Showing posts from May, 2004

Chocolate Cinnamon Whipped Cream Cake

Do you have a go-to cake for birthdays, anniversaries and other special celebrations? I love-love-love the festive look of layers cakes and this one is extra-special! It's a moist chocolate layer cake, only slightly sweet but rich thanks to the oh-so-luscious chocolate whipped cream icing. The chocolate whipped cream frosting itself is so good, it makes even a cake-mix cake completely delicious. Birthday parties have changed over the years, yes?I’m not so old though admit to having celebrated only 29 birthdays. Even so, what I remember are outdoor parties on blue-skied summer days, the girls arriving in frilly dresses and patent leather shoes and the boys in dress slacks with shirts already partly untucked. Now limos deliver bands of kids to pizza places and basement sleepovers. And the girls wear jeans and the boys’ shirts are fashionably untucked! What hasn’t changed about birthdays is how cake and candles add to sense of festivity.This CHOCOLATE CINNAMON WHIPPED CREAM CAKE has …

Alice Waters' Coleslaw

Welcome to one of Kitchen Parade's most popular recipes, a favorite recipe among Weight Watchers (no points!) and taste watchers (for bright flavor!). No mayonnaise.
"This is a delicious cole slaw! Yum!" ~ Julie
Who’s the most influential chef in America? Emeril might come to mind, given the number of BAM! slots he holds on the Food Network. Julia Child, perhaps?It’s Alice Waters, dubbed by some the ‘mother of modern American cooking’. Unlike many of today’s food celebrities, she operates but one restaurant where reservations are notoriously difficult to score. She has published only a handful of cookbooks but there are no TV shows, no product lines.Alice Waters has changed American cooking by returning the farmer to the culinary food chain. She insists on locally grown, seasonal ingredients and preaches sustainable agriculture. She celebrates the experience of discovering a new tomato, a tiny eggplant, at the farmers market.Alice Waters is the cook who remin…