Our Best Spring Menus

Enjoy the best menus of the season―al fresco entertaining, Easter celebrations, easy picnics, and family meals.

Elegant Spring Recipes and Menus

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Welcome Spring

Enjoy an elegant dinner of Spring Risotto, Salmon with Fresh Sorrel Sauce, and Fresh Peas with Mint that is surprisingly simple to make. The fresh spring flavors of mint, fava beans, peas, and new potatoes are highlights for this holiday-worthy menu.

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Garden Party Menus and Recipes

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Garden Party

Throw an inviting outdoor luncheon fit for a bridal shower or a spring birthday celebration featuring Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches, fresh Melon, Serrano Ham, and Arugula Salad, and Truffled Asparagus Crostini. Send guests home with Lemon Angel Food Cupcakes as delightful party favors.

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Easter Brunch Buffet Menus and Recipes

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Easter Brunch Buffet

This menu features traditional recipes inspired by world cuisines from Ireland to Spain, and several dishes highlight spring flavors. Fresh herbs add definition to classics like Smoked Salmon Dip, Basil-Lime Fruit Salad, and Garlic-Studded Rosemary Roast Rack of Lamb. Recruit young helpers to decorate Easter Egg Cookies or assist in frosting the Ginger Angel Food Cake.

Romantic Spring Picnic Menus and Recipes

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Romantic Spring Picnic

Nothing unites the season and the senses like a picnic, and few alfresco events are as romantic. Choose foods like Barley-Salmon Salad With Arugula Vinaigrette and Blueberry Turnovers that require the least amount of fuss or assembly once at your site.

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Spring Pasta Meal Recipes

Photo: Randy Mayor

Spring Pasta Meal

Pasta should be easy and delicious, like this Spring Linguine with Basil entrée. Prep the peas, cheese, and basil while the pasta water heats. Serve with multigrain bread, a Spinach Strawberry Salad and finish with Limoncello-Mint Sorbet with Fresh Blackberries for dessert.

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Multigrain Bread with Honey Butter
Spinach Strawberry Salad
Limoncello-Mint Sorbet with Fresh Blackberries

Easter Dinner Menus and Recipes

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Easter Dinner

This festive meal is a pleasure to host because you do most of the preparation in advance. Guests will enjoy revamped holiday favorites such as Sun-Dried Tomato and Herb-Stuffed Leg of Lamb, Shrimp and Bacon Deviled Eggs, and Roasted Potatoes with Herb Vinaigrette.

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Spring Luncheon Party Menus and Recipes

Photo: Randy Mayor

Spring Luncheon

Chipotle Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Strawberry Avocado Salsa pairs beautifully with lemon orzo, haricots verts salad, and tasty cheese muffins. Relatives and friends will enjoy the menu's fresh seasonal flavors, perfect for spring gatherings like graduation parties, luncheons, or any special occasion.

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Easter Brunch Menus and Recipes

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Easter Brunch

Savor delicate, peak season fare with this festive meal starring Ginger and Thyme-Brined Pork Loin, Potato and Leek Cakes with Blue Cheese Sauce, and finishing with Glazed Lemon-Blueberry Poppy Seed Bundt Cake.

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Perfect Picnic Menus and Recipes

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The Perfect Picnic

Add a blanket and your desired companion to our perfect picnic picks including Herb-Marinated Fresh Mozzarella Wraps and Strawberry-Kiwi Salad With Basil. Cashew-and-Golden Raisin Biscotti make a great not-too-sweet snack or dessert.

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Casual Family Feast Recipes and Menus

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Family Feast

Having family over? This casual family feast was created for relatives scattered throughout the country who maintain a tradition of coming together for a weekend of cooking. From the Northwestern-inspired Mushroom and Bacon-Stuffed Trout to Southern-style Grits and Greens (pictured), this menu will satisfy family members from all over.

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Spring Dinner Party Recipes and Menus

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Spring Dinner Party

These company-worthy dishes such as Moroccan Cornish Hens, Mustard-Dressed Asparagus, and Grapefruit-and-Fennel Salad look as delicious as they taste―without any extra work.

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