If asked what goes best with ham, the obvious answer would be potatoes. Emeril's smashed potatoes are particularly fun with their addition of fresh chives, garlic and just enough butter. Best of all, they're easy to prepare.
Artichokes are always a safe bet for a get-together because they are popular and a bit of treat. Most people don't like to deal with the stems and leaves for a daily dinner, but an Easter meal is time to break out something special. Michael Psilakis developed this recipe for artichokes with onions, garlic, fennel and spices. Because of the combination of flavors, this dish complements the ham and potatoes.
So you've worked hard making the meal and now it's time for dessert. There's no need to fuss, this ricotta cheesecake is sure to be a crowd pleaser without keeping you slaving away in the kitchen all day.