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Hoisin & Honey Pork Tenderloin
with Butter-Simmered Carrots

Say hello to one of my "go to" dinners. It's a roasted pork tenderloin topped with a quick sauce of hoisin sauce, soy sauce and honey: easy enough for a weeknight, interesting enough that I'd happily serve it to guests for a casual supper. And the Butter-Simmered Carrot recipe? Fabulous! The name "butter-simmered" may imply lots of fat and calories but that's hardly the case with this recipe. That's because the special cooking technique infuses butter's distinctive flavor and richness into the carrots – but for an entire pound of carrots, needs only a tablespoon of butter! That's the "standard" proportion of 1T:1pound of fat:vegetables that I use for nearly all vegetable recipes. Real Food, Fresh & Fast. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. High Protein. Great for Meal Prep.

Lemon-Honey Chicken Skillet

Say hello to one of my very favorite cold-weather meals, chicken and vegetables cooked in a single skillet right on the stove. The meat is seasoned with warm spices and nestled into a bed of carrots (or butternut squash or sweet potato), peppers and mushrooms with a soothing sauce of honey and lemon juice. The dish remains entirely savory with a can't-get-enough vibe, especially with the vegetables. It's another Quick Supper and to minimize dishes, a One-Pot Supper too. It's perfect for taking the chill off cool evenings year-round! Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal. Another Quick Supper , a Kitchen Parade Specialty. Another One-Pot Supper , Hearty & Filling. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Low Fat. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.

Mashed Potatoes & Carrots

Children Call Them "Golden Glow Potatoes" Definitely not your gramma's mashed potatoes, mine either. But this magical vegetable combo makes me ask "Why haven't we been doing this forever?" and wondering if this isn't the very latest "genius recipe". The trick? Just cook and mash potatoes and carrots together. You'll need hardly any (if any) added fat and they'll be creamy beyond belief. And that color! Real Food, Fresh & Comforting. Just Three Ingredients. Familiar Ingredients, Inventive Combination. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Potluck & Party Friendly. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegetarian. Naturally Gluten Free. Rave Reviews.

Three Favorite Sandwich & Cracker Spreads

The Recipes: Three favorite make-ahead made-from-scratch spreads for sandwiches and crackers. Each one is fresh and just a little bit surprising. Each one works on its own, either as a spread that makes fabulous sandwiches or a light spread for crackers. (Or frankly? Anywhere you can think to spread a, um, spread!) All three together? They're a mash-up of color and flavor and texture. This is a great collection! I have a hard time picking a favorite! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipes ~ ~ Almond Cilantro Spread ~ (center) ~ Cranberry Orange Spread ~ (right) ~ Sun-Dried Tomato Spread ~ (rear left) It Looks So Easy, Doesn't It? Some people are simply born to entertain – not on stage, not on film, but at home. They make it look so easy, they’re so relaxed! The trick may be a little up-front effort. So with potlucks, parties and impromptu gatherings filling the year-end calendar, arm yourself with quick, make-ahead spreads that can serve double duty. Turn an every

Creamy Wild Rice Soup Recipe

My long-time favorite wild rice soup recipe, it's creamy and hearty but light in calories. It's absolutely delicious, a great way to really take advantage of the lovely nuttiness of wild rice. This is the soup of Minnesota Lutheran church supper tradition. It calls to me in the fall when the days grow short but is also light enough to warm a chilly summer day in the North. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ COMPLIMENTS! "...an awesome recipe." ~ Amanda "... very good!" ~ acr "This is a delicious soup ..." ~ Edith BEST RECIPES! Creamy Wild Rice Soup Made the List! Best Recipes of 2005 Creaminess Without Cream? Home cooks recognize the usual method to make a cream soup Рwith cream Рalthough the diet- and health-conscious may use lower-fat milk, even non-fat skim milk. Another method is to use pur̩ed cream-textured vegetables, in this low-calorie Creamy Wild Rice Soup, potatoes and parsnips. The root vegetables do add