Extra Value Easter Treats on The Chew

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Today in honor of Extra Value Friday ABC's The Chew is celebrating Easter with affordable festivities and a trip to Conrad's Confectionery.

Easter is a little more than a week away and ABC's “The Chew” crew helping fans get ready for the celebration. On the Extra Value Friday: Easter Feast Edition, the crew is celebrating Easter on the cheap. Fans will see how to make holiday recipes and crafts. The show is also taking viewers on a trip to Conrad's Confectionery.

Extra Value Friday: Easter Feast Edition on ABC's “The Chew”

For Christians, Lent is a time of fasting and contemplation. Many Christians fast on Fridays and eat only fish, eliminating meat from their diets on this day. The three days before Easter are also days of fasting and prayer. Easter Sunday is celebrated on Sunday, March 31, 2013. By that day, everyone will be ready to feast and have fun. ABC's “The Chew” is helping fans prepare for the big day.

Today on Extra Value Friday: Easter Feast Edition, the crew is celebrating Easter for less. Every week “The Chew” has an Extra Value Friday show to help fans learn now to enjoy life for less. They present tasty recipes you can prepare on a budget. Fans can get an array of fantastic ideas right in time for the weekend ahead.

For Easter, the crew is showing a variety of yummy recipes to make on this important holiday. Many people serve a ham with vegetables. Sometimes they also add a pasta dish such as lasagna or baked ziti. Other people might prepare leg of lamb with mint jelly. One Facebook fan commented, "On Easter I cook like crazy, we're having lamb, candied yams, mashed potatoes,gravy, green beans, waldrof salad. Plus a little wine." Desserts include cake and cookies along with plenty of Easter candy. Easter baskets are filled with chocolate, jelly beans and peeps.

Easter is also a time for decorations. Popular images include decorated Easter eggs, bunnies and chicks. Everyone is ready for spring and pastel colors are used for most of the decorations. Today fans can also look forward to one of the most popular segments on “The Chew,” Clinton's Craft Corner. Clinton Kelly shows fans easy ways to create beautiful crafts that can also be used to decorate the table or home. Everyone is looking forward to getting a few budget-conscious recipe and craft suggestions for Easter on “The Chew.” The crew is showing everyone the best way to make hard-boiled eggs. They are also preparing lamb for Easter dinner.

ABC's “The Chew” Visits Conrad's Confectionery

Sweet treats are a special part of Easter celebrations. The Easter bunny leaves baskets of eggs, candy and small toys for children. Kids of all ages look forward to sampling popular Easter candy. Today ABC's “The Chew” is visiting Conrad's Confectionery in New Jersey to see how the candy is made and presented.

Conrad's Confectionery has been a family business since 1928. They are sure to have seen many Easter holidays and know how to make the most tantalizing goodies. Their home of confections makes some of the most irresistible candy and ice cream. From carrot lollipops to chocolate bunnies, they make all kinds of Easter favorites. HULIQ will return with more later.

ABC's “The Chew” airs on weekdays at 1:00 p.m. ET

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