Showing posts from March, 2009

Pork Chops & Rice Oven Dinner

How to bake pork chops with rice in the oven in one skillet, a simple satisfying meal. Baking pork chops and rice yields tender, fall-apart chops and tasty rice. This is the very first meal I ever cooked, memorable for reasons good and bad! An Old-Fashioned One-Pot Dinner, True Comfort Food. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly.

Grape Salad with Almonds & Cilantro

An unusual fruit salad, savory and sweet at the same time. This easy recipe takes familiar ingredients like fresh fruit, almonds and cilantro and turns them upside down. Start with your favorite fruit – so far I've tried grapes, mango and apples – and then just stir in the rest, including a touch of salt, a key ingredient. There you go, fruit salad in a whole new way! Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Simple Healthy Dessert or Breakfast Salad. Not just easy, Summer Easy . Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Easily Scales from Grape Salad for One or Two to Grape Salad for Big Groups. No Added Sugar. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free. Whole30 Friendly.

Banana Bread with Cherries & Poppy Seeds

My first and forever-and-forever favorite recipe for banana bread, rich with banana flavor, very banana-y. (That's thanks to very ripe bananas, even my favorite "black bananas"!) It calls for whole-wheat flour and wheat germ, so the recipe is even half healthful. But what really makes this banana bread special? Poppy seeds and those bright-red cheery cherries! Homemade Banana Bread, Made from Scratch. Real Food, Fresh & Inventive. Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Potluck & Party Friendly.

Kitchen Parade by Shirley

Kitchen Parade celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009 with a collection of my mother's favorite recipes, even her very own columns. In 1959, my mother Shirley started writing Kitchen Parade for our family newspaper in a small town in northern Minnesota. She was a young wife and new mother then, also a home economist and city girl finding her place in a small town. Week in, week out, she wrote her Kitchen Parade column for twelve years and only stopped when our family moved away. After my mother's death in 2002, I resurrected Kitchen Parade in my own style, and later began publishing here online . If there's one thing to know about my mother, it's that she loved a party! So in 2009, to celebrate Kitchen Parade's 50th anniversary, I featured many of Mom's favorite recipes, including – it was fun! – some from her very own columns published in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s! Readers learned to watch for these special recipes – Kitchen Parad

Irish Soda Bread Muffins

Erin go braugh, me lassies and laddies. Tis time for a wee muffin, perhaps with a cuppa tea? So fire up the oven, you'll be sittin' down in no time, happy to bite into a hot bit of bread with just a touch tad of caraway but plenty-for-sure, of dried fruit . Homemade Muffins Made from Scratch, a Muffin Riff on Irish Soda Bread. Fun for St. Patrick's Day Celebrations. Just 45 Minutes to the Table. Fun Picnic Food. Budget Friendly. Easy DIY. Vegetarian. Rave Reviews.

Mexican Gashouse Eggs

For generations, Gashouse Eggs have been family favorites, collecting dozens of clever, amusing names. Now there’s a new game in town, the Mexican Gashouse Egg, an egg fried in a tortilla with a hole in the center. Yep, it's that easy! Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Weekday Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly.