You won't find any frills or fuss here. When it comes to wedding cakes, grandiose designs don't always cut it. That's why we've rounded up cakes without all the pomp and circumstance for couples with sleek and simple style. And remember: just because you're looking for cakes on the plain side of things doesn't mean you have to settle for boring. Quite the opposite, these 25 cakes (and two bonus ones) come with a little extra something special.
Eating light, colorful, crunchy food makes me feel good, fits the season, and makes cooking more fun and interesting. Although I generally steer away from grains and high-carbohydrate food, I do occasionally indulge in quinoa. I just love the nutty taste, and that it makes a terrific breakfast "cereal" as well as a base for a flavor-packed salad. I've been eating a lot of hemp seeds lately because they taste a lot like quinoa, but are even higher in protein and fiber with very few carbohydrates. Now when I make quinoa, I make a 50-50 combination of quinoa and hemp seeds (1/2 cup red quinoa, 1/2 cup hemp seeds, 1 cup water, 1/2 tsp. salt; bring to a boil, cover, simmer for 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed; eat warm or cover and chill to use in salads or the recipe below).
This Sunday, treat Mom to a made-from-scratch midday meal that's filled with Spring produce. She's guaranteed to feel special — and to remember it for years to come.
Lavender Collins Cocktail
Mom will love sipping on this floral, lemonade-like cocktail that's designed for adults only. The pastel blue hue in this cocktail comes from creme de violette, which is the essential ingredient in the lavender Collins cocktail.
Caesar salad is a classic, but it can instantly receive a seasonal boost by subbing ribboned asparagus in place of lettuce greens. For extra crunch and flavor, throw in some quality anchovies and crispy croutons.
Tired of our same old asparagus routine? This pesto from GraceDickinson uses the Spring veggie in a whole new way.
This is the first year I've ever tried to do an asparagus pesto, and I was pleasantly blown away with the results. This makes for a perfect sandwich spread and would also go great with pasta.
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This Mother's Day, instead of taking Mom out for brunch, do something that's friendlier on the wallet, and treat her to a homemade breakfast in bed. There's nothing more gratifying than watching her enjoy what you've created for her: a special meal that shows her how much you care. To get inspired, click through to see some of our best morning recipes.
Today's artisanal sweet blows York Peppermint Patties out of the water, even if we are longtime devotees of the chocolate mint candy. Hailing from a family mint farm in Oregon, Seely Peppermint Patties ($8 for five) are a close cousin to their drugstore analogue, but have a snappier, slightly thicker shell; delicately textured fondant; and a bright and bracing mint flavor that makes them an all-in-all win.
A word of advice: order up a pack or two of these winning sweets before the Summer heat makes shipping chocolate a poor choice. If you play your cards right, you'll have enough to tuck a few away in the freezer for a frosty treat perfect for cooling down on balmy days.
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