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Easter Dinner Recipes

From apricot ham steaks, to stuffed pork roast and lamb, these recipes are sure-fire Easter dinner crowd-pleasers.

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"I COPIED this recipe exactly the way Grandma has written it in her worn cookbook. The only difference today is that I can't get home-smoked ham like those Grandpa used to cure in his old-fashioned smokehouse. But that never matters to hungry folks at the table—Grandma's recipe is a winner every time!"
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Carolina Shrimp & Cheddar Grits

Carolina Shrimp & Cheddar Grits

Carolina Shrimp & Cheddar Grits

Shrimp and grits are a house favorite, if only we could agree on a recipe. I stirred things up with cheddar and Cajun seasoning to find a winner. —Charlotte Price, Raleigh, North Carolina

Stuffed Sole

Stuffed Sole

Stuffed Sole

Seafood was a staple for my large family when I was growing up. Inspired by my mother's delicious meals, I developed this recipe. The fish is moist and flavorful, and the sauce is so good over rice. As I do when serving this dish, you'll get many compliments and recipe requests. —Winnie Higgins, Salisbury, Maryland

Ham with Ruby-Red Glaze

Ham with Ruby-Red Glaze

Ham with Ruby-Red Glaze

I have used this recipe for over 40 years and it is still a favorite of my family. My grandchildren love the sauce also on mashed potatoes.—Beverly Payne, El Sobrante, California
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Old-Fashioned Glazed Ham

Old-Fashioned Glazed Ham

Old-Fashioned Glazed Ham

The fruit juices combine with the ham liquid to make a sweet gravy my family looks forward to having each Easter and Christmas.

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

I combined part of one recipe and another to come up with this extra-special roast.—Dale Ann Glover, Strathroy, Ontario

Citrus-Rosemary Rubbed Turkey

Citrus-Rosemary Rubbed Turkey

Citrus-Rosemary Rubbed Turkey

While recovering from hip surgery, I wrote my family for some of their favorite recipes to compile into a cookbook. This seasoned turkey is timeless. —Della Stamp, Long Beach, California

Best-Ever Asparagus/Ham Rolls

Best-Ever Asparagus/Ham Rolls

Best-Ever Asparagus/Ham Rolls

This is an easy dish to prepare, yet elegant enough for company. I'm always asked for the recipe. I adapted it from one of my mother's recipes. And now, this is one of the few ways I can get our daughters to enjoy asparagus!

Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham

Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham

Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham

With pineapple, brown sugar, mustard and cloves, this baked ham is straightforward and simple - just what you're looking for in a holiday ham with easy steps. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Pork Roast with Apple-Mushroom Sauce

Pork Roast with Apple-Mushroom Sauce

Pork Roast with Apple-Mushroom Sauce

The smooth sauce combines two old recipes from my extensive collection and pairs perfectly with tender pork slices. This is a terrific entree for special dinner parties.

Classic Stuffed Turkey

Classic Stuffed Turkey

Classic Stuffed Turkey

"For years, my mother has stuffed a holiday turkey with this moist dressing," comments Kathi Graham of Naperville, Illinois. "Now I do the same thing. Its special flavor nicely compliments the tender, juicy slices of oven-roasted turkey."

Old-Fashioned Baked Ham

Old-Fashioned Baked Ham

Old-Fashioned Baked Ham

I can still see the table meticulously set for a country meal at our 150-year-old family farm, and I vividly recall the aroma of ham baking! Whenever I make a ham, I think of my mom—who was, in my opinion, the best cook ever! —Rosemary Pryor, Pasadena, Maryland
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