By Leah Koenig
With this prep-in-advance spread, you'll have plenty of time to hunt for Easter eggs.
1. Minty Pea Soup
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This fresh pea soup is the essence of spring. To serve it as an hors d'oeuvre, offer shot glasses filled with the vibrant, minty pea soup. You'll stretch a pot to feed a bunch, and guests will still have room for dinner.
2. Gratin Dauphinoise (Scalloped Potatoes)
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The creamy richness of a potato gratin balances out the salty-sweet ham.
3. Harissa-and-Maple-Roasted Carrots
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Just a little harissa is all you need to transform plain roasted carrots into a party-worthy side.
4. Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
PHOTO CREDIT: LARA FERRONI
Pretty much anything covered in cream-cheese frosting will be a slam-dunk dessert. And carrot cake is no exception.
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