Easter definitely kicks off spring in my house.  New fruits and vegetables are available and everything is fresh and green!  I alternate each year between hosting an Easter Dinner or an Easter Brunch.  This year it was dinner.  I had some classics (leg of lamb and asparagus) but added a few new recipes that I’ve been meaning to try like Whipped Feta with a cucumber salsa, crispy English potatoes and a whole Leg of Lamb.  Everyone in my family loves lamb and we usually go for baby lamb chops.  This year, I pulled out the big guns and did a whole leg.  I had seen a recipe that combined garlic and chopped anchovies and inserted those into small slits in the meat to flavor the lamb.  (Do NOT say you hate anchovies. You don’t taste fish at all.  It just added such great flavor to the meat.) This technique did not disappoint.  Everyone loved it.  I had an initial “miss” on my garlic gravy (I didn’t like it) so I had to improvise on the fly.  The result was great and is included with the recipe below. Should I mention now that I forgot to bring extra Rosemary to my niece’s house where I was cooking?  Not to worry!  Her fiance came to the rescue and volunteered to go pick wild rosemary from a neighbor’s yard.  Crisis averted!  You have to love California.  That wouldn’t have happened when I was living in New York…there aren’t any wild rosemary bushes in the city. LOL  It never fails, every time something goes wrong in the kitchen, there is a great discovery.  The garlic gravy was one of those.  I finished the meal with a classic creme brulee for dessert. I’ve laid out my Easter menu below.  Pick all of the recipes or just a few to try.  Be sure to check back often for holiday menu ideas.  Visit my MENUS PAGE.  If you prefer to have menu suggestions sent right to your inbox, sign up for my newsletters here.  Happy Easter.

Easter Dinner Recipes

Blini with Fat Free Greek Yogurt, Salmon Roe & Chives | My Curated TastesBlini with Fat Free Greek Yogurt, Salmon Roe & Chives

Whipped Feta with Cucumbers | My Curated TastesWhipped Feta with Cucumbers

Tri-Color Carrots With Orange Vinaigrette | My Curated TastesTri-Color Carrots With Orange Vinaigrette

LEG OF LAMB WITH Garlic Gravy | My Curated TastesLEG OF LAMB WITH Garlic Gravy

Emily’s English Roasted Potatoes (right from Ina Garten and Emily Blunt) | My Curated TastesEmily’s English Roasted Potatoes (right from Ina Garten and Emily Blunt)

Classic Hummus | My Curated TastesClassic Hummus

Crème Brulee | My Curated TastesCrème Brulee

Roasted Asparagus | My Curated TastesRoasted Asparagus

Sriracha Nuts | My Curated TastesSriracha Nuts

Fluffy Popovers with Cinnamon Honey Butter and Herb Butter | My Curated TastesFluffy Popovers with Cinnamon Honey Butter and Herb Butter