Spring is in the air! The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and the Santa Fe winds are blowing — it’s April once again! This April, we’d like to share with you our favorite seasonal ingredients, and how you can use them to create a variety of recipes that will be sure to impress your family, friends, and loved ones. As always, if you come up with your own recipe that you’d like to submit to our blog, please send your recipe to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Starting things off bright and early with the most important meal of the day
We’ve all heard the old saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but with so many of us enjoying those extra hours of beauty sleep, it can be hard to muster the motivation to take the time for that morning meal. However, we’ve found that when breakfast is a meal you plan out and take the time and effort to fix something special for, you’re more likely to actually enjoy that first meal. In fact, the author of this recipe, Susan from Ohio, was inspired to craft it from just that thought: she had grown tired of the same old boxed cereals and was ready for something exciting. Check out this Bacon and Mushroom Omelette with a sauce so good it could be used for a nasho cheese sauce!
Source: Taste of Home
With onions in season, it’s the perfect time of year to make this delectable soup
Over here at the Fanta Se Blog, we are big fans of Alton Brown and his timeless cooking show, Good Eats. Taken from his episode on the classic French Onion Soup, this recipe calls for a generous helping of onions. Some tips to making this recipe flawlessly are making sure to slice your onions into half-moons to avoid long onion strings hanging off of your spoon, as well as not being afraid to let your onions burn a bit while carmelizing — that makes for an extra tasty soup! Don’t forget to pick up a little cognac as well to give your soup that extra edge — but make sure to give the cognac the time it needs to reduce, the taste can be sharp if you don’t.
An unforgettable fish dish
The perfect compliment to a rice dish or a salad, this fresh take on salmon is irresistible. This Seared Salmon with Strawberry-Basil Relish will surely be the star of your next spring picnic. Softly charred salmon with a basil finish breathe a whole new life when topped with this sweet-and-spicy relish of strawberries, honey, and pepper. Don’t forget, in a salmon dish like this, fresh basil is imperative! While the jarred is always better than nothing in a pinch, you can’t get much better than fresh basil!
Source: Taste Of Home
Planning a family dinner? Try this spin on a familiar classic
It seems there’s something about glazed ham that draws families together, regardless of the holiday or the culture the recipe originates from. This spring ham recipe takes its unique twist from its Chinese-inspired glaze. With a combination of Chinese five-spice, pineapple, and orange, this Citrus-Spice Glazed Ham packs a flavor that your family will be fondly reminiscing of for years to come.
Source: Taste Of Home
What’s dinner without a little dessert?
In the South, lemon bars are the way you know that spring has finally sprung! Regardless of any egg hunts or cleaning frenzies, it’s a proper Spring tea with lemon bars that let you know that warm weather is on the way! As an added bonus, these Luscious Lemon Bars keep every bit of their deliciousness when frozen for up to one month. Just take them out of the freezer and let them warm up to room temperature, or just a bit below, and you’re good to go!
Source: Southern Living