Showing posts from April, 2010

Sweet Potato Salad Recipe
with Roasted Poblano, Roasted Corn & Chipotle

A sweet potato salad for summer, a colorful and mouth-watering blend of sweet potato, roasted poblano pepper and roasted corn. No mayonnaise so perfect for a "dish to carry" for potlucks, picnics and family dinners. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ COMPLIMENTS! "This is a keeper for summer. Thanks for the inspiration." ~ Anonymous "It is just wonderful!" ~ DLA in OKC "This is the perfect summer sweet potato recipe!" ~ Holly Add yours, leave a comment, below! A Most Important Mother ... a "Vinegar Mother" Please welcome Mario Aranda of O Olive Oil, my guide to the pleasure of fine olive oils and artisan vinegars for a couple of years now. And meet Mario’s mother, too, his "vinegar mother", that is. ~ Alanna Mario writes ... "Vinegar is essentially sour wine; even the word itself is taken from the French for Vin Aigre, sour wine. "To make vinegar, you start with wine, then trigger the a

A Give-Away for Mother's Day

To celebrate Mother's Day, a special give-away just for the readers of Kitchen Parade. SWEET DEALS on ARTISANAL OLIVE OIL & VINEGAR from O OLIVE OIL FOR PURCHASES, A 15 PERCENT DISCOUNT Between now and Mother's Day on Sunday, May 9, 2010, use the discount coupon code "mother" when purchasing goods at O Olive Oil . (Would you like to know more about how good vinegars are made with a 'mother'? It's quite a story! Read it and get the recipe for a summer Sweet Potato Salad too.) A GIVE-AWAY JUST for READERS of KITCHEN PARADE TWO-BOTTLE NATURAL GIFT BOXES One winner per fifty comments, limit 4. Winners choose which pair of olive oil and vinegar combinations will be sent. I'm especially fond of the champagne vinegar and Meyer lemon olive oil, also the sherry vinegar and Tahitian lime olive oil. But they're all good, let your senses guide! I'm not the only one who loves O Olive Oil, so does O Magazine, Saveur, Bon Appetit,

Chocolate Cream Puffs Stuffed with Strawberries & Cream

For spring, there's just one thing better than fresh strawberries and that's strawberries and chocolate and cream, together. This easy spring dessert recipe makes barely sweet little desserts just two-bites big, perfect finger food. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ BEST RECIPES! Chocolate Cream Puffs Made the List! Best Recipes of 2010 What Would You Buy to Make One Recipe? Once upon a time, I knew this guy, Mike. Now Mike could cook, he just didn’t. He had a place he called "The Kitchen" because he sat down for supper there nearly every night. You and I would call it by the name on the door, Ruby Tuesday. Mike offered to bring dessert to a gourmet club dinner and mentioned his favorite dessert from a hole-in-the-wall restaurant famous for its chocolate enchiladas – chocolate crepes, actually, but stuffed with pillows of whipped cream studded with bits of strawberry, banana and pineapple, then drizzled with chocolate sauce and caramel sauce a