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Soft Sandwich Rolls (NOLA-Style French Rolls)

How to make homemade yeast rolls with a soft but crispy crust and a soft interior crumb, perfect for extra-good sandwiches. If you're hankering a good po'boy, a good sub sandwich, a good hoagie, a good meatball sandwich, a good chicken salad sandwich (and so many more ...), this is your bread. If you like, make just a couple of rolls and even rolls of different shapes and sizes.


Homemade Bread, Fast & Flexible. Year-Round Sandwich Staple. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real.

Thick Iowa Chops with Easy Stuffing Crust

This is one of my very oldest recipes, the way I've been baking my family's favorite "Iowa chops" in the oven for ever so long. The chops are topped with a stuffing-like crust made with bread crumbs, mustard and fresh herbs. These chops are kinda like stuffed pork chops except the stuffing's on top. Much easier!


Real Food, Fast & Flexible. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Perfect for Dinner for One or Two.

Shrimp Veracruz

A skillet meal for summer, light and full of flavor with the traditional foods from the cuisine of Veracruz, Mexico: seafood, olives and capers plus healthy summer vegetables, eggplant and tomatoes.


A Kitchen Parade "Quick Supper". Real Food, Fast & Fresh. Budget Friendly. Easy Weeknight Supper. One-Pot Meal. Low Carb. Low Fat. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. All that? Hey, what're you waiting for?!

Seasonal Sundays (Week 31) The Best of Summer

Let's grab onto summer, shall we? This week's collection includes all the summer highlights, the dishes we make only in summer and maybe even just once. But somehow, such special summer recipes, well, they make summer summer.

Zucchini Bread with Carrot & Candied Ginger

Call me picky but for a long time now, I've been hunting for the one go-to zucchini bread recipe to call my own. This recipe has it all: a generous measure of grated zucchini, bright color from grated carrot, spice-forward from pantry spices. Most of all, this zucchini bread stays moist and fresh for a long time. Some times? It pays to be picky.


Fresh & Seasonal, a Summer Favorite. Old-Fashioned Classic. Budget-Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Stays Fresh for Days. Rave Reviews.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 30) Summer Salads

A big collection of summer salads, the mainstays of quick summer meals ...

How to Sweeten Lemonade with Fruit Not Sugar

Many of us are on determined quests to reduce sugar consumption. But what about summer's favorite drink, lemonade? Can lemonade be sweetened with fruit instead of processed sugar? The answer is a definite "yes". My experiments turned out so well, we're drinking fruit-sweetened lemonade nearly every day!


Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. Great for Meal Prep.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 29) Summer Suppers

Anyone looking for new dinner ideas? (Aren't we all?!) Today's collection is jam-packed with fresh, seasonal meals to carry us through the summer ...

Homemade Fresh Basil Pesto Without Cheese

How to make basil pesto at home. My simple pesto recipe calls for just five ingredients and two easy-to-remember techniques to prevent the problems that we some times encounter with homemade pesto, bitterness and muddiness. My pesto recipe is made without cheese, that means that sweet, fresh basil flavor really lets loose.


Fresh & Seasonal, a Summer Classic. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. Great for Meal Prep. Rave Reviews.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 28) Summer "Extras"

Too hot to cook? If not yet, then soon. So here I've collected some of my very favorite "extra" recipes for summer, the little things that make it extra easy to put together a quick sandwich, salad, taco, pizza or a quick meal with a touch of something special, all without planning. More and more, it's these "little extras that make all the difference" that fascinate me.