Like any other season, spring brings its own tasty unique flavors to the table.

If you haven't figured it out yet, I love food. Or maybe it's more than that. Much like Mandella says about her relationship with William Shakespeare in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You, "we're involved." So with the start of a new season, I find myself getting giddy about the light, bright and fresh spring dishes that are sure to be on my dining room table.

What kinds of food come to mind when you think of spring?

I think of pasta primavera with fresh herbs, salads with vibrant vinaigrettes, and fruit pies topped with a big dollop of whipped cream. It's all about light dishes that don't weigh you down. These are foods that are meant to be eaten outside in the sunshine.

Taste of Home recently put together a list of the best springtime recipes in each state. Maybe this is something you also make each year in your own way. Or maybe it's a brand new dish you can add to your spring lineup.

For Colorado it's a farmer's casserole. This recipe was submitted by Nancy Schmidt in Center. Who doesn't love a good, hot breakfast? This one is loaded with hashbrowns, ham, green onions and tons of ooey-gooey cheese. Yes, please! Plus, if you've got company for the weekend, you can assemble this the night before. Then all you have to do is pull it out of the fridge, put it in the oven the next morning, and enjoy coffee with your guests while it cooks.

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