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Spring Recipes

When Spring has sprung, we’re ready for just about anything popping out of the ground that’ll make family meals a little brighter, lighter and fresh. This is the place to find delicious dishes, desserts, and meals we’ve waited all winter long for.

plump crystal shrimp dumplings drizzled with homemade sichuan crispy chili oil

Dim Sum Har Gow Shrimp Dumplings (虾饺) (The Ultimate Guide)

These steamed crystal dumplings (also called xiā jiǎo or har gow) with their juicy shrimp filling and beautifully translucent wrappers are the queen of dumplings. They can be found at classic dim sum parlors around the world from Maxim’s Palace in Hong Kong (so delicious!) or Nom Wah in NYC. […]

a spoon full of homemade strawberry jam being taken out of the widemouth mason Ball jar

How to Make 30-Minute Homemade Strawberry Jam (Without Pectin)

This quick and easy homemade strawberry jam recipe (aka strawberry freezer jam) is delicious! It tastes as good slathered toast as it does drizzled over ice cream or cheesecake. And it’s what I use to make one of our all-time favorite strawberry desserts — Italian strawberry crostata (and little strawberry […]

deep red spaghetti with beef ragù in a pasta bowl

The Best Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with Beef (Spaghetti con Ragù)

This easy beefy homemade spaghetti sauce recipe is the best! Not only is it super quick and ready in just about 35 minutes, but it uses just 7 ingredients and it freezes really well making mid-week meal prep a cinch. Which by all standards, makes this a perfect spaghetti sauce […]

zigzagged square wonton wrappers cut out and ready to be filled

Easy Homemade Wonton Wrappers (Using Bread Flour)

This easy 3-Ingredient wonton wrapper recipe is my favorite one on the site. I use it to make all kinds of wontons (including Spicy Sichuan wontons), or sometimes potstickers — they’re especially delicious when fried to make crispy wonton strips for homemade egg drop soup. Plus, you can fill them […]

a golden brown lattice-topped cherry crostata di marmellata with hearts

Easy Authentic Italian Crostata di Marmellata (Italian Jam Tart)

Crostata di Marmellata is one of my favorite simple Italian desserts because it tastes great and it’s easy to make (even for beginner bakers). Don’t let the simplicity of this traditional jam tart recipe fool you — it’s delicious. There are two components of fruity Italian jam tarts: “pasta frolla” […]

a stack of six red and blue berry and pecan filled pumpkin pancakes with melting butter on top, maple syrup surrounding i

Pumpkin Pancakes with Wild Berries and Pecans (for Two or a Crowd)

These light and fluffy crispy-edged pumpkin pancakes are packed with wild berries and toasted pecans, topped with butter, and drizzled with pure maple syrup for a real breakfast win. These pancakes are a great way to use up leftover canned pumpkin from your fall baking, but eating them year-round is […]