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Seasonal Sundays: Spring Suppers (Week 9)

This week's "Seasonal Seven" recipe collection is for all of us itchin' for spring, a balance of Quick Suppers, one-pot skillets, healthy soups, salad meals and more on the lighter side. May you find one or two that strikes the hungry button so hard, you move straight to the kitchen to cook. Will a recipe become a family favorite? Fingers crossed!

Seasonal Sundays: It's a Shrimp Fest! (Week 8)

... and I brought recipes and you're invited! This week's "Seasonal Seven" recipe collection is for shrimp lovers and busy cooks and healthy eaters and ... ... ... I so hope you'll find one or two recipes destined as "keepers" in your own recipe collections.

One-Pot Chicken with Beans & Vegetables

Need an easy weeknight supper recipe? Here's a great one, protein and produce that cook together either in the oven or a slow cooker, served straight from the pot to the table. It's a healthy Italian-style chicken stew, fortified with canned beans and a few common vegetables. We love this year-round but it's lighter than other stews so it's a great choice during a winter-to-spring "transition" . The star ingredient? A bottle of Italian dressing! Whole Food, Simply Prepared. "Plain" But Perfect. Homestyle Food, Fresh & Family-Approved. A Long-Time Family Favorite. Another Quick Supper , a Kitchen Parade Specialty. Hearty & Filling. Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. One-Pot Meal. Perfect When Cooking for One or Two . Low Carb. Low Fat. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. Rave Reviews. So Good!!

Seasonal Sundays: Chocolate for ♥♥♥ (Week 7)

Seven recipes for Valentines and all times, some cookies, some cakes, some puddings, some fruity things hard to classify ... oh, I do so hope you'll find one or two destined as "keepers" in your own chocolate-lovin' world.

Roasted Pear Salad

Oh my, fellow foodies, this salad, this salad, where pears play the beautiful bride in a course suited for romance and seduction. It's an unexpectedly elegant winter salad, fresh salad greens topped with roasted pears and grapes steeped in a wine-butter sauce with rounds of warm goat cheese on the side. Whole Food, Fresh & Inventive. Budget Friendly. Perfect When Cooking for One or Two . Vegetarian But Easily Converted to Vegan and/or Gluten Free. Rave Reviews. So Good!!

Seasonal Sundays: The Best of N'awlins (Week 6)

Today's recipes are inspired by a couple of days in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. Such exuberance! Such fun! If a little Mardi Gras fun sounds like, well, fun, I've got not just recipes but a mostly make-ahead menu for our own party next weekend. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Grab some beads and let the good times roll!

Laundry Room Refresh on a Budget

How I Spent $50 to Not Spend $22,000 Remodeling Our Laundry Area Yes, splurging on $50 of pretty storage boxes at Michael's helped me decide against an extensive and expensive laundry room remodel. Here's how I transformed a cluttered, outdated laundry area into something both functional and pretty by understanding our goals and sticking to a small budget ... plus how it's streamlined the laundry routine for our small household. How to Refresh a Laundry Area on a Small Budget by Identifying Goals, Understanding Needs and Embracing Reality. Our Laundry Products & Tools.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 5) The Art of Winter Salads

Mid-winter, it's too easy to forget to fill our plates with vegetables. What comes so easily during summer takes a little more thinking, effort ... dare I say? artfulness ... to putting fresh salads on the table. So today I've collected seven winter-salad recipes and do hope you find yourself inspired by every single one! Is there a new family favorite among them? Just maybe!

Seasonal Sundays (Week 4) Rediscovering the Lowly Carrot

When was the last time we really raved over carrots, let alone ... noticed them? Carrots are good, sure. They're handy to have on hand. They keep. They're cheap. Even kids will eat the so-called baby carrots. And thus carrots are ubiquitous. Nothin' special. Nothin' extra. Nothin' to notice. But sign me up for the Carrot Campaign. There's gotta be a story behind this, right? Yep.

Chillin: Favorite Chili, Chowder & Cornbread Recipes

Come mid-winter chill, there's nothing like hot bowls of chili (or chowder?!) to warm us from the inside out. And on the side? Cornbread, of course. Here I've collected my favorite recipes to combat that winter chillin'. Your next hot meal? It's here. Another Handy Recipe Collection from Kitchen Parade: Chili, Chowder & Cornbread All Made from Scratch with Whole Ingredients. Super-Organized for Browsing or to Find Exactly What You're Looking For, Fast.