Friday, March 29, 2013

Spring Is In The Air Recipe Roundup

You guys you guys you guys!  Monday afternoon I was hanging out, minding my own business, when a giant box arrived at my door.  It was a food dehydrator, an early birthday gift from my loving husband!  My dreams have come true!  Watch for Monday's post when I will give you the lowdown on my new bff and our drying adventures.

Here it is, Easter weekend.  It's a holiday but LUNCHES TAKE HOLIDAYS FOR NO ONE.  And so the Ladies Who (Make) Lunch soldier on, whipping up tasty things for our families.  Here's a quick recipe roundup for spring-like tasty treats you could whip up this weekend.  Spoiler alert: my family will be enjoying dried pineapple! 

For a quick and tasty lunch, try Dave's Tomato and Cucumber Salad.

For a decadent dessert, try Marilyn's Lemon Marscarpone Cheesecake.

Speaking of lemon, Hannah's recipe for Dorothy's Lemon Muffins are quickly becoming famous.  Note: I attempted a vegan version of this recipe yesterday, and it was kind of a bust.  So go ahead with the eggs and butter, unless you're looking for a sad, scone-like version.

Do you have some dying bananas hanging around?  Try my Very Best Banana Bread (also makes a GREAT lunchbox addition).

This recipe for Strawberries with Cocoa Whip is making me drool. 

Too much chocolate this weekend?  Get things back on track with a Green Monster Smoothie, or try my friend Lyn's husband's recipe for a super-sour vitamin C rich smoothie:

1 grapefruit
1 apple
touch of sweetener

Have a lovely weekend, everyone.  Happy lunching!


  1. Great roundup Nicole, thank you!

  2. Thank you so much, Nicole. Thank you. xo Beck

  3. I LOVED the roundup. Gonna try and do those lemon muffins today as I think I am the only one left on twitter who hasn't. I am also making the tomato and cucumber salad because hubs loves it, it is low carb AND I got 8 Roma tomatoes in my good food box Thursday night.
    And hubs was TICKLED that you included his VERY FRIGHTENING smoothie.