Showing posts from February, 2023

Seasonal Sundays (Week 9) Dried Beans for "Bridge" Season

Let's cook some beans! They're economical, healthy ... and extra-perfect as the seasons transition. I hope you'll find one or two or three recipes that inspire and once cooked, insert themselves into your own collection of "keepers" ...

How to Cook Dried Beans from Scratch

Either in a Slow Cooker or Slow-Cooked in the Oven How to transform economical dried beans into soft, delicious cooked beans. All it takes is some beans (like navy beans, cannellini, black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, chickpeas, etc) plus an onion, a smidgen of fat and salt plus three or four hours of mostly hands-off time. Seriously, that's it! It couldn't be easier! Or the results more delicious! And oh my, everyone, that broth ... Whole Food, Fresh & Comforting. Hearty & Filling. Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Meal Prep. Easy DIY. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 8) Breakfast Occasions

Seven breakfast recipes, ones that work for real occasions sure but better than that, help us create our own occasions, just by slowing down for a short while to ... break the fast.

Manna Café Oatcakes (Oatmeal Pancakes)

Some recipes are just too good to be lost to time, too special to be kept secret. Today's easy one-bowl pancakes come to you out of kindness and hospitality. From the owners of a neighborhood restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin which for years placed stacks of hearty American-style oat pancakes before hungry patrons. From the Kitchen Parade reader who remembers the restaurant and its pancakes so fondly. For all for us. Lucky us! American Pancakes Made from Scratch with Lots of Oats and Minimal Flour. No Blender, No Mixer Required. No Banana! Perfect for Family Breakfasts Both Sweet and Savory. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Easy Weeknight Supper, Hello Pancake Night . Vegetarian.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 7) Dinner for ♥♥

Seven recipes for special occasions, Valentines, sure, but also year-round because why let the calendar dictate when (and with whom?) we celebrate love?

Charcuterie for Two

How we've learned to assemble a charcuterie board of cured meats, cheeses, crackers, fruits, vegetables and more. It's fun. It's festive. And around here, it's tradition ... and Dinner for Two! Practical Tips & Ideas for Building a Charcuterie Board, What to Buy, What to Maybe Make. Perfect for Special Occasions Like Birthdays, Anniversaries, Valentine's, Holidays, Snow Days, Summer Evenings and Just Because. Hearty & Filling. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 6) Winter Salads

Seven vegetable salads guaranteed to drive out any mid-winter cold-weather doldrums, it's a special collection that leans into meal prep and all are party-friendly, just in case there's some sort of gathering-round-the-screen event coming up. I sure hope you love 'em!