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A Fresh Take on Easter Favorites

Easter Sunday is almost here...better hop to it! These fresh and seasonal, stress-free takes on traditional Easter favorites deliver big flavors and a sprinkle of the unexpected, without a ton of work or time at the stove.
April 2022 Entertaining holiday dinner

Square Deviled Eggs

Who says you can’t teach a classic snack new tricks? The square whites on these distinctive deviled eggs bake in the oven for a dozen slice-and-serve hors d’oeuvres that will be the hit of your holiday. 

Air-Fried Asparagus Fries

Nutritious, delicious peak season produce meets guilt-free crunch in these irresistible veggie “fries.” Asparagus spears coated in crispy panko and air-fried work as a finger-friendly first course or side dish. 

Cherry Glazed Spiral Ham

Put a tangy spin on tradition with this warmly spiced ham that will greet guests with its inviting aroma. Cherry preserves, brown sugar, and sherry combine with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice for a sweet, glossy glaze that pairs perfectly with savory pork. 

Easter Egg Cobb Salad

This showstopping salad is a complete meal-in-one that makes an egg-cellent centerpiece for Easter brunch. Assemble the colorful mix of veggies, cheese, hardboiled eggs, and ham up to a day ahead and drizzle with zippy lemon-Dijon dressing just before serving. 

Smashed Southern Potato Salad

This time-tested version of Southern potato salad has two time-saving secrets. Canned potatoes and precooked hardboiled eggs shortcut prep time, no cooking required.

Wedge Salad with Pancetta

A steakhouse classic gets a holiday-worthy makeover in this updated version of wedge salad. Romaine hearts replace iceberg lettuce and meaty pancetta stands in for bacon in this lip-smacking side with homemade blue cheese dressing and fresh chives.

Pink Lemonade Cake Roll

This gorgeous cake roll with a swirl of raspberry crème filling looks like it came from a fancy bakery. No one has to know how easy it is to make using boxed lemon cake mix and raspberry preserves.

Vanilla Lemon Icebox Cake

This make-ahead Easter treat beats anything in a basket. Layers of lemon-spiked cream cheese filling sandwiched between crispy vanilla cookies tastes like creamy cheesecake, no baking required.



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