St. Patrick’s Day is just days away; Easter and spring celebrations are on the horizon. So, I’ve pulled together a Spring Recipe Round Up of seasonal favorites to help inspire some delicious spring baking and cooking. I also have a terrific giveaway opportunity from HelloFresh! You definitely want to be in on this one. HelloFresh is a great solution for the busy cook. They create the recipes, do the shopping and then deliver pre-measured ingredients for each recipe right to your door! (Details are at the end of the post.)

But first, let’s begin with some of my St. Patty’s day favorites…starting with…chocolate :)

chocolate stoutChocolate Stout Cupcakes filled with Irish Cream– These cupcakes are insanely good! The cake is chocolatey, moist and dense. The ganache is shiny and fudgy. The filling is creamy, cool and flavored with Bailey’s Irish Cream. More than a few who have tried these said they were the best cupcakes they’ve ever had!
Chocolate Stout Cake Crumb Truffles– These are the super easy treat you get to make with the leftover cake crumbs and ganache you’ll have from making those insanely good Chocolate Stout Cupcakes. Yep, you get two treats from one recipe!

irish sodabreadIrish Soda Bread– This is my favorite recipe for Irish Soda Bread. Sour cream and egg add moisture and a little richness that make it more like a tea cake than a traditional bread. I love it sliced thick and toasted, then spread with salted butter. This is an easy recipe to make. Don’t miss out!
Irish Soda Bread Scones– This was my latest post, but in case you missed it…It’s based on my favorite Irish Soda Bread mentioned above, but in scone form. Yes. Buttery, delicious scone form. Do it.

orange buttermilk pancakes and eggsOrange Buttermilk Pancakes with Fresh Citrus Syrup– These are a delicious change from plain buttermilk pancakes. I love the refreshing flavor from the juice and zest of fresh oranges. They are fluffy and tender and the syrup is the perfect partner to highlight the citrusy flavors.
Herbed Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs– This is an easy way to jazz up your scrambled eggs. Fresh herbs and some goat cheese will take your eggs from every day to holiday in just a few minutes.

lemon thyme cakes and tartLemon Thyme Olive Oil Cakelets– Olive oil cakes are some of my favorites. They are always moist and full of flavor. If you’ve never paired an herb with cake, you’ll be surprised how nicely they marry and make for a lovely spring sweet.
Lemon Lime Cream Slab Pie-This is a great choice for a spring get together. Cool, creamy lemon and lime filling sits atop a sweet vanilla wafer crust. Perfect pie for a crowd or divide the recipe in half and make a lovely 9″ tart.

pineapple-coconut-glazed-carrotsHerb Roasted Potatoes-This is one of the easiest ways to prepare potatoes. No peeling, just wash, dry and toss with olive oil and your favorite fresh herbs, then roast. Use tiny potatoes and they will be like a healthier version of a tater tot!
Pineapple Coconut Glazed Carrots– Pineapple and coconut give a tropical twist to classic glazed carrots. You can get your fruits and veggies in one beautiful and easy to make side dish.

Now, about that giveaway… I’ve partnered with a wonderful group of bloggers to offer you a chance to win $500 worth of HelloFresh meals. I know. Too good to pass up!

The winner has total freedom of choice for their preferred mix of HelloFresh veggie boxes, classic boxes and family boxes. For an idea of what this could mean, someone could order Classic Box meals for 4 people 3x per week for a month with this prize! There’s plenty of chances to enter, so get your entries in!

Giveaway Rules: The giveaway runs from March 14th to March 28th, 2016. The prize for one lucky winner will be $500 worth of HelloFresh meals. The giveaway is open to U.S. readers only and you must be 18 years old to enter.

Update 3/31/16…A winner has been randomly selected and confirmed! Congratulations to Kathryn, who will soon be enjoying her HelloFresh meals! Thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway!

Win $500 Worth of Delicious HelloFresh Meals!

Giveaway Courtesy of HelloFresh and Arousing Appetites

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