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Best-Ever Macaroni Salad

My own special recipe for Macaroni Salad, full of crunch (thank you, six different chopped vegetables) and a light and bright savory dressing (thank you, less mayo punched up and seasoned with lemon, mustard and dill pickle juice). It's the classic summer salad, just recast and much improved, like store-bought except homemade and better.


Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. The Summer Classic, Just Better. Budget-Friendly. Weight Watchers Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Potluck & Party Friendly.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 27) Low-Key Celebrations

A collection of recipes for low-key summer celebrations, little fuss and few fireworks, just a few of summer's best recipe ideas for small gatherings, even just the small family units of two and four that hold us together right now. Happy Canada Day, dear Canadians. Happy 4th of July, fellow Americans. And Happy Summer, to all of us ...

Chicken Burgers with Spinach, Feta & Garden Tzatziki Sauce

"Where's the beef?" Let's put red meat aside for the moment and instead choose a summery Greek-style chicken sandwich served with a chunky Greek tzatziki, updated with lots of vegetables from the garden.


Real Food, Fresh & Fast. Budget-Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. High Protein.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 26) Blueberries, Baby!

Happy Father's Day to all ... and let's hope all the dads, grandpas, uncles, teachers and all who "father" like blueberries because I aim to turn tongues blue with an almost-all blueberry edition from coffee cake (two!) to pie (two!) to ... a few savory surprises!

Fried Egg Quesadillas

Hello, easy breakfast on the fly! For everyone who's a fan of fried egg sandwiches, here's a fast and fresh tortilla version. That's right, no bread, just a flour tortilla. It's quick and easy, needs just a single skillet, calls for just three ingredients ... but fills you up with healthy protein. Could a Fried Egg Tortilla turn into dinner? Naturally! Just add fixin's like salsa, sour cream, avocado, pickled jalapeƱo and more and you've got yourself a feast.


Real Food, Fast & Flexible. Budget Friendly. Just Three Ingredients. High Protein. Vegetarian.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 25) Midsummer

A quick read, a collection of summer recipes from the lands of the midnight sun, just in time for the summer solstice here in the northern hemisphere. Yes, it's "midsummer" on June 20th. Perhaps there's a recipe or two or three here that will inspire your own Nordic-style celebration of the official start of summer ...

Rhubarb Cake: Just Updated!

The Recipe: Is your rhubarb as pretty as can be this year? I can't get enough of it! Here's the rhubarb cake recipe I've been making for years and years, simple and rustic with "just enough" sugar and plenty of rhubarb. Enjoy!

The Conversation: How to choose the right pan for cutting a recipe in half for "half a cake" when a recipe is written for a 9x13 pan.


Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal, a Summer Classic. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Rave Reviews.

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I made a 9x13 just this week.
So good!

Seasonal Sundays (Week 24) Mid June

A summer's worth of cold drinks plus ideas in and out of the kitchen and ... in the streets.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 23) Early June

Hellooooo, summer! Today we begin working our way through summer meal ideas, starting with the ever-important breakfast. You just might want to save this page, it'll stock your summer with healthy breakfast choices that'll nurture you all the way to ... well, pumpkins.

Alice Waters' Coleslaw

Welcome to one of Kitchen Parade's most popular recipes, a favorite recipe among Weight Watchers (low points!) and taste watchers (bright flavors like lime and cilantro!). No mayonnaise! I can't tell you how often I've made this coleslaw, including a giant batch for a day-after wedding barbecue! Total hit!


Budget-Friendly. Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal. Summer Classic. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. Great for Meal Prep.