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Table Talk

Table Talk: April 7–14

Pasta dishes, building a better broth, deviled eggs recipe, Easter baking at home and more in this week's Table Talk.

by Katie Pollock Estes

Apr 07 2020 at 8 a.m.

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Dress in your Sunday best (or, just stay in  your jammies all day… who would know?) and dig into a delicious Easter brunch with your household. While it’s true you can’t go out and enjoy the local restaurant scene in person, 417-land’s restaurants have put together Sunday brunch and dinner menus that are available for take-out and include everything needed to feed the whole family. 

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Basket Fillers

If you have a direct line to the Easter Bunny, be sure to suggest he support local businesses while filling your kids’ Easter baskets this year.
Candy treats are available for online ordering and curbside pick-up through Bon Bon’s Candy House.
There are delicious (and beautiful) Turkish delights available from Well-Spring Gourmet.
As always Askinosie Chocolate has dreamy chocolate bars and other treats, but they are only selling via online ordering right now.
You can also throw in gift cards to local treats shops like Andy’s Frozen Custard or Pineapple Whip—for the promise of a frozen treat later on.
And don’t forget about non-food basket fillers. You can order toys and games for curbside pickup from HobbyTown and via phone from Jellybeans, and Pagination Bookshop has a wonderful selection of children’s books that you can order for your little reader


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Shopping with Ease

If you’re planning to cook at home for your family’s Easter celebration, remember that you can order your groceries for delivery and avoid battling the lines in the toilet paper aisle at the grocery story. Here are a few options:
carGO for liquor and beer from MaMa Jean’s Natural Market, Macadoodles and Mother’s Brewing Company
Harter House delivery and curbside pickup (except the Sunshine Street location in Springfield, which offer in-store shopping only)
Hy-Vee delivery and curbside pickup
Instacart deliveries from Aldi, Sam’s Club, Hy-Vee and Target for groceries
Macadoodles delivery and curbside pickup of liquor, wine and beer
MaMa Jean’s Natural Market delivery and curbside pickup
Price Cutter delivery and curbside pickup
Vino Cellars delivery and curbside pickup of wine
Wal-Mart delivery and curbside pickup
Shipt deliveries from Hy-Vee and Target for groceries.

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Gourmet Bakes

If you want to create a particularly special Easter dessert, European Cafe has been offering decadent baking kits that you can purchase for curbside pickup. This week, the shop has a new lineup of kits for strawberry and vanilla Easter cupcakes, French brioche loaf, gluten-free chocolate cake with caramel and almonds, and strawberry toaster pastries.

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