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Fresh Fridays, April 8

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Happy Friday!

I want to be totally honest, people always say to my family, “you must eat like kings every night!” When I hear that, I always cringe, because during weeks like this past week, we eat out of the freezer; frozen meals, soup and cereal, yup, been one of those weeks. I know you have them too!

But spring is springing all around Colorado. My hyacinths are blooming, which means we should be getting a big sloppy snowstorm soon! I love weather!

This Fresh Fridays, I have a brand new, baked flaky fish recipe, plus Easter is only a little over a week away, I’ve got some great brunch and dinner recipes for you!

Kumain ka na ba? That means “Have you eaten?” in Filipino! Read all the way to the end for a quick encouragement on “Real Hospitality”.


What’s Cooking?

Panko Parmesan Baked Cod recipe plated with a drizzle of lemon garlic butter and a mound of fragrant basmati rice.
Panko Parmesan Baked Cod

Panko Parmesan Baked Cod

Fish lover? Fish hater? Or somewhere in between, that’s where I fall! I might be able to entice a few of the fish “meh” people over to fish lovers with this quick and simple recipe that tastes amazing.

I am the first to admit I am not a fish lover, but I do love a good, mild white fish. You can easily replace the cod in the recipe with MahiMahi, Tilapia or your favorite white fish!

I have even made this recipe and served it to company, it’s delicious, quick and looks rather stunning! Especially if you make the included Browned Butter Lemon Garlic Sauce – dreamy!


Easter is a week away!

It’s time to start planning your Easter Menu, whether you are hosting or bringing something.

Easter Brunch Ideas!

Simply hover over the image and click if you want to see the recipe.

Fork holding up cheesy bite of baked chile relleno casserole with square of chile relleno on plate.

Easy Chile Relleno Casserole | Gluten Free Option

A slice of biscuits and gravy egg bake on plate with pan behind, smothered in sausage gravy, with bowl of gravy on the side.

Biscuits and Gravy Casserole | Breakfast Casserole

Mock Eggs Benedict | www.thefreshcooky.com #mockeggsbenedict #eggdish #eggsbenedict

Mock Eggs Benedict

Overnight French toast with drizzle of syrup | www.thefreshcooky.com

Overnight Cinnamon Crunch French Toast

ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls in a pan slathered with frosting with a bowl of frosting nearby.

Best Gooey Cinnamon Rolls

Chocolate bread and butter pudding with serving of pudding in crystal glass drizzled with creme anglaise sauce.

Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding

FB Image with spoon drizzling Nutella on a square of chocolate croissant french toast.

Easy Chocolate Chip Croissant Casserole Bake

Sliced loaf of strawberry bread on pretty platter with fresh strawberries.

Healthy Strawberry Bread

Pinterest image for Strawberry Rhubarb Salad on white plate with mint and rhubarb ribbon.

Strawberry Rhubarb Salad

Blueberry Crumb Cake image on aqua tray with pretty serving spatula and spring napkin.

Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake

Dutch Baby Oven Pancake | www.thefreshcooky.com

Dutch Baby {Oven Baked Pancake}

Image of orange scone on white plate with wedge of orange and fork.

Orange Scones (Panera Copycat)

Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake

Close-up image of square of gluten-free coffee cake recipe on plate with blueberries and strawberries.

The Best Gluten-Free Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake Recipe 

Mixed Berry Scones on a plate with fresh raspberries and blueberries on top, square image.

The Best Mixed Berry Scones

Prosciutto & Gruyere Quiche with Hash Brown Crust | www.thefreshcooky.com #hasbrowncrust #quiche #gruyereandprosciutto

Prosciutto & Gruyere Quiche with Hash Brown Crust

Wedge of Starbucks coffee cake on white plate with full cake in background.

Starbucks Copycat Coffee Cake

These Cinnamon Crunch Scones are a buttery, tender whole-grain, cream scones that are full of sweet cinnamon flavor and not the least bit dry. The Cinnamon Crumb Crunch topping is the best part! Perfect for a morning tea, breakfast or brunch or an afterschool snack! #thefreshcooky #scones #cinnamonscones #crumbtopping #brownsugar #fallbaking #recipe

Cinnamon Crunch Scones

Delectable Easter Dinner Recipes

Coca Cola Ham recipes with ham slices on plate with serving fork.

