Using spring vegetables to make your Easter goods ensures freshness – literally and figuratively.
When your friends and fam show up to your place, they'll be pumped when you greet them right off the bat with some dope appetizers you whipped up using your farmers market gems.
Now that it's spring, asparagus is cropping up in most states and can be found almost anywhere - from your mom's garden to the supermarket.
You're not a kid anymore, so asparagus shouldn't gross you out. In fact, you should know by now that this verdant spear is not only delicious, but really good for your body because it packs tons of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Make it even better by wrapping it in salty goodness with this Ham and Asparagus Rolls
Artichokes are another taste bud-satisfying spring vegetable. These bulbs are notoriously difficult to peel and prepare, but the end results are almost always worth it – which is definitely the case with this Grilled Artichoke Bruschetta
. Plus, knowing how to clean an artichoke will earn you major bragging rights.
Few people would turn their nose up at the buttery goodness of an avocado. This fruit is pretty much the perfect food. Consider this: What other product tastes fatty and rich but is also good for your heart? Not many, right? Except for the avocado (and maybe some nuts, but that's for another post). Serve up this Shrimp Cocktail in an Avocado Half
for a decadent DIY appetizer.