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Sunny days: Easter arrives early with new Food Network competition

Claudia Sandoval in "Easter Basket Challenge"

Claudia Sandoval, Sunny Anderson and Jordan Andino in "Easter Basket Challenge"
Earlier this month, Punxsutawney Phil, that "prognosticator of prognosticators," gloomily predicted six more weeks of winter. Luckily for winter-weary viewers, that forecast doesn’t apply to Food Network, which has already begun injecting spring themes, flavors and colors into its prime-time lineup. A new season of "Spring Baking Championship" kicked off on Feb. 22 and, this week, another seasonal baking competition joins the fray. Premiering Monday, March 1, on both Food Network and discovery , "Easter Basket Challenge" is the baking show that’s tailor-made for Easter-obsessed home bakers. In each of the five episodes, the culinary contestants are challe...