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Best Recipes of 2005

The very best recipes from Kitchen Parade in 2005, just one per month. Best Recipes 2005 (hover with a mouse for a description; otherwise click a photo to view the recipe)

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Lucky! Black-Eyed Peas

For New Year's, adopt the traditional foods of the American South, black-eyed peas to deliver good fortune in the new year. Two recipes ideas: the first is a quick black-eyed pea salad that's packed with vegetables and fresh herbs, delivering 'good health' along with good fortune; the second is a body-warming black-eyed pea soup, quick to make and packed with greens and nutrients. Happy New Year to All! Black-eyed peas harbor so many aliases, one must suspect a crooked past. Try cowpea, China bean, crowder pea, asparagus bean, field pea, long bean, red pea, southern pea, yard-long bean. (Whew, take a breath.)And then there’s oea bean, marble bean, black-eyed suzie, "little nun" mogette, bodi bean, snake bean, boonchi, chain gang pea, cow gram, Tonkin pea, bung belly, cream pea, Jerusalem pea, zupper, whippoorwill pea. And lobbia. And dauguk.But by tradition in the American South, ever-so-virtuous black-eyed peas are eaten on New Year’s Day – for luck! – and…

Swiss Bircher Muesli

How to make Bircher Muesli, the traditional oatmeal breakfast from Switzerland. It's a healthy make-ahead breakfast for holiday mornings. In 2000, I was lucky enough to spend ten days hiking in Switzerland. We stayed in several small hotels, one in Zurich, others in the countryside. Each hotel served Bircher Muesli in their breakfast buffets. Each was slightly different, each one was so good that I skipped past the beautiful cheeses and breads for one more tasty bowlful of this oat-yogurt-fruit-spice-nut mixture! Once home, I learned how to make homemade Bircher Muesli, it's such a treat, a taste of the Alps and Heidi meadows, right at home. From my collection of Christmas recipes, this recipe was first published in print in 2005 and is republished online in 2010. On wintry holidays, mornings can start ever so slowly around here.The first one up knows to start the coffee and fill the cats’ dishes. The dog does puppy cartwheels by the door when someone dons a coat and reaches for…

Graham Cracker Toffee Recipe

The quick and easy way to make chocolate-covered toffee, starting with a base of graham crackers. This stuff is addictive! And it's not just for kids! Toffee is a holiday favorite for many. But oh! it can be so fussy.Pull out the candy thermometer to achieve the right temperature and consistency – and don’t let it burn! And even if you successfully make it through the cooking stage, the mixture can still be hard to work with. Never again!GRAHAM CRACKER TOFFEE starts with every-day graham crackers that are barely recognizable once miraculously transformed into a crisp, sugary-buttery-caramel base. Then top with chocolate and nuts (or how about chopped peppermint?) and the result is suggestive of a perfectly fresh handmade Heath bar.These are easy and taste great too. At a dinner party awhile back, I watched several people (not kids, grown-ups!) casually reach toward the plate for an extra piece, hoping no one would notice.Be forewarned: these are addictive! ALANNA's TIPS Make …