No-Big-Deal Vegetable Stock

How to make fresh, clean-tasting vegetable stock in a slow cooker with just a few simple vegetables. You've got onion, carrot, celery and maybe mushrooms too, right? The broth tastes so delicious, I find myself drinking a glassful right before cooking dinner. Vegetable Stock Made from Scratch. A Year-Round Kitchen Staple for Cooking But Good Enough to Drink. Budget Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Easy DIY. Low Carb. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free. Whole30 Friendly.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 12) Cabbage Fever

Seven cabbage recipes (and only one coleslaw) to take advantage of an abundance for the next while, inexpensive cabbage, so healthy, so easy to lean into for sides, salads, soups and more. I hope you'll find one or two destined as "keepers" in your own recipe collections ...

Homemade Pub Cheese

How to make traditional Pub Cheese in two ways, either from scratch with sharp cheddar and beer (making it a "beer cheese") or a semi-homemade version that starts with a store-bought pub cheese then boosts flavor and improves texture (that's non-alcoholic) . Make one, make both, each takes just minutes to pull together for an impromptu soft cheesy spread packed with zing and fun to serve with crackers, veggies, fresh fruit (especially apples!) or alongside pretzels or warm pretzel bites. Home-style Bar Food. Whole Food, Fresh & Family-Tested. Easy Addition to Charcuterie & Cheese Boards. Fun & Portable Picnic Food. Mere Minutes to the Table. Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Meal Prep & Food Gifts. Potluck & Party Friendly. Easy DIY. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 11) Spring Pies & Tarts

Spring is as much a state of mind as a season ... so let me tempt your tastebuds with seven easy pies and tarts that evoke robins and spring baseball and Easter dresses and ... and ... but leave plenty of time to step outside for a deep breath of cherry blossoms or the sound of spring peepers. Here's my promise, there's at least one that's going to call to you over the next few weeks as spring emerges at its own pace. Just make it!

Finnish Fruit Tart (Rahkapiirakka)

My first and still favorite Finnish pastry, Finland's traditional fruity dessert called rahkapiirakka [RAW-kah-PEE-raw-kah] in Finnish. It starts with a whole-grain press-in crust that's baked with fruit tucked into a sweet sour cream mixture. Blueberries are especially popular in Finland for a mustikka-rahkapiirakka but pick your own favorite because other fresh fruits and berries (even dried fruits) can be just as good. I fell in love with this simple dessert when I lived in Finland as an exchange student many years ago; it tasted just as special when we last visited Finland and my Finnish "sister" served it to end a traditional Finnish meal in her home. A Traditional Finnish Pastry, A Favorite in Homes and Coffeeshops. Made from Scratch and Baked to Serve in Wedges Like a Pie or in Squares Like a Brownie or Rounds Like a Danish. Mixes in One Bowl, No Mixer Required. Keeps Well for a Couple of Days.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 10) Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

I got y'r back, my friends. Because if you're ever or often tempted to pick up a rotisserie chicken, you already know it's a fine, fine supper saver. And then the fun begins, because what if you buy not just one but two ... and want to turn the second one into something entirely else. So here are seven everyday weeknight-friendly recipes I think you'll love, I know we sure do.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 9) Dried Beans for "Bridge" Season

Let's cook some beans! They're economical, healthy ... and extra-perfect as the seasons transition. I hope you'll find one or two or three recipes that inspire and once cooked, insert themselves into your own collection of "keepers" ...

How to Cook Dried Beans from Scratch

Either in a Slow Cooker or Slow-Cooked in the Oven How to transform economical dried beans into soft, delicious cooked beans. All it takes is some beans (like navy beans, cannellini, black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, chickpeas, etc) plus an onion, a smidgen of fat and salt plus three or four hours of mostly hands-off time. Seriously, that's it! It couldn't be easier! Or the results more delicious! And oh my, everyone, that broth ... Whole Food, Fresh & Comforting. Hearty & Filling. Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Meal Prep. Easy DIY. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 8) Breakfast Occasions

Seven breakfast recipes, ones that work for real occasions sure but better than that, help us create our own occasions, just by slowing down for a short while to ... break the fast.

Manna Café Oatcakes (Oatmeal Pancakes)

Some recipes are just too good to be lost to time, too special to be kept secret. Today's easy one-bowl pancakes come to you out of kindness and hospitality. From the owners of a neighborhood restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin which for years placed stacks of hearty American-style oat pancakes before hungry patrons. From the Kitchen Parade reader who remembers the restaurant and its pancakes so fondly. For all for us. Lucky us! American Pancakes Made from Scratch with Lots of Oats and Minimal Flour. No Blender, No Mixer Required. No Banana! Perfect for Family Breakfasts Both Sweet and Savory. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Easy Weeknight Supper, Hello Pancake Night . Vegetarian.