Share: Lavender Flowers Look for dried lavender flowers in spice shops. If using lavender from the garden, make sure it hasn’t been treated with chemicals. Featured Recipes Chicken Cassoulet Soup After my sister spent a year in France as an au pair, I created this lighter, easier version of traditional French cassoulet for her. It uses chicken instead of the usual duck.—Bridget M. Klusman, Otsego, Michigan Lavender Brownie Cheesecake This cheesecake is one of the most decorative I have ever made. It is so pretty with lavender flowerettes on top. If you serve this to guests, they will sure be impressed.—Peggy Armstrong, Buhl, Idaho Lavender Ice Cream “Homemade herbal ice creams are a favorite at our house. A scoop of lavender ice cream is heavenly on warm peach crisp or blueberry cobbler!” —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin Related Tips Self-rising flour-1/2 cup As a substitute for self-rising flour, place 3/4 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt in… Cheese-Flavored Sprinkles This recipe was tested with Molly McButter fat-free cheese-flavored sprinkles. Look for it in… Microwave-1,100 watt This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.