Showing posts from April, 2009

Mom's Roast Chicken With All the Trimmings

My mother's recipe for roast chicken with all the trimmings (stuffing! chicken gravy!), first published in Kitchen Parade in 1965 - in print, naturally. It belongs to a special collection of Mom's recipes, Kitchen Parade by Shirley published to celebrate Kitchen Parade's 50th anniversary. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~

In Mom's Own Words“A roast chicken with all the trimmings rates high on the list of everybody’s favorite meals. So many of the younger homemakers are afraid to roast a chicken. It sounds so complicated and so much fuss. It really isn’t. The secret is to have a stuffing recipe that everyone likes so that preparation time is cut to the minimum. This may not be so easy. Some times two adults have completely different ideas of good poultry stuffing. It took me seven years to achieve one that my husband and I like. Maybe you’ll like it too.”~ Kitchen Parade, circa 1965 Sunday Dinners Across the YearsIn my mother’s childhood, Sunday dinner was often roast chick…

Win an HP Photosmart All-in-One Wireless Printer

Just a few more days left in the special giveaway offer for the readers of Kitchen Parade and A Veggie Venture. This isn't one of those contests where the odds of winning something worth $10 is 1:million. Entering is easy! Win an HP Photosmart All-in-One Printer
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Old-Fashioned Black Walnut Chocolate Cake

A classic chocolate cake, moist and earthy, studded with black walnuts. This is "the" chocolate cake in my husband's family and like most-things family, it comes with a story. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~

Old-Fashioned Black Walnut Chocolate Cake Made the List!Best Recipes of 2009 A Family Reunion, of Sorts.First came the story. Careful Kitchen Parade readers just might recognize this column's story about the Missouri woman and her black walnut tree. You see, the story was published just a couple of months back along with the recipe for Black Walnut Bread. The story is one of my (now) husband's favorites. At family gatherings, I'd heard him laugh how his mother lost her walnut tree, passing along the story to younger generations. (We were a new couple back in 2009 when this all happened.) Then came the recipe. My husband's sister called with big news, "I've got the chocolate cake recipe that matches that story about Mom's walnut…