Showing posts from December, 2011

Best Recipes of 2011

My favorite recipes from 2011, just one "best" recipe per month. Made with "real food" (not processed food), these are everyday recipes, recipes to make again and again throughout the year, throughout our lives. They are recipes that express the hallmarks of the Kitchen Parade style, "fresh" and "easy" and "healthy" and "flavor-forward" and "seasonal". Weight Watchers, all Kitchen Parade recipes include Weight Watchers points and nutrition information! At New Year's, it's a food blogger tradition to select our "best recipes" for the year. This is an impossible task, really, since Kitchen Parade isn't a "hey I tried this recipe and it was only okay but I'm going to post it anyway" kind of recipe site. Instead, here, every recipe – every single one – is already a favorite and is often tested many times to simplify, to perfect, to understand variations. You know all those &q

Year in Pictures 2011

Especially for visual cooks, all of 2011's recipes in one place. Do you have favorite recipes from 2011? Are any of these recipes still on your "to try" list? As the new year approaches, it's natural to look back, to reflect upon acccomplishments, to tally up the wins, the losses, the hits, the misses. Here's something I'm proud of. Late in 2010, I set out to better live up to the tagline I wrote for Kitchen Parade back in 2002, the one that still fits what I strive for today. "Fresh Seasonal Recipes for Everyday Healthful Living and Occasional Indulgences". How did I do? FRESH & SEASONAL RECIPES Check! Plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits here! All real food! New additions to the very popular easy summer recipes ! Recipe inspiration for Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. RECIPES for EVERYDAY HEALTHFUL LIVING Check! Lots of recipes for tonight's supper: doable, affordable, good to eat and good to our bodi