Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Recipe Swap Roundup - Fruit

With spring in full swing I'm starting to see fresh, local fruit in my supermarket. This makes me very happy. I love fruit but in the winter it's tough to get excited about the few things that are available. Unlike Baby Girl, who eats banana and applesauce daily and never seems to tire of either, I need more variety. I picked fruit as a theme for the swap back in the cold, dark winter so when it finally came time to receive the submissions I was excited. And man, are there some awesome recipes in this swap. If you love fruit, or if you want to add more fruit to your diet, take a gander at these beauties!

Jey's son is nicknamed the Fruitaholic, so her recipe for Chicken with Pineapple Strawberry Salsa was a definite winner:

Coleen doesn't usually bake with fruit, but her Strawberry Yogurt Scones were a great treat:

Jenna had to make some substitutions in her recipe for Baked Oatmeal with Apples and Mixed Fruit, but it still turned out to be a delicious breakfast:

Kate had never heard of a buckle before getting her recipe for Blueberry Buckle, but quickly realized it's basically a coffee cake with fresh fruit:

Melissa loved the mild sweetness of her Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins, which had a great creaminess as well:

Nichole thinks of grapes as a forgotten fruit, so she was happy to revisit them with her recipe for Grape Salad:

Heather had to make a few modifications to her Mixed Green and Apple Salad with Warm Honey Dressing, but ended up with a great, easy salad:

I made Jey's Lemon-Basil Blueberry Muffin Top Cookies, which were a fun twist on a traditional muffin/cookie:

Katie had my recipe for Thai Pineapple Rice, which she served in a gorgeous pineapple half for an awesome presentation:

Dawn loved the elegant aspect of her Cinnamon Vanilla Poached Pears, a simple, light dessert:

Cathy loves handheld desserts like these Cheese Danish:

Lishie's oven died while she was making her Glazed Apple Cream Pie, but thankfully she was still able to make and enjoy this delicious dessert:

Allison enjoyed her Strawberry Sour Cream Pie, especially with the addition of whipped cream:

Jaida brought her Mini Fruit Tarts for a coworker's baby shower (although the coworker ended up having the baby before the party):

Paige isn't normally a fan of fennel but she still enjoyed her Citrus Fennel Salad:

Kristina loved her Strawberry Muffins so much she's already got plans for making them with different fruit:

Ashley enjoyed her Rustic Applesauce as a special treat:

Nicole loved the ease of her Fruit Trifle, which she brought to work so she wouldn't be tempted to eat the whole thing herself:

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  1. Everything looks amazing, as usual! Thanks again for hosting!

  2. YUM! So glad Spring is here! Thanks for doing this Sarah :)

  3. Thank you so much for hosting Sarah! So much fun & sooo yummy!!!

  4. Thank you so much for organizing this! It was fun and everything looks yummy :)

  5. Wow these looks great! Can't wait to try these out! Perfect for the spring =)


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