Storified by ebanreb· Sat, Mar 30 2013 19:22:36
One of the most enjoyed holidays is Easter and part of the reason why this holiday is so much fun is the food associated with it. If you are cooking an Easter dinner with your friends or family this year, here are some good tips for some tasty Easter recipes.
Maple Syrup Ham and Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows
One of the most requested types of food to eat during Easter is ham and you can sweeten up the taste of it by adding some delicious maple syrup. While your store bought maple syrup should work, try to purchase maple syrup that is 100% pure and not made with corn syrup. Adding pure maple syrup will add a sweet, delicious taste that your friends and family will like.
You can simply complement your maple syrup ham with some yummy sweet potatoes smothered in miniature marshmallows. Sweet potatoes will be your maple syrup ham's best friend. For an added treat, add miniature marshmallows and you will surely get some smiles from children and adults alike.
Easter Bunny Cookies
Although chocolate bunnies are essential to Easter, cookies can also be a desired treat. Just like Christmas cookies are fun to make and yummy to eat, so are Easter Bunny cookies. Most grocery stores, discount stores, and craft outlets sell Easter Bunny cookie cutters to make your favorite chocolate chip or sugar cookie into some exciting Easter Bunny shapes.
Easter Egg Cup Cakes
Easter Egg cup cakes are a wonderful way to add enthusiasm to the holidays for your kids. Easter Egg Cupcakes are an easy and fun way to bring color to any Easter dinner dessert. Instead of using cup cake holders, try to use small waffle cones to hold your cup cake mixture. Once baked, add coloring, sprinkles, candy, etc. to your creation.
Easter Bunny Carrot Cake
Easter Bunny carrot cake is a great way to add color and excitement for the whole family. What goes better with bunny rabbits than carrots and a yummy carrot cake goes with an Easter dinner. You can simply buy a carrot cake and decorate the top yourself. Many people create their own icing adding food coloring to color the carrot cake to look like an Easter egg.
For those adults that prefer to top off their dinner with a delicious alcoholic beverage, there are many flavorful cocktails that can go with the mood of an Easter dinner. For example, certain liquors come in numerous colors such as grenadine for scarlet, blue Curacao for indigo and mixing clear liquor with various fruit juices for multicolored Easter drinks. For those that like a cocktail without the alcohol, it's simple to add color to your event with a host of fresh fruit smoothies, just by adding fresh fruit with cream or milk. Some people even add a little yogurt to the mix.