Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter Recipes

Last Easter, we hosted my family for the weekend and my step-mom cooked a wonderful dinner for us. This year we stayed in VA, and no one visited. So we cooked our first Easter dinner by ourselves and invited our neighbors to join since they stayed home for the holiday as well. Everything turned out so tasty, especially since it was our first time making a ham. I wanted to share the ham recipe with you because it was so flavorful and juicy, Tim did a wonderful job putting it together. I didn't take a picture of it because it looked like just a normal ham, nothing crazy. The taste, however, was amazing!


traditional bone-in butt half ham (we used a boneless, 3.5 lb. ham)
1 can pineapples in heavy syrup
dark brown sugar (to taste)
6oz ginger ale
baking pan

Rinse Ham and place in baking pan. Pour ginger ale over ham. Pin Pineapples to ham with toothpicks. Mix brown sugar with heavy syrup from can of pineapples and pour over the ham. Sprinkle ham with nutmeg and cinnamon (about a Tbs each). Use a spoon to evenly mix the mixture in the bottom of the pan. Cover with foil and bake for approximately 20 minutes per pound.

Last year I found this great recipe for a heart healthy version of deviled eggs. I'd like to share that with you guys again since I have a lot more followers then I had last year. You can see my original post here. Below are some pics of the eggs and the recipe. Enjoy!

The normal one was for Tim, he hates avocado.

1 dozen hard boiled eggs
2 avocados, peeled and pitted
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 stalk green onion, minced
1 tablespoon jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, minced (optional)
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
chili powder

1. Peel hard boiled eggs and slice in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks and discard (or save for another recipe).
2. In a small bowl mash the avocados. Add the garlic, onion, jalapeno, lime juice and salt. Mix well to combine.
3. Fill the empty egg white halves with about two teaspoons of the avocado mixture. Sprinkle with chili powder and chill until serving.

What are some of your favorite Easter recipes?

♥ Erin