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11 Easter Recipe Ideas

easter dinnerAre your holiday meals stuck in a rut? For us the rut is ham and turkey. And then more ham and turkey. From November to January I probably eat the same green bean, potato, ham/turkey combo 10 times. It’s enough to do me in for the entire year. And I refuse to do it at Easter, and since I’m in charge of the meal I get to steer us as far from that worn out menu as possible.

And now I’m a hypocrite. Because look what’s first: Ham!!!

But it’s honey-orange baked ham, so that’s different, right? Hey, I have to stick to my traditional roots a little bit here. 

Check out these options from some of my favorite websites, bloggers, and recipe hounds from around the web (and okay, a couple from me) and get some inspiration for your Easter table. I’m sorry that there aren’t images to go along with each of these–creating a gallery of the shots that wasn’t a visual mess got tricky so I gave up. Just bounce over to the main sites for their beautiful photos and flavorful recipes. 🙂

Main Dishes

Honey-Orange Baked Ham–Martha Stewart Living

Herb Roasted Pork Loin–Taste of Home

Homestyle Meatloaf (Mine)

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic –Southern Boy Dishes


Aromatic Roasted Root Vegetables–Spoon Fork Bacon

Spinach Apple Salad with Maple-Cider Vinaigrette–Southern Living

Garlic Mashed Potatoes–Better Homes and Gardens

Apple Bacon Stuffing–Better Homes and Gardens


Buttermilk Mocha Chocolate Layer Cake–Yours Truly

Sour Cherry Slab Pie–The Smitten Kitchen

Salted Caramel Brownies–Southern Boy Dishes


Thursday 27th of March 2014

Great list, will put aside some time to read through this weekend!


Tuesday 25th of March 2014

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic is my favorite. This is a nice selected list and just pinned it! :)

Rachel Ballard

Tuesday 25th of March 2014

Thanks Maggie! How are things going for you?

Anne|Craving Something Healthy

Monday 24th of March 2014

Great roundup! All of these recipes look delicious and perfect for Easter :)

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