Showing posts from April, 2022

Seasonal Sundays (Week 18) Late April

This week's recipes lean into spring with the three A's of Spring (asparagus, artichokes and ... avocados) and a deep dive into all-recipes asparagus. I do send sympathies to readers who still have snow on the ground ... your time will come, it really will.

Rainbow Chicken

Here's a favorite dinner in our home – chicken and a pile of rainbow-colored vegetables, tossed in a quick spice rub and brightened with lemon slices. It's so simple and spring-like – and our new go-to chicken supper! Dinner at Home, Made from Scratch. Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Another Quick Supper , a Kitchen Parade Specialty. Hearty & Filling. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. One-Pot Meal. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 17) Easter

Wait! Isn't it Saturday, not Sunday?! It is! I'm sharing this week's recipe collection a day early, just in case some of you might still welcome last-minute Easter ideas (plus lots of ideas for the week to come) and for any of us who have special plans tomorrow, Easter Sunday, that are all about life up close and personal in the real world and, um, "socially distanced" from email and all things digital.

Sugar Cookie Bars

It's real life, right? Some times we sugar cookie lovers crave all the colorful deliciousness but are short on time to fuss with cookie cutters and inclination to mess with cookie decorating. Here, a simple sugar cookie dough is baked in a single pan, frosted all at once, then cut into bite-size squares. This is a great back-pocket recipe for the next time you need to be out the door in just an hour with something sweet to share: the recipe creates a full five dozen – yes, 60! – mini sugar-cookie bites, all pretty with frosting and sprinkles. Homemade Sugar Cookie Bites, No Cookie Cutters or Decorating Skills Required. Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly. Great for Food Gifts. Potluck & Party Friendly, Always the Crowd Favorite.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 16) Mid April

This week's collection of recipes speaks to April, stuck between the last flakes of winter (which are falling as I write ..) and the first blossoms of spring (which sadly, are also falling as I write ...). I hope to inspire your week with the usual blend from Kitchen Parade, "fresh seasonal recipes for everyday eating plus the occasional indulgence". C'mon in!

Ham & Beans

What to do with that ham bone from the holiday ham? Here's how to make Ham & Beans, one of my signature recipes, just good-for-you dried beans, a few vegetables, the right mix of dried herbs and the oh-so-important ham bone. We usually "slow cook" Ham & Beans in the oven but a traditional slow cooker works too. No time now? Freeze that hambone to use later, you don't want to waste all that free flavor goodness! Real Food, Fresh & Healthy. A Long-Time Family Favorite. Budget Friendly. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. High Protein. Great for Meal Prep.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 15) Easter Recipe Ideas

Check the calendar, yikes, Easter is just two weeks away. So today's recipe collection might be called, The Great Big Easter Basket of Recipes, it's packed with ideas that I do hope inspire your own spring-time gatherings, Easter or otherwise ...