Casual Spring Party
Easter Egg Potatoes Try this recipe with Yukon Gold or even large purple potatoes. To make-ahead prepare potatoes through first baking and assembly and arranging in baking dish. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Reheat in a preheated 325 degrees F oven for 45 to 50 minutes.
Poached Salmon with Dilled Sour Cream Easier to fix than it looks, this elegant recipe can be made ahead: Poach the fish the evening before your celebration, wrap it well, and refrigerate till needed.
Lemon-Marinated Baby Vegetables Cook delicate baby vegetables only a few minutes, so they keep their vibrant colors and sweet flavor.
Caviar-Stuffed Deviled Eggs A teaspoon of salt in the cooking water helps keep the eggs from cracking. To easily peel hard-cooked eggs, gently tap each cooked egg on a clean hard surface, then roll the egg gently on the surface or between the palms of your hands. Peel off eggshell, starting at the large end.
Herbed Olive Spirals Experiment using pitted olives of different flavor types -- such as kalamata, oil-cured, nicoise, or Sicilian -- instead of pitted ripe olives.
Spinach and Fresh Fig Salad When choosing fresh figs, handle the fruit carefully. Look for unblemished fruits that are plump and feel soft and heavy in the hand. Be gentle; they bruise easily.
Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches If desired, stir fresh strawberries or peaches into the softened ice cream or frozen yogurt before assembling sandwiches.
Iced Ginger Tea Decorative plastic ice cubes avoid the dilution from plain ice cubes. Or, pour a portion of the tea into ice cube trays. Freeze and use when needed.