A variation of the ever-popular palmier, or elephant ear, these little treats are sure to become a family favorite. The recipe comes from "Bake! Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking," by Nick Malgieri.
Also try: Ox Tongues, Sacristains
Store-bought puff pastry makes easy work of this seasonal tart recipe from "Martha Stewart's Dinner at Home." For the most flavorful (and flaky) results, look for all-butter brands of frozen puff pastry, such as Dufour.
Follow this dish with Shrimp in Saffron Broth and Apricot-Almond Ice Cream Sandwiches for a quick spring meal.