Asparagus Gratin

Asparagus gratin is a fantastic spring side dish that highlights one of my all time favorite vegetables! It’s cheesy and savory, with just the right amount of crunch from panko breadcrumbs. Aged gruyère adds a rich nutty flavor. This post is a paid collaboration with Emmi USA. If you love potatoes au gratin, you’ll love this lightened up asparagus gratin recipe. 

Asparagus gratin in a white casserole dish, next to one serving on a plate.

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Passion Fruit Geleés

Passion Fruit Geleés sound so fancy, don’t they? They’re easier than you might think! Homemade geleés are similar to gummy candies with a few added ingredients like applesauce to make them softer and less chewy. Any unsweetened puree can be substituted for the passion fruit, creating endless possibilities for this candy recipe. If you love making homemade candy as much as I do,  you’re going to love this geleé recipe.

Passion fruit gelees on a cutting board.

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Creamy Sausage Mushroom Pasta

Creamy sausage mushroom pasta is a fabulous, hearty dinner perfect for any night of the week! It’s a new favorite around here, and as soon as you try it, you’ll know why. This scrumptious, savory mushroom pasta recipe is easy to modify based on the ingredients you already have, and it reheats well, making it an excellent option to enjoy throughout the week. 

Sausage mushroom pasta in a bowl, sitting on a napkin.

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Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies are a perfect dessert all year long! They’re an excellent make-ahead option for parties, and they travel well. This buttery snickerdoodle recipe has zero shortening or cream of tartar. The cookies can be made soft and chewy or crunchy, depending on your preference (personally, I’m a fan of soft and chewy cookies). If you love snickerdoodles, you’re going to love this fast and easy recipe!

Snickerdoodle cookies on a cooling rack.

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Zucchini Lasagna

Zucchini lasagna is a gluten-free meal that’s lower in carbs and packed with flavors and textures. You’ll never even realize it’s missing the lasagna noodles! This easy zucchini lasagna recipe also freezes well, making it a quick last minute dinner option (something I need to throw together more often than I’d like to admit).

A photo of zucchini lasagna in a casserole dish, next to a slice of lasagna on a plate.

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Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting

This Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting is creamy, tangy, and it comes together in no time! It works well with many cake and cupcake recipes, and can be customized for more or less sweetness. You can also adjust for a thicker or thinner chocolate frosting consistency. While I’m typically a meringue buttercream loyalist, there’s something about the tang of a sour cream frosting that I absolutely love. You’ll have a hard time not eating it with a spoon!

Close up photo of a bowl of chocolate sour cream frosting with a spoon.

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Ramp Pesto

Ramp Pesto is a creamy, bold, flavorful condiment highlighting wild leeks. Add this spring treat to pasta, serve it with fish, meat and poultry, or spread it on crostini! Ramps are only available for a painfully brief period of time each year. The good news is that this ramp pesto freezes beautifully, making it a perfect way to preserve them to enjoy throughout the year. 

Ramp pesto recipe in a mason jar, surrounded by pesto ingredients including parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and ramps.

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Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are chewy, soft, and bursting with flavor! It’s my new favorite dessert recipe, and I can’t wait to serve these at my next party. The crisscross shape is easy to achieve and just lovely. If you don’t consume peanut products, this peanut butter cookie recipe also works especially well with cashew butter. The soft butteriness of cashews bring a whole other level of decadence. If you’ve been wanting to learn how to make peanut butter cookies, look no further!

Easy peanut butter cookies stacked on a white plate in the foreground, with a glass bottle of milk in the background.

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Homemade Meat Sauce

This easy homemade meat sauce is incredibly flavorful, yet surprisingly easy to prepare! It tastes just like an Italian meat sauce that you’d order with pasta at a restaurant. However, all of the ingredients are very basic. My version uses both ground beef and Italian sausage. The key to an amazing meat sauce recipe is to let it simmer on the stove top for at least an hour, allowing the flavors to truly mingle.

A meat sauce recipe served over pasta in a bowl, topped with fresh grated parmesan and sliced basil.

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