This & That: May 2012

In Season, Spring
on April 20, 2012

This & That is a collection of recipes, tips, stories and inspirations found in Relish magazine every month. They are the features at the forefront of our minds and always a mixed-bag of what we’re loving most.

A Note From Editor Jill Melton:
May is for mothers, and so is our new Relish for Moms newsletter. Whether you’re looking for ways to get your kids in the kitchen, or ways to get a hot meal on the table before 9 p.m, it will help. Sign up at But forget about cooking on May 13, your day to be queen. An impatiens in a paper cup (my Mother’s Day gift last year) is great, but here are a couple other welcome items. This adorable bracelet is made from antique silver spoons. It’s held together by super strong magnets, making it a breeze to put on and take off. (Available at I also love the new OXO rotary egg beater.
Kids will love mixing things with it, especially pancakes for you on Sunday morning. See how easy it is on our new kids video series at

Create a Relish Mom Board and Win $250
If you haven’t plunged into the Pinterest world of virtual pin boards, now is the time. In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re launching a Pinathon called “The Relish Mom”—with a $250 prize. To win, create a board with “pins” of your favorite mom things—your kids, a new couch, your dream vacation, a favorite dinner, whatever. Get started by taking a peek at Editor Jill Melton’s board at To check out the full contest rules, go to

3 Things in Relish Cooking Show Chef Amy Roth’s Fridge:
With these three ingredients plus what’s in my pantry. I can easily put together a meal in a flash.

  • Parmigiano Reggiano: Sauté some sliced garlic, and chile flakes in a flavorful olive oil. Boil pasta and top with grated Parmigiano Reggiano. Voila! A delicious and fast week- night dinner.
  • Dark Chocolate and Unsalted Butter: With butter and chocolate on hand, I can whip up a tray of delicious fudgy brownies whenever I need to bring a simple dessert somewhere. For my brownie recipe, go to

The Mom 100 Cookbook
From mom and food editor Katie Workman comes a must-have cookbook for every family: The Mom 100 Cookbook, 100 Recipes Every Mom Needs in Her Back Pocket. It’s sure to become your new “go-to” resource. For Pasta with Meatballs and Sauce from Workman’s book, go to

Make a Cookbook
Use design stamps to decorate a binder and fill it with plastic sleeves to hold recipes torn from Relish magazine. For step-by- step instructions from Relish Prop and Food Stylist Teresa Blackburn, go to

Found in: In Season, Spring