95 Favorite Spring Recipes

Happy first day of spring!

Wow, time has been flying! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was helping my mom put together the Thanksgiving menu, and here we are on spring’s doorstep, and Pittsburgh seemed to skip right over the winter season. Even though we didn’t have much snow or bitter temperatures, I took full advantage of the hibernation season, cooking up a lot of chili and baking up a lot of chocolate-heavy sweets. With the turn of the season comes a greater variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, spring holidays, and warmer temperatures. All perfect excuses for changing things up in the kitchen, using fresh produce, and breaking out the grill. Below is a list of some of my favorite recipes for this wonderful time of year – the bridge between harsh winters and sweltering summers, when turning on the oven still isn’t so bad. Enjoy browsing the recipes below!


Classic Lemonade
Ginger-Tea Lemonade
Malted Vanilla Milkshake
White Sangria


Bacon, Cheddar & Green Onion Scones
Baked Doughnuts with Cinnamon-Sugar
Best Buttermilk Pancakes
Blueberry Buttermilk Scones
Blueberry Crumb Cake
Blueberry Muffins
Buttermilk Biscuits
Caramelized Onion, Mushroom & Gruyere Puff Pastry Tarts
Coffeecake Muffins
Cranberry Orange Scones
Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls
Danish Braid
Fruit and Almond Granola
Hot Cross Buns
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Monkey Bread
New York-Style Crumb Cake
Orange Berry Muffins
Sour Cream Coffee Cake


Artichoke Spinach Dip
Baked Asiago and Caramelized Onion Hummus
Cheddar Ale Spread
Chicken Spread
Cucumber-Tomato Bruschetta in Phyllo Cups
Fontina-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Dates
Fruit Dip
Parmesan & Thyme Crackers
Pigu (an old family recipe!)

Main Dishes

California Rolls
Chicken Salad
Cobb Salad
Grilled Fish Tacos
Italian Chicken Salad Sandwich
Roasted Shrimp and Orzo
Waldorf Salad

Side Dishes

Antipasto Salad
Best Ever Potato Salad
Broccoli Salad
Creamy Cucumber Salad
Creamy, Lighter Macaroni Salad
Deviled Eggs
Egg Salad
Italian Pasta Salad
Potato Salad with Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette
The Signature Salad


Angel Food Cake
Black and White Chocolate Cake
Blueberry Boy Bait
Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Espresso Cheesecake
Fig and Almond Cheesecake
Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte
Honey Cake
Honey-Vanilla Sour Cream Pound Cake
Perfect Party Cake
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Rainbow Cake
Strawberry Mirror Cake
Tres Leches Cake

Cookies and Bars

Blackberry Pie Bars
Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons
Coconut Chocolate Chunk Blondies
Congo Bars
Date Bars
Easter Egg Sugar Cookies
Granola Cookies
Lemon Bars
Lemon Burst Cookies
Peach Crumb Bars
Raspberry Streusel Bars
Strawberry Pretzel Squares


Ambrosia Cupcakes
Banana Cupcakes with Vanilla Pastry Cream
Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes
Lemon-Limoncello Cupcakes
Margarita Cupcakes
Tiramisu Cupcakes

Pies and Tarts

Banana Cream Pie
Blueberry Pie
Chocolate Bourbon Walnut Pie
Fresh Strawberry Pie
Lemon Meringue Pie
Orange Cream Tart
Rhubarb-Pie Tartlets
Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
Strawberry Tart

What are some of your favorite spring-inspired dishes or recipes?
Any requests for the upcoming season?


20 Responses to “95 Favorite Spring Recipes”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks on March 20, 2012 at 12:38 am

    What a line up! Thanks for compiling this list!


  2. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious on March 20, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Is it spring already? Wow, time has just been flying by. And now that we’re in spring, I get to try all these recipes here. I think I’ll start with that pineapple upside down cake. Yum! 🙂


  3. Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie on March 20, 2012 at 8:29 am

    OMG – So many wonderful things to try! It has felt like spring for so long already, I’m excited to get crackin’ on this list!


  4. Erin @ Brownie Bites on March 20, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Oh good – this will save me a lot of searching when trying to put together my “recipes to try” list for the coming week!

    Happy Spring to you!


  5. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on March 20, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Wow! I love all the recipes and I have my eye on those blueberry muffins. Looks like I got a lot of reading to do!!


  6. Katrina on March 20, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Oh my! so much goodness for spring. Love it!


  7. Cindy @ Once Upon a Loaf on March 20, 2012 at 9:51 am

    This is great! Thanks so much. I’ve got this saved for inspiration. We’re like you here in the midwest – NO spring, right to summer and it’s going to have lasted two-plus weeks by the time it cools down to a high in the 50s at the end of next week. Wow!


  8. Mrs. Jen B on March 20, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I’ve just shared this on FB and scheduled a RT – because everyone needs to see this! Thank you for taking the time to put this together.


  9. Jen of My Tiny Oven on March 20, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    I love your round-ups!! So many amazing recipes I NEED to make!! Thanks!


  10. Mireia on March 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Great selection! Thanks for sharing 🙂


  11. Diana on March 20, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Will you please please make churro cupcakes.


  12. Tesei on March 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Cherry Clafoutis, definitely a Spring favourite, easy, colourful, creamy and full of taste, I love it. Happy Spring!


  13. Tesei on March 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    PS-If you need a recipe suggestion, e-mail me, I’ve got a few.


  14. Sally @ sally's baking addiction on March 20, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    i LOVE it when you post recipe roundups. I could spend hours browsing through each of them. Some of my favorites: white sangria, strawberry tart, & pineapple upside down cake. I can’t wait for it to get warmer and the fruits to ripen. 🙂


  15. Eileen on March 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    YUM! Happy 1st day of spring Michelle 🙂


  16. Samantha Cernock on March 20, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Great list, thanks for posting! I’m eyeballing those Pigu and the Ginger Tea Lemonade.


  17. Ally on March 21, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I love your recipe collections! I love all your recipes! I basically just love you.


  18. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes on March 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Wow! What a list!!!


  19. Tracy on March 21, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Love this roundup! I’ve bookmarked it for baking inspiration for the very near future!


  20. Margie Lamers on March 26, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I just wanted to say thank you for the perfect party cake. I made it for my mother in law’s birthday yesterday and she loved it! It was so good. Thank you!!


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