Many of you know that I love to cook, celebrate and enjoy time with my family and friends. As we get into the season that allows us to be outside and enjoy this place we call home I am going to share more of my favorite recipes with you! With the upcoming holiday weekend, there are a few things that are on my go-to list for breakfast gatherings! I am excited to share them with you and hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!
Ham, yes delicious ham, this is a must-have on our table every year for Easter whether it is at breakfast or dinner! Two of my favorite recipes you can find here: Ham #1, an orange bourbon glazed ham or Ham #2 Sweet and Spicy Easter Ham.
Potatoes. I love bringing these two recipes when we travel for two reasons, they are easy to transport and there are never any leftovers so I don't have to bring any home with me. Potato #1 cheesy potato casserole or Potato #2 Potluck Potato Salad
Asparagus is the vegetable of the spring, it starts to sprout early and is a good indicator for us that winter is really over. Some people are not asparagus fans but Kevin and I are as long as it isn't cooked to a mush! Our two favorite ways of preparing it are: On the grill lightly tossed with salt and brushed with butter. The second preparation that we enjoy is sauteed with olive oil, lemon juice and finished with a dash of fresh dill and a lemon squeeze. Always keeping in mind that this vegetable should be crisp even when cooked.
Pea salad is a taste of home and done well it always is a hit! I tend to chop my onions for this recipe rather than leave them sliced. I also rinse them then soak them in ice water so they don't overpower the salad. Make sure you do follow the advice of letting the dressing sit overnight in the refrigerator so that it can fully absorb all the flavors! Pea Salad Recipe
Angel Food Cake the spongy light delightful cake we all dream of. If you are not a baker there are a few fabulous places in town that do a wonderful job the one that comes to mind first is Pastry and More located in Coeur d'Alene. If you are in Spokane the Petit Chat Bakery is great as well. If you are looking for a cake to bake yourself here is my go-to Angel Food Cake
As an added bonus for you, I found this great link over the weekend on deviled eggs 4 ways and I will be adding these to the menu this year!