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Spring

  • Girl holding a slice of Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

    Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

    The first words out of my daughter’s mouth after she took a bite of this fresh Strawberry Buttermilk Cake? “Wow ~ this is the best cake I’ve ever had!” She’s right,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • chopped asparagus salad

    Chopped Asparagus Salad Recipe

    Make my Chopped Asparagus Salad recipe when the spring asparagus is plentiful and cheap, and you’re craving a bit of fresh crunch in your life after a long winter. This cold…

  • rhubarb curd being spread on toast

    Rhubarb Curd

    My easy Rhubarb Curd recipe is a silky sweet/tart spread with the unforgettable flavor of fresh rhubarb. Spread it on toast, scones, biscuits, or just eat it out of the jar…

  • rhubarb scones cooling on a rack

    Rhubarb Scones

    Rhubarb Scones ~ these pretty scones loaded with little bits of juicy rhubarb make a perfect breakfast or afternoon tea-time treat. Be sure to freeze some rhubarb when it’s in season…

  • Sheet Pan Salmon Primavera

    Sheet Pan Salmon Primavera

    Sheet Pan Salmon Primavera ~ (PREE-ma-vera) or spring, in Italian, has inspired some of my favorite dishes. This healthy meal is a celebration of tender spring veggies with omega 3 rich…

  • mixed berries on a white surface

    Craving Berry Desserts? Start here!

    From the earliest spring strawberries to lush, late-summer blackberries, berries rule the dessert table at our house. Here are a few of my favorite berry dessert recipes……

  • A rhubarb shortcake on a white plate with whipped cream

    Rhubarb Shortcake

    Rhubarb Shortcake ~ the combination of flaky pastry, juicy tart fruit, and sweet cream is unbeatable. One taste of this easy and elegant spring dessert and you’ll never settle for strawberry…

  • Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Shortbread Tart, sliced

    Rhubarb Shortbread Crumble Tart

    Rhubarb Shortbread Crumble Tart ~ this  juicy rhubarb tart recipe is warmed up with vanilla bean and a buttery oatmeal crumble topping. After you make it for Mom this Mother’s Day,…

  • Spring Backyard Flower Arranging

    You don’t have to have a Martha Stewart style cutting garden to put fresh flowers on the table throughout the season. Here are my top tips for spring backyard flower arranging,…

  • gluten free whole tangerine cake

    The Best Gluten Free Cake Recipes for Spring

    The Best Gluten Free Cake Recipes for Spring ~ there are always lots of entertaining opportunities in Spring ~ Mother’s Day, Easter, Passover, showers, graduations…so many cake-worthy occasions. From decadent chocolate…

  • Spring Salad with Eggs and Creamy Tarragon Dressing

    Spring Salad with Eggs and Creamy Tarragon Dressing

    My Spring Salad with Eggs and Creamy Tarragon Dressing is a beautiful addition to any spring brunch or Easter table. It’s made with shaved asparagus, fennel, and radishes, crunchy pistachios, silky…

  • Raspberry Eaton Mess in a glass with spoon

    Raspberry Eton Mess

    You don’t have to be a prep school alum to appreciate a Raspberry Eton Mess ~ it’s a traditional British dessert made with meringues, berries, and lots of whipped cream. It’s…

  • Limoncello Cocktails

    The Prettiest Pastel Cocktails for Spring

    The Prettiest Pastel Cocktails for Spring ~ they’re in every color of the rainbow and almost too pretty to sip, but don’t let that hold you back, they’re perfect for your…

  • Sheet Pan Frittata with spring greens, asparagus, snap peas, and goat cheese

    Sheet Pan Frittata with Spring Greens

    A Sunday stroll through the farmers market inspired this Sheet Pan Frittata with Spring Greens…I found all sorts of early spring veggies, but finally settled on dandelion greens, baby asparagus, snap…

  • Black bottom strawberry cheesecake squares

    No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Squares

    My No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Squares is a make-ahead friendly recipe made with fresh strawberries and a dark chocolate cookie crust ~ it’s an easy strawberry dessert that anyone can do,…

  • Tossing pasta with a chive parsley pesto

    Chive and Parsley Pesto

    Chive and Parsley Pesto ~ a spring green pesto sauce that goes rogue without a trace of basil. Don’t save it just for pasta, use it on fish, chicken, sandwiches, burgers,…

  • roasted asparagus on a baking sheet with soft boiled eggs

    12 Recipes Every Asparagus Lover Needs

    12 Recipes Every Asparagus Lover Needs ~ asparagus is king of the spring veggies, and whether you like yours thick, thin, or in between, you’ll need some fabulous recipes to make…

  • Grapefruit Blossom Pot de Creme is an elegant dessert infused with the essence of spring

    Spring Botanical Desserts

    Celebrate the start of the new season with these Spring Botanical Desserts ~ edible blossoms, tender herbs, and even wild spring greens like nettles or dandelions enhance these unique recipes. What…

  • Guacamole Deviled Eggs in a round tray with snipped chives

    Guacamole Deviled Eggs

    Guacamole Deviled Eggs are a fresh take on everybody’s favorite comforting appetizer, it’s amazing how a little tweak like adding smashed avocado, garlic salt, and lemon really takes them over the…

  • Strawberry Cake with fresh strawberries

    The Best Spring Strawberry Cakes

    The Best Spring Strawberry Cakes ~ the prettiest, spring-iest, strawberr-iest cakes out there,  choose one, two, or three to make this season!…

  • Strawberries and Cream Pots

    Strawberries and Cream Pots (no bake)

    Strawberries and Cream Pots garnished with edible flowers ~ a dreamy no bake strawberry pot de créme made quick and easy on the stove top. This spring dessert showcases the timeless…

  • Fresh strawberry cake topped with strawberries and flowers

    Easy Strawberry Cake

    My Easy Strawberry Cake recipe is a simple white layer cake filled with bright strawberry jam, frosted with an almond buttercream, and festooned with a lovely wreath of fresh berries. Nobody…

  • fresh strawberries in a white bowl

    How to Dry Strawberries

    How to Dry Strawberries ~ once you’ve gobbled up your fill of fresh strawberries this season, consider drying them. Sure, you could also freeze them, or make them into jam, but…