Happy Easter

Easter is right around the corner.  Many of you may have not yet decided what to fix for your Easter brunch or dinner. This year, my family and friends gathering at my mom’s house for dinner will get ham along with potatoes and asparagus as side dishes.

Anytime my mom cooks a ham, she never uses the same glaze to baste her ham. One time it might be a simple mustard and brown sugar combination or a brown sugar honey recipe like this one from Trisha Yearwood. Want something different? Here are 10 unique glazes to try courtesy of bettycrocker.com.

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For our potato dish, we either go with my mom’s awesome potato salad (yes, I know …everyone says their mom’s potato salad is awesome) or something like this Seconds Please Hash Browns Recipe found on tastebook.com. No matter which dish she makes there is never anything leftover.

For asparagus, we always keep very simple, either grilled or roasted. Very similar to this Roasted Asparagus recipe from epicurious.com.

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes from allrecipies.comDessert and salad is still up in the air. This year I am in charge of both and like always, I am being last minute Lucy. Maybe I will try these Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes from allrecipies.com or this Blueberry Angel Food Sheet Cake found on the chef-in-training.com website.

For salad, we will go old school like my grandmother used to make and serve something like Jello salad from Simply Recipes. Whatever i decide, I plan to keep it light and simple.

12669516-800Once the menu is complete, presentation of the food is key. The Byzantine Melamine Platter found at William-Sonomawould be perfect for the asparagus, and the Mallorca Large Oval Platter at Crate&Barrel to display the ham. How about adding a bit whimsy when serving your meal with these plates by Bobby Flay found at Kohl’s?

As always my mom and I will have the Find&Save app on our phones helping us both navigate the local retailers in search of the best deals on groceries, serving dishes, platters and plates.