Showing posts from December, 2013

Best Recipes of 2013

Favorite recipes from 2013, yours and mine both, just one "best" recipe per month. Looking back, does it strike you as it does me that my recipes are becoming simpler, more family-friendly – still real food and still healthy, flavor-forward and seasonal of course, those are the touchstones of my food sensibility, after all – but also more ready for preparation on a whim? Is your food sensibility evolving too? What was new in 2013, what do you look forward to in 2014? First, your favorite recipes! Each one is pictured in the collage above. Starting in the center , Kitchen Parade's top recipe for 2013, homey comfort food, a simple Hamburger Casserole . You couldn't get enough of this! Now, clockwise from the upper lefthand corner. First, Easy Skinny Turkey Roll-ups with Fresh Veggies , these are such an easy lunch, they keep and are great to carry along. Next, my own obsession for a few weeks, so easy to put together on a whim, just tortillas topped wit

My Family’s Recipe for Potato Blintzes

I so hope you love my family's recipe for savory potato blintzes, soft pillows of mashed potatoes lightened and enriched with cottage cheese and wrapped in tender crepe packets, baked in the oven until steamy hot , the better to contrast with big dollops of sour cream on the side. Sounds sooo good, right?! These pretty golden bundles are perfect for a vegetarian brunch or on the side with other holiday foods. For anyone who's only tasted sweet blintzes, oh my, you're in for one amazing savory treat ... Homemade Savory Blintzes, Made from Scratch. A Family Tradition for Generations. Hearty & Filling But Surprisingly Low in Calories. Budget Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Holiday Brunch & Party Friendly. Vegetarian.

Fresh Cranberry Cake

A rustic cake that "pops" with fresh cranberries. It's best made a day ahead so works especially well for potlucks and holiday food gifts. Fresh & Seasonal, Special Cake for the Holidays. Great Choice for a Hostess Gift or Make-Ahead Dessert to Carry for Office Parties and Holiday Gatherings.

Spanish Stew with Roasted Peppers (Chilindron) Recipe

A Spanish stew called “Chilindron” – that’s pronounced [chill-in-DRONE] – pungent with onions and roasted red peppers. And yes, there’s that color, that gorgeous dark-red color, that emerges as the braising liquid cooks down in the oven, leaving the meat cloaked in a flavor-packed sauce. Real Food, Fresh & Filling. A One-Pot Meal, Weekend Special. Low Carb. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.