Say Hello to Spring

Spring has finally sprung! Whether you're enjoying sunshine or April showers, it feels great to put away those mittens and focus on planning an Easter feast. Read on for fun seasonal tips and timesavers.

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1. Tell a Joke

April 1st may be April Fool's Day, but the entire month of April is national humor month. Instead of pulling a prank, spend some time learning a new joke or two to make your friends grin (or groan if you like puns!).

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2. Let the Feast Begin

Finding the perfect Easter ham recipe can be, well, like an Easter egg hunt! Here are two tried and true ideas that will get your family members hopping up for second helpings. This first is an old fashioned pit ham doused in tangy apricots. Your family might also plum(p) for baked ham with sweet 'n sour plum sauce. Either way, here are a few carving tips to help you serve up perfection.

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3. Let the Breeze In

Open the windows and drag all the pillows in the house outside. At bedtime, they will smell like fresh air, sunshine and spring.

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4. Personalize Pizza

Bring stuck inside on a rainy day doesn't have to be all bad; Gwaltney Mini Sausage Pizzas are delicious and fun to personalize. Make a batch with initials or spell out the name of your favorite baseball team!

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5. Lay Down Roots

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd by making a plan to plant a garden full of your favorite herbs and vegetables. A little work goes a long way; soon you'll be able to enjoy fresh food all spring and summer long.

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Do you have fun plans to celebrate spring? Tweet your favorite idea to @SmithfieldFoods and we could share it on Twitter!