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Since so many of us plan a special meal as part of our Easter Celebration, we thought we would bring you some extra special recipes.

Foolproof Rib Roast

Prep Time: 5 Min
Cook Time: 5 Hrs
Ready In: 5 Hrs 5 Min
Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 (5 pound) standing beef rib roast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions:

  1. Allow roast to stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Combine the salt, pepper and garlic powder in a small cup.
  4. Place the roast on a rack in a roasting pan so that the fatty side is up and the rib side is on the bottom.
  5. Rub the seasoning onto the roast.
  6. Roast for 1 hour in the preheated oven.
  7. Turn the oven off and leave the roast inside.
  8. Do not open the door. Leave it in there for 3 hours.
  9. 30 to 40 minutes before serving, turn the oven back on at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) to reheat the roast.
  10. The internal temperature should be at least 145 degrees F (62 degrees C).
  11. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before carving into servings.

Garlic and Herb Lamb

Prep Time: 5 Min
Cook Time: 2 Hrs
Ready In: 2 Hrs 5 Min
Servings: 10

Ingredients:

  • 1 (5 pound) leg of lamb
  • 3 cloves garlic, cut into slivers
  • 3 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Puncture the leg of lamb with the tip of a knife just far enough to insert slivers of garlic into the holes.
  3. Mix together the dill, salt, and rosemary, and rub over the leg of lamb.
  4. Place the lamb, fatty side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
  5. Roast uncovered for 2 to 2 1/2 hours in the preheated oven, to an internal temperature of 155 degrees F (68 degrees C) for medium.
  6. Tent with aluminum foil and let stand for 15 to 20 minutes before carving.
  7. The lamb will continue to cook a little bit, and the juices will set up better for carving.

Ham

Brown Sugar Glazed Ham

Prep Time: 10 Min
Inactive: 20 Min
Cook Time: 2 Hrs 30 Min
Ready In: 3 Hrs 10 Min
Servings: 8

Ingredients:

  • One 7 to 8-pound smoked fresh ham
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple jelly
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Place the ham in a roasting pan fat-side up.
  3. Score the fat with a crisscross pattern.
  4. Cook the ham for about 1 hour to allow the scored fat to open up.
  5. In the meantime, in a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the brown sugar, apple jelly, mustard, vinegar, ginger and garlic along with 2 tablespoons water.
  6. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 2 minutes until it has a smooth syrupy consistency.
  7. Remove the ham from the oven. Generously brush the ham with half of the glaze.
  8. Place back in the oven and bake an additional 1 hour and 30 minutes, basting with the remaining glaze every 20 minutes.
  9. If the ham starts to get too brown, cover with foil.
  10. Remove from the oven, cover and allow the ham to rest for 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
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