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From main course to dessert, these traditional and new meal ideas take the guesswork out of creating a holiday dinner that dazzles.

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Glazed Easter Ham
Glazed Easter Ham

    Jazz up traditional Easter ham with a simple glaze; for a touch of sweetness, try our apricot-cherry or peach-pineapple glazes. For a savory spin, try our lemon-mustard glaze (see recipe).

    Serve it with: Lemon-Tarragon Peas, Glazed Carrots with Pistachios, and Date & Spice Cake

Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin

    Mushrooms and a dollop of horseradish cream add a holiday-worthy touch to this tender beef dish.

    Serve it with: Garlic-Roasted Asparagus, Roasted Baby Beets, and Banana Cake

Lamb Chops with Sweet Potato Chutney

    A savory chutney of sweet potatoes, shallots, ginger, crushed red pepper, and cranberries makes these lamb chops worthy of any special occasion.

    Serve it with: Green Beans with Lime and Lemon Meringue Pie

Peppercorn-Crusted Ham

    For a fresh twist on Easter dinner, brush ham with a Dijon mustard and apricot preserves glaze and sprinkle on peppercorns before baking.

    Serve it with: Maple-Glazed New Potatoes, Citrus-Roasted Asparagus, and Malted Mousse Cake

Cherry-Glazed Ham

    Ham filled (and topped) with tart cherries adds a twist to this classic Easter dinner. For a quick and easy holiday touch, add a peach preserve topping and bake for 10 additional minutes before serving.

    Serve it with: Honestly Good Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans with Almonds, and Buttery Yellow Citrus Cake

Lamb with Eggplant Relish

    A fresh tomato and eggplant topping adds an original spin to classic lamb chops. Orange slices make a pretty (and tasty) garnish.

    Serve it with: Lemon-Glazed Sweet Potatoes, Parsleyed Green Beans, and Glazed Cherry Pie

Ham with Five-Spiced Vegetables

    For an original spin on sliced ham, top it with a mixture of carrots, sugar snap peas, and broccoli.

    Serve it with: Twice-Baked Potatoes and Easter Ricotta Pie

Braised Lamb with Dill Sauce

    This slow-cooker dinner is super simple -- and new potatoes and carrots simmer with the lamb, creating a quick and easy meal. A simple dill sauce makes the dish special.

    Serve it with: Black-Eyed Pea and Spring Greens Salad and Key Lime Tart

Sweet Cherry Ham

    For a traditional Easter dinner, try our simple and sweet cherry-glazed ham. For a pretty seasonal touch, garnish your serving platter with fresh orange and lime slices.

    Serve it with: Red Potato Salad, Green Beans with Almonds, and Fresh Strawberry Pie

Chicken, Goat Cheese & Greens

    For an easy meal that eschews tradition -- but is still special -- dress up store-bought rotisserie chicken with a mixture of chard, fresh herbs, and goat cheese.

    Serve it with: Sweet Potato Pudding and Apricot Sage Cookies

Minty Roasted Lamb Chops

    For an easy yet elegant company-worthy dish, coat lamb chops with a mixture of olive oil and fresh mint leaves.

    Serve it with: Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Aromatic Parsnips and Carrots, and Dark Chocolate Torte

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