Showing posts from November, 2023

Homemade Microwave Caramel Corn

How to make homemade caramel corn in the microwave with no more than a few ordinary ingredients and a paper bag. (No mess, no fuss!) Just add some shake-it-up energy for some good family fun! Just Two Steps & Six Everyday Ingredients. A Long-Time Family Favorite. A New Addition to The Homemade Pantry , a Kitchen Parade Specialty. Great for Food Gifts. Naturally Gluten Free. Rave Reviews. So Good!!

Seasonal Sundays (Week 48) December Bucket List

Seasonal Sundays on a ... Monday? It happens, post-holiday festivities and travel. Here I look ahead for December, seven recipes on my list to "must make" in December. (No cookies! Not yet, anyway!) I hope you'll find one or two destined as "keepers" in your own favorite-recipe collections.

Savory Bread Pudding with Butternut Squash, Chard & Cheddar

Who says bread pudding is always sweet and always for dessert? Not me! Instead, this is a savory bread pudding, absolutely delicious, a layer of hearty greens sandwiched between layers of good whole-grain bread studded with cubes of butternut squash and cheddar cheese . This rustic bread pudding (vegetarian casserole?) can be made ahead, much like a breakfast strata. Homestyle Whole Food, Fresh & Seasonal, Holiday Special & Worthy of an Occasion. Budget Friendly. Vegetarian. Beautiful Color! Rave Reviews. One of My Very Favorite Vegetarian Casseroles. So Good!

Seasonal Sundays (Week 47) Holiday Salads

Seasonal Sundays on a ... Saturday? It happens every so often, with a holiday looming and many of us spending the weekend making lists, washing glassware, buying groceries, prepping for a big week. I'm here to help! This week I'm featuring seven wintry salads, all Thanksgiving friendly but also ones to carry well through December. Because heaven knows, enough sugar will be within reach ... how about a little (a lot?!) more salad too?

Big Italian Chopped Salad

A big jumble of a salad packed with a mélange of bitter greens and our favorite Mediterranean ingredients , all messy and delicious and the perfect foil for a lasagna feast or a big holiday meal short on the vitality of fresh vegetables or a salad base for fish, eggs, burrata and more. Whole Food, Fresh & Family Approved. A Celebratory Salad, a Big Addition to Italian Feasts, Especially Lasagna. An Intentional Salad, Long on Ingredients, Short on Difficulty. Hearty & Filling. Fun Picnic Food. Potluck & Party Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. So Good!!

Seasonal Sundays (Week 46) My Dream Thanksgiving

I'm gonna break it to you: Thanksgiving is nigh. In case your menu still has holes or you're still not sure what to make to take to your brother's, I've pulled my own very favorite recipes for this all-things-food holiday, from the simple to the sublime with lots of side dishes in between. I hope you'll find one or two destined to earn a place at your own Thanksgiving table for this and years to come ...

Homemade Chili Made with Dried Beans

Slow Cooker or Oven Slow-Cooked Wait! You mean chili can be made with dried beans, not just canned beans? Yes! I'm here to say, it's not only possible, it's a great choice for homemade chili. I was first inspired by bags of mixed dried beans especially for chili from Hurst's HamBeens, fully expecting to use the colorful mix of beans in my own chili recipes. Instead, I tried the recipe on the bag ... and after juicing it up flavor-wise, it's become my #1 everyday chili. Chili Made from Scratch with Dried Beans Instead of Cans of Beans. Hearty & Filling. Budget Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. How to Feed a Crowd. Easy DIY. Weight Watchers Friendly. So Good!!

Seasonal Sundays (Week 45) Sweet Potato Season

If there's a vegetable triumvirate for the cold-weather months, it's pumpkin, winter squash and ... the oh-so-wonderful sweet potato. This collection will keep you in sweet potatoes all winter long, hand-selected from 20+ years of recipes from Kitchen Parade, sure, but especially A Veggie Venture. I hope you'll find one or two destined as "keepers" in your own recipe repertoire ... let's dig in!

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

It's turkey talk here, my friends, a column stuffed (!) full of useful turkey tips. Maybe you've been wondering why or how to cook a turkey breast in a slow cooker. Or how to make turkey gravy or turkey stock. Or what to do with those little sacks of giblets found inside turkeys. So many tips for cooking a Thanksgiving turkey! (Or better still, a pre-Thanksgiving turkey just to make turkey stock for gravy on Thanksgiving Day or make certain there's leftover turkey for sandwiches!) Whole Food, Simply Prepared, "Plain" But Perfect. A Long-Time Family Favorite. Another Quick Supper , a Kitchen Parade Specialty. Hearty & Filling. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Meal Prep. Potluck & Party Friendly. Low Carb. Low Fat. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly.