Slow-Cooker Braised Artichokes with Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs : Add these easy-to-make stuffed artichokes to your Easter dinner menu and watch how quickly they disappear. Your guests will love peeling off the tender leaves, and they'll be happily surprised to find little pockets of garlicky breadcrumbs inside. For a spicy kick, add a pinch of crushed red chile flakes to the breadcrumbs.
OK. So I'm not going to lie. These were a pain in the butt! Nothing to do with the recipe, but just the cleaning of artichokes. I complained the whole time, and at one point almost threw my artichokes in the garbage. But, these were really, really good! I am so glad I stuck with it. I need to read up on some artichoke cleaning tips before I attempt again. :-)
Slow-Cooker Asparagus-Barley Risotto : Food Network Kitchen's easy slow-cooker risotto will liven up your Easter spread and lighten your cooking load. This creamy rice dish is usually made with Arborio rice, but we love it with the toothsome nuttiness (and fiber) of barley. Have your guests add a squeeze of lemon for an extra pop of brightness.
Broccoli Gratin - 4/21/14 This was part of our Easter menu yesterday and it was REALLY good. Even my mega-carnivore hubby wanted to eat just this for lunch today. I made it with skim instead of whole milk and you couldn't tell.
Recipe of the Day: Oven-Baked Onion Rings The key to healthier onion rings is to forgo the frying altogether. Baked in the oven with a potato chip and buttermilk coating, sweet Vidalia onions achieve crunchy, golden perfection without all the fat and calories.