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Recipe of the Week

Detail of Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes



Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes


A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.


Hint Of Spring Menu
by Wen Zientek-Sico

Looking to celebrate the hint of Spring that is in the air? Then try this great menu for six.



Hint of Spring Menu

There is just a hint of Spring in the air, so we have decided to celebrate with a menu full of early Spring favorites.

Menu

Herbed Deviled Eggs
Spring Salad
Glazed Game Hens
Andrew's Herb Risotto
Sesame Asparagus
Rhubarb Creme Brulee

Serves 6, recipes can be scaled if needed.

Menu Notes: Medium formal, Medium Difficulty, Quick Preparation, Medium Cooking Time

Centerpiece/Decoration Ideas: Small bouquets of fresh Spring flowers, forced bulbs in pots, fresh Spring greens

Book Recommendations:

Spring : Recipes Inspired by Nature's Bounty by Joanne Weir

Full of great recipes with wonderful spring flavor, this book is part of the excellent Williams-Sonoma Seasonal Celebration Series. Like all of the books in this series, the book is lavishly filled with gorgeous photos and detailed recipes.

Product Recommendations:

Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 4 1/2-Quart Sauce Pan with Lid OK, it is very scary to spend that first chunk of cash on a Calphalon pan. Yes, they do cost the earth. However, they are well worth the money. They cook like a dream, it is almost impossible to burn anything (even risotto) in these pans because they heat so evenly. Beyond how well they work on the stove, unlike less expensive pans, they will last forever. I slowly am replacing my current stock of pans one by one with Calphalon and will never use any other brand again! (And am secure that these pans will last a lifetime and still look gorgeous.)







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