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.
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.
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.
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Celebrate the arrival of spring with this cheerful salad. It’s bursting with bright and fresh seasonal vegetables.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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Welcome spring with these citrusy margaritas that feature Meyer lemons instead of limes. This bright cocktail is perfect to enjoy with Easter brunch.
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