Showing posts from October, 2002

Chicken Cider Stew

Chicken Cider Stew is a colorful fall stew with moist bites of chicken, sweet potatoes and carrots cooked in apple cider. The recipe makes up quickly and lucky thing, tastes good right away. It's a long-time favorite recipe, mine, yes, but also other Kitchen Parade readers. No wonder, it's hot, it's healthy, it's full of flavor. Better still? It's one of those one-pot quick supper recipes we all love so much. Real Food, Fresh & Comforting. Another Quick Supper , a Kitchen Parade Specialty. Hearty & Filling. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. One-Pot Meal. Potluck & Party Friendly. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Rave Reviews.

Best-Ever Oatmeal Bread

The Recipe: A slightly sweet but still savory yeast bread, moist with oats and nutty with ground pecans, barely sweet with molasses and honey. The crust is soft but slightly chewy, the interior crumb is quite soft. This bread makes excellent toast! The Conversation: Bread is special in my family, it means much more than just the bread itself. Read on. COMPLIMENTS! "This was very good." ~ acr A week ago today, my friend Tricia lost her Mom. A week ago tomorrow would have been my Mom's 77th birthday. Even before hearing of Tricia's loss, I planned to pay tribute to Mom, as I do every year, by making bread on her birthday. When I was growing up, my mother made bread every week. It was therapeutic: a way to feed her family and heal her soul while recovering from a radical mastectomy at only age 35, a way to exercise muscles irrevocably cut and weakened by surgery. She felt satisfaction knowing her labor – her pain – would nourish her family physical

Cheese Gnocchi Pie

This was my first Kitchen Parade column! It was published in 2002 in the Baudette Region, the newspaper where my mom wrote Kitchen Parade for twelve years. Today I wouldn't call this "gnocchi" for it's a far cry from the authentic Italian dumplings. But I still make it – it's definitely delicious, like cheesy polenta. [Update: But maybe it's more authentic than it appears, scroll down to the bottom of the page to read the comment from Karen.] COMPLIMENTS! "It was so tasty & my picky partner gobbled it up, too!" ~ Jessica "... our kids (now in college), who won't eat polenta or grits or anything like that, but they love this." ~ Karen Welcome back, Kitchen Parade! Long-time Region readers will remember when my mom, Shirley Kellogg, introduced this column in 1959. Mom was a young wife and new mother then, also a home economist finding her place in a small town. Week in, week out, she wrote the column for twe

About Kitchen Parade

Kitchen Parade is the food and recipe column written by Alanna Kellogg, a second-generation food writer and a home cook in a home kitchen in suburban St. Louis. Kitchen Parade features fresh seasonal recipes for everyday healthful eating and occasional indulgences . Alanna also writes A Veggie Venture , the food blog about vegetables. But Of Course, There's More to the Story A Mother's Legacy My mother started Kitchen Parade in 1959 for the weekly newspaper serving my hometown, a Minnesota-Ontario border town of just 1600 people. Mom was a young wife and a new mother then, also a home economist and city girl finding her place in a small town. Week in, week out, she wrote the column for twelve years and only stopped when our family moved away. When my parents returned twenty years later, Mom was tickled when local cooks would stop on the street to welcome her home and add, “I got my favorite recipe for such-‘n’-such from your column.” When I visit my dad there now, de