Rejoice! The snow is melting and daffodils are beginning to creep out of the damp, dark earth. Trees are starting to bud, giving the branches a faint green hue, while Morning Doves coo, welcoming in warmer air and a gentle breeze. I’m happy to announce that Spring is on its way.
While nature is beginning to wake up from its long winter nap, our kitchens are also welcoming a seasonal change. Windows are opened letting in the sweet, fresh air. Tulips are placed in vases on counter tops and kitchen tables, giving life and a pop of color to our dreary, winter-worn kitchens. Even our menus are starting to shed their winter weight, ushering in bright, crisp flavors, leaving heavy winter comforts behind.
But despite lighter recipes making appearances in weeknight meals, our ovens and mixers continue to work overtime. Instead of earthy pumpkin bread and spicy molasses cookies, home cooks are turning to tangy lemon bars, sky-high coconut cakes and classic clover rolls just begging for a pad of butter.
Join me in celebrating the newness of the season with tender breads, beautiful cakes, and vibrant iced cookies. Let’s bring back the sunshine with a little Spring baking.
Here are a few of our favorite baking recipes, perfect for Spring:
Get this recipe: Citrus Pound Cake
Get this recipe: Incredible Coconut Cake
Get this recipe: Tender Lemon Rolls
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
I want to help inspire you to get in the kitchen and bake this Spring. One lucky Love & Homemade Recipes winner will receive a copy of Taste of Home Baking Favorites, Taste of Home Cake Mix Treats, Taste of Home Cookies & Bars and Taste of Home Grand Prize Winners.
Entries only accepted on this page. Facebook and Twitter entries do not count.
Giveaway will remain open until Monday, March 12th. 2011 at 12 p.m. CST. Winner will be chosen at random, notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond.
Since we’re all about Spring baking, leave me a comment telling me your favorite treat to bake to welcome this bright and colorful season.
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