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Mar/Apr 2019 Table of Contents

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel! I know I get quite antsy by the time March rolls around, eyeing summer dresses and open-toed shoes with a growing wistfulness. Spring also signals us to shed those starchy, cheesy foods that brought us warmth during our months of hibernation and start welcoming brighter, fresher food, like cooking with lemon. (Though when winter inevitably stretches longer than it should, you can find comfort in our selection of take-out recipes!) It’s also a time to start thinking ahead to the major food holiday on the schedule: Easter. Whether you’re hosting a casual brunch or attending a family dinner, you’ll find a selection of breakfast and dessert recipes that will appeal to anyone in the family, from age 9 to 90! While some see spring as just another stepping stone to the boon of summer, it’s really a hidden gem all its own, and I invite you to bask in the culinary delights it has in store.

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Springtime Poppy Seed Lemon Cake

Spring is in the air, and there’s no better way to brush away that winter gloominess than with a sweet lemon dessert! The glaze adds an extra dose of sweetness to each slice without bogging the cake down with a mountain of frosting. Read Recipe


Fruity Rainbow Pie

This pastel dreamboat dessert is just the kind of creamy sweet that fits right in with your Easter dessert platter—without looking like another run-of-the-mill option. You could even decorate the top with Peeps or candied eggs if you want to make this extra festive. Read Recipe


Beef and Broccoli Casserole

Beef and broccoli is another classic combination that you’ll find on the menu of any take-out restaurant. This casserole version is so easy to transport and even easier to freeze and reheat if you’re prepping meals ahead of time. Read Recipe


Overnight French Toast Bake

There’s nothing better than sitting down to a made-from-scratch breakfast, but it can be hard to find the energy to do anything more than pour yourself a bowl of cereal in the morning. That’s why this breakfast recipe is so wonderful. You do all the prep work the night before and let all of the… Read Recipe


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