Turkey Orzo Soup with Lemon & Spinach

Here's a soup recipe that's just made for spring! It's light but hearty, substantial but bright. The lemon and spinach really make this soup, so do the tiny bites of orzo pasta. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ COMPLIMENTS! "... we enjoyed this soup SO MUCH!" ~ Kris Add yours, leave a comment, below! Grocery Carts for Kids, Such Fun! I love seeing kids pile into cars, little kids into souped-up race cars with steering wheels and safety belts in specially outfitted shopping carts at the grocery, that is. First catching the eye of the mother who’s busy with broccoli and beans, I’ll kneel to eye level to ask in a deep, serious voice, “May I see your drivers’ license, please?” The quick ones recognize the game and grin, “I don’t have a drivers’ license, Silly.” The shy ones check for Mom’s whereabouts, then clench the wheel, determined to remain master of the road, with or without a license. Sure, kid-friendly grocery carts are all about

Crockpot Chicken Goulash

Stir-stir the sauce. Nest-nest the chicken breasts. Mix-mix a package of frozen vegetables. Ding!Ding! Dinner's ready! This just might be the simplest, easiest dinner recipe here on Kitchen Parade. Slow cooker fans, here's your next new chicken breast recipe, a one-pot meal for busy days. Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Budget-Friendly, Just Eight Ingredients. Weeknight Easy. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. High Protein.

Blueberry Galette

The Recipe: A relaxed and rustic blueberry pie, so easy to throw together, just a pie crust, frozen blueberries and some pantry ingredients. The Conversation: With a pie this easy, no more "pie in the sky". Blueberry galette is a fancy-dancy signature for a most plebian pie. Can you say gaw-LETT? While the name implies hours of trouble and fuss, the results are as relaxed as that ever-so-comfortable chair you’d no more give up than your kids. My mother would have loved this recipe, my father, too. My dad, you see, was and remains a fiend for pie. One of the many little inside jokes he and my mom shared went like this. He'd ask, with a hopeful grin, "What’s for dessert?" And she’d answer, with a rueful smile, "Pie in the sky." The translation? "Sorry, dear. No dessert tonight." For my mom, cooking was a sort of witchcraft, a way to pamper the taste buds and handle a husband. (Yes, she really was of that era. But really,

Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread

How to make soda bread, the traditional Irish quick bread that puts hot bread on the table in under an hour. Here, whole-wheat flour is mixed 1:1 with all-purpose flour to mirror the authentic wholemeal breads from Ireland. Grab a little Irish butter and the jam jar, this is good stuff, easy yeast-free bread whether warm from the oven or toasted for leftovers. Whole Food, Simply Prepared. "Plain" But Perfect. Irