With Easter just a few days away, you are probably in full-swing meal planning. Instead of relying on dried herbs, try adding a few fresh herbs into your recipes. Although winter is not the best time for growing, the beginning of spring is a time when new life is given to the herb garden.

If you are looking for a way to spice up your Easter dinner, look no further. Here are a few herbs to add to your cooking that will give your meal a delicious kick:

Chives are a hearty herb and make for a delicious garnish. With all the leftover Easter eggs, deviled eggs are a popular Easter dish and are greatly complimented by a sprinkling of chives.

Parsley also enhances egg dishes. The first new leaves that appear are light and tasty, and add a bright green accent to many dishes to honor the arrival of spring.

Horseradish is known for being strong enough to survive the winters. If you are looking for a way to pack a punch, horseradish is the thing to add to your Easter dinner. If you are serving herring, a horseradish sauce is an excellent accompaniment.

Mint has been widely used to season an Easter roast lamb; a simple sauce of mint and ginger will give new life to the traditional Easter dish.

Garlic is an ingredient that is hard to go wrong with. It can be used to season a wide variety of dishes, and brings a lovely flavor that your guests are sure to love – even the pickiest of them. A mixture of garlic, sage, and thyme is the perfect spice rub for an Easter ham.

Rosemary is an herb that gives bread a deep level of flavor that is a perfect way to start out a meal. A little rosemary (with its sister herb, thyme) in a dinner roll recipe will start your Easter festivities out the right way.