It's nearly May, and the sunshine is bright! We are just finishing our month of 3 Square Meals (and Dessert); we covered breakfast, lunch, dinner and sweets. In May we're going to focus on entertaining and dinner parties. Doesn't this lovely weather make you want to throw a party? Yes, us too. Are you throwing one this weekend, perhaps? What's the spring weather motivating you to cook? Tell us what's cooking in your kitchen this weekend, and take a look at a few good posts from the past week. • Lost inspiration for cooking? Check out our readers' best tips for perking yourself back up.
• Love this deconstructed Key lime pie.
• Is Starbucks killing the cake pop?
• A very weird use for strawberries.
• Excellent and advice from Saveur on frosting a cake. (And oh, by the way! We're nominated for a food blog award at Saveur — Best Kitchen Tools and Hardware Coverage! Several of our blog friends are nominated too, though, so we're not going to tell you to vote for us. Just go take a peek!)
• Yummy bite-sized desserts.
• A tip for choosing the best limes and lemons.
• Want a perfect pie crust? Follow these five steps.
• A smaller, better beer-brewing kit for apartment-dwellers.
• Chocolate butter? Yes please!
Happy weekend, and happy cooking!
(Image: Emily Ho)