Roast Leg of Lamb with Cracked Peppercorns and Herbs

Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe with Cracked Peppercorns and Herbs - Andrea Meyers

Big cuts of meat scare me. No, I don’t have nightmares about them, but for years I have studiously avoided them because I hate to ruin a good piece of meat. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter were the only times of the year when I would break out a big roasting pan and tackle anything bigger… 

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Butter Lamb for Easter

Butter Lamb for Easter - Andrea Meyers

[Updated July 2013.] Until Michael and I got married, I had never heard of a butter lamb, a Polish Catholic tradition for Easter. His family always has one on the table on Easter Sunday, and his mother grew up with the same tradition. The lambs are placed on the table but not eaten until after… 

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Grandma’s Coconut Cake

Grandma’s Coconut Cake Recipe - Andrea Meyers

We love this cake for holidays and birthdays. The nearly 100-year-old recipe was handed down to my mother from my late paternal grandmother, who learned it from my great-aunt Gladys. My mother tried for years to get the recipe right because it’s my father’s favorite cake. When Mom finally made a coconut cake that tasted… 

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Experiment: Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs

Four years ago my good friend artist Nancy DeJesus offered to pick up some of her father’s filled chocolate Easter eggs for anyone who was interested. She was going to see her family out of state and could bring the eggs back with her. Since her father is a retired chocolatier and confectioner, I just… 

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