This Week in Recipes

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Thai Shrimp Cakes with Sweet Chili Sauce: These light, puffy shrimp cakes show off the combination of three simple ingredients: cilantro roots, garlic, and white peppercorns.

Boston Cream Pie: Boston Cream Pie might be delicious, but the traditional rendition is most certainly not a pie. This recipe exchanges soggy spongecake for a sturdy blind baked crust that provides great texture and a bit of salty contrast to the sweetness of the pudding.

Asparagus and Ramp Soup with Yogurt: This simple soup combines the pure, fresh flavors of blanched asparagus and sautéed ramps with the bright acidity of yogurt and lemon juice.

8 Floral Cocktails for Mother's Day: With ingredients ranging from lavender to elderflower, these springtime cocktail recipes are the perfect accompaniment to your Mother's Day festivities.

S. H. Fernando Jr.'s Spicy Lentil Fritters: This recipe combines yellow split peas, chilies, onion, curry leaves, ginger, and fennel seeds for a crispy, addictive fritter reminiscent of falafel.

Marinated Fava Beans: When sweet and tender fava beans are coated with a slick of olive oil, vinegar and garlic bits, the contrast between the sharp dressing and the mildbeans makes for a beautiful harmony.

The Elvis (Grilled Peanut Butter, Bacon, and Banana Sandwich): Taking the classic sandwich to the next level, the bananas in this recipe are fried in bacon fat and brown sugar, then flambéd with bourbon for an extra kick. This one'll get you all shook up.

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