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Seasonal Sundays (Week 21) Mid May

This week's featured spring-almost-summer recipes: Rhubarb. Snacks Before Supper. Potluck Salads. Plus readers' favorite recipes for May amid the usual collection of seasonal recipe ideas.

Mexican Rice

A big skillet of easy, homemade Mexican Rice for serving alongside (or inside!) tacos, fajitas, quesadillas and more. It's studded with small bits of poblano, onion and corn and seasoned with cumin, tomato sauce and tomato paste. Impromptu taco party, comin' up now! Or make it ahead of time, that totally works. Taco Rice, Made from Scratch On the Stove in One Skillet. Real Food, Fresh & Family-Tested. Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Easy DIY, No Need for a Seasoning Packet. Great for Meal Prep. Potluck & Party Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 20) Mother's Day & Mid May

It's a special Saturday edition, especially for those who might appreciate some last-minute ideas for Mother's Day. Here you'll find our lunch menu for tomorrow plus a whole pile of ideas for the week. This is such a fun time of year to cook!

Seasonal Sundays (Week 19) Early May

A deep dive into the Mexican-style recipes I've collected over the years, more than enough for Cinco de Mayo tables to say nothing of Taco Tuesdays and tasty taco bars from here to Tijuana. I sure hope you're hungry!

Seasonal Sundays (Week 18) Late April

This week's recipes lean into spring with the three A's of Spring (asparagus, artichokes and ... avocados) and a deep dive into all-recipes asparagus. I do send sympathies to readers who still have snow on the ground ... your time will come, it really will.

Rainbow Chicken

Here's a favorite dinner in our home – chicken and a pile of rainbow-colored vegetables, tossed in a quick spice rub and brightened with lemon slices. It's so simple and spring-like – and our new go-to chicken supper! Dinner at Home, Made from Scratch. Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Another Quick Supper , a Kitchen Parade Specialty. Hearty & Filling. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. One-Pot Meal. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 17) Easter

Wait! Isn't it Saturday, not Sunday?! It is! I'm sharing this week's recipe collection a day early, just in case some of you might still welcome last-minute Easter ideas (plus lots of ideas for the week to come) and for any of us who have special plans tomorrow, Easter Sunday, that are all about life up close and personal in the real world and, um, "socially distanced" from email and all things digital.

Sugar Cookie Bars

It's real life, right? Some times we sugar cookie lovers crave all the colorful deliciousness but are short on time to fuss with cookie cutters and inclination to mess with cookie decorating. Here, a simple sugar cookie dough is baked in a single pan, frosted all at once, then cut into bite-size squares. This is a great back-pocket recipe for the next time you need to be out the door in just an hour with something sweet to share: the recipe creates a full five dozen – yes, 60! – mini sugar-cookie bites, all pretty with frosting and sprinkles. Homemade Sugar Cookie Bites, No Cookie Cutters or Decorating Skills Required. Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly. Great for Food Gifts. Potluck & Party Friendly, Always the Crowd Favorite.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 16) Mid April

This week's collection of recipes speaks to April, stuck between the last flakes of winter (which are falling as I write ..) and the first blossoms of spring (which sadly, are also falling as I write ...). I hope to inspire your week with the usual blend from Kitchen Parade, "fresh seasonal recipes for everyday eating plus the occasional indulgence". C'mon in!

Ham & Beans

What to do with that ham bone from the holiday ham? Here's how to make Ham & Beans, one of my signature recipes, just good-for-you dried beans, a few vegetables, the right mix of dried herbs and the oh-so-important ham bone. We usually "slow cook" Ham & Beans in the oven but a traditional slow cooker works too. No time now? Freeze that hambone to use later, you don't want to waste all that free flavor goodness! Real Food, Fresh & Healthy. A Long-Time Family Favorite. Budget Friendly. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. High Protein. Great for Meal Prep.