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 list for Weight Watcher recipes and separate lists for those looking for Low-Carb Recipes and Low-Calorie Recipes. For those who eat less meat (either every day or every so often), check out the many Vegetarian & Vegan Recipes. I build these lists by hand to make it easier for you to find the right recipe, 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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ALL WEIGHT WATCHERS Why I Switched from Weight Watchers to Medifast Weight Watchers, Meet Michael Pollan (How My Friend Ann Lost Thirty Pounds in Three Months) How to Lose Weight with Weight Watchers

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Weight Watchers "Old" POINTS SYSTEM Weight Watchers Recipes Sorted by Old WW Points One-Point Fruit Servings for Weight Watchers

A Veggie Venture Famous Weight Watcher Soup Recipes Zero, One & Two Point Vegetable Recipes

MORE HEALTHY EATING CHOICES Low-Carb Recipes Low-Calorie Recipes Vegetarian & Vegan Recipes Vegan Done Real

ST. LOUIS, MY HOMETOWN My Weekly Column for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Recent Recipes) St. Louis Restaurant Recipes (Many Years of Recipes) Hundred Mile Dinner St. Louis Food Blogs

Kitchen Parade Favorite Recipes for Fall Baking My Best & Favorite One-Pot Supper Recipes Chillin': Favorite Chili, Chowder & Cornbread Recipes My Best & Favorite Apple Recipes Favorite Summer Salad Recipes Favorite Summer Soup Recipes

A Veggie Venture Special Useful & Informative "Stuff" Favorite Seasonal Vegetable Stews NEW! Favorite Pumpkin Recipes My Favorite Winter Squash Recipes Sweet Potatoes: They're Not Just for Fries Anymore Vegetarian Entrées for Thanksgiving Falling in Love with Green Beans: Favorite Recipes Six Years of Favorite Asparagus Recipes Twelve Favorite Tomato Recipes

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Kitchen Parade Holiday Baking Tips How to Cook Popcorn in a Microwave in a Paper Bag — Like an Airpop, No Oil! I Heart Food Blogs Should Cooked Pork Be Pink? Ham 101: What to Know Before Buying a Ham Ten Tips for Better Burgers Oatmeal: How & Why to Cook It Every Day How to Save Money on Groceries Easy Egg Recipes My Favorite Kitchen Tools The Heartbeat of Iowa

A Veggie Venture How to Shop at a Farmers Market: Thoughts & Tips from a Veteran Shopper How to Eat More Vegetables Frozen Sweet Potato Fries: Are They Worth the Price? the Calories? How to Keep Fresh Vegetables Fresh Longer Pimm's Original for a Mother-Daughter Weekend The How & Why Guide to Growing Garlic at Home Practical Home Canning Tips Never Buy Fresh Herbs Again Never Buy Salad Dressing Again

Kitchen Parade How to Make Grilled Flatbread NEW! How to Cut an Orange for Slices How to Frost a Cake The Quick & Easy Way to Remove Seeds from a Pomegranate Ripe Bananas for Baking: How Ripe Should Bananas Be? How to Make Flaky Tender Pie Crust How to Clean & Trim a Head of Cauliflower How to Clean Leeks

A Veggie Venture How to Cut Corn Off the Cob: Keeping All Ten Fingers, Capturing Every Delicious Kernel and 'Milking' the Sweet Corn Milk How to Cut, Peel & Cube a Butternut Squash and Keep All Ten Fingers My Favorite Way to Roast Beets: An Illustrated Cooking Lesson from the Beet Queen For Green Bean Casserole, Just Say NO! to Canned Green Beans & Mushroom Soup How to Cut Brussels Sprouts, with Photos & Recipe Suggestions


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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,

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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