Easter weekend is upon us and with it come spring renewal, warmer temperatures, good times with friends and family and hopefully some great food to spread on your table.
Not sure what to cook? Check out these ten top recipes for some culinary inspiration.
May your table be filled with laughter and leftovers!
1) Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are a favorite in this house. It’s an easy appetizer that meat-eaters and veggie lovers alike can enjoy. Add more spices to the yolk or less-be creative and mix it up!
An Easter ham is such a convenient way to feed a crowd with a great tasting main dish. The pairing of sweet with salty in this dish always makes me eat too much of it, in a good way.
Add a decorative and tasty element to your spread with Easter bread. Breads like hot cross buns traditionally mark the end of Lent, with the cross representing the crucifixion of Christ.
This egg-based Italian dish is similar to an omelette or a quiche and literally means ‘fried’. Delicious and nutritious!
Potatoes are a great side dish for ham, lamb or fish. Scalloped potatoes or French gratin take a bit more time but it’s worth it for that combo of cheese, potato and egg.
A twist on the traditional honey glazed ham, this orange flavored glaze can add some zest to your table.
When not overcooked or under done, parsnips are one of my new favorite vegetables. Sweeter and more flavorful than they look, they provide a perfect sidedish combo with carrots.
I would label rhubarb a super-food, it has so many benefits. Tasty and good for all parts of your body from your teeth to your blood pressure, why not have it in a cake, and upside down for Easter!
Desert on Easter calls for a bit of artistry- if only a bit. These marshmallows may end up being a delight for the kids and adults alike.
Last but not least, fish is an important part of many Easter dinners. Martha Stewart has a few Easter salmon recipes to compliment your table.