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Easter Recipe Round-Up

Here are a few of my favorite recipes for the spring holiday, from brunch classics like quiche Lorraine to a make-ahead orange and caramel flan for dessert. Need to feed a crowd of hungry relatives? Try the ham with Madeira-cider glaze or rack of pork loin with mustard and apricots—both make for lovely centerpiece roasts.


Frittata Rustica

Frittata Rustica with Mixed Vegetables & Manchego

If you have a giant well-seasoned cast iron skillet, you could easily double this recipe to feed a big crowd. Get the recipe >>>



Rhubarb Crumb Cake

Rhubarb Crumb Cake

Here in the upper Midwest we say thank you to anything edible that comes out of the ground as early as rhubarb. It really shines in this easy streusel-topped rhubarb crumb cake. Get the recipe >>>



Drop Biscuit Scones

Drop Biscuit Scones with Apricots & Cranberries

I’d consider these streusel-topped breakfast treats a crossbreed of drop biscuits, scones and muffins. They’re really easy to throw together and will add that perfect sweet touch to your brunch spread. Get the recipe >>>



Cured salmon gravlax

Easy Cured Salmon with Cucumber Creme Fraiche Salad

Inspired by classic Scandinavian gravlax, this salmon is cured for two days with dill, parsley, juniper berries, sugar and salt. Get the recipe >>>


Quiche Lorraine

Bacon, Caramelized Onion & Gruyere Quiche

Classic French dishes like this quiche Lorraine are making a comeback, and for good reason. Get the recipe >>>



Shrimp and grits

Shrimp & Blue Grits with Andouille Sausage

Recipes for this classic Southern dish vary greatly—use this recipe as a good base, and feel free to experiment from there. Get the recipe >>>



Eggs in Pepper Boats

Eggs in Pepper Boats

Poblano and cubanelle peppers work well, especially if you want to add a little heat. Get the recipe >>>



Fresh Pea Soup

Very Fresh Spring Pea Soup

This fresh pea soup is a celebration of spring in a bowl. You can use frozen peas if you must, but shelling your own peas is worth the extra step. Get the recipe >>>



Fresh Easter Ham

Fresh Ham with Madeira-Cider Glaze

Basted with the apple cider-Madeira glaze and scored across the fat cap, this holiday centerpiece will get ‘oohs and aahs’ from your whole family. Get the recipe >>>



Guinness-braised lamb shanks

Guinness-Braised Lamb Shanks

Serve these tender, braised lamb shanks with mashed potatoes or steamed quartered new potatoes seasoned with butter, parsley, chives and sea salt. Get the recipe >>>



Rack of Pork Loin

Roasted Rack of Pork Loin with Mustard & Apricots

Pork with fruit and mustard is one of the greatest culinary combinations. This stunning centerpiece roast is fit for a holiday feast. Get the recipe >>>



Blueberry Pie

Lattice-Top Blueberry Pie

As far as pie fillings go, this one is pretty easy—no pitting, peeling or slicing required. Get the recipe >>>



Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble

This easy, homey dessert pairs the quintessential combo of sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb with a nutty, buttery, cookie-like topping. Get the recipe >>>



Orange Flan

Flan with Caramel and Orange

You will not be able to keep these around, so always make extra. Get the recipe >>>



Huguenot Torte

Huguenot Torte with Cherries

Fallen desserts resemble a hot mess when they are served, but you will want to make this for your family again and again. Get the recipe >>>



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