Showing posts from February, 2022

Cornmeal Pancakes with Warm Blueberries

Simple but sumptuous cornmeal pancakes topped with my favorite "pancake syrup" of Warm Blueberries and a dollop of sour cream. The combination makes for a special breakfast or pancake supper. Real Food, Fast & Comforting. Mere Minutes to the Table for Breakfast or a Pancake Supper. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Easy DIY.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 10) Early March

We still have to eat, right? Recipes and more, inside.

Simple Beef Salad

What a creative way to use up (and stretch!) a small piece of leftover beef – leftover pork works well too – with a quick, meaty salad . Just add some rice and veggies then tie it all together with mayonnaise laced with soy sauce and horseradish. Is it almost a fried-rice salad? Maybe! But it's definitely retro good! Whole Food, Mere Minutes to the Table. Another Quick Supper , a Kitchen Parade Specialty. Budget Friendly. Easy Weeknight Supper. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 9) Late February

If it's Sunday, well, it's time for recipes and other ideas for the week or two ahead, a late-winter collection that includes both "Pancake Night" and Mardi Gras, two sides of the same calendar coin. Plus ... signs of spring, Mother Nature's and metaphorical, two sides of the same ... something.

Spinach Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette,
Fresh Fruit & Maple-Glazed Pecans

A big dinner spinach salad, fresh and green with a rainbow of fresh fruit and g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s Maple-Glazed Pecans, all lightly dressed in a Fruity Vinaigrette. It works for one or two but scales for feeding a crowd. Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Low Carb. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free. Scales from Small Plates to Large Platters.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 8) Mid February

Still looking for last-minute Superbowl and Valentine's ideas? This week's recipes have these back-to-back "holidays" covered plus so so much more.

Quick ’n’ Easy Shrimp Bisque

Who needs reservations when there's restaurant-quality, occasion-worthy bisque on the table in an hour? This simple bisque is actually half bisque (think a creamy, tomato-y broth) and half chowder (think meaty chunks of shrimp) and 100% delicious. It's lighter than other bisques but still plenty rich without turning thick and heavy. Shrimp Bisque for Two Made from Scratch with a Quick Shrimp Stock Made from Shrimp Shells. Easy DIY. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Occasion Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. Low Carb. High Protein.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 7) Superbowl and Valentines

Just ahead, one day after the other, the Superbowl and Valentine's Day ... and wow, from chili to chocolate, do I ever have recipes to turn your occasions into real celebrations. You just might want to settle in ...

Slow-Cooked or Slow Cooker Pot Roast

This recipe reveals all the details about time, temperature and technique for home cooks aiming for tender, moist and flavorful pot roasts slow-cooked in the oven or in a slow cooker. Here I share four tips for better pot roasts (no more dry pot roasts! no more stringy pot roasts!) plus the science behind why a pot roast should be cooked at low temperature for a long while, ensuring that the meat's connective tissue has time to melt into that moist, silky texture that all the best pot roasts achieve. A Favorite Family Meal, Perfected. Made from Scratch, Hearty & Filling. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special.