Easter Bread with Colored Eggs recipe and more Easter recipes
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Easter Recipes Perfect for Springtime

Celebrate the season
Easter Bread with Colored Eggs recipe and more Easter recipes
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There’s more to Easter than chocolate eggs and Peeps. Easter coincides with the time of year when we also welcome spring, and this holiday is a great time to incorporate fresh spring produce into your menu, like asparagus, carrots and peas.

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Whether you’re looking for something to munch on during brunch or show off your cooking skills for dinner, get the best of both worlds with these new spins on traditional Easter meals.

Drunken Deviled Eggs with Pickled Beets and Root Chips

Drunken Deviled Eggs with Pickled Beets and Root Chips
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These drunken deviled eggs are definitely one vintage appetizer that needs a comeback. This recipe gives classic deviled eggs an acidic kick and a nice crunch from pickled beets and crispy chips made from sweet potato.

For the Drunken Deviled Eggs with Pickled Beets and Root Chips recipe, click here.

Spring Green Salad with Asparagus

Spring Green Salad with Asparagus

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Celebrate the arrival of spring with this cheerful salad. It’s bursting with bright and fresh seasonal vegetables.

For the Spring Green Salad with Asparagus recipe, click here.

 

Spring Pea Potstickers with Morel Mushrooms and Soy-Lime Ginger Sauce

Spring Pea Potstickers with Morel Mushrooms and Soy-Lime Ginger Sauce

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This pot sticker recipe makes the most of the blooming spring season. These veggie-loaded dumplings include morel mushrooms and spring peas, both of which are at their peak harvest during this time of year.

For the Spring Pea Potstickers with Morel Mushrooms and Soy-Lime Ginger Sauce recipe, click here.

Chirp, Chirp Deviled Eggs

Chirp, Chirp Deviled Eggs

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If you make one thing this Easter, make these wonderfully whimsical deviled eggs that are as delicious as they are cute. Just make sure you know how to hard boil eggs perfectly first.

For the Chirp, Chirp Deviled Eggs recipe, click here.

Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns

Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns

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Hot cross buns are an Easter tradition for many, but those with gluten allergies or intolerances are usually left out of the fun. This recipe remedies that situation, while maintaining this treat’s soft and sweet sensibilities.

For the Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns recipe, click here.

Braised Lamb Shanks

Braised Lamb Shanks

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Instead of ham, make these satisfying braised lamb shanks. They are especially tasty served over a mound of mashed potatoes or polenta.

For the Braised Lamb Shanks recipe, click here.

 

Easy Overnight Easter Ham

Easy Overnight Easter Ham
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Creating the perfect Easter feast can sometimes be overwhelming, but don’t worry — you can prepare your most important dish the night before. This recipe allows you to bake your juicy ham overnight so you only need to do minimal work to prepare it in the morning.

For the Easy Overnight Easter Ham recipe, click here.

Puff Pastry Egg Tart

Puff Pastry Egg Tart

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This egg recipe is perfect for a scrumptious brunch. If you have puff pastry leftover in your refrigerator, crack an egg in the middle for this yummy tart. For extra flavor, add asparagus, prosciutto and fontina cheese to your tart.

For the Puff Pastry Egg Tart recipe, click here.

Marinated Grilled Leg of Lamb

Marinated Grilled Leg of Lamb
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Use this entree as an excuse to bring out the grill early. This lamb is marinated in Dijon mustard, red wine, garlic, onion and other seasonings and spices.

For the Marinated Grilled Leg of Lamb recipe, click here.

Rabbit-Shaped Vegetable Strudels

Rabbit-Shaped Vegetable Strudels

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The crispy, vegetable-filled strudel is made even more wonderful by the big-eared and fluffy-tailed rabbit silhouette. This bunny is jam-packed with springtime produce like carrots, asparagus and chives. It’s so cute it will be easy to convince your kids to eat their vegetables.

For the Rabbit-Shaped Vegetable Strudels recipe, click here.

Coca-Cola Glazed Ham

Coca-Cola Glazed Ham
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Marinating your ham with a soft drink may sound unusual, but there’s a method to this madness. This recipe uses Coca-Cola to help balance the sweetness with acidity.

For the Coca-Cola Glazed Ham recipe, click here.

Au Gratin Potatoes

Au Gratin Potatoes
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Pair this elegant yet easy side dish with your Easter ham or other entrees. Layer thinly sliced potatoes with sauteed onions and cheese in a baking dish and enjoy this dish in under an hour.

For the Au Gratin Potatoes recipe, click here.

Carrot Soufflé

Carrot Soufflé
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This is one side dish you’re going to want to have at your dinner table this Easter. This soufflé takes advantage of springtime vegetable, carrots, to form a delectable dish you can easily make in an hour.

For the Carrot Soufflé recipe, click here.

Easter Bread With Colored Eggs

Easter Bread With Colored Eggs
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Let the kids get involved in helping you create this colorful masterpiece. This is a creative way to combine your bread-making skills with crafty Easter eggs, ending in a gorgeous centerpiece.

For the Easter Bread With Colored Eggs recipe, click here.

Carrot Cake Biscotti

Carrot Cake Biscotti

Courtesy of Souffle Bombay

This batch of biscotti is full of the earthy and sweet flavors of a traditional carrot cake. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee or even just a satisfying way to end a meal.

For the Carrot Cake Biscotti recipe, click here.

Rum Raisin Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Rum Raisin Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
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Add a bit of punch to your classic carrot cake recipe with rum-soaked raisins. This cake will be the ultimate showstopper at your Easter gathering.

For the Rum Raisin Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting recipe, click here.

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
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Peanut butter and chocolate fans, your favorite Easter treat has arrived. Skip the grocery store chocolates and make this dessert recipe that only requires 5 ingredients or fewer instead.

For the Peanut Butter Easter Eggs recipe, click here.

Buzzed Bunny Easter Cocktail

Buzzed Bunny Easter Cocktail

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If you’re in need of something stronger than chocolates and Peeps this Easter, reach for this refreshing cocktail that combines carrot juice, pineapple juice and ginger with a slosh of floral gin.

For the Buzzed Bunny Easter Cocktail recipe, click here.