Here's a collection of delicious spring recipes perfect for entertaining friends and family on Easter.
A wonderful lamb recipes that combines the brightness of fresh herbs with earthy morel mushrooms.
Here's a fairly simple dish that brings together two of spring's best ingredients: lamb and asparagus. Lamb and asparagus both cook quickly on the grill. Watch them closely so you don't overcook them. Lamb is best served medium rare.
Here is a beautiful savory deep-dish tart that works great as an appetizer or as a light meal.
Sometimes simple is best. This recipe only has a few ingredients. Use the best you can find and this dish is extraordinary.
Crab cakes are a wonderful American tradition found in most areas of the country. Crab cakes are an elegant dish, yet comfort food at the same time. You will find them on the menus of five-star restaurants and at most hole-in-the wall crab shacks.
Pesto is a classic sauce made with fresh basil leaves, garlic, olive oil, pine nuts, and a grated hard cheese. It is traditionally the sauce for a pasta dish that also includes green beans and potatoes, but here the pasta has been left out and the pesto is instead served over a salad of warm cubed potatoes and green beans.
Asparagus and prosciutto are a classic combination that are showcased well in this dish. The addition of mushrooms and asiago cheese give it a very earthy yet bright flavor.
Fresh peaches with eggs combined with herbs and spices, a little spinach and muenster cheese make a wonderful and hearty breakfast dish.
Meyer lemons are beautiful fruit. Originating in China, Meyer lemons are thought to be a cross between lemons and Mandarin oranges. They are slightly sweeter than regular lemons. They work great in this delicious pound cake.
Chocolate Lava Cakes are so called because the center of the cake is a thick liquid chocolate and oozes out when cut, like molten lava. These make a great surprise dessert and, although pretty simple to make, will impress your guests. The chocolate flavor is intense (especially if you use bittersweet), so I like to serve it with vanilla ice cream to balance the flavor.
This luscious dessert recipe combines two classics: Banana's Foster and bread pudding. It make the perfect ending to a New Orleans' Mardi Gras party or a special dinner with friends. Using whole milk and a buttery bread like challah or brioche creates a very delightful but rich dish.