Gooey Lemon Bars with Blueberry Glaze

Gooey Lemon Bars with Blueberry Glaze. Tangy, sweet, rich, gooey, and out of this world. | hostthetoast.com

Gooey Lemon Bars with Blueberry Glaze. Tangy, sweet, rich, gooey, and out of this world. | hostthetoast.com

My family heard that I was making brownies for Easter, so they showed up ready to get their sweet teeth tickled.

“That is not a brownie,” my grandmother informed me, pointing to a yellow rectangle I was cutting. “And hi, dear!”

She was right, the brownies were set aside (more on those brownies next week, by the way), and I was working on lemon bars. Not just any lemon bars, Gooey Lemon Bars with Blueberry Glaze.

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Freezer-Friendly Everything Bagel Bombs

Freezer-Friendly Everything Bagel Bombs. Cheese, ham, and eggs are stuffed into bagel-ified dough for the perfect reheatable breakfast for busy mornings.  Only 240 calories per serving! | hostthetoast.com

Raise your hand if you don’t have time in the morning before work to make yourself a filling, healthy, and delicious breakfast.

Hello, my fellow sad-excuse-for-breakfast buddies.  I feel your pain.

Freezer-Friendly Everything Bagel Bombs. Cheese, ham, and eggs are stuffed into bagel-ified dough for the perfect reheatable breakfast for busy mornings.  Only 240 calories per serving! | hostthetoast.com

Not to worry, though. What I’m about to tell you will change your breakfast game forever.

You can have ham, egg, and melted cheese stuffed everything bagels for breakfast every morning in just one minute and fifteen seconds, for only 240 calories.  BAM. YOUR MIND=BLOWN, RIGHT?!

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Honey Dijon Chicken Cheesesteaks on Pretzel Rolls

Honey Dijon Chicken Cheesesteaks with Pretzel Rolls. You need to make these ASAP. The pretzel rolls are made with frozen bread and baking soda! | hostthetoast.com

My mom is not a big eater. She is perfectly content having salad for dinner most nights, and she sticks to small portion sizes when she eats anything else. I did not inherit my endless (and frighteningly insatiable) appetite from her.

Honey Dijon Chicken Cheesesteaks with Pretzel Rolls. You need to make these ASAP. The pretzel rolls are made with frozen bread and baking soda! | hostthetoast.com

But sometimes she surprises me, like when I told her that she could have the first taste of these Honey Dijon Chicken Cheesesteaks. I gave the test one to her, and then got excited when she seemed to really like it.  I asked if I could have a bite, and it was like trying to take food from a wild animal. “WHAT? THIS ONE IS MINE!” Okay, Mom. I’ll just back away slowly now and wait for the next batch…

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Pad Thai Potstickers

Pad Thai Potstickers. Turn the foreign food favorite into a delicious (and freezer-friendly) appetizer. | hostthetoast.com

How do you make Pad Thai even better? Put it in a potsticker.

Pad Thai Potstickers. Turn the foreign food favorite into a delicious (and freezer-friendly) appetizer. | hostthetoast.com

Pad Thai is a street vendor style noodle dish from (you guessed it!) Thailand. Rice noodles are stir fried along with eggs, tofu, and often shrimp or chicken, and then it all gets a kick of flavor from tamarind and fish sauce. Usually, Pad Thai also includes bean sprouts, roasted peanuts, green onion, cilantro, and various additional little goodies that, all together, happen to make it one of my favorite foreign comfort foods in the whole wide world.

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One Pot Pesto Carbonara

One Pot Pesto Carbonara. This one pot pasta recipe incorporates asparagus, mushrooms, eggs, bacon, and pesto! Perfect for spring! | hostthetoast.com

Looking outside, I can hardly tell it’s spring. The sky is grey, the grass is brownish, and the trees are still barren. O Sunshine, where art thou?

We get less and less “spring weather” here in Jersey every year, it seems. Is it like that everywhere? Do you feel like it’s either scorching hot summer or freezing cold winter all year round with like a week, max, of spring and fall in-between?

One Pot Pesto Carbonara. This one pot pasta recipe incorporates asparagus, mushrooms, eggs, bacon, and pesto! | hostthetoast.com

At least our produce around here is keeping up with the season. I walk into Wegman’s and BAM! green everywhere. The herbs are fresh and bouncy, the asparagus stalks are bright, the rows of fruits and vegetables seem to finally have a life to them that makes me want to stock my fridge up with everything I can fit in my shopping cart. (And by want to, I mean I do this.)

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