Easter presents a great opportunity to literally stop and smell the flowers or enjoy the beautiful spring weather with a weekend getaway. It’s also a great time to enjoy a delicious meal at home, whether alone, with a partner or the entire family. These recipes offer interesting takes on traditional Easter meals, make good use of springtime produce or simply have a fitting theme for the time of year.
Up there with America’s best spots for fried chicken, Root & Bone in New York City and Miami also knows its way around an egg. This recipe, courtesy of Root & Bone chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, lends deviled eggs an acidic kick and a nice crunch from pickled beets and crispy chips made from sweet potato.
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Contrary to popular belief, gluten isn’t actually all that bad, but if you’re looking for something without it, these soft and sweet hot cross buns from Living the Gourmet won’t leave you missing it.
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Celebrate the arrival of spring with this cheerful salad from Seasonal Cravings. It’s bursting with bright and fresh seasonal vegetables.
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The crispy, vegetable-filled strudel from Diary of a Mad Hausfrau is made even more wonderful by the big-eared and fluffy-tailed rabbit silhouette that it is shaped into before baking in the oven.
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If you’re in need of something stronger than chocolates and Peeps this Easter, reach for this refreshing cocktail from Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps that combines carrot juice, pineapple juice and ginger with a slosh of floral gin.
Comforting and delicious, roasted chicken is always a great idea for dinner. This recipe from chef Daniel diStefano of Made Nice in New York City (which is run by chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park, one of America’s best restaurants) takes it to the next level with a seasoned, cheesy stuffing that has a lemony kick to it.
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Chef Thomas McKenna of the New York City restaurant Public Kitchen shared this potsticker recipe that 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 by Liz’s Healthy Table that are as delicious as they are cute.
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Celebrate spring with these delicious, citrusy margaritas from Grits and Chopsticks that feature Meyer lemons instead of limes. They’re right up there with what you’ll find at America’s best cocktail bars.
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