Slideshow SLIDESHOW: Lambs and Hams: 15 Recipes for Easter Sunday

[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Easter is just around the corner, and, no matter how tempting, we probably shouldn't just stuff ourselves with marshmallow Peeps and chocolate bunnies all day long. Both lamb and ham are traditionally served at Easter: lamb symbolizes the beginning of spring, and, for the more observant, the sacrificial "Lamb of God." As for ham? In pre-refrigeration days, pork was slaughtered and cured in the fall, ready to eat come spring. Whichever way you want to go, we've got 15 trusty recipes to start your feast off right. Dinner first, then Peeps and chocolate bunnies!



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