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Cherry-Inspired Recipes to Celebrate the D.C. Blossoms

Spring has finally come to D.C. and the smell of cherry blossoms is in the air! Washington, D.C. is known for its massive number of cherry trees that blossom across the city. Every April, D.C. holds several cherry blossom-centered events including festivals, fireworks, and parades. To get into the spring cherry season, here are four tasty cherry recipes to try with your friends!

Cherry Cheesecake Stuffed Frenchtoast

Breakfast and dessert all in one bite! This mouthwatering dish is sweet and tart, serving as a perfect way to start or end your day. For best results, use challah bread!

Chocolate Cherry Vegan Cookies

For all of AU’s passionate vegans, here is a yummy dessert option for you! It only takes 25 minutes to bake and the recipe uses soy milk, flax seed, and vegan chocolate chips!

Cherry Limeaid

What’s better than a refreshing, chilled beverage to drink while quadding? Check out this cherry and lime blended drink.

Cherry Pear Muffins

These sweet muffins are topped with a cinnamon sugar glaze that is sure to sweeten up your day! Plus they make a great on-the-go snack to grab when you are running late to your 8:55.

After you try out each of these delicious treats, check out some of the cherry blossom activites happening here in D.C.! Read this Her Campus American article to learn about some of these events. 

 

Photo Credits:

http://www.jask.org/Resources/Pictures/cherry_blossom_.jpg

http://www.food.com/recipe/chewy-vegan-chocolate-chocolate-chip-cookies-99094

http://laylita.com/recipes/2012/09/13/cherry-limeade/

http://www.babble.com/best-recipes/cherry-cheesecake-stuffed-french-toast-have-dessert-for-breakfast/

http://www.recipe.com/cherry-pear-muffins/

Emma is a sophomore at American University, majoring in Journalism and minoring in Political Science and Women's Studies. She loves to write, journal, and blog in her free time. Emma is a Communications Intern at the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), a non-profit in DC. She is a social media editor for Her Campus American.
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