Showing posts from December, 2022

Sautéed Collard Greens with Bacon

Well, hey, bacon lovers. Here's a quick recipe for collards that turns the greens almost silky and sensuous. Soon you'll be buying bag after bag of those marvelous pre-washed collard greens that show up in grocery stores this time of year, all to ensure our good luck! and good health! and good moods! (duh, bacon) in the year to come. After bacon and collards (or kale! or other sturdy leafy greens!), you'll need little more than onion, garlic and a little vinegar and maple syrup for one of the tastiest side dishes to ever emerge from a skillet. Enjoy! Healthy Collard Greens Cooked Until Silky with Crisp Bacon. A Southern Tradition, Especially at New Year's. Mere Minutes to the Table. A Favorite Side Dish or "Under" Dish. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 53) Happy Lucky New Year

As we count down the last days of 2022, how about setting up the new year for good luck and good fortune with traditional greens and other foods from the American South? No jinxes here, I promise!

Holiday Fruit & Yogurt Parfait

with Cranberry-Apple Sauce, Pineapple, Kiwi & Pomegranate Behold one of the prettiest dishes ever! Imagine jewel-colored layers of cranberry and applesauce, golden pineapple and yogurt in a glass bowl lined with iridescent kiwi slices, then decorated with fresh fruit. This fruit and yogurt combination does indeed look impressive but is easy as can be to assemble! Real Food, Fresh & Inventive. Budget Friendly. Perfect for Holiday Brunch. Great for Meal Prep. Potluck & Party Friendly. Vegetarian. Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 52) Almost ... Christmas

Christmas itself is marked by each family's own traditions, so hey, maybe you'll join me for exploring the idea of "Christmas Adam" – that's the day before Christmas, um, Eve – when it's possible to mix things up and do something different ? Ideas follow ...

Big Fat Chewy Molasses Cookies

Sturdy little cookies, small in size but big in molasses flavor, crispy-sweet on the outside, chewy in the centers . Lovely at Christmas but memorable year-round. Homemade Cookies from Scratch in One Hour Flat. Real Food, Fast & Family-Tested. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Food Gifts. Potluck & Cookie Swap Friendly. Ships Well. Freezes Well.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 51) Cookie Season!

Andy Williams is a-crooning, "It's the most wonderful time of the year ..." and amid all his jinglebelling and mistletoeing, he overlooks the great fun (and sweet eats) of Christmas cookie-baking. I'm here to fill the void! Here are a few of my favorite Christmas cookies , some go back years and years. I hope you find one or two recipes to inspire your own cookie-baking this year ...

Festive Kale Salad with Apple & Pomegranate

A fresh red 'n' green salad for the holidays, a joyful exuberance of raw kale massaged until it's tamed and tender, tossed with crisp, sweet red apple and tart, juicy pomegranate seeds. No spartan salad, this: make it a nourishing meal, make it a special side salad, make it the star of your cookie swap, your Christmas lunch, your neighborhood potluck. A kale salad with fruit and nuts is a welcome healthy contrast to rich holiday foods. I do so hope you love it too! Raw Kale Salad, Fresh & Inventive. Beautiful Color. A Welcome Addition to Holiday Meals and Buffets. Budget Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Potluck & Party Friendly. Scales from Small Plates to Large Platters. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 50) Crazy for Cranberries

Happy December, All! What a collection of cranberr-y and Christmas-y ideas gathered just for you, all in one easy-to-scan place, a quick read, naturally, cuz you've got cookies to bake and gifts to wrap and ...