By Blair Thomas
There are certain dishes that come to mind when you start planning out your Easter dinner. Ham seems like a given on most holiday tables. And then there are the traditional everybody-brings-a-dish potluck smorgasbord such as deviled eggs, potato salad and green beans. That’s a lot of deliciousness before we even get to the desserts.
So for your Easter dinner menu planning, consider these recipes – some of my favorite spring holiday dishes. From Coca-Cola Country Ham to potato salads, vegetables and pies, these recipes will please the whole family.
Ways to cook a country ham are as varied as the families that serve them. You can fry it, slice it, bake it, boil it in a bottle of Coca-Cola. In December 2001, Tennessee Home & Farm magazine published a recipe for Coca-Cola Country Ham. Ten years later, folks at the magazine are still getting phone calls, letters and emails requesting one of their favorite recipes. So here it is, just in time for your Easter dinner table.
Want to skip the Coca-Cola? Try this sweet, fruity glaze on your city ham. And if you have questions about the differences between city ham and country ham, bone in or bone out, how much fat is OK and other ham questions, we have answers.
There’s just something about deviled eggs that always remind us of our Easter dinner table. Cucumbers and herbs put a new spin on traditional deviled eggs in this delicious recipe.
Red potatoes and fresh parsley punch up the taste in this family favorite. And it’s simple to make.
Our green bean, tomato and Vidalia onion salad with Dijon vinaigrette dressing adds a delicious spin to the requisite veggie portion of your meal.
Fresh corn is paired with tomatoes, red onion and fresh basil for a healthy side dish that will have you counting down the days until summer.
Carrots aren’t just for the Easter bunny. This easy-to-make side dish features garlic, shallots and Marsala to flavor fresh carrots.
Because what is Easter dinner without a few delicious desserts? Welcome the warm spring weather with our simple strawberry pie, a recipe that is as pretty as it is delicious.
What’s on your Easter menu? Let us know in the comments.