Whether you are serving brunch, lunch or dinner, these five Easter recipes are the perfect addition to your table this holiday.
Instead of working extra hours in the kitchen, enjoy the Easter egg hunt and take pictures of the kids discovering their baskets. You can make these Braised Lamb Shanks in Red Wine in the slow cooker before festivities get underway, so you can enjoy the fun with everyone else. Serve the rich shanks over mashed potatoes or polenta for a special holiday dinner.
If you’re sitting down for a meal on Easter, asparagus will likely make an appearance on the table. Blue cheese vinaigrette, toasted walnuts and fresh dill top this asparagus to deepen the flavor profile and make it a memorable side dish. Roasted Asparagus Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette is a nice accompaniment to ham, steak or lamb, or you could enjoy it as a standalone lunch.
This cold pea soup is a refreshing twist on a classic. Spring Pea Soup is lightened up with brighter ingredients like vibrant herbs, zesty lemon and tangy Greek yogurt. The spring pea, determined not to be taken for granted, shines in this soup that will be the perfect addition to your Easter lunch menu.
Deviled eggs are an Easter must-have. While Classic deviled eggs are a no-fail favorite, why not jazz up your favorite recipe by adding something no one will complain about – cheese. We mixed pimento cheese with the egg yolks for a cheesy twist on the standard deviled egg. Top each Pimento Cheese Deviled Egg with a small slice of crispy bacon to assure your guests come back for seconds.
Just incase your guests didn’t get their sugar fix from all of the Easter egg candy, serve Carrot Cake for dessert this Easter. This carrot cake is simply delectable, and since it’s made with two cups of shredded carrots, it at least seems healthy, right? The tartness of the cream cheese frosting brings it all together, making one sweet, crunchy, moist delicious cake. Serve it with coffee to end your Easter meal.
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