Showing posts from March, 2024

Rainbow Salad

A colorful bowl of fresh, raw vegetables tossed with a wonderful Sweet Lemon Vinaigrette and if you like, fresh herbs, nuts, bits of cheese and more. No two bowls are the same! The "rainbow" colors are inspired by those pretty heads of purple, orange and green cauliflower found in some produce departments, plus magenta-pink watermelon radishes and spring-green asparagus and ... all the hues and hints of color you can put your hands on! It's easy to make, it's fun and oh my, a Rainbow Salad is a total show-stopper on the table. Whole Food, Fresh & Inventive. Fun Picnic Food. Easily Adapted to Your Family's Tastebuds. Great for Meal Prep. Potluck & Party Friendly. Scales from Small Plates to Large Platters. Easy DIY. Low Carb. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free. So Good!!

Seasonal Sundays: Easy Dinners for a Busy Week (Week 13)

This week's "Seasonal Seven" recipe collection includes Quick Suppers, ones to make an extra-busy week (whatever the reason) just a little bit easier. Fingers crossed that one or more become "keepers" in your own supper-saver favorites.

Smoked Salmon Quiche

For meal magic taste- and time-wise, quickly pull together a light, custardy quiche filled with smoked salmon, dill, tiny cubes of havarti cheese, a little red onion plus a few capers. Is it a cousin to a good lox and bagel? Maybe! Homestyle Quiche, Soft and Custardy, Made from Scratch in Minutes with a Homemade Crust or a Store-Bought Crust. Real Food, Fresh & Family-Approved. Hearty & Filling. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Easy DIY. Served Warm, Rewarms Beautifully. So Good!

Seasonal Sundays: Easter Eggs (Week 12)

This week's "Seasonal Seven" recipe collection is all primped and pretty for Easter but today's "Easter Eggs" are for eating (and definitely not just for Easter ...) versus plastic-filled eggs filled with candy and trinkets. Fingers crossed you find one or more that inspires your own Easter fun and speaking of "Easter fun," a reader request took me down an (Easter bunny?) hole with fun food ideas for different Easter menus, small additions with a big impact. Plus, a special appeal for a reader who's struggling with the fallout of breast cancer ...

Carrot Cake

The "perfect" recipe for all shapes and sizes of carrot cake, whatever makes your Inner Bunny's nose wrinkle in pleasure: cupcakes and muffins; an easy snacking cake, either big or small; a round or square layer cake. The carrots are grated and the batter is mixed in a food processor, a method that yields a Carrot Cake that's especially light and tender. (The technique is adapted from Cook's Illustrated's genius recipe developers 20+ years ago!) For a real sweet treat, spread the cake with the best cream cheese frosting this side of the cabbage patch. Homestyle Carrot Cake, Made from Scratch in a Food Processor. A Long-Time Tried-and-True Family Favorite. No Mixer Required. A Spring Classic, Especially at Easter. Budget Friendly. Potluck & Party Friendly. So Good!!

Seasonal Sundays: Spring Forward ... Slooowly (Week 11)

This week's time change gifts an extra hour of light to our evenings. So this week's "Seasonal Seven" recipes lean into slow cookers and oven slow-cooking so we can linger outside in the fresh spring air, knowing dinner's a-cooking inside. Will you discover a new family favorite? Fingers crossed!

Seasonal Sundays: March Bucket List (Week 10)

This week's "Seasonal Seven" recipe collection is to help us all (me too!) take the tippy-toe-tiny steps from late winter toward false spring, early mud, first daffodils, spring snow, more mud ... and the final unfurling that is spring, whenever it makes its true arrival. I hope you'll find one or two destined as "keepers" in your own recipe repertoire.