Showing posts from May, 2003

Easy Italian Appetizers

Today’s theme is Italian-style appetizers, all easy, all prepared in advance, all kept ready in the fridge for last-minute back-yard barbecues.There are three recipes. The first recipe is for a Red Pepper Crostini (pictured just below), soft bits of onion and bell pepper on crisp homemade crostini. Next is a luscious anchovy-free olive spread called "Olivada" – I use olivada to make dramatic-appearing Olivada Appetizers that people just gobble up! The second is for Parmesan Crisps, just piles of grated parmesan baked in the oven, they magically turn into a parmesan "cracker". OLIVADA is a luscious olive paste. It's similar to the olive tapenade found in an olive bar but is anchovy-free.For a delicious, dramatic looking Olivada Appetizer (pictured below), just spread a little olivada on a thin slice of a fresh baguette, top with a sliver of mozzarella or another soft, mellow cheese and a few bits of pimento or roasted pepper that's been patted dry.This has b…

Sengalese Soup

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Sweet-Corn Soup with Shrimp

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Easy-Easy Jam Tart Recipe

I am so-so sorry. I.Have.Been.Holding.Out. You see, there are still a handful of Kitchen Parade recipes from the first years (2002 through 2005) which haven't yet been published online. This Easy-Easy Jam Tart is one. And when you see how easy it is to put together a really impressive tart in just fifteen minutes? Yeah, I do hope you'll forgive me. Make Easy-Easy Jam Tart just once, it might just put me back in your good graces. Ever make an elegant-looking tart in just 15 minutes? Start with Easy-Easy Jam Tart and I’m willing to bet you’ll turn to this simple, flexible recipe again and again. It’s an adaptation of an old Italian-style tart called "crostata della Nonna" or "grandmother’s tart".Two tricks make this tart. First, the dough is done in the food processor, lickety split. Second, the filling is jam.Have you yet discovered the microplane? I’ve been pooh-poohing them for awhile despite rave reviews in food magazines. Then a friend brought one when we…

Laura's Healthy Carrot Soup

My cousin Laura is famous for her rich-tasting but still low-calorie soup that uses a combination of potatoes and slow cooking to coax out a cream-like quality without a single drop of cream. It's comfort food during the cold months with possible medicinal qualities – no promises but some do say! Vegetarian and for Weight Watchers, very Freestyle Friendly! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~

Laura's Healthy Carrot Soup Is 2003's "Most Useful" Recipe
"Most Useful" Recipes 2002 – Present

"... the best-smellin', best-tastin' soup I've made in a long time!" ~Beth"I've made this soup twice in the last couple of weeks and love it!" ~CMN"... so impressed2 weeks ago, that I'm just about to make a double batch to take to church tonight!" ~Beth"... if the other [Weight Watchers] recipes are as delicious as this, I'm all set!" ~Katrina"... absolutely yummy! " ~Vinaya"... my so very…