Easter Menus

Grilled Wild Salmon and Vegetables
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Rain, shine, or out of time, we've got the just-right Easter menu for you.

Sunny Easter Menu

This brunch menu is designed for Easter al fresco, but can be enjoyed just as thoroughly indoors.

Grilled Wild Salmon and Vegetables (pictured above)
Ham and Asparagus Frittata
Herbed Potato Salad
Fresh Berry Pavlovas

Fresh Berry Pavlovas

Ingredients
4 large egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
1 (8-ounce) carton plain fat-free yogurt
3/4 cup commercial crème fraîche
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup blackberries
1 cup blueberries

Preparation
1| Preheat oven to 250°.

2| Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Draw 8 (3-inch) circles on paper. Turn the paper over; secure with masking tape. Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar with a mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form (do not underbeat). Divide egg white mixture evenly among 8 drawn circles on baking sheet. Shape the meringues into nests with 1-inch sides using the back of a spoon. Bake at 250° for 1 hour. Turn oven off; cool meringues in closed oven for at least 2 hours or until completely dry. Carefully remove the meringues from paper.

3| Spoon yogurt onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels, and spread to 1/2-inch thickness. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand for 5 minutes. Scrape into a bowl using a rubber spatula. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, drained yogurt, and crème fraîche. Spoon the yogurt mixture evenly into the meringues. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons each of strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries.

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Fire and Spice HamStormy Easter Menu

If your March is still more lion than lamb, this menu is for you. Each dish features a bold look and flavor to outshine a wet, dreary day.

Fire and Spice Ham (pictured)
Green Beans with Roasted-Onion Vinaigrette
Carrot Soufflé
Double-Coconut Cake

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Roast Lamb with Rosemary and GarlicSnowy Easter Menu

If spring's not yet sprung in your neighborhood, warm up with this hearty Easter feast.

Roast Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic (pictured)
Golden Onion Strata with Gruyère and Prosciutto
Barley Pilaf with Sautéed Mushrooms
Sour Cream Babka

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Simple Baked HamEasy Easter Menu

A variety of herbs lend sophistication to this menu of simple spring foods. If there's no time to soak the ham, a prepared one will work fine. Save your effort instead for the chocolate cake, which is heavenly.

Simple Baked Ham (pictured)
Rosemary Potatoes
Glazed Julienne Carrots
Light 'n' Creamy Chocolate Cake Roll

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Easter Brunch BuffetEaster Brunch Buffet

This menu features traditional recipes inspired by world cuisines from Ireland to Spain, and several dishes highlight spring flavors. Fresh herbs add definition to classics like Smoked Salmon Dip, Basil-Lime Fruit Salad, and Garlic-Studded Rosemary Roast Rack of Lamb. Recruit young helpers to decorate Easter Egg Cookies or assist in frosting the Ginger Angel Food Cake.

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This festive meal is a pleasure to host because you do most of the preparation in advance. Guests will enjoy revamped holiday favorites such as Sun-Dried Tomato and Herb-Stuffed Leg of Lamb, Shrimp and Bacon Deviled Eggs, and Roasted Potatoes with Herb Vinaigrette.

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