Showing posts from August, 2009

Potato Bites with Smoked Salmon

An easy bite-size appetizer with an elegant appearance, tiny potato halves stuffed with smoked salmon in a sour cream and horseradish sauce. If you love lox and bagels, you'll love this quick, impressive-looking bite-size appetizer! No Fork Required! Equally At Home for an Elegant Buffet or a Rustic Farm Table. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. High Protein.

Fried Bread

Everybody's doing it. And I'm doing it too. Won't you fry bread, too? (Hint: It's soo worthwhile!) This 'recipe' (can Fried Bread even be called a recipe?) is so quick and easy that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes published throughout the summer of 2009. With a free e-mail subscription , you'll never miss a one! “Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it. Let's do it, let's fall in love.” 
 ~ Cole Porter So everybody IS doing it, frying bread, that is, and loving it too. Julia Child does it. In the new hit movie Julie & Julia , she sizzles bread in a heavy cast-iron skillet. Mattie Ross in True Grit does it. “The ‘corn dodgers’ were balls of what I would call hot-water cornbread. … [Rooster Cogburn] sliced up some of the dodgers and fried them in grease. Fried bread! That was a new dish to me.” Uncle Ronnie does it. “I never use a toaster anymore!” My own dad does it. “I d

Gum Drop Cookies

Are your kids back to school this week? Here's a way to give a after-school 'hug' – with homemade gum drop cookies, just the way like my mom did for my sister and me. They are sweet and chewy with jewel-colored chunks of spicy gum drops. The year my sister started kindergarten, my mom wrote here in Kitchen Parade, “It sure is quiet around the house these mornings. Even the dog looks forlorn now that the big orange monster has carried off both her children.” In her own childhood, Mom and her siblings often arrived home from school to a warm kitchen and fresh cookies. For her, after-school aromas of butter and sugar and spice were a sort of cookie hug that asked, “How was your day?" and made known "I’m glad you’re home!” Even as a working mom, she often baked cookies while waiting for that "big orange monster” school bus to spit us out at the end of the driveway. With flat, gummy rounds tucked like jewel surprises inside the dough, this old recipe f

Cantaloupe Salad with Feta & Basil

A sweet 'n' savory summer fruit salad, the sweet from a juicy-ripe muskmelon, the savory from chunks of feta cheese and ribbons of fresh basil. This salad almost makes itself, it's that easy! Fresh & Seasonal. Summer Easy. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Great for Meal Prep.