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Fresh Springtime Recipes Round Up

Spring has arrived and it's time to start looking forward to fresh produce and fresh springtime recipes! This month we have a lot of recipes for breakfast, sides and salads, main dishes, as well as desserts featuring a lot of early spring flavors like asparagus, eggs, peas, garlic, berries, lemon, and more. Keep reading to see all the recipes we have to help you plan out your April menu! ~Breakfast~ Crustless Spinach, Onion, & Sundried Tomato Quiche from Girl Gone Mom Baked Blueberry French Toast from Kate's Recipe Box Crunchy Easter Bird Nest Granola Bites from Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survived Despite a Whiskered Accomplice   German Egg Pancakes from Savory Moments   ~Sides & Drinks~ Citrus Tarragon Asparagus Salad from Jolene's Recipe Journal Perfect Deviled Eggs from Cheese Curd in Paradise Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes from Blogghetti Lebanese Tabbouleh Salad from Girl Gone Mom Strawberry Rhubarb

Strawberry Rhubarb Cake

When I think about spring in New England, the first thing that comes to mind is rhubarb. I patiently wait for the farms to put up their signs saying that it's available, then I go "stalk" up.  Some gets used right away, but I freeze some for use throughout the year.  The best way to do that is to chop it in 1/2" pieces and freeze them on a single layer on a rimmed cookie sheet. Once they are solid, move them to zip top bags or vacuum seal them. This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.   We really like ours combined with strawberries, and since we're also big fans of cake, I thought I'd try a spin on one of my grandmother's recipes. It's the perfect one to showcase our sponsor Dixie Crystals, since it uses three kinds of sugar: granulated, brown, and confectioner's.  Be sure to grease and fl

Lemon Totos

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the Spring Sweets Week recipes. All opinions are mine alone. Almost 20 years ago, a coworker gave me this recipe and an introduction to the guy who would eventually become my husband.  I was crazy busy working full time, going to school nights, and spending as much time with him as possible.  There was no time for baking, so I filed away the recipe for "some day." Adams Extracts sent us some great products for Spring Sweets Week, including their Lemon Extract.  I took some time going through my recipe box, and there was the recipe she'd given me.  Totos were a holiday staple in my family, though we'd always had chocolate ones.  I knew that this version would be perfect for spring. The dough comes together super easy.  I use a cookie scoop to keep them all the same size, but you can eyeball it if you want.  I scoop them

Peeps Shortbread Checkerboard

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone. We are huge Peeps fans in this house, especially my son, and I was so excited to hear that they'd signed on as a sponsor for this event. Peeps wants to know, are you Team #PeepsBunny or Team #PeepsChick ? This got me thinking about different ways the bunnies and chicks might square off against each other. Squares. Checkerboard.  Game on! Initially I thought about doing sugar cookies, but they are prone to spreading, so I went with shortbread instead. The completed checkerboard requires 2 batches of dough. I do not recommend trying to mix a double batch of the dough in one bowl.  It is far too hard to work with that way. Make one batch, roll it out, get it baking and then do the second.  This was my first ever shortbread, and I completely panicked that it was not going to come to