Best Recipes of 2014 (Watch for this list at the end of the year!)
Best Recipes of 2014 from A Veggie Venture (Ditto!)
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Best Recipes of 2013
Best Recipes of 2013 from A Veggie Venture
Roasted Veggie Enchilada Casserole Layers of roasted vegetables, salsa verde, corn tortillas and fresh spinach.
Stir-Fried Shrimp with Asparagus or Other Summer Vegetables Shrimp and vegetables tossed in an addictive sweet 'n' sour hot sauce.
DIY Homemade Foot Lotion Take care of your feet, three easy-to-find ingredients.
No-Big-Deal Homemade Chicken Stock How to turn making chicken stock from a production into No-Big-Deal.
Should Cooked Pork Be Pink? Yes and No.
For Weight Watchers
Why I Switched from Weight Watchers to Medifast
Hibiscus Tea with Ginger & Vanilla My caffeine-free coffee substitute.
How to Poach a Perfect Egg. Step-by-step using Cook's Illustrated technique.
Raspberry-Red Wine Coulis (Reduction Sauce) Sweet-but-tart raspberry sauce, a perfect added-touch for desserts.
Hamburger Casserole Weeknight comfort food lightened up.
Simple Cast Iron Southern Corn Bread Six tips for perfect cornbread.
Irish Spiced Fruitcake NOT your grandma's fruitcake.
Refrigerator Pickled Beets No canning required!
Perfect Thick Pork Chops Turn out juicy, perfectly cooked meat every time.
Upside-Down Rhubarb Cheesecake A luscious combination of rhubarb-sour and cheesecake-creamy.
Mexican Mango Trifle (Ante de Mango) Layers of bread and mango pudding, studded with sherry-soaked raisins.
Easy Skinny Turkey Roll-ups with Fresh Veggies Just deli turkey, honey mustard and a few veggies.
Rhubarb Cake Simple and rustic, less sweet to taste rhubarb's wonderful "sour".
Simple Grilled Salmon How to grill salmon, simply, sumptuously.
Bloody Caesar Canada's Bloody Mary.
Peach-Pie Pudding It's peach pie without the crust!
Summer Couscous with Mango & Tomato Couscous all dressed up for summer.
Wedge Salad with Homemade Low-Cal & Low-Carb Blue Cheese Salad Dressing A summer indulgence.
Jerusalem Turkey Burgers with Zucchini Moist, flavorful burgers specked with grated zucchini and fresh herbs.
Mexican Pizza (Oaxaca Tlayuda) Easy, healthy build-your-own crispy baked tortillas.
Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions Extra-special with a little brown sugar and a little sherry.
Microwave Green Chili Cheese Grits Two quick 'n' easy secrets for creamy grits.
Slow Cooker Braised Lamb Shanks Fall-off-the-bone meat in a silky-smooth sauce.
Homemade Butterhorns (Thanksgiving Crescent Rolls) My grandmother's recipe.
Homemade Whole Cranberry Sauce for the Slow Cooker Sweet aroma of cranberries, fresh ginger and orange zest!
Spanish Stew with Roasted Pepper (Chilindron) With a mysterious dark-red color.
Fresh Cranberry Cake Best made a day ahead.
Potato Blintzes An old family recipe.
Best Recipes of 2012
Best Recipes of 2012 from A Veggie Venture
Master Recipe: How to Make Homemade Vegetable Soup Never the same twice.
Favorite Summer Soup Recipes
For Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers, Meet Michael Pollan: How My Friend Ann Lost Thirty Pounds in Three Months
Mediterranean Eggplant Quick, easy & tasty vegetarian supper.
Party Nuts with Fresh Rosemary "Those Good Nuts."
Gumbo A classic Cajun gumbo, except that the roux is cooked in the oven.
Orange-Kissed Marshmallows Homemade orange-flavored marshmallows, lots of tips for beginner and experienced marshmallow-makers.
Hearty Healthy Chicken Stew with Chickpeas & Kale A hearty, one-pot supper with warm spices and fresh vegetables.
Bacon-Wrapped Dried Apricots Quick to fix, surprisingly low in calories.
Real-Food Brisket No more canned mushroom soup! No more onion soup mix!
Easy Creamy Scrambled Eggs for a Crowd Easy mostly make-ahead eggs for a big breakfast or brunch.
Five-Minute Fruit Salad It's all in the presentation!
Ham Loaf with Sour-Cherry Sauce An old family recipe.
Mojito Strawberries Inspired by a mojito, the Cuban cocktail.
Sunshine Orange Muffins from the Canadian favorite, The Best of Bridge.
Brown Sugar Lemon Curd My Canadian family's signature recipe.
Derby Pie The classic Southern pie with many names.
Strawberry Salsa with Sweet-Cinnamon Baked Tortilla Chips A quick fruit salsa with easy baked tortilla chips.
Mini Porcupine Meatballs A retro recipe updated for contemporary tastes.
Mint Julep Pork Chops Skillet-cooked pork chops with a wonderful bourbon-mint sauce.
Chocolate Raspberry Icebox Cake So easy, yet so impressive, especially pretty for July Fourth parties.
Homemade Buttermilk How to make thick & tangy, cold & creamy buttermilk.
Baked Chicken with Fresh Peaches Quick-seared chicken breasts amid summer-juicy peaches.
Cold & Creamy Cantaloupe Soup So simple and yet ... somehow so unusual, so comforting.
Shakshuka (Eggs Nested in Summer Vegetables) A traditional North African and Israeli dish.
Ina Garten's Tabbouleh Salad It has a secret ingredient!
Ribs & Sauerkraut for Slow Cooker or Dutch Oven Easy supper for home or camping.
Easy Baked Oatmeal with Apples & Walnuts Healthy oats gussied up with warm fruit and nuts.
Easy Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries & Bananas
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin or Butternut Squash) Grits My healthy substitute for mac 'n' cheese.
Brown Rice & Quinoa Rice Pudding Homey dessert made healthy.
Old-Fashioned Southern Brunswick Stew An old-fashioned southern tradition for election gatherings.
Oven-Baked Whole-Grain Pilaf with Quinoa, Barley, Kamut & Other Grains A concept recipe.
Easy Chicken or Turkey Tortilla Soup Quick to assemble.
Cranberry Linzer Tart An impressive European fruit tart, made easy with an almond press-in crust.
Slice 'n' Bake Coffee Cookies with Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans Big results, small effort.
Bourbon Pralines The famous praline recipe from the New Orleans School of Cooking.
Perfectly Cooked Roast Beef An easy-to-remember formula.
Yorkshire Pudding My mom's recipe and secret technique!
Horseradish Whipped Cream for Beef Just like the best steak restaurants make.
Mini Tiramisu Cups with Pralines Tiramisu made with eggs that are cooked, not raw.
Best Recipes of 2011
Best Vegetable Recipes of 2011 from A Veggie Venture
How & Why I Shop at Amazon for Everyday Household Needs
Holiday Baking Tips from a Certifiable Cookie-Baking Fiend
This Christmas, Let's Give the Gift of Words
And the River Was Like Glass: A September 11th Remembrance
How to Frost a Cake: Step-by-Step Photos & Tips
How to Cut an Orange for Slices
Vegan Done Real
Favorite Summer Salad Recipes
Favorite Recipes for Fall Baking
St. Louis, My Hometown
St. Louis Restaurant Recipes My weekly column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
A Hundred Mile Dinner Ingredients sourced from St. Louis surrounding area.
Year in Pictures 2011
Quick 'n' Easy Raw Salad My own 'healthy habit' that I hope will inspire yours, too.
Baked Cabbage Wedges Healthy wedges of cabbage, baked with carrots and onion.
Easy Margarita Chicken A quick supper from a surprising source.
How to Cook Popcorn in a Microwave in a Paper Bag How to make airpop popcorn in the microwave, just popcorn kernels, a paper sack and NO oil.
Chimichurri How to make chimichurri, the Argentinian parsley sauce.
Seared Scallops with Chimichurri and Garlicky Polenta A simple romantic dinner, perfectly cooked scallops bedded in creamy polenta and topped with racy spoonsful of chimichurri.
Sugar-Free Raspberry Bliss A fruity, creamy raspberry dessert, just three ingredients and quick to make.
Greens & Grits Spinach cooked with tomato and mushrooms atop quick-cooked grits.
Cornmeal Pancakes with Blueberries My simple recipe for cornmeal pancakes.
Banana Nutter Muffins Whole-wheat muffins with banana, peanut butter and chocolate, just drizzle with with Peanut Butter Frosting for Banana Nutter Cupcakes.
Rainbow Chicken Chicken (no browning required) and vegetables baked in the oven.
Mini Egg Salad Sandwiches with Rhodes Multi-Grain Rolls A simple egg salad in good whole-grain rolls.
Southern Belle Lemon Layer Cake Easy lemony cake with lemony cream cheese frosting. Also cherry layer cake, orange layer cake, many variations!
Herb-Coated Broiled Fish Fish filets coated in fresh herbs, then broiled. So simple, yet seductive.
Green Mayonnaise A whole new way to think of mayonnaise.
Mango Lassi with Mint & Mango & Beet Smoothies Mad for Mangoes!
Easy Shrimp Bites Four pantry ingredients, a snap to assemble.
Chicken Burgers with Fresh Spinach, Feta and Garden Tzatziki Sauce Summery Greek-style chicken sandwich with chunky Greek tzatziki.
Citrus Slices with Orange Flower Water, Spices & Chocolate Shavings A simple summer dessert.
Thirst-Quenching, Low-Cal, Low-Alcohol Drinks One for summer, one for winter.
Greek Pasta Salad Loaded with veggies, dressed with a creamy feta vinaigrette.
Sweet-Corn Soup with Shrimp Familiar ingredients combine into something unusual and surprising.
Cantaloupe-Tomato Gazpacho A slightly fruity vegetable gazpacho.
Homemade Peach Syrup with Fresh Peaches Thick, caramel-y peach syrup.
Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella for a Crowd A quick and easy way to serve two of summer's best treats.
French Scrambled Eggs Eggs cooked slowly with a few vegetables, creamy and soft.
Homemade Ricotta Two ways to make fresh homemade ricotta.
Creamy Ricotta with Tomato-Cucumber-Corn Salad A simple tomato-cucumber-corn salad, served with Homemade Ricotta.
Homemade Granola with Almonds & Apricots Just a little sweetness, just a little oil.
Simple Lentil Salad with Seasonal Vegetables A concept recipe for a supper salad.
Homemade Kabocha Squash "Pumpkin" Purée How and why to make pumpkin purée not from pumpkin from kabocha squash.
Perfect Lamb Chops How to cook lamb chops perfectly each and every time.
Apple Pudding Cake with Cinnamon Butter Sauce My sister's simple, rustic apple cake.
Easy-Easy Pear Sauce Four Ingredients + Five Minutes = Simple Sweet.
Homemade Sazón A gorgeous Dominican sauce, so fresh, so alive.
Champion Chicken Easy baked chicken topped with Homemade Sazón.
Pumpkin-Stuffed Lasagna Rolls Lasagna rolls stuffed with a delicious pumpkin filling.
Christmas Chicken Salad Chicken salad all dressed up for Christmas.
No-Roll Christmas Sugar Cookies Quick and easy, chewy and buttery, colorful and festive.
Festive Holiday Salad My signature salad during the holidays, just ten minutes start to finish.
Christmas Trifle My family's traditional show-stopping English trifle.
Overnight Coffeecake Mix the night before, bake to serve hot and fresh in the morning.
Best Recipes of 2010
Best Vegetable Recipes of 2010 from A Veggie Venture
Ham 101 What to Know Before Buying a Ham
I Heart Food Blogs Recipes from my favorite food blogs, updated continually.
A Birthday Cake for Jesus: A Story My sister's gentle way of keeping the spirit of Christmas.
Ripe Bananas for Baking: How Ripe Should Bananas Be?
The Quick & Easy Way to Remove the Seeds from a Pomegranate How to easily extract the seeds and juice from a pomegranate
For Weight Watchers
How to Lose Weight with Weight Watchers Tips from Alanna & Kitchen Parade readers
One-Point Fruit Servings for Weight Watchers All the common fruits, how much of each fruit is equivalent to just one Weight Watchers point using Weight Watchers' old point system.
Weight Watchers, PointsPlus & Kitchen Parade Watch this post for transition updates.
Weight Watchers New PointsPlus Power Foods With links to the power food ingredients.
Football Fever! Recipes for NFL Playoff Games & Superbowl Parties
Favorite Apple Recipes All my favorite apple recipes, savory and sweet.
My Best & Favorite One-Pot Supper Recipes Getting supper on the table, easy on the dishwasher.
Italian Lemon Chicken Italian-style baked chicken, lemon-y and garlick-y.
Broiled Grapefruit Three ways to broil winter's best fruit.
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio (Garlic & Olive Oil) Hot pasta gently tossed with garlic and olive oil.
Savory Cornbread Muffins Cornmeal muffins spiked with chili powder, a little jalapeño and red pepper.
Fast Roast Chicken My signature recipe, just three ingredients and an hour.
Cut-Out Spice Cookies My all-time year-round favorite cut-out cookie dough recipe.
Rustic Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Carrots A happy marriage of sweet potatoes and carrots.
Julia Child's Soubise (Onion & Rice Casserole) Thin ribbons of onion with rice and a little cream and cheese.
Homemade Spaghetti Meat Sauce All of the flavor, a fraction of the calories.
Chicken & Wild Rice Soup or Turkey & Wild Rice Soup A hearty mix of leftover chicken or turkey, wild rice and butternut squash.
Refried Bean Sauce with Eggs on Top A hearty protein-packed weekend brunch recipe.
Easy Baked Fish with Red Pepper & Cucumber Salad A Quick Supper, made with pantry ingredients.
Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie A creamy concoction, with just a hint of peanut butter and a drizzle of chocolate.
Spicy Raisin Sauce for Ham My grandmother's recipe, always-always served with the Easter ham, the Christmas ham, the Sunday ham.
Twice-Smoked Ham How & Why to Smoke a Smoked Ham a Second Time
Savory Orange Slices A simple and surprising orange salad.
Ham & Beans How to make Ham & Beans with a leftover ham bone.
Ham & Eggs with Leftover Ham A hearty breakfast for one or two or a crowd.
Chocolate Cream Puffs Stuffed with Strawberries & Cream Chocolate, strawberries and cream, just two bites big.
Red Quinoa Salad Your Way, a Quick Supper, Healthy grains, crunchy vegetables, fresh herbs & creamy cheese.
Sweet Potato Salad with Roasted Poblano, Roasted Corn & Chipotle A sweet potato salad for summer, a colorful and mouth-watering blend.
Banana Streusel Muffins A super-moist banana muffin recipe topped with a 'streusel' mix of toasted nuts and cinnamon.
Fish with Herb Butter, a Quick Supper, one of my favorite simple suppers.
Homemade Egg McMuffin The egg is cooked in the microwave, turns out light and fluffy.
Cucumber Dip with Feta Creamy dip for vegetables or steak.
Spiced Banana Ice Cream Rich-tasting banana ice cream made memorable with a trio of pantry spices, along with Spiced Nuts
Cold Shrimp in Creamy Dill Sauce with Capers Shrimp in a 'creamy' dill sauce that tastes much richer than it is.
Lifetime Pancakes Tiny, small, medium and large batches, whatever the size of the table.
Magical Breakfast Cream From 'French Women Don't Get Fat'.
Canadian Flag Cake A festive cake emblazed with the Canadian maple leaf in strawberries.
Smoked Salmon Salad with Quick-Pickled Cucumbers & Roasted Peppers, a Quick Supper, easy and refreshing.
Deviled Eggs with Tomato-Herb Relish Easy but dramatic presentation of everyone's favorite deviled eggs.
First-Prize Peach Pie The secret technique is no blanching and no peeling!
Cold-Brewed Coffee Low-acid cold-brewed coffee makes perfect iced coffee for hot summers.
Carrot & Zucchini Bread A classic quick bread, streaked with carrot and studded with candied ginger.
Grilled Steak with Summer Tomato Salad A hearty salad supper, steak with a mess of lettuce, tomatoes, avocado in a poblano-bacon vinaigrette.
Homemade Mayonnaise for BLTs Some times, Homemade Mayonnaise is worth just a little extra effort.
Fresh Corn & Tomato Salad Perfect corn, perfect tomatoes add up to more than the sum of their parts.
Summer Seafood Chowder Shrimp and scallops in a milky broth, with barely cooked tomato, corn and my favorite vegetable this summer, okra.
Cantaloupe Smoothie 100% fruit, creamy or frosty.
Steak & Tomatoes A Quick Supper, ribeyes pan-seared and finished in the oven atop a delicious bed of tomatoes, onions and late-summer vegetables.
Healthy Waldorf Salad My makeover recipe for Waldorf Salad, reducing calories and Weight Watchers points by more than 80%.
Best-Ever Caramel Cake A spectular layer cake worthy of a special occasion.
Moroccan Onions Sliced, spiced and roasted onions, the traditional 'mezgaldi'.
Pan de Muerto (Bread for Day of the Dead) The traditional bread from Latin America to communicate with loved ones who have passed on.
Snickers Cookies on Sticks (or NOT) Peanut butter cookies with mini Snickers bars wrapped inside.
Fall Stew Baked in a Whole Pumpkin A whole pumpkin filled with a tomatillo-hominy stew.
Healthy Trail Mix A healthy mix of nuts and dried fruit, bulked up with low-sugar Cheerios.
Perfect Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins So healthy! So adaptable! Stays fresh for days too.
Turkey Salad Supper with Green Beans & Dried Cranberries Not 'turkey salad' per se but a 'Turkey Salad Supper', a light and healthy main dish salad.
Mexican Fruit Salad A light and simple fruit salad with a surprising mix of spices and fruits.
Breakfast Casserole with Sausage, Apples & Caramelized Onions A make-ahead breakfast casserole, layers of sausage, apple and caramelized onion.
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix How to make hot chocolate mix from scratch, for a crowd, for gifts, for home.
Best Recipes of 2009
Oatmeal How and why to cook oatmeal every day
Ten Tips for Better Burgers Ten easy tips for grilling juicy burgers.
How to Make Great Fried Chicken Tips and techniques for cooking fried chicken worth eating.
This Year, Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving
Six Thanksgiving Menus
Kitchen Parade by Shirley In celebration of Kitchen Parade's 50th Anniversary.
Easy Summer Recipes Less Cookin', More Livin', that's the motto.
Winter Tomato Soup Roasting, slow-cooking draw out summer flavor
Sugar-Free Chai Tea Just good ginger, good spices, good tea and good milk
Winter Stew A Concept recipe, cook with confidence, no recipe required
Lighter Mashed 'Potatoes' Mashed cauliflower and turnips, really, but so close, your mouth will do a double-take
Beef Bourguignon Three days of preparation, one magnificent feast
My Sister's Recipe for Crockpot Chili Brown the meat, dump and go
Poblano Steaks a Quick Supper, How to turn an inexpensive cut into a tender, tasty steak
Roasted Pear Salad Romance and seduction on a plate
along with Toasted Goat Cheese
Black Walnut Bread A loaf of quick bread, bright with lemon and smoky with black walnuts
One-Pot Chicken with Beans & Vegetables A healthy stew, packed with cooked beans and root vegetables
Gashouse Eggs The old-time comfort food, just an egg and bread fried together, with so many names
Mexican Gas House Eggs The new game in town, an egg fried in a tortilla.
My Mom's Pancake Recipe Light and fluffy pancakes, lots of pancake tips and tricks
No-Boil Lasagna Recipes
including Personal Pan Lasagna, Crockpot Lasagna and Spinach Dip
Irish Soda Bread Muffins Moist, buttermilk muffins studded with dried fruit and scented with caraway
Lemon Pudding Cake Light and airy lemon pudding cake, baked till golden on top and a soft lemony pudding forms below.
Spinach Soup with Perfect Hard-Cooked Eggs A soup flushed with spring
along with Perfect Hard-Cooked Eggs
Broccoli Rigatoni with Chickenpeas & Lemon Another easy pasta supper, lemony, garlicky, cheesy, broccoli good.
Cheery Cherry Banana Bread My first and favorite recipe for banana bread.
Grape Salad with Almonds & Cilantro An unusual fruit salad, savory and sweet at the same time.
Pork Chops & Rice Oven Dinner A one-pot oven dinner, pork chops and rice cooked together.
Armenian Easter Bread The buttery sweet bread called choereg or choreg.
Homemade Chicken Stock A cooking lesson with tips and techniques.
Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing The traditional spinach salad with bacon, hard-cooked eggs, mushrooms.
Mango Chicken Salad A quick chicken salad in a light yogurt sauce, studded with chunks of fresh mango.
Old-Fashioned Black Walnut Chocolate Cake A classic chocolate cake, moist and earthy, studded with black walnuts.
Mom's Roast Chicken My mother's recipe for roast chicken with all the trimmings, stuffing and chicken gravy, including How to Truss a Chicken
Mom's Everyday Oatmeal Cookies A great basic recipe for oatmeal cookies.
Asparagus Whole Wheat Bread Pudding A rustic bread pudding with whole wheat bread, asparagus, cheese, fresh herbs and lemon zest.
Homemade Poppy Seed Cake With a layer of sweet spiced chocolate
along with Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
Old-Fashioned Homemade Lemonade How to make real lemonade with a simple technique that extracts extra flavor from the lemon peels.
Easy Easy Grilled Mushroom Appetizer Two ingredients and a real crowd pleaser.
Cauliflower Salad with Fresh Herbs Steamed cauliflower tossed in a vinaigrette with fresh herbs.
Roasted Rhubarb Rhubarb cooked until just soft in the oven.
Ten-Minute Foolproof Enchilada Sauce for Ten-Minute Enchiladas
Finnish Fruit Tart My first and favorite fruit tart recipe with a press-in whole-wheat crust and a sour cream and fruit filling.
Minnesota Sloppy Joes Sloppy joes made from scratch in the crockpot.
Herbed Saltines A contemporary take on the Fannie Farmer recipe for ‘Souffled Crackers’ that dates back to a 1918.
My Perfect (Unsweet, Unboozy) Sangria A dry sangria that's fruity and refreshing, not cloyingly sweet and dizzyingly boozy.
Two-Bite Brownies Moist, chocolate-y brownies, just two bites big. Served, if you like, in a festive watermelon boat.
Blueberry Salsa A savory fruit salsa?
Easy-Easy Marinated Flank Steak Just two ingredients and about ten minutes of hands-on time.
Easy Fruit Sorbet aka “If You’ve Got Three Ingredients and Five Minutes, You’ve Got Sorbet”
Cantaloupe Salad with Feta & Basil A sweet 'n' savory summer fruit salad.
Shrimp with Tomatoes, Spinach & Feta Shrimp cooked in a nest of tomatoes, spinach and feta cheese.
Fried Bread Slices of hearty bread, fried in a skillet.
Potato Bites with Smoked Salmon An easy appetizer with an elegant appearance.
Calico Beans A hearty bean dish, meaty enough for supper, but more often served as a side at potlucks.
Lamb Stew with Sweet Tomato Jam A Moroccan-style lamb stew.
Homemade Finnish Mustard How to make mustard at home, Finnish-style.
Banana Nut Cake with Caramel Frosting A special-occasion cake yet simple to make.
Naturally Sweetened Apple Butter Apple Butter as it should be, naturally sweet with just a touch of butter.
Hamburger Soup A hearty soup with chunks of meat and a cornucopia of bright-colored vegetables.
Rock-Star Fried Chicken Finger-lickin' fried chicken, crispy on the outside and moist on the inside
Extra-Crispy Apple Crisp My very own 'perfect' recipe, barely sweet apples firm and tart, topped with an extra-crispy topping, thanks to a secret ingredient.
Lamb with Lemon & Oregano An easy way to roast a leg of lamb, using just a handful of pantry ingredients.
How to Dry-Brine and Roast a Whole Turkey A dry-brined turkey is simple and uncomplicated and produces turkey with dark, crispy skin with moist and flavorful breast meat and the dark meat.
Sausage Stuffing My grandmother's recipe for sausage stuffing.
Light & Fluffy Homemade Whole-Grain Bread & Buns The light and fluffy texture that so many people prefer.
Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Unexpected layers of flavor and color, a very pretty dish.
Apple-Butter Pumpkin Pie Naturally sweetened apple butter and pumpkin purée in an easy press-in graham cracker crust.
Fresh Jellied Cranberry Sauce with Apple Homemade jellied cranberry sauce made with fresh cranberries and softly gelled with the natural pectin in apples.
Turkey Tetrazzini A good way to use up leftover turkey or roast chicken.
Chocolate Ginger Crinkle Cookies Chocolate-y ginger-y cookies that take hold and grab.
Finnish Meatballs Light and flavorful meatballs, perfect for make-ahead entertaining.
Colored Roll-Out Sugar Cookies Pretty and easy-to-work-with roll-out sugar cookie dough.
Bodacious Brussels Sprouts Prep ahead of time, then finish just before serving.
Glöggi (Hot Red Mulled Wine) Scandinavian-style hot red wine 'mulled' with spices, fruit and for good luck, an almond.
Best Recipes of 2008
How to Save Money on Groceries
Introduction: How to Save Money on Groceries
Part One: Frugal Eating Starts In Our Heads
Part Two Frugal Food Shopping Requires a Plan
Part Three: How to Shop Wisely for Groceries
Considering Convenience: My Favorite Kitchen Tools
Pi Day - Recipes for Homemade Pie! A collection of pie recipes from my fellow food bloggers.
Easy Egg Recipes A collection of thrifty egg recipes from my fellow food bloggers
Oven-Baked Brown Rice So good, make it every week
Chicken Nachos Party food in a flash
along with Game-Day Pretzels & Pickled Jalapeño Rings
Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Soft and chewy, bright with cinnamon
Pork & Poblano Skillet, a Quick Supper where a smoky pepper sweetens supper
along with Creamy Slow-Cooker Beans
Lemon Meringue Pie Sunny slivers of the lemony classic
Milk-Braised Pork Roast Be it ever so humble, milky good
along with Spiced Tuscan Salt
Lemon & Asparagus Pasta Light and bright for spring
Chocolate Malt Ice Cream Old-time fountain flavor at home
Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler A simple dessert that sings of spring
New-Fashioned Sauerkraut Salad Still convenient, now contemporary
Grilled Balsamic Chicken Start in the oven, finish on the grill
along with Vince's Baked Chicken
Finnish Summer Soup Milky broth with the freshest, newest vegetables from the garden
Grilled Vegetables in Foil Who says a grill is just for meat?
Mom's Blueberry Coffeecake A family favorite, for good reasons
Baked Bacon How to cook perfect bacon in the oven
Leek Sauce for Pasta, a Quick Supper, pasta hugged by a gentle leek sauce
Summer Peach Festival, a festival of peach recipes
Fresh Peach Pie, Peach Appetizer, Peach & Cantaloupe Soup, Roasted Peaches
Beef Tacos with Avocado, Cucumber, Mango Salsa, a Quick Supper, some assembly required
Homemade Frozen Yogurt with Blackberry Sauce Simple to make, simple to serve
Fresh Apricot Bars A showcase for orbs of apricot
Fresh Creamed Corn Garden luxury, straight to the table
Shrimp Salad Recipes, a Concept Recipe, Good for supper, better still the next day
Fish with Garden Fries (Roasted Okra) & Garden Salad, a Quick Supper, Summer bounty on a plate
along with Garden Popcorn (Fried Okra)
Quick Crisp Flatbread Homemade crackers, easy as easy can be
Kung Pao Chicken, a Quick Supper, Meaty moist chicken in a hot mahogany sauce
Thai Cantaloupe Salad Simple to make, lovely to enjoy
Lemon Basil Shrimp Finger-food delicious
Chilaquiles A concept recipe
Gold Cookies Very very good, especially at using up egg yolks
Dimply Plum Cake A rustic plum cake to bring dimples to your cheeks
along with Swedish Cream
Eggplant & Bean Thai Curry Where local and global meet for supper
Cheese Puffs (Gougère) A make-ahead appetizer, served hot from the oven
Estonian Apple Cake A wordly, neighborly cake
along with Crème Anglaise
Green Chili Sauce (Salsa Verde) New Mexico-style salsa verde
Green Chili Burgers Just good meat with a good green salsa
Chicken with Creamy Cider Gravy a Quick Supper, Moist chicken in a mahogany sauce
No-Knead English Muffin Bread No knead, no worry
Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast Easy enough for every day, special enough for occasions
along with 'How to Make Turkey Stock' and 'How to Cook a Turkey the Day Before'
Make-Ahead Fresh Green Bean Casserole America’s favorite casserole, fresh & convenient both
Perfect Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes (Party Potatoes) Make-ahead mashed potatoes for a crowd
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars So pretty on a plate!
Pumpkin Pecan Pie One pie, two Thanksgiving favorites
along with No-Roll Oatmeal Crust
Squash & Carrot Stew Rich with world spices
Elk Meatloaf Adapted from the Quaker Oats meatloaf recipe, easy meatloaf recipe made with ground elk, bison, beef or even turkey
Cinnamon Apples Festive color for the holiday table
Eggnog French Toast with Apple Cranberry Compote Perfect(ly easy) for Christmas morning
along with Homemade Eggnog
Sesame Candy Homemade sesame candy, sticky, sweet, delicious
Fresh Cranberry Drop Cookies Cookie bites bright with fresh cranberry, sweet orange and toasty pecans
Oyster Stew Fresh oysters in a milky soup
Mini Crab Bites An easy elegant appetizer recipe, tiny portions of crab meat served in 'spoons' of endive.
Best Recipes of 2007
Lenten Grass An old Finnish tradition, good to mark the season of Lent with children.
The Heartbeat of Iowa An essay about the call of the land.
How to Make Flaky Tender Pie Crust
Two-Way Lentil Skillet, a Quick Supper, one recipe, two outcomes
with Light Vegetable Stock
Chicken Sybil My favorite Quick Supper, multiple personality chicken
On-the-Run Breakfast Bars
along with a photo essay about observing Lent with children, Lenten Grass
Mushroom Soup Homemade, home delicious
Reader Recipe: Emerald Isle Stew A hearty, gravy-rich stew
Meatball Soup with Broccoli Rabe Hearty, heart-warming fare
Vanilla Brownies Darkly chocolate, richly vanilla saucepan brownies; moist and fudgy in the center, chewy on the edges
Caper Chops with Curried Carrots, a Quick Supper
Strawberry Banana Chocolate Crumble Fruity chocolaty goodness
with Strawberry Fool & Strawberries in Wine
How to Make Rhubarb Jam & Rhubarb Jelly
Chicken Greek Salad with Simple Hummus, a Quick Supper, just assemble and serve - another good reason to eat at home!
Those Pink Potatoes Surprising scalloped potatoes & beets
along with That Pink Salad
Ratatouille Omelettes A food hit worthy of a hit movie!
Herbed Ricotta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes An easy summer appetizer
along with recipes for Homemade Ricotta, Easy Radish Spread & Pita Crisps
Cottage Cheese Pie Featuring a great St. Louis product, Pevely cottage cheese
Slow-Roasted Tomatoes Summer providence for winter meals
Banana Oatmeal Cookies Oatmeal cookies with a banana twist
Power Food Broccoli Salad Food for thought
Cauliflower Risotto Easier, more delicious than you think
Weeknight-Easy Rolls No kneading, no rise time
along with recipes for Honey Butter & Honey Mustard Butter
Flaky Tender Pie Crust Savor every single bite
along with How to Make Flaky Tender Pie Crust
American Apple Pie Savor every single tender, flaky apple bite
Cranberry Apple Crisp A wintry take on fall's favorite
Perfect M&M Cookies First grabbed, first to disappear
Smoked Turkey Chowder A melding of slow-cooked flavors
along with Slow-Baked Potatoes
Best Recipes of 2006
Tin Foil Chicken & Veggies, a Quick Supper, meat & vegetables cooked in foil for easy clean-up
Quick Cauliflower Soup or Quick Broccoli Soup Healthful veggie soups on the table in minutes
Winter Pesto with Pasta Familiar pesto with a spinach twist
Cashew Chicken Curry Reminiscent of London's curbside curry take-away
Shhh Banana Bread Delicious, low-fat banana bread
All Courses Lavender: An Easy Romantic Dinner
Lavender Steaks, Lavender Potatoes, Lavender Crème Brûlée
Trio of Vegetables with Sour Cream
Nana's Cucumbers, Borscht Beets & Ontario Greens
Greek Feta Chicken, a Quick Supper, so good it's been passed from friend to friend
with Curried Rice
Banana Floats Fresh winter citrus with hints of spring
Salmon Chowder Flavorful fish and vegetables in a creamy broth
Whole-wheat Soda Bread A yeastless bread, best oven-hot or toasted
Blueberry Galette A rustic blueberry pie
Crockpot Chicken Goulash, a Quick Supper and one-pot meal for extra-busy days
Lemon Turkey Noodle Soup Turkey & vegetables in a lemony broth
Hot Cross Buns Sweet buns traditional for Easter
Sole with Mushrooms & Onions, a Quick Supper, herb-brightened fish
Plant Sale Soup Hearty and heart-warming fare
Asparagus Custard Tart Visually impressive but oh-so-easy
with Orange & Cumin Vinaigrette
Raspberry Morning Cake A fruity coffee cake
Pair of Strawberry Salads Worthy of the best of berries
Strawberry Pepper Salad & Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Confetti Potato Salad A crowd pleaser for large gatherings
Tropical Pork Tenderloin, a Quick Supper, a bit of sweet, a bit of heat especially designed to pair with:
Tropical Salad Supper, a Quick Supper, bright with citrus & tropical fruit
Holy Slaw! Crunchy vegetables in a peanut dressing
Maple Glazed Salmon a Quick Supper, sweet & peppery marinated salmon
Buttered Pecan Ice Cream Old-fashioned goodness Featuring native Missouri pecans
along with Pecan Meringue Cookies
Italian Sausage with Grapes & Greens, a Quick Supper, an unusual combination of familiar ingredients
Blueberry Sour Cream Pie Berries puffed in light, sweet cream
Pair of Refrigerator Pickles Homemade pickles without the fuss
Cucumber & Pepper Refrigerator Pickles & Marinated Brussels Sprouts
Fruity Gazpacho A starter, entrée or dessert!
with Summer Fruit Salad
BLT Pasta Salad A fresh approach for a summer favorite
Peach Blueberry Cake Country-rustic and delicious!
with Brown Sugar Peaches
Vichyssoise A simple leek & potato soup
with Easy Homemade Chicken Stock
Herbed Goat Cheese An easy low-carb, make-ahead appetizer, plus, meet my dog!
Grilled Pepper Salad Smoky pepper in a pesto-ish dressing
with Warm Pepper Salad
Buffalo Ragout from the Food Journal of Lewis & Clark
including Roasted Parsnips with Pine Nuts
Cornmeal Catfish with Warm Potato Salad, a Quick Supper
with Homemade Cajun Spice Mix
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies For raisin-lovers and raisin-haters
Pepper Steak & Mushrooms, a Quick Supper, easy for everyday, good for occasions
Swedish Rye Bread Slightly sweet, densely delicious
Apple Cider Indian Pudding Old-fashioned homey dessert
Balkan Sausage Stew Rustic rib-sticking fall fare (and an ode to fall food)
Acorn Squash with Quinoa & Cherries Merging great fall flavors
White Chicken Chili An old favorite, a little lighter
Thick Chops with Sauerkraut, a Quick Supper, moist chops in apple-chunky sauerkraut
Turnip Puff or Rutabaga Puff A family Thanksgiving favorite
Turkey Wild Rice Casserole A festive make-ahead hot dish
Butter Tart Bars Small bites of Canadian nostalgia
Cranberry Pudding Moist pudding cake with butter sauce
along with Cranberry Applesauce & Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
Date-Night Chicken, a Quick Supper, bachelorhood begone
Apple Yogurt Salad
Black Pepper Almonds Deliciously addictive!
Best Recipes of 2005
Light 'n' Easy Chocolate Pudding
Bacon & Egg Breakfast Bake
Beef & Mushroom Stew
Easy-to-Elegant Asparagus Soup with Homemade Crème Fraîche
Three Easy Vegetables
Roasted Cauliflower, Honey Carrots & Lemon Asparagus
Coffee Pots & Lemon Pots
Lemon Chive Chicken Salad
Roasted Salmon & Asparagus
Country Rhubarb Cobbler
Quinoa & Black Bean Salad
Chickpea & Chicken Salad
Strawberry Ice Cream
Strawberry Shortcake Iowa-Style
Best Shortcake Biscuits & Iowa Shortcake
Chicken Veggie Quesadillas
Beet Röesti with Rosemary & Shredded Zucchini with Thyme
Berry Baby Backs
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Easy Elegant Fruit Tart
Summer's Tomato Soup
(Quick) Brown Bread
Dutch Apple Puff
Spiced Yogurt Chicken, a Quick Supper
Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Cranberry Sauce, a Quick Supper
Creamy Wild Rice Soup
Sandwich & Cracker Spreads
Cranberry Orange Spread, Almond Cilantro Spread, Sun-Dried Tomato Spread
Pair of Mashed Vegetables
Mashed Potatoes & Carrots, Mashed Rutabagas & Apples
Sweet 'n' Hot Chicken
Hoisin & Honey Pork Tenderloin, a Quick Supper
along with Butter-Simmered Carrots
Graham Cracker Toffee
Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Salad
along with Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Soup
Best Recipes of 2004
Low-Fat Vegetable Soup
Karelian Borscht (Russian Beet Borscht Soup)
Lentil Soup Vincent
Smashed Potatoes & Broccoli Casserole
Banana Streusel Muffins
Sausage & Kale Split Pea Soup
Baked Chicken with Herb-Roasted Potatoes
Very Very Green Green-Pea Soup
Easy Turkey Chili
Simple French Eggs
Chameleon Ice Cream
Very Vanilla, Chocolate Mint, Coffee Spice, Coconut, Raspberry
Alice Waters' Coleslaw
Chocolate Cinnamon Whipped Cream Cake
Bloody Mary Salad
Fish with Herb Butter, a Quick Supper, one of my favorite simple suppers
Best Recipes of 2003
Beef Stew with Cranberries
Finnish Whole-Wheat Flatbread
Finnish Fruit Tart
Caraway Corned Beef
Mini Coffee Cookies
Twenty-Minute Beefy Black Bean Chili
Homemade Yeast Rolls My Mom's 'Ice Cream Pail' Buns
Scandinavian Pea Soup
Tender Pork Tenderloin
with Cumin Carrot Fries
Lavosh (Armenian Cracker Bread)
Tiapinno (Ciopinno) - Herbed Fish Stew
Winter Fruit Salad
Laura's Healthy Carrot Soup
Easy Italian Appetizers
Red Pepper Crostini, Olivada & Parmesan Crisps
Trio of Salad Dressings
Buttermilk Balsamic, Traditional Balsamic & My Favorite
Rhubarb Chutney A savory chutney made with rhubarb, onion and dried fruit.
Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie A creamy concoction, with just a hint of peanut butter and a drizzle of chocolate.
Gingerbread Muffins Low-fat and low-calorie molasses-y muffins with a moist and delicate crumb.
Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake
Juicy Pork Chops, a Quick Supper, for moisture and flavor, the chops are brined first, then grilled.
Tomato Soup Vegetable Salad
Asian Chicken Salad
Tomato Basil Quiche
Plus how to preserve basil and Basil-Cream Cheese Dip
Thick Chops with Mustard Crust
Summer Berry Pie
Wild Rice Salad
Chicken à la King
Gum Drop Cookies An old-fashioned cookie with jewel-colored bites of gum drops candies.
Sautéed Red & Yellow Pepper Relish & Pied Pipers
All-Natural Dog Treats
along with 'Dog Chow' for Kids and Fudgicles
Cheery Cherry Banana Bread My first and favorite recipe for banana bread.
Wine-Braised Pork Roast How to cook a pork roast in wine and rich spices.
along with Garlic Mashed Potatoes
along with Molasses Ice Cream
Turkey Sweet Potato Soup
along with recipe for Homemade Applesauce
Gourmet Mocha Cookies
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
At Last! Black Bean Soup
Holiday Fruit Parfait with Yogurt, Cranberries, Applesauce, Pineapple & Kiwi
Best Recipes of 2002
Cheese Gnocchi Pie Kitchen Parade's debut column!
Best-Ever Oatmeal Bread
Chicken Cider Stew
plus Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Autumn Pumpkin Bread
Cranberry Orange Relish with Fresh Ginger
Homemade Microwave Caramel Corn
Five-Week Bran Muffins
Frosty Christmas Trees
Three Quick Appetizers
Spinach Puffs, Cream Cheese-Chutney Spread & Cheddar-Olive Spread