|HUNT VALLEY, Md., March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Brighten up your Easter feast with unique ideas from McCormick, the maker of America’s favorite spices and food colors. Try flavor twists to refresh a traditional dish, like ham, and use food color to create vibrant centerpieces using eggs dyed in the hottest seasonal shades.
“We’ve developed easy tips to freshen up your table, from the ham to the place cards,” said Mary Beth Harrington of the McCormick Kitchens. “Glazes like cherry bourbon and apricot chipotle bring new flavor to the classic ham, while food color can be used to make a variety of spring-inspired egg dyes to feature in Easter table decor.”
Easy, Tasty Ham Glazes
A baked ham is the quintessential centerpiece of any Easter celebration. This year, change it up with a simple glaze that can be made in just minutes. Pair spices like ginger or mustard with fruity jams and preserves to balance out the saltiness of the ham. Try these four glazes: Orange, Cherry Bourbon, Apricot Pineapple Chipotle or Lemon Ginger.
Eggs: Every Which Way
Deviled eggs are an Easter menu must-have and a snap to customize by adding different flavors to a base of egg yolks. Try: Dill Mustard, Southwest , Smoky, Avocado, Tarragon Caper and Buffalo Ranch.
Dye your Easter eggs a custom color you won’t find in a kit. The McCormick kitchens have created unique food color combinations to bring seasonal hues, inspired by the Pantone® Spring “Fashion Color Report,” from the runway to your Easter basket. It’s as simple as adding food color to 1/2 cup boiling water and one teaspoon of vinegar.
Simple Egg Decor Tips