Spring Recipes to Delight Every Table

Entrees, salads and desserts to please a crowd.

Spring always holds a special place in the year.  The last of the snow, sleet and storms have stopped making way for longer days and the desire to shed heavy winter clothes and meals.  Plates and recipes become lighter and brighter with the hues of colorful vegetables not weighed down by the heavy gravies and sauces of winter dishes.

The first vegetables of spring are tender and green with a crisp bite making them perfect for a family gathering, lunch with friends or a change-up to the weekly dinner routine.

Spring abounds and so should our appetites!

Save Money on Organic Produce by Buying Seasonal Spring Food

Peas, asparagus, radishes, beets and lettuce are just a few of the vegetables in season.

Buying organic produce can be expensive, but by becoming familiar with seasonal growing cycles, you can eat the healthy foods you love without taking out a second mortgage. Some vegetables are younger, more tender versions of summer favorites and others are cold-weather bloomers that are nearing …

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Spring Pasta Recipes You Need To Try This Season

The penne with asparagus, peas and sage is light, delightful and cheery on a cool spring night.

We love pasta all year round. Nothing is more comforting on a cold winter night than a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. We’ll eat butternut squash ravioli any fall evening and fresh pesto any summer day. Spring pasta dishes are some of the best because of the bounty of awesome vegetables the …

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9 inventive asparagus recipes to celebrate spring: Foodday Favorites

Asparagus on pizza?  By all means, yes!

Asparagus Pizza With Hazelnuts and Mint is a great way to use abundant spring asparagus. (Oregonian file photo) Spring is here! And that means area farmers markets have bright green spears of locally grown asparagus. To make the most of the bounty, try out one of these favorite asparagus recipes …

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21 Radish Recipes for Spring

Try the Cabbage and Radish Slaw with Peanut Dressing and don’t forget the radish chips!

Tasty and fun seasonal radish recipes-are you ready to try them. As we come out of winter it’s a refreshing sight to see new produce at the market. While root vegetables have probably made up the core of your cold-weather diet, there’s one root vegetable that’s just now coming back: radishes. …

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Spring Recipe: Meyer Lemon Shaker Pie – Recipes from The Kitchn

When life hands you lemons, make lemon pie!

The virtue of the Shakers’ pies, like their furniture, lies in a straightforward character married to elegance. This Meyer lemon pie has only five ingredients, after the crust, and yet it spills out a glorious jammy filling of sunny lemons – sweet, tart, and a little bitter. This is my go-to pie …

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10 Fresh Spring Cupcakes Recipes

These cupcakes brighten up any affair with spring colors and vibrant flavors.

Now that Spring is here and the weather is starting to take a turn for the better, (at least for most of us. Sorry East Coast).  It’s time to cast off all the old, heavy desserts we’ve grown used to all winter and say hello to lighter, softer springtime sweets. The list below contains 10 truly …

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