Appetizers are one of my favorite things to serve when entertaining. It’s kind of ironic, since I’m not really much of a snacker between my meals any other time. But put some appetizers in front of me and a cocktail in my hand, and it’s a whole different ball game. It just seems meant to be; those little appetizer bites just pop right in your mouth. And that is just what you’ll do with these Easy Parmesan Pinwheels – just keep eating one more.
Zesty chorizo sausage is tucked into this gorgeous sweet potato breakfast hash and topped with a sunny side up fried egg.
If you have been a regular Garnish with Lemon reader, it’s no secret that I love breakfast food. I’m usually good during the week and start my day with either a smoothie or some Greek yogurt topped with granola. And don’t get me wrong; I love those breakfasts. They are satisfying and healthy, to boot. But I live for breakfast on the weekends. That’s when I go a little crazy. Especially this time of year when we have a slight lull in our kids’ sporting activities. We don’t need to be anywhere on Saturday mornings for games, and there are no practices that someone is running off to (well, at least not for a few more weeks).
Kevin makes breakfast for me most weekend mornings (double win), but sometimes I get my hands dirty in the kitchen, too. Last weekend, we had this Sweet Potato Hash with Chorizo and Green Pepper.
These tropical Coconut Banana Bread Mini Muffins are topped with a sweet and tangy lime glaze.
Can you ever have enough banana bread recipes? Bananas are just gold in my house. My kids looooove them, so really anything I make with one of their favorite fruits is a winner here. We’ve made this banana bread recipe with a tropical twist for years, but I usually make it in loaf form. Today I wanted to shake it up, and these Coconut Banana Bread Mini Muffins with Lime Glaze were born.
Our family tries to schedule a warm weather break from the snow and cold every year. For a variety of reasons, that vitamin-D-laced trip did not happen this winter. I think most of the country will agree that, if there was ever a winter to hit the beach, THIS was it! So the arrival of daylight savings time – the harbinger of spring – is a tough sell for me. Yes, I love the extra hours of sunlight in the evening, but that’s just more time for me to stare at the feet of cold, wintry snow in my backyard. Fortunately there are signs of spring at the grocery store, including some gorgeous fresh leeks that I used to make this Roasted Potato Leek Soup with Homemade Croutons.
It seems like all across the United States winter has been unusually tough on us. But good things are happening this weekend. It’s going to be 40 tomorrow, and we spring ahead! (Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead an hour before bed tonight.) So to celebrate the idea of spring making an appearance, I made you some Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars. Because nothing says spring to me quite like the flavor of a lemon dessert. Plus, if we eat like spring is coming, the snow will melt, right?