We’ve all done it. We’ve loaded up on beautiful greens at the farmers’ market or picked up that super-sized bin of spinach at the grocery store. This was the week you were going to eat green smoothies every day for breakfast, but then you remembered how much you like muffins, so you ate those instead. Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: April 14th, 2019

If you LOVE lemon, these Classic Lemon Bars are for you! Tart, velvety lemon curd is balanced by a crisp, buttery shortbread crust. Happiness is only 45 minutes away! Photography Credit: Alison Bickle Lemon bars are to dessert what Tigger is to Winnie the Pooh. You’d be hard-pressed to find a friendlier, more accessible, sunshine-y, Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: April 13th, 2019

This week please welcome, Rachel Knecht, and her meal plans! Rachel is a recipe tester here on Simply Recipes and the blogger behind Baking with Rachel. I’m in full-blown party mode here! April is full of celebrations for our family. Besides Easter, two family members have birthdays! As part of the celebration, the guest of Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: April 13th, 2019

These heavenly mashed potatoes are made using buttery Yukon Gold potatoes, cream, butter, milk, salt, and pepper. This is a classic recipe, perfect for Thanksgiving, Easter, and everything in between! Photography Credit: Elise Bauer Everybody seems to have their favorite way of making mashed potatoes. Some cook them with the peel on, some without. Some Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: April 12th, 2019

This Carrot Cake with pineapple and coconut is a family favorite, made every year for all sorts of celebrations from birthdays to Easter! Originally from the Silver Palate cookbook, we’ve made several changes to make it easier and tastier. Photography Credit: Elise Bauer Years ago, when I was still in college, someone gave me a Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: April 11th, 2019

Simple Soft Sugar Cookies! Soft and chewy, just like when we were kids. Serve them plain, with frosting, or sprinkled with colored sugars. They’re ready for a birthday party, potluck, or bake sale! Photography Credit: Irvin Lin Rolling this cookie dough in my hands makes me so happy. I’m immediately thrust back to grade school, Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: April 11th, 2019

Saffron rice, an Indian rice pilaf seasoned with saffron, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, orange zest, pistachios, and almonds. Also called parsi pulao. Continue reading “Saffron Rice Pilaf” »

Category: Recipes | Date: April 10th, 2019

Making candied bacon is one of those a-ha moments—why didn’t I ever do this before? The magic happens in the oven and only takes half an hour. Eat it as is, crumble it over salad, or use it to garnish a Bloody Mary. We don’t need to tell you what to do with bacon, right? Read more

Category: Recipes | Date: April 10th, 2019

Hot Cross Buns are a traditional Good Friday treat! These slightly sweet yeast-leavened buns are spiced with cinnamon and speckled with currants, citron, and orange zest. Continue reading “Hot Cross Buns” »

Category: Recipes | Date: April 9th, 2019

What’s on your menu for Passover dinner this year? We’re thinking poached salmon and matzo ball soup (of course), as well as some modern recipes like a layered matzo bake and deviled eggs with horseradish! Continue reading “A “Classic Meets Modern” Passover Menu” »

Category: Recipes | Date: April 9th, 2019