April

All Rainbows & Glitter

Sometimes when baking, it really is all about presentation: like when you have a birthday to celebrate and only rainbows and glitter will do. Get some step-by-step instructions for making bright rainbow swirl frosting that's bursting with glitter.

Quick Coconut Shrimp

Crispy coconut shrimp sings of summer to me and as April gives way to May, quick and delicious ways to remind us of the warmer weather on the way are a welcome treat for our springtime dinner menus. So preheat your oven, grab a handful of ingredients and get ready to feel downright tropical!

Confetti Chopped Salad

Light and refreshing, this colorful salad can withstand wilting and pairs beautifully with everything from grilled foods to your picnic favorites. Bring a healthy rainbow to your plate and find yourself turning to again and again as the weather gets warmer.

Weeknight Shorts: Smokey Bacon Butternut Bisque

Brimming with everything from bacon to cheese and boasting a butternut squash base, this bisque is made to inspire warmth. From its bright orange hue to a trio of smokey ingredients to highlight flavor, everything about this rich, creamy soup speaks of comfort.

Ginger Soy Fish

As Easter quickly approaches, forgive me small nod to a Lenten tradition that reaches far and wide in this part of the world. Fish fries are a Friday tradition in the Midwest - before, during, and after Lent - but perhaps this last Friday of Lent calls for a special twist on fried fish!

Lemon Cannoli Crepes with Blueberry Sauce

Bring a bit of Italian dessert to the breakfast or brunch table with tender crepes filled with lemon cannoli cream and tangy blueberry sauce. Perfect as an Easter brunch showcase, you can also make the blueberry sauce and lemon cannoli cream in advance!

Thai Turkey Soup

The next time you make turkey or chicken, chop those leftovers and get ready for a quick Thai soup that's packed with noodles, coconut milk, and as much spice as your heart desires. It's also designed to have dinner ready in about a half hour!

Seared Sirloin Steak with Miso Butter Mushrooms

Make steak work for midweek meals when you sear it beautifully and crown it with decadent miso butter mushrooms. The best part? It can be on the table in a half hour. Pour a glass of wine and get your cast iron skillet ready!

Muffin Monday: Blueberry-Banana Muffins

When you put together a batch (or two) of muffins and freeze the results, you set yourself up for the delightful experience of regular, warm muffins with a morning cup of coffee. Get ready for your favorite new tradition!

Tzatziki Party Dip

While technically a dip, this tzatziki inspired dish seems spoon-worthy and ideal for serving at large gatherings or just digging into with warm pita for a perfect warmer weather lunch or snack. Add shredded chicken and you might even have lunch for all summer!