10 Cozy Things to Make In April

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We are deep into spring and yet I look on The Instagram and it’s snowing in New York!! My heart goes out to all those suffering the dark depths of never-ending winter.

Hopefully this list of bright, cute spring foods will help you weather the storm.

I obviously am a huge lover of fall and winter but spring is also a time when there is ample opportunity to make gorgeous and fun foods. Produce is at its best in spring. There’s so much to choose from! So many vegetables to cover in cheese!

Let’s start with this:

Big-Ass Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake with Chamomile Whipped Cream – You know that I love fluffy whipped cream and this gigantic biscuit is layered with slices of strawberries and said cream. It’s a glorious dessert that will make people oooh and ahh but the biggest plus is that it isn’t very sweet. I know so many people HATE desserts that are super sweet so this one is for you.

Roasted Radishes with Burrata and Arugula Pesto – I love roasted radishes. I know we’re all used to eating them when they’re snappy and cold, but I love them equally when they’re all shriveled on the outside and super warm. Pair them with a ball of cold burrata and arugula pesto…yum.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake – This cake tastes exactly like the ice cream flavor. Not sure if you’re aware but if there was a petition on Change.org to certify mint chocolate chip as the best ice cream flavor ever, I’d be one of the first people to sign it. I’m an activist.

Honey Cupcakes with Chamomile Buttercream – If you’re a terrible cupcake-decorator then these are your perfect cupcakes. You scoop the frosting on, smear it around and top it with a little chamomile flower, some blackberries and some nasturtium. BAM! Instant cuteness. No skill required.

Lemon-y, Kale-y One Pot Pasta – I’ve had complicated relationships with “one pot pastas” in the past, but I love this recipe. It sounds weird but you literally put everything in one pot and let it go. There is no boiling of the pasta. If you’ve been hesitant to try the trend of 2015, don’t be and start with this recipe.

Matcha Sugar Dusted Churros – When I was in Mexico City last week, I went to El Moro and experienced true heaven. A guy removed a huge spiral of churros from the fryer, placed them on a tray and cut them with scissors. He then transferred them to the sugar/cinnamon mixture and put them in a bag and handed them to me. They were SO GOOD! If you can’t go to Mexico any time soon, not to worry, make these.

Tallarines Verde – My first true love was this dish. A classic Peruvian pasta that reminds me of being a little kid. It’s basically pesto but a bit more delicious, I’d say.

Iced Matcha Latte – It’s not exactly iced coffee season but it’s always iced matcha latte season. I LOVE iced matcha lattes and these were glorious and so easy to make at home.

Rhubarb Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Pie – Pink peppercorns all crushed up and added to a pie full of diced rhubarb and fresh strawberries. So good!

Olive Oil Fried Eggs with Sautéed Kale – I kid you not, this is what I eat nearly every single morning. I love having this in the morning before shoots and before the day gets away from me. I know some people are super anti-breakfast but I’m super pro breakfast.

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