First Tuesday Recipes for May

Has anyone else noticed how quickly 2019 is going? It’s already May! The weather here in New Jersey is getting warmer and the frost-free date is upon us. It’s time for a few recipes to use springtime produce! In this post, as I’ve done a couple times in the past, I’ll post links to recipes I’ve enjoyed rather than writing out my own. Click on the title of the recipe to link to the original.

Asparagus and Goat Cheese Quiche.Β This recipe is one I found inΒ Southern Living Magazine and two of my children, both of whom hate asparagus and leeks, loved it. I did have some trouble with the filling overflowing the crust, so next time I would make it in a pie plate or a springform pan rather than a tart pan.

Strawberry, Kiwi, and Spinach Salad. This salad is perfect for a light meal. If you prefer to have it with a larger meal, it’s great with pork!

Cold Sesame Noodles with Crunchy Vegetables. This is a great dish if you’re looking for something meatless (which, as I look at the recipes I’ve given you, seems to be a theme this month) and filling. Change up the vegetables you use so it’s different every time! I use peanut butter in this recipe instead of tahini or another nut butter, but I bet those substitutions would be good, too. Spaghetti works just fine in this recipe, so don’t go nuts looking for Chinese egg noodles. And one more thing: I don’t use the hot sauce/Tabasco, but I put it on the table to pass in case someone else wants it.

Let me know if you try any of these! And please remember that I love to have submissions from readers, so don’t hesitate to send me any recipes you’d like to share.


Until next time,




9 thoughts on “First Tuesday Recipes for May”

  1. Great recipes. I’ll try them sometime…soon. I’m laughing at myself, because I really want to try the Cold Sesame Noodle tonight, but the way my day is going, we’ll probably end up with take-out Chinese food. πŸ˜‰


    1. I don’t know why I’m not seeing these comments when they post. I’m going to have to look at my settings. Thanks. I had the noodle recipe the night that post went live because I couldn’t stop thinking about them. πŸ˜‰

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    1. The thing was, I didn’t grease the non-stick tart pan and the overflow was so bad I ended up having to throw out the tart pan. The amount of stuff that got stuck on and simply wouldn’t come off was amazing. It really was delicious, though. I would definitely make it again.


    1. It’s my pleasure, Olga. If you give any of the recipes a try, let me know what you think! I enjoyed the Cold Sesame Noodles tonight for dinner. πŸ™‚


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