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All About Lamb

By Molly Siegler, April 5, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Molly Siegler

Lamb is a delicious sign of spring. From roasts and chops to stews and comforting braises, lamb has something to offer everyone at the table. Though we love a foolproof classic combination, let’s move beyond thinly sliced roast slathered in mint jelly and explore all the preparations that make this meat shine.

Fun Fact: It’s a Polish tradition to include a “butter lamb” on the table as part of the Easter meal. Butter is shaped into a lamb either by hand or in a mold.

Leg of Lamb with Mint Salsa Verde
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10 Healthy Spring Recipes

By Allison Burch, April 4, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Allison Burch

The fresh fruits and vegetables sprouting up this season beg to be eaten as simply as possible. No need for added sugars and put away the refined oils. These dishes feature whole, nutrient-dense foods with a focus on plant-based goodness. What a healthy way to celebrate spring!

Spring Asparagus and Broccoli Soup
Spring Asparagus and Broccoli Soup

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All About Brisket

By Molly Siegler, April 4, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Molly Siegler

We embrace the lean, adaptable slab of brisket as a springtime favorite, but look to it year-round to inexpensively feed a crowd. You can go several ways with brisket – slow-cooked pot roast-style with root vegetables, smoked and slathered with barbecue sauce (burnt ends please!), blanketed in lemon slices and simply roasted. You really can’t go wrong with this versatile cut, but we here to make sure things go very right.

Roasted Brisket with Parsley, Mint and Thyme
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All About Ham

By Molly Siegler, April 3, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Molly Siegler

Though deli meat ham is a lunchtime treat in its own right, nothing beats a beautifully lacquered, whole baked ham – except maybe the next day’s leftovers. Though many of us think of ham as a smoky, pink-colored holiday staple, this porcine cut has other sides, too. Master ham’s versatile nature and experiment with rubs, glazes, baked dishes and more as spring’s gatherings beckon.

Sour Cherry Glazed Ham
Sour Cherry Glazed Ham

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Deviled Eggs – 19 Ways

By Alana Sugar, April 2, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Inside Out Easter Eggs
Inside Out Easter Eggs

Deliciously creamy, savory and sometimes a little sweet, deviled eggs are a favorite for parties, brunches, picnics and more. While traditional recipes are always popular, you can get seriously creative with deviled eggs. Try these unique Inside Out Easter Eggs, perfect to serve on Easter Sunday, or Double-Stuffed Deviled Eggs with Ham, a delightful addition to a weekend brunch or a spring picnic...

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