03/10/2013 08:54 EDT | Updated 05/10/2013 05:12 EDT


Easter dinner isn't generally the sort of meal we try to rush. The whole point is to savour the meal, not sprint through it the way we do most weeknights.

But that doesn't mean we don't appreciate the easy, time-saving trick here and there. In this case, I've applied the same technique to both the appetizer and the dessert. It's an approach that frees me up to focus on the rest of the meal — the all-important glazed ham, the roasted vegetables, perhaps a cocktail (or three).