just the two of us. So far, blueberry scones and eggs for breakfast. Our Puerto Rican fusion lunch will be pork with adobo, green bean casserole, and coconut flan. Will video chat our families and watch church online. Easter is my favorite holiday so there are hard parts about this. Happy Easter, he is risen!

  6. Made these today for brunch—delish! We are still using up leftover frozen CHRISTMAS ham!

  7. I cook this. You can see this on my web site

  8. Made these last year with out leftover ham and loved them, so I’m back again this year! Love this recipe! 🥰

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