Easter is nearly here, but if you’re still not sure what you’re cooking, there’s no need to panic. Whether you are preparing the entire meal or simply supplying one dish, GourmetRecipe has tons of ideas to choose from. Here are some of my favorites.
Lamb is a traditional Easter food – and for many Americans, something of a treat. Try one of these great lamb recipes:
Lamb Chops and Baked Garlic
Lamb leg from Pierre Salinger
Leg of Lamb with Wine and Mushroom Sauce
Minted Spring Lamb
Moroccan Leg of Lamb
Lamb square cut with fricassee of artichokes
Lamb in a Crust of Fresh Herbs
Lamb square cut in a crust of herbs with apples
Lamb with Stuffed Onions and Zucchini
Grilled Rack of Lamb
Rack of Lamb Jacqueline
Ham is also traditional and very easy choice as the main dish, but you might also want to try beef. For example, Beef fillet with red wine or a Crock Pot Roast.
Asparagus is an excellent side dish for Easter, since it’s just coming into season. Try Asparagus with French Orange Sauce, Asparagus and Pine Nuts, or Asparagus with Almonds.
Other good side dishes include Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Green pasta gratin with ham and cream, Beet Greens with Garlic, and Grilled Vegetables.
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Hot cross buns or resurrection buns are an easy way to point to tradition this Easter. Resurrection buns are particularly easy – so easy, kids can make them with little help.
For dessert, consider Apple Cake. Chocolate Beet Cake is another good choice; it’s really just ordinary chocolate cake made extremely moist by the addition of beets. Or how about Citrus Cake?
Empty tomb cookies make for a sweet treat that are perfect for teaching children about the meaning of Easter. Or, just for fun, how about Baby Chick Cupcakes?
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