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Whether you are serving brunch, lunch or dinner, these five Easter recipes are the perfect addition to your table this holiday.

Braised Lamb Shanks in Red Wine

Slow cooker Braised Lamb Shanks in Red Wine from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Instead of working extra hours in the kitchen, enjoy the Easter egg hunt and take pictures of the kids discovering their baskets. You can make these Braised Lamb Shanks in Red Wine in the slow cooker before festivities get underway, so you can enjoy the fun with everyone else. Serve the rich shanks over mashed potatoes or polenta for a special holiday dinner.

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Roasted Asparagus with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette | Everyday Good Thinking - the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

If you’re sitting down for a meal on Easter, asparagus will likely make an appearance on the table. Blue cheese vinaigrette, toasted walnuts and fresh dill top this asparagus to deepen the flavor profile and make it a memorable side dish. Roasted Asparagus Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette is a nice accompaniment to ham, steak or lamb, or you could enjoy it as a standalone lunch.

Spring Pea Soup

Spring Pea Soup

This cold pea soup is a refreshing twist on a classic. Spring Pea Soup is lightened up with brighter ingredients like vibrant herbs, zesty lemon and tangy Greek yogurt. The spring pea, determined not to be taken for granted, shines in this soup that will be the perfect addition to your Easter lunch menu.

Pimento Cheese Deviled Egg

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog by @hamiltonbeach

Deviled eggs are an Easter must-have. While Classic deviled eggs are a no-fail favorite, why not jazz up your favorite recipe by adding something no one will complain about – cheese. We mixed pimento cheese with the egg yolks for a cheesy twist on the standard deviled egg. Top each Pimento Cheese Deviled Egg with a small slice of crispy bacon to assure your guests come back for seconds.

Carrot Cake 

Carrot Cake

Just incase your guests didn’t get their sugar fix from all of the Easter egg candy, serve Carrot Cake for dessert this Easter. This carrot cake is simply delectable, and since it’s made with two cups of shredded carrots, it at least seems healthy, right? The tartness of the cream cheese frosting brings it all together, making one sweet, crunchy, moist delicious cake. Serve it with coffee to end your Easter meal.



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Carrot cake is simply delectable, and since it’s made with two cups of shredded carrots, it’s healthy, right? We can’t be the only ones who try to rationalize our second piece that way. The crushed pineapple adds an extra layer of sweetness and a soft texture to the crunch of the pecans. The tartness of the cream cheese frosting brings it all together, making one sweet, crunchy, moist delicious cake.

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Carrot Cake
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 large, thick carrots, peeled
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 can (8oz.) crushed pineapple in own juice, undrained
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line the bottoms of two 9-inch baking pans with parchment paper.
  2. Grate carrots.   Tip:  Use the 3-in-1 Electric Spiralizer  to make easy work of grating carrots.
  3. Add all ingredients to a large mixer bowl; beat on low 2 minutes until blended. Increase speed to medium; beat 4 minutes.
  4. Pour mixture evenly between prepared pans.
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes on wire racks.
  6. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
  7. Place one cake layer on cake plate; spread top of layer with 1/2 cup Cream Cheese Frosting. Top with remaining layer; frost side of top of cake. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serves 16

 

Cream Cheese Frosting
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, beat butter, cream cheese, vanilla, milk and salt until creamy.
  2. Begin adding powdered sugar and beat until creamy and smooth. Add more milk if the mixture is too thick.
  3. Spread onto cupcakes or cake.