Hosting the garden club? Throwing a shower? Look to this colorful menu inspired by the first signs of spring.
Host a beautiful brunch without all of the hassle.
- Bake the tart shells for Chutney Chicken Salad the day before; store in an airtight container. Warm them in the oven about 3 minutes.
- Blanch green beans and asparagus for Herbed Dip the day before; chill in zip-top bags. Chill chicken salad up to 3 days ahead, or freeze up to 6 months.
- Make carrot soup the day before. Reheat, adding extra broth, if needed.
Peach-Basil Iced Tea
Recipe: Peach-Basil Iced Tea
An alternative to the Southern standard that is still sweet, and a flavorful morning refreshment.
Sunshine Citrus Platter
Recipe: Sunshine Citrus Platter
A citrus plate is a bright, cheerful addition to any party. If you don't have time to section your own citrus, purchase a few refrigerated jars from the produce aisle.
Herbed Dip with Baby Vegetables
Recipe: Herbed Dip with Baby Vegetables
Showcase the first signs of springs with tender spears of asparagus and haricots verts serving as crudites for this creamy fresh herb dip.
Chutney Chicken Salad
Recipe: Chutney Chicken Salad
Whether you serve them on tart shells or simply over fresh spring greens, this chicken salad is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Chilled Carrot Soup
Recipe: Chilled Carrot Soup
A vibrant and refreshing chilled soup like this one is a colorful way to start off your spring party.
Creamy Egg Strata
Recipe: Creamy Egg Strata
Made with Swiss and Parmesan cheese atop a base of french bread cubes, this creamy egg dish is worth waking for.
Lemon-Rosemary Coffee Cake
Recipe: Lemon-Rosemary Coffee Cake
Fresh Rosemary complements the lemony flavor in this moist coffee cake. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh rosemary sprigs for a showstopping presentation.