1. Fresh Berries from 8 Must-Cook Foods for Spring Entertaining Slideshow

8 Must-Cook Foods for Spring Entertaining Slideshow

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1. Fresh Berries

"I get super excited for berry season, in late spring. I love to make all kinds of fresh smoothies!" — Valaer Murray

 

Berries are great to add to smoothies for added flavor and color. When they’re fresh-picked and still warm from the sun, they also make for an easy and special dessert for any kind of occasion. If it’s just you and the family, top a scoop of vanilla ice cream with fresh berries. For an adults-only dinner party, spike crème anglaise with a bit of Grand Marnier then layer with berries for a (slightly-boozy) fruit parfait. For a special weekend brunch, heat up fresh berries with maple syrup for a fruity topping for pancakes