Was March as odd for you as it was for us here in Alabama? One day, we would have temperatures at or below freezing and have to wrap up in our winter coats. The next day, it would be 75 and gloriously springlike. I'm ready for some normal weather, daylight that stretches past my work hours, and plenty of reasons to get outside and enjoy delicious food on my patio.

This month, I'll be making these 5 dishes. Our food editors raved about these five in particular in our April issue, so you know they have to be good. Don't have your copy of the April magazine? Better hurry! It's only on newsstands one more week!

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