Inspiration for spring meals bursts from the pages of the newest issue of Allrecipes magazine. Recipes for weeknight dinners—how about family-friendly tacos or turkey burgers? —a breakfast casserole and a “last call” (last page) cocktail are featured in the newly released April/May issue. Add bowls of noodles or rice paired with countless toppings to delight every hungry diner. Delish ideas for Mother’s Day and Easter meals are also in the spotlight, along with instructions for DIY versions of Baharat, harissa and dukkah, exotic spice mixtures from Middle Eastern cuisines.

And then it’s peas, please! A springtime favorite prepared by home cooks in crunchy pod form or as little green balls,fresh peas are versatile stars in main dishes and salads, with pasta or without, with protein or solo. How about Shrimp and Sugar Snap Peas? Perfect!

To this magazine feast, 10 menus matched with simple sides and desserts make getting dinner on the table hands-down, guaranteed easy. Tips for wine and beer pairings expand the enjoyment equation. As another “must mention” topic showcasing menus, the new Allrecipes Meal Plans service offers anyone who signs up a weekly menu showcasing top-rated recipes chosen by Allrecipes’ editors. Who said delicious wasn’t easy?

As content bonuses, the April/May 2018 issue of Allrecipes magazine also features stories about favorite java beans and coffee machines with insider tips from recipe testers and editors to brew this essential wake-up beverage. Flower power fans will bloom for the look of flower patterns in kitchen décor, Asian-patterned bowls are touted all-in-one bowl meals, pros and cons of the popular keto diet are outlined, and anyone heading to San Diego can read Allrecipes Allstar Kelly Vorous’ insider’s scoop about what to see and do—and where to eat—in her SoCal city.

Ending on a sweet note is a must in any season, but with Mother’s Day on the May calendar, it’s 100% required. This issue serves three special cakes for special spring occasions: Banana Cake VI, Awesome Carrot Cake, and Chocolate-Buttermilk Layer Cake.

If you’re eager for delicious ideas year-round, sign up to receive bi-monthly issues of Allrecipes magazine. One click and for $7.99, you’ll always know “What’s for Dinner Tonight?”

— Posted by Judith H. Dern
Senior Insights & Strategy Manager