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Mother's Day

Almond-Pomegranate Scones

For baked treats that are hot and fresh from the oven, mix and shape these scones up to two weeks in advance, and freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet. 

Flourless Chocolate Cake With Strawberry Coulis

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Coulis

Similar to a chocolate soufflé, this cake will rise, then fall slightly when cooled, leaving a cracked top. A fresh strawberry sauce balances the richness of the chocolate. The cake can be made up to two days in advance. For perfect, clean-cut cake wedges, dip the knife in hot water before cutting each slice.

Fusillini Col Buco With Braised Spring Vegetables

Fusilli Col Buco with Braised Spring Vegetables

This dish is worth a trip to a gourmet shop or Italian market to find an out-of-the-ordinary pasta such as fusilli col buco. Liquid served from braising vegetables makes a light, brothy sauce for the noodles. If you prefer your pasta on the drier side, don’t add all the braising liquid when stirring the vegetables into the pasta.

Spring Vegetable Minestrone

Spring Vegetable Minestrone

The secret to success when making this light soup is to be sure all the vegetables are diced to the same size so they cook evenly. Feel free to substitute or add other fresh veggies, such as zucchini, celery, and corn.

Snap Peas and Baby Carrots in Carrot "Butter"

Snap Peas and Baby Carrots in Carrot "Butter"

To ensure that the "buttery" sauce in this dish doesn't get watered down, dry the vegetables well after steaming. A high-grade, unrefined corn oil is a worthy investment for this recipe as it gives the "butter" a rich flavor. This recipe is a fantastic side dish or works well tossed with pasta too!

Individual Carrot Soufflés

Individual Carrot Soufflés

If potatoes are one of every Irish restaurant’s “2 veg” side dish options, carrots are the other. This recipe turns mashed carrots into something special because of the shallow baking dishes that give each serving a crispy crust.