From classic lamb recipes to modernized “California-cuisine,” Easter is a great time to get family and friends together for celebration. I’m a huge fan of hearty Sunday Brunches or Early Sunday Dinners where people relax, hang out, laugh, and enjoy one another’s company. In addition, since there’s a holiday involved, festivities are in the mix with themes, games, and activities. Here are the Best Easter Recipes and Traditions in 2018.

First of all, let’s start the day by making Traditions through fun activities such as:

  • an Easter Egg Hunt
  • dyeing hard-boiled eggs
  • relay races with hard-boiled eggs
  • the egg “bash” game
  • the hidden treasure Easter Egg basket.

Here’s a link to details about how to conduct each game and activity. Easy & Fun.

5 Favorite Easter Activities & Traditions

Now it’s time for the Food.

For the Classic route, go Lamb, Lamb, Lamb:

Roasted Leg of Lamb with Fingerling Potatoes, Carrots, and Parsnips and a Mint Sauce on the side

Lamb & Sausage Orzo with Minty Pesto and Grilled Artichoke Hearts

Croatian Sauerkraut

Spinach Spring Salad with Herbs de Provence Dressing

For the “California Cuisine:”

Spinach, Red Pepper, and Cheese Frittata

Classic Roasted Vegetables

Italian Potato Salad with Arugula and Cherry Tomatoes

No matter what you make, cook with love and everyone will be happy. Enjoy your holiday!

Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN