The Recipe Box

Welcome to Kitchen Parade's Recipe Box! It's the easy way to find healthy, seasonal recipes for every-day meals and special occasions. I hope you'll find many recipes that will become your own family's favorites, just as they are mine.

SEASONAL RECIPES My cooking is guided by the seasons, using the tastes and flavors unique to the rise and the fall of the temperature, the length of the days, the richness of the earth's bounty.

HEALTHY RECIPES There's a special page for Weight Watcher recipes and separate pages for those looking for Low-Carb Recipes and Low-Calorie Recipes. For those who eat less meat (either every day or every so often or regularly for Meatless Mondays), check out the many Vegetarian & Vegan Recipes. Many Kitchen Parade recipes also comply with the real-food Whole 30 and paleo eating regimes. I build these lists by hand to make it easier for you to find the right recipe for you, fast and focused, without forcing you to wade through page after slow-loading page.

New visitors, you might want to first explore Kitchen Parade's favorite ingredients for inspiration. If you like what you see, be sure to sign up for a free e-mail subscription, new recipes will come straight to your InBox. For new recipes and more, follow Kitchen Parade on Facebook and Pinterest too.

You might also sign up for an e-mail subscription for A Veggie Venture, my food blog about vegetables. Favorite recipes from A Veggie Venture are highlighted throughout the Recipe Box here at Kitchen Parade.

Welcome to all! Explore, enjoy! ~ Alanna
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Your site is so user-friendly. Thank you for its organization of recipes, helping tips and welcoming feel.

Keep up the good work!

Judy Holmes
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I just found your site and I love it! I really enjoy the stories that go with the recipes and your instructions are written like there is a caring, patient mom standing in the kitchen with you giving guidance. And the food is so delicious! I made your mom's pancakes this morning and my whole family loved them. They were so good! Thank you for making this site and sharing your recipes. Can't wait to try more!
Judy & Anonymous ~ Thanks so much for your kind, kind words. They mean the world!
do you have any diabetic recipes?
Hi Anonymous ~ I don't have 'diabetic' recipes per se but nearly all my recipes are high in protein, low in fat, low in sugar, high in fiber, etc. And because every recipe has nutrition information, it's easy to select the recipes that best fit an individual diet regimen. Still, a good place to start for diabetics is the collection of Low-Carb Recipes. Hope this helps!
Many years ago, probably in the 1960's my mother copied a recie from the Kitchen Parade column in the Chicago's Sun times. It was for an orange cake caked in a long loaf pan. the cake was baked, covered and chilled overnight. An orange flavored custard filling was made and cooled. The cake was then split into two layers, and filled with the custard. covered and chill overnight. then an orange flavored stabilized whipped cream was made and spread over the entire surface of the cake. Again, chilled for 4 hours before serving.It may seem like a lot of work, but believe me it was worth every moment and effort. Unfortunately, I have lost the recipe. Is there any chance that the recipe is in your archives or that another reader has this recipe. Much and many thanks,
Alanna, I've been following your Kitchen Parade & Veggie Venture blogs for quite a few years now, and although I keep an eye out for new recipes and food blogs, I still like yours the best. Today's beef, mushroom & barley soup recipe (plus the stock recipe) is a keeper. I'd make it tonight, but there won't be enough time after work, so this week-end for sure. Thanks! Sandy Wates
Sandra ~ Thank you, thank you, your kind words mean the world. And yes, the Beef Mushroom & Barley Soup is a total keeper! We’re having leftovers tonight! I so appreciate your taking the time to write.

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Thank you for taking a moment to write! I read each and every comment, for each and every recipe. If you have a specific question, it's nearly always answered quick-quick. But I also love hearing your reactions, your curiosity, even your concerns! When you've made a recipe, I especially love to know how it turned out, what variations you made, what you'll do differently the next time. ~ Alanna