- Make a big pitcher or punch bowl of Strawberry Moonshine Julep ahead of time and allow guests to serve themselves while they nibble on hors d'oeuvres.
- Asparagus is at its peak in spring; learn a few tricks for preparing it in our guide to prepping asparagus.
- No Southern gathering is complete without coconut cake—this cake can be made the day before and kept refrigerated; serve it chilled or at room temperature. For more layer cake inspiration, don't miss assistant food editor Ben Mims's piece Sweet Southern Dreams.
- The deviled eggs on the menu are a great way to use up the hard-boiled eggs from Easter morning. Not a fan of deviled eggs? We've got many other recipes that use hard boiled eggs in our collection of ways to cook with Easter eggs.