Weekly Wrap-Up (3/25-3/31)

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In case you missed them, we’ve compiled our favorite blog posts of the week all in one place so you can read, get inspired — and cook!

 

Recipe Spotlight: Sunny-Side Up Breakfast Pies
Our team looked to our Breville Pie Maker for a playful dish to anchor our Easter brunch menu, and these festive breakfast pies were an instant hit. Find out how to make them at home.
5-Ingredient Side Dish: Grilled Asparagus with Rosemary Oil & Parmesan
Spring is in the air! Crisp asparagus spears are one of the first vegetables we can welcome at the farmers’ market this season, so here’s an easy side dish that will showcase their delicate flavor perfectly.
Sugaring Season: Making Maple Candies
If it’s early springtime and you can sense the sweet rhythms of sap rising, it must still be sugaring season. Learn how one Ohio town makes maple syrup through a time-honored process, and try a new recipe for maple candies.
How to Assemble a Layer Cake
This step-by-step tutorial shows you what happens once you’ve mixed and baked your layer cake — the fun, decorative part begins! These techniques will walk you through removing a cake from the pan, cooling a cake, slicing a cake base into layers, filling a layer cake and getting it ready to frost.
Easter Cakes: Rose & Vanilla Cupcakes
Commonly known in England as fairy or butterfly cakes, these pretty pink-frosted confections are perfect for baby showers, springtime parties and other celebrations.
Easy Spring Stir-Frying
Stir-frying is the ultimate quick cooking technique, perfect for easy weeknight meals that can feed a crowd — especially with all of the new spring produce available. Try one of these recipes, each incorporating new spring ingredients in a unique way.
A DIY Easter Egg Centerpiece, 3 Ways
Whether you’re hosting an elegant meal or keeping things simple with your family and friends, Easter Sunday is worthy of something special at the center your table. Dress things up with one of these simple but elegant do-it-yourself Easter centerpieces, using a few items you may already have on hand and a few inexpensive craft store supplies.
Wine Pairing Tips for Your Easter Dinner
Easter and Passover are a wonderful opportunity for wine pairing, bringing new spring ingredients and tender lamb to the table. Our wine expert offers his best recommendations to complement your meal.
Dyeing Easter Eggs Naturally
For Easter this year, we turned to Maria Helm Sinskey, along with her daughters and their friends, to help us create something a little extra special: naturally dyed Easter eggs.
Meyer Lemon Quick Bread with Lavender Lemon Icing
Members of our San Francisco culinary team paired two unique products to create this beautiful spring quick bread. Find out how you can pull it off, too.
Kids’ Easter Party
Host a beautiful outdoor Easter celebration fit for kids of all ages. Our party planning tips, festive recipes and creative activity ideas will guarantee a memorable day, from the spring buffet to the egg hunt.

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