Serving a Traditional Easter Ham Dinner

A Southern Favorite

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My personal preference for Easter dinner is lamb. Somehow it just seems to be the perfect main course for celebrating spring. But here in the South where I live the most popular dish is a glazed ham - something I confess I'm also tremendously fond of. Whether you're celebrating Easter or just the change in seasons, this is a delicious spring meal. 

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    Hot Cross Buns are an English tradition on Good Friday, but there's o reason not to enjoy them Easter morning as well. Cook up a good English breakfast of bacon, eggs and fried potatoes to go along with the buns - then skip lunch.
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