Showing posts from December, 2023

How to Remove Pomegranate Seeds

Three quick and easy ways to get the seeds out of a whole pomegranate, no muss, no fuss, all to separate and release those juicy arils of pomegranate for snacking, fruit salads, garnishing, juicing and more. All three techniques are simple, two require no special tools. So if you've ever felt confounded and confused when confronting a pomegranate, get yourself one or two and practice up. Soon you'll be saying, "How easy is that?" Easy How-To Tips for Home Cooks. Clear Instructions + When Best to Use.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 52) Best of 2023

For this the last week of 2023, let's take a look back at readers' favorite recipes plus — ta da! — Kitchen Parade's brand-new "most useful recipe" plucked from 2023's new recipes. I had a hard time picking just one but in the end, the choice was not only obvious but perfect — and hope that you will agree?! And then to finish out the year, I've gathered a few quick recipes ideas for you: think greens and black-eyed peas for "good fortune" in the New Year. It's been a good year, 2023 ...

Overnight Coffeecake

My cousin LeAnne’s long-time go-to make-ahead coffeecake recipe and since last year, mine too. I make it over and over which suggests how easy, adaptable and forgiving LeAnne's recipe is. It takes about 20 minutes to mix up the night before, then throw it in the oven in the morning. Fresh warm coffeecake on Christmas morning? With a crispy streusel topping? Oh, you’re going to be glad you clipped this recipe! Homemade Coffeecake, Warm from the Oven. Mixed At Night, Baked in the Morning. A Long-Time Home-Style and Family-Tested Recipe. Budget Friendly. Potluck & Brunch Friendly.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 51) Show-Stopping Desserts

Seven recipes for holiday celebrations, desserts that will move tables to silent appreciation, none especially fancy, none requiring hours of preparation, none needing special tools. I hope you'll find one or two that will make their way to your table over the next while.

Easy Easy Magical Jello Bites

How (and why!) to make a pan of jewel-colored gelatin squares, sometimes with one flavor, sometimes with two flavors in two layers. So pretty! And magical! And 100% fun! Kids really love 'em, their eyes just light up at the sight! So here I share all my favorite magic Jello tricks, so your first pan can turn out 100% perfect. Fun Food for Kids. Just Two Ingredients and a Couple of Hours. Beautiful Color! A New Addition to The Homemade Pantry , a Kitchen Parade Specialty. Budget Friendly. Potluck & Party Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. So Fun, So Good!!

Seasonal Sundays (Week 50) A Toast to Cranberries

Seven wintry cranberry recipes, from simple to suberb, from long-standing favorites to present-day wonderments. I hope you'll find one or two destined as cranberry-hued "keepers" in your own holiday festivities ...

Gingerbread Snickerdoodle Bars

What happens when Snickerdoodle Bars get all dressed up for Christmas? Just generously add some gingerbread spices, a little molasses and fresh ginger and, well, you've got Gingerbread Snickerdoodle Bars, welcome one-bite additions to a cookie plate, a dainty tray, a pairing with a cup of coffee or evening tea. An Easy Riff on a Long-Time Family Favorite. Real Food, Fresh & Inventive. One (Bowl) & Done (In One Hour). Just One Bowl. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Food Gifts. Vegetarian. So Good!!

Seasonal Sundays (Week 49) Taking It Sloooow

Seven slow cooker or slow-cooked dinner recipes for healthy cold-weather meals, an antidote to the festive cocktails and rich appetizers to say nothing of the butter and sugar of the holidays. I hope you'll find one or two destined as "keepers" in your own family favorites.