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    Baked Feta Bruschetta

    baked feta bruschetta with toasted bread

    Baked Feta Bruschetta is an easy Mediterranean style small plate made with cherry tomatoes and olives, baked until the cheese is soft and spreadable, the olives are warm and mellow, and the tomatoes have burst into a juicy sauce.…

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  • bright green chimichurri sauce

    Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

    Chimichurri Sauce is a glorious, garlicky herb sauce meant for slathering over grilled meats. It’s the Argentinian version of a pesto, and it’s fabulous! Use it with chicken, fish, tacos, and…

  • slices of strawberry buttermilk bread, with glaze

    Strawberry Buttermilk Bread

    Strawberry Buttermilk Bread is so delicious, so fluffy, and so easy to whip up you’ll be tempted to make this strawberry bread everyday this spring ~ and trust me, no one…

  • Savory herb shortbread crackers on a cooling rack

    Savory Herb Shortbread (and Party Printables!)

    Set out these buttery savory herb shortbread crackers at the cocktail hour for an elegant alternative to chips. I’ve included a pretty customizable menu and place cards to help you set…

  • Quiche Lorraine on a plate with salad

    Quiche Lorraine

    Quiche Lorraine is a lesson in the power of simplicity and the importance of texture in great food. Restrained yet exuberantly luxe at the same time, (how do the French do…

  • Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls

    Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls ~ these lightning fast stir fry bowls are so vibrant and full of flavor you’d never guess it’s a 30-minute meal!…

  • serving falafel with tahini sauce

    The Best Falafel Recipe

    The best falafel near you? It’s right in your own kitchen! This recipe is crispy on the outside, a moist emerald green on the inside, garlicky, with lots of warm spices…

  • Hilton's DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie with a bite taken

    The Chocolate Chip Cookie – 7 Ways!

    Chocolate chip cookies are a universal pleasure, but we all have our own special needs and wants when it comes to this classic treat. Whether you love soft or crisp, thick or…

  • Colorful Firecracker Chicken in a wok with tongs

    Firecracker Chicken

    I love everything about this Firecracker Chicken ~ the vivid peppers, the tender chunks of chicken, and the fiery sweet and spicy sauce ~ it’s so much better than takeout!…

  • individual rhubarb crisps in glass jars

    Ginger Rhubarb Crisp

    My gingery rhubarb crisp is an experience ~ the glorious color, the aroma, and that famously unique flavor…how could a few stalks of rhubarb bake up into a spring dessert this…

  • Baked feta cheese with olives, lemon, and rosemary with toasted bread on a tray with toasted bread

    Baked Feta Cheese with Olives and Lemon

    Baked Feta Cheese with Olives and Lemon is an easy baked cheese appetizer that shows off the spectacular sun drenched  flavors of the Mediterranean. Serve it with some toasted bread and…

  • chocolate chip peanut butter muffin, unwrapped

    Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Muffins

    Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Muffins are super moist, full of peanut butter flavor, and stuffed with mini chocolate chips ~ these protein packed energy boosters are a family favorite!…

  • fresh lemon brownies with lemony glaze

    Triple Lemon Brownies

    Lemon brownies are a brilliant mashup between chocolate brownies and tangy lemon bars.  These moist citrusy triple lemon bars are a wonderful spring treat!…

  • A mini bud vase made from an eggshell, filled with flowers

    How to make Eggshell Planters

    How to make Eggshell Planters ~ simple eggshells can be used to make the most enchanting floral arrangements for Easter brunch and springtime entertaining. Skip the pricey florist and create your…

  • Golden saffron risotto with asparagus on the side

    Saffron Risotto with Roasted Asparagus

    Instant Pot Saffron Risotto with Roasted Asparagus is done in less than 30 minutes, and everything about this lovely spring meal is hands off ~ the Instant Pot takes care of…

  • lemon artichoke hummus on a platter with pita chips

    Lemon Artichoke Hummus

    Lemon Artichoke Hummus is our new fave Middle Eastern dip. The lemon brightens and the artichoke gives depth of flavor to this silky hummus. …

  • asparagus gratin in an oval baking dish

    Asparagus Gratin

    Asparagus Gratin is an easy and elegant spring side dish with a decidedly French accent! It’s equally good as part of a fancy feast, or a quiet dinner for two. There…

  • Moroccan Lemon and Cardamom Meatballs 3

    Moroccan Meatballs with Cardamom and Lemon

    Moroccan Meatballs with Cardamom and Lemon are tender cardamom spiced lamb meatballs nestled in creamy lemon tahini sauce. I have a feeling this is going to become your new favorite meal!…

  • strawberry sheet pan pancakes, sliced into squares

    Strawberry Sheet Pan Pancakes

    Strawberry Sheet Pan Pancakes are soft, plush, berry-licious spring pancakes baked right in the oven so everyone can dig into their warm stack at the same time. Perfect for weekend breakfasts,…

  • hands holding fresh farm eggs

    Egg recipes for spring

    Eggs are the perfect symbols of the season, and they also happen to be a delicious, healthy, and versatile ingredient in the kitchen. This cheap source of protein is an unsung…

  • a jar of homemade artichoke lemon pesto

    Lemony Artichoke Pesto Recipe

    Artichoke Lemon Pesto is a deliciously healthy Mediterranean tapenade perfect for simple pastas, spreading on toasty bruschetta, or serving with cheese and crackers. You’ll want to have a jar in your…

  • Norwegian Rhubarb and Almond Cake

    This Norwegian Rhubarb and Almond Cake is a delicate breakfast cake that features the unusual combination of tart rhubarb with almond. This is an ideal spring brunch cake.…

  • Israeli salad in a white bowl

    Israeli Salad Recipe with Za’atar Dressing

    Israeli Salad (aka Arabic Salad) with Za’atar Dressing is a fresh tomato and cucumber salad with a refreshing crunch and a complicated history. This healthy chopped vegetable salad is traditionally served…

  • a stack of strawberry lemon blondies 2

    Strawberry Lemon Blondies

    Strawberry Lemon Blondies ~ these easy strawberry blondies are moist and dense, (think soft shortbread) with plenty of little jammy pockets thanks to a cup of diced fresh strawberries in the…

  • a slice of classic carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

    Classic Carrot Cake

    When you find the perfect carrot cake recipe hold onto it for dear life. If it’s moist and delicious, with just the right amount of spice, and it’s paved with a…

  • spring salmon salad on a white platter with fresh veggies

    Spring Salmon Salad Platter

    This Spring Salmon Salad Platter is an ode to springtime ~ think Easter, Passover, Mother’s Day, or your best friend’s shower. It’s a healthy side of wild salmon served chilled over…

  • strawberry scones drizzled with sweet glaze

    Fresh Strawberry Scones

    Strawberry Scones are stuffed with lots of juicy fresh strawberries tucked inside a flaky tender pastry and topped with a sweet vanilla glaze. For Mother’s Day, Easter brunch, and lazy spring…

  • colorful pansy shortbread cookies

    Favorite Spring Cookies

    A few of my favorite spring cookie recipes to bake for spring holidays, weddings, showers, graduations, or just everyday munching, because our inner cookie monsters are hungry year round!…