Bourbon Glazed Ham (Coca Cola Ham Recipe)

corner shot of cheesy baked asparagus with melted cheese in a casserole dish

Cheesy Asparagus Bake {No Fail!}

Recipe image of white baking dish filled with cheesy funeral potatoes with a scoop removed.

Cheesy Funeral Potatoes

Square Image of slice of potatoes au gratin, with layers of creamy, gruyere cheesy deliciousness.

Potatoes au Gratin (Potatoes Dauphinoise)

Square image for corn pudding casserole with square of corn pudding on a plate with a fork and yellow flowers behind.

Easy Corn Casserole without Jiffy

Hand squeezing lemon on fresh air fryer roasted asparagus.

Air Fryer Asparagus Recipe

Best Cowboy Baked Beans

Best Ever Cowboy Baked Beans

Oven Baked Barbecue Beef Brisket

Creamy Homemade Smoked Mac and Cheese square image.

Smoked Mac and Cheese

Best Italian Pasta Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Bacon Balsamic Macaroni Salad from thefreshcooky.com is perfect for any potluck, BBQ, Labor Day celebration. Not your typical macaroni salad; this one is loaded with bacon, cheese, tomatoes, crisp celery and mixed in a creamy balsamic dressing. #baconbalsamicmacaronisalad #bacon #macaronisalad #balsamic #makeahead

Bacon Balsamic Macaroni Salad

Asian Ramen Noodle Salad | #thefreshcooky #asiansalad #sidesalad #cabbage #ramen #ramensalad #salad #easyrecipe

Healthy Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad

Blackberry Grilled Chicken Salad | www.thefreshcooky.com #freshsalad #springsalad #blackberrys #friedgoatcheese

Blackberry Grilled Chicken Salad with Fried Goat Cheese

Tropical Mango Fruit Salad

Sweet Maple Apple Pecan Salad

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Honey Balsamic Glaze

Southern-Style green beans close-up with parmesan cheese, bacon and crispy onions.

Southern-Style Green Beans

Square image of pouring marinade sauce over funeral sandwiches.

Hammy Sammies {Funeral Sandwiches}

Roast Beef Sliders square image on tray.

Roast Beef Sliders

Turkey and Cheese Sliders with butter sauce poured over the tops ready for marinating.

Best Turkey and Cheese Sliders

Next week we’ll feature some fabulous drinks and desserts!

Inspiration of the Week

So how about Real Hospitality? Do you invite others in, do you go the extra mile? I love having people over, my hope is that these simple recipes will encourage you to make something simple and bring it to a neighbor or invite a neighbor or friend over.

Kumani ka na ba? (Have you eaten?)

This is what you’ll always hear as a visitor in many homes in the Philippines, where I’m from. It’s the Filipino way of expressing care and kindness for our guests. And regardless of your reply, your host will always prepare something for you to eat. Filipinos believe that true kindness isn’t just saying the standard greeting but also going beyond words to show real hospitality.

Rebekah too, knew all about being kind. Her daily chores included drawing water from the well outside town and carrying the heavy jar of water home. When Abraham’s servant, who was very thirsty from his journey, asked for a little water from her jar, she didn’t hesitate to give him a drink (Genesis 24:17-18)

But then Rebekah did even more. When she saw that the visitor’s camels were thirsty, she quickly offered to go back to draw more water for them (vv. 19-20). She didn’t hestitate to help, even if it meant making an extra trip (or more) to the well and back with a heavy jar.

Life is tough for many people, and often a small gesture of practical kindness can encourage them and lift their spirits. Being a channel of God’s love doesn’t always mean delivering a powerful sermon or planting a church. Sometimes, it can simply be giving someone a drink of water.

Karen Huang | Our Daily Bread, April 7th

Offer hospitality to one another…use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:9-10)

Thank you for being on this journey with me! Don’t stop commenting, I love reading each and every one!

With joy and hope,

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