Easy Easter menu

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Easter made easy. Here is your complete holiday dinner menu, from spreadable savory appetizer to classically sweet dessert, will recipes that you’ll come back to again and again.

Appetizer: Broiled herb ricotta crostini

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Chef’s tip: Substitute any fresh herbs you have on hand, and make ahead until just before broiling.

Entree: Classic roast leg of lamb

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Chef’s tip: Keep the lamb marinated in a rosemary and garlic mixture for a few hours to allow the flavors to penetrate the meat. And anything lighter than medium rare should be avoided.  Spices and Seasons

Side: Baked asparagus spears

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Chef’s tip: Using coarse cornmeal give your baked asparagus a crunchy alternative to the typical grilled or roasted spear. Seasonal Chef

Dessert: Carrot cupcakes

carrot cupcakes

Chef’s tip:  Take care if baking mini-cupcakes because they bake quickly and dry out easily.  As soon as there’s no ‘jiggle’ to their batter (about 13 minutes), remove immediately from heat. Suburban Sweets

 

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Megan McCaffrey is a food writer for The Journal News and contributor to the Small Bites Blog. She has a degree in Digital Media from Fordham University and a fondness for good craft beer. She loves to bake, read cooking blogs and taste all the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer. Megan lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her husband and three kids.

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