SOURCE: The HoneyBaked Ham Company

April 07, 2011 17:17 ET

HoneyBaked Ham Co. Helps Cooks Plan a Simply Delicious Easter Feast

NORCROSS, GA--(Marketwire - Apr 7, 2011) - Easter celebrations feature colorfully dyed eggs; baskets full of candy, chocolate bunnies and other assorted figures; and food -- lots of food. To help you keep the focus of the day on the celebration of spring and rebirth and not on food preparation and cooking, HoneyBaked Ham Co. has some time-saving and delicious suggestions for local hosts and hostesses.

Whet appetites with savory starters
Fill a pretty pastel serving dish with HoneyBaked's Ham Salad and join your guests in spreading this savory treat on an assortment of crackers. Or, try HoneyBaked's Spinach and Artichoke Dip served with white corn tortilla chips and fresh salsa and sour cream on the side.

Serve a crowd-pleasing entrée -- that will keep the cook happy, too
Make a Handcrafted HoneyBaked Ham or a Smoked or Oven Roasted Turkey Breast the centerpiece of your Easter meal. Your guests will enjoy the great flavor, and you'll enjoy your time with your guests! Each HoneyBaked ham is cured in their legendary marinade, smoked for more than 20 hours over a unique blend of hardwood chips, then hand finished with their famous sweet, crackling glaze.

Easter grass is not a vegetable!
To round out your Easter feast, you need some colorful and tasty vegetable sides. HoneyBaked Ham Co. offers a choice of savory and traditional vegetables, cooked and seasoned and ready to serve. Try their Green Bean or Broccoli Rice casseroles to complement your main dish while keeping your prep time to a minimum.

And Jelly Beans are not a dessert...
But they can be a colorful accent to HoneyBaked's spring-inspired Lemon Crème Cake -- a refreshing and light dessert made with moist, lemony cake layers and filled with creamy lemon custard. Or, tuck some bright, foil-wrapped chocolate eggs into the light whipped topping and fresh coconut flakes that top HoneyBaked's rich Coconut Cake. For the Easter bunny in all of us, HoneyBaked also offers a moist and delicious Carrot Cake packed with freshly shredded carrots and topped with a mouth-watering cream cheese icing.

For more information about the HoneyBaked Ham Co. and its menu and catering services for the holidays, please visit us at http://www.honeybaked.com.

About the HoneyBaked Ham Company
The HoneyBaked Ham Company was founded by Harry J. Hoenselaar in 1957. Today, Mr. Hoenselaar's family still owns the company and carries on the tradition of his original spiral-sliced gourmet ham. Each fresh ham is prepared with the original 20-step method using only the highest quality ingredients. In addition to the legendary ham, the company offers an expanded selection of meal options for easy dinners, gifting and catering opportunities. The HoneyBaked Ham Company currently has more than 400 locations nationwide.