cheese souffle with soubise sauce

cheese souffle with soubise sauce

This cheese soufflé is light, crisp and full of nutty, salty gruyère flavor. Pour the rich soubise sauce (delicately flavored with sweet onions) inside the steamy soufflé for a creamy, custardy center that won’t be around for long. This is an elegant, comforting and deceivingly simple dish, which I prefer to enjoy alongside a light salad and a crisp, lemony glass of Chablis. 

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creme fraiche panna cotta with ginger roasted rhubarb

creme fraiche panna cotta with ginger roasted rhubarb

This creme fraiche panna cotta with ginger roasted rhubarb is a shockingly easy dessert. It’s rich and creamy, with a delicate tang from creme fraiche and the warmth of vanilla. The roasted rhubarb is refreshingly tart to contrast the decadent custard. If you’ve never made panna cotta, now is the time to change that. 

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lemon basil tart

lemon basil tart

The classic flavors of lemon and basil aren’t just for savory foods! Aromatic basil amplifies the freshness of lemon to produce a vibrant, citrusy, buttery tart. The flavors marry and intensify in the fridge after a day or two and create a modern twist on a classic spring tart. Add a fresh spin to your traditional lemon tart and give this recipe a try! 

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swiss chard tart with leeks and pecorino

swiss chard tart with leeks and pecorino

Even if you're still shoveling out your driveway, fresh spring flavors can be summoned with a whole host of readily available vegetables.  This swiss chard tart with leeks and pecorino is fresh, aromatic, and tastes like a crisp day in April. The flaky crust is filled with a silky custard, sweet buttery leeks and a ton of swiss chard.

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pound cake with roasted strawberry fennel compote

pound cake with roasted strawberry fennel compote

A dense, moist, tender crumbed pound cake is dolloped with the perfect spring compote: ripe, juicy strawberries roasted with fennel and vanilla, and brightened with lemon. This dessert is a concentrated taste of the season's ripest strawberries and most aromatic fennel bulbs-- and one that you should absolutely try. 

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lemon poppy seed loaf cake

lemon poppy seed loaf cake

Most lemon poppy seed muffins are dry, sugary, and flavorless. They leave a lot to be desired. But today, we're not talking about those small, dry muffins with gummy tops that are served at free hotel breakfasts. Today I'm sharing a lemon poppy seed loaf cake with an electric lemon glaze and a moist, tender crumb. This cake taught me to give lemon poppy seed another chance-- and I hope it will do the same for you!

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