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Apr 7, 2011 09:14 AM

When you were growing up...What did your mom cook for Easter Dinner?

For us it was almost always a baked ham with a whipped sweet potato casserole...and lot's of sides.

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  1. Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, and green beans with almonds.

    Oh yeah, and honeyed buns in the shape of rabbits...

    1. Ham and scalloped potatoes, but what I always loved the most was the relish tray - pickled eggs and deviled eggs, two of my favorite foods! The best part was that the deviled eggs were always half blue or green from having been dyed - my siblings wouldn't eat them because of that. More for me!

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      1. re: biondanonima

        Oh yeah! I had forgotten about the deviled eggs. Yum!

      2. We always had fresh ham, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes. Still one of my favorite meals, Dessert was the cake that's still my favorite, the recipe is called frosted pineapple squares. Yeast dough loaded with butter and a yummy pineapple filling.

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        1. re: Floridagirl

          Can you post the recipe for your pineapple cake? It sounds divine!

        2. Yeah, the baked ham complete with pineapple rings, cherries and studded with cloves. I do ham, but mine is country ham with red eye gravy. My dessert is an angel food cake version called Daffodil cake. I used to absolutely rule that no asparagus until Easter dinner, but gave up on that a few years ago and enjoy roasted asparagus as soon as I see it in the stores.

          1. I remember whole beet-juice pickled eggs, rather than devilled. And yes ham but cold and sliced, and fresh pineapple in bite sized chunks. Very casual.

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            1. re: blue room

              Yes, my mom makes her pickled eggs with beet juice (she pickles beets along with them too). I hate beets but I LOVE those eggs.

              What is it with pineapple and Easter? We never had anything pineapple related but DH's family tradition was pineapple upside down cake. Maybe we just didn't get good pineapple up north?