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  • lilac sugar cookies, cut out on a baking sheet

    Lilac Sugar Shortbread

    Lilac Sugar Shortbread is made with one of the most aromatic edible flowers, and makes a lovely variation on a classic buttery shortbread cookie for brunches, showers, and afternoon tea. lilac…

  • Rhubarb jelly with small spoon

    Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jelly

    My Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jelly is a rosy sweet/tart rhubarb jelly flecked with vanilla bean seeds that turns morning toast or a pb&j sandwich into a gourmet treat. Be sure to…

  • Dutch baby pin

    Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes

    Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes have to be the spiffiest spring breakfast out there, who wouldn’t leap out of bed for these little German pancakes filled with lemon curd and blueberries? what…

  • breaking apart a piece of rhubarb breakfast cake

    Easy Rhubarb Breakfast Cake

    My Rhubarb Breakfast Cake is a classic, puffed up, fruity snack cake ~ the kind your grandma made, if you were lucky. It’s packed with jammy bits of sweet/tart rhubarb and…

  • freshly made strawberry milk

    Fresh Strawberry Milk

    Strawberry milk is fresh berries whipped up with your milk of choice into a frothy dreamy drink. It’s like sipping a pint of fresh strawberries…can’t hate that. a recipe for strawberry…

  • Raspberry Lemon Tea Cake with fork

    Raspberry Lemon Cake

     My Raspberry Lemon Cake recipe with lemon buttercream is made with yogurt, fresh raspberries, and lots of lemon juice for an old fashioned from scratch layer cake that’s perfect any time…

  • creamy lemon asparagus pasta in a skillet

    Creamy Lemon Asparagus Pasta

    Creamy Lemon Asparagus Pasta is a 30 minute vegetarian meal that’s cozy and incredibly delicious. I call it comfort food, spring style!…

  • a strawberry galette with fresh berries and whipped cream

    Fresh Strawberry Galette

    A fresh Strawberry Galette is  fresh, juicy strawberries, buttery pastry and freshly whipped cream pulled together for a casually elegant treat. So much easier than pie, more user friendly than a…

  • Mexican Chocolate Cake, flourless or not

    What to Bake for Mom this Mother’s Day

    Wondering what to bake for mom this Mother’s Day? Every mom is unique, and I’ve got lots of choices for easy springtime baking projects so you can find the perfect match.…

  • Three mint chocolate pudding pots with mint seedlings.

    Mint Chocolate Pudding Pots

    Mint chocolate pudding pots topped with crushed chocolate wafer ‘soil’ and a fresh mint sprig ‘seedling’ are as cute as they are delicious, and make a creative spring dessert!…

  • sliced sweet onion tart with fresh thyme

    Sweet Onion Puff Pastry Tart

    My sweet onion puff pastry tart is an easy peasy but oh-so-elegant tart for lunch, brunch, or cut it into small squares for an appetizer. Use Vidalia, Maui, Texas, or generic…

  • My colorful and crunchy Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect side salad ~ it'll take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease, and you'll want to make up a big batch to keep in the fridge for quick and healthy lunches, too, it's packed with protein!

    Mediterranean Bean Salad

    My colorful and crunchy Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect mixed bean salad ~ it’ll take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease, and you’ll want to make up a…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Norwegian Rhubarb and Almond Cake on a piece of parchment paper.

    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.…

  • 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!…