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Elegant Easter Recipes

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April 8, 2020

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Your Easter or spring feast may play to a much smaller crowd this year, but that’s no reason it shouldn’t be special. In fact, we’ve heard from many of you that additional time at home has given you an opportunity to get back to cooking and to try out new recipes. We’d like to help. Read on for ideas on how to create a dinner everyone will love, whether you prepare it for the holiday or wait until your extended family and friends can be back together again.

Bone-In Honey Glazed Ham

  • Hands-On Time

    15 minutes
  • Total Time

    1 hour
  • Serves

    12
  • 1 package HORMEL® CURE 81® bone-in whole ham
  • 1 (6-ounce) package glaze from spiral ham
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch

Instructions

Heat oven to 350°F. In shallow roasting pan, place ham.

In large saucepan, stir together glaze packet contents, 2 cups water and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes or until brown sugar is dissolved. Meanwhile, in bowl, stir together 1 tablespoon water and cornstarch. Add to brown sugar mixture. Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Bake ham according to package directions, basting with glaze, every 15 minutes. Serve with remaining glaze.

Peanut Butter Nests

  • Hands-On Time

    10 minutes
  • Total Time

    30 minutes
  • Serves

    12
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup SKIPPY® creamy peanut butter
  • 4 cups chow mein noodles
  • as desired Egg-shaped candies

Instructions

In large saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and syrup. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture begins to bubble. Stir in peanut butter until smooth.

Place chow mein noodles in large bowl. Pour peanut butter mixture over noodles, stirring to coat.

Shape mixture into 12 nests. Place on waxed paper to cool. Decorate as desired.

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Strawberry Bacon Salad

  • Hands-On Time

    5 minutes
  • Total Time

    10 minutes
  • Serves

    6
  • 6 slices HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® double smoked bacon
  • 3 cups mixed baby greens
  • 3 cups chopped Romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 4 ounces bleu cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans
  • Balsamic vinaigrette

Instructions

Cook bacon according to package directions. Cool and crumble.

In large bowl, toss together mixed greens and next 4 ingredients. Drizzle with desired amount of Balsamic vinaigrette.

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