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Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

Delicious Easter ideas

Easter feasts, colored eggs and family fun make Easter an anticipated holiday by adults and kids alike. From lavish Easter spreads featuring lamb and luscious spring desserts to whimsically decorated Easter eggs, we've got everything you need to make your spring holiday a delicious treat.

Easter Eggs

Decorated Easter eggs

Revisit one of your favorite childhood crafts by coloring Easter eggs with your kids — or other young ones in your family. Follow this no-fail recipe for hard-cooked eggs then use natural dyes to color them. Instead of leaving them a single color, try these impressive Easter egg decorating ideas.

Start the day with an Easter brunch

If your family and friends are arriving early, greet them with an impressive Easter brunch, including boysenberry thyme scones, prosciutto and wild mushroom quiche, poached salmon and an acai berry mimosa. You can also opt to just serve Easter brunch waffles if everyone wants to save room for the Easter feast.

Serve a lavish Easter feast

If you are looking for elegant Easter recipes to serve your family and friends, try this Easter feast menu, which features a spinach, bacon and manadarin orange salad, orange honey glazed ham, feta sweet potatoes and a luscious ricotta cheesecake.

Lay out the lamb

For many families, Easter isn't complete without a leg of lamb. Here is a simple recipe for Easter leg of lamb, which you can serve with a side of golden potato salad and your favorite Easter accompaniments.

Go Greek

A Greek Easter is a delicious way to update your usual Easter meal. This Greek Easter menu includes a garlic roasted leg of lamb, dill lemon soup, potatoes and Greek olives, green beans with feta, and a zesty orange and honey walnut cake.

Save room for dessert

You can make Easter desserts, such as an Italian Easter cake or cream cheese frosted carrot cake, that are decadently sweet. Or you can create whimsical treats, like this Easter Bunny Cake or these Easter Puff Bunnies.

Love your leftovers

Before your family and friends get away, send them home with Easter leftovers. For the coming week, you can dish up these leftover lamb recipes, like taco lamb salad, lamb goat cheese pizza and lamb minestrone. And what about those Easter eggs? If they're found and rescued within an hour of being refrigerated, peel them and make an Easter egg salad or transform them into these deviled egg recipes (great for snacking or pre-feast finger food).

Celebrate Easter with family rituals

Holidays give your family the opportunity to create meaningful rituals that can be anticipated year after year. For Easter, you can spend the evening with special Easter movies and books or start a family Easter tradition of partaking in these healthy spring activities. Let Easter be the holiday to celebrate family, friends and fun.

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