Chives are often improperly categorized as a frivolous garnish, like a piece of curly parsley you add to the side of a plate but never intend to eat. But chives have way more to them than just making dishes look fresh. They taste like spring; which makes them a natural ingredient to be cooking with right about now.
We're not saying that you shouldn't top your baked potato or cheddar soup with a hearty handful of chives -- you always should -- but just don't stop there. You can bake with chives. Make pestos with chives. Bread chicken with chives. And that's just the beginning.