I've got my sandals broken in and I've traded my massive collection of sweaters for some genie pants and sunglasses. It's spring and I have to admit that I am thoroughly enjoying the breezy evenings and dewy mornings.
Spring is always like jumping into a swimming pool for me. I am never keen to pack away my fuzzy socks and sweaters, but once I get out in the weather and slip into my first pair of flip-flops I am delighted.
Spring brings an entirely new menu. Fresh berries, iced lattes, light, refreshing dinners - it's an entirely new pallet for the culinary artist. I thought I would share a few favorite Spring recipes of my own, and a couple that I am currently admiring around the web.
This Lemon French Toast has got to make its way into your weekend. It's so simple and requires very few dishes, which means that you don't have to spend your Saturday morning doing dishes. The bright lemon cuts through the richness of the French Toast, making this a perfectly balanced dish.
It's Spring, let's take on a challenge by making our own puff pastry. These Raspberry Cream Cheese Croissants are the perfect way to begin! Puff pastry is not the enemy, it's just time-consuming. Grab your kitchen scale and try something new!
I am putting away my hot chocolate and squeezing lemons. This Rosemary Lemonade is super refreshing and I am kind of addicted to the piney, rosemary flavor. Fancy up your lemonade.
I have to admit that lately I have been dreaming about these Toasted Marshmallow Milkshakes almost constantly. I am not going to reveal the number of these milkshakes I have consumed in one sitting. They are deliciously dangerous.
This Pistachio Coconut Cream Pie is ridiculous. Probably - okay definitely, one of the best pies I have ever made. The pistachio coconut crust is killer. And it's gluten free!
For those weeknights when you want something hearty but refreshing we have Mushroom Thyme Pasta-with Lemon Butter.
I know I keep talking about these Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes, but seriously, they are pretty fabulous. Pretend like it's your birthday and make yourself a dozen. Call your friend, or just eat them all yourself. No regrets.
This Iced Chai Latte will forever be my jam. So spicy, so creamy, so good.
Let's make some Strawberry Mascarpone Scones and have afternoon tea with our favorite ladies.
The world wide web is full of tempting Spring recipes. Here are a few that I currently have on my want-to try list.
This Roasted Strawberry Milkshakes with Chocolate Pistachio Brittle could win a beauty contest. It's topped with cream cheese frosting - I'm in.
I have been eyeing these Carrot Cake Scones for about two weeks now. They scream "Spring!" and I think they may have to make their way into my weekend baking.
I'm definitely improving my lemonade game this year. If rosemary isn't your thing (I don't understand why some people don't love rosemary) maybe you should try this Fresh Blueberry and Mint Lemonade or this Peach and Cardamom Lemonade. Those colors…
I hope you all are having a perfectly lovely Spring. Let's celebrate this new season in the best possible way - with food.