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Five Easter Sunday Recipes from Ham to Deviled Eggs

Don't spend Easter in the kitchen. Patch has five recipes that will impress your guests without leaving you stressed.

Easter Sunday is a special time to gather with family and loved ones. From sunrise services to Easter egg hunts, all of the day’s activities often end up with hungry patrons looking for appetites to be filled. We’ve scooped up five easy but savory dinner recipes that you can share with your family to wrap up this festive day. Have a wonderful and delicious Easter.

1. Baked Easter Ham

If you have a large family or plan to have a large gathering of people at your Easter dinner, then this baked ham is the perfect choice to feed a small army. Who knows how to make an elegantly delicious ham better than Martha Stewart? The ingredients are simple: 1 (12 to 14 pound) uncooked smoked ham bone-in, 1 cup dark brown sugar and 1/4 cup Cognac. The ham takes less than two hours to cook and a few minutes of preparation. The result? A juicy, slightly sweet, perfectly crusted ham to share with all. See the full recipe, on the Martha Stewart website.

2. Roasted Rack of Lamb

Make the perfect rack of lamb in only 80 minutes from start to finish. This 5-star recipe from allrecipes.com is not as hard as you may think and best of all, requires ingredients you probably have at home already. This rack of lamb would be nicely complemented with grilled asparagus seasoned with salt and pepper. An elegant meal sure to garner rave reviews, with low stress. Get the recipe here.

3. Deviled Eggs

It's no wonder that deviled eggs are a popular side dish on Easter. What else are you to do with the dozens of dyed eggs after the hunt? From classic recipes, a gourmet truffled version and an experimental apple variety, the Food Network has put together a list of a dozen of great ideas. Get the full list of recipes here.

4. Honey Glazed Carrots

Hey, the Easter Bunny shouldn't be the only one enjoying carrots this Sunday. These petite baby carrots will go with any main course of the day. The simple ingredients include: baby carrots, salt and pepper, butter, honey and parsley.Get the easy recipe.

5. Chocolate Easter Egg Nests

To make your Easter meal preparation easier, get the kids involved! This fun and easy dessert from Disney Family calls for little hands to create these adorable crunchy treats. The recipe is simple, made with rice crispy cereal or shredded wheat and melted chocolate. Don’t forget the malted robin’s eggs to fill in these nests. Though the preparation is only 20 minutes, the recipe calls for several hours of refrigeration, so it would be a nice family task to tackle on Saturday night. Get the recipe on the Disney Family site.

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