Spring is finally here and Easter weekend is quickly approaching. Have the eggs all been dyed and the Easter baskets assembled? Are you making the traditional ham this year or looking for a recipe to mix things up? With the help from our cable channel, Food Network, Great Plains Communications has included some recipes to keep in mind as you are creating your delicious Easter menu.


Southern Strawberry Salad – Trisha Yearwood

Want something light to start off the meal? Trisha Yearwood’s Southern Strawberry Salad brings natural sweetness with the strawberries and a nice crunch from the nuts and ramen noodles. With most of the ingredients pantry staples, this salad is a quick and fresh starter to the meal.


Company Crown Roast of Lamb – Alton Brown

If you want a show-stopping dish that is more than the ham you buy each year and looks much harder than it actually is, consider cooking Alton Brown’s Company Crown Roast of Lamb. Just make sure you have kitchen twine and a Bundt pan, and you are well on your way to an impressive new main course.


Orange Baked Ham – Ina Garten

There is nothing wrong with the traditional spiral-cut ham, but maybe you are looking to jazz up the glaze instead of using the one in the accompanying packet. If so, try Ina Garten’s Orange Baked Ham with the sweetness of orange marmalade and brown sugar, balanced with the tang of Dijon mustard and freshly squeezed orange juice, this glaze is sure to add a new flare to the classic ham Easter dinner.


Giada’s Easter Pie – Giada De Laurentiis

There are many different Easter desserts you could do to please a crowd, but don’t forget about Giada’s Easter Pie. It has layer upon layer of flaky phyllo dough as a crust and a moist vanilla ricotta filling littered with crunchy pine nuts.

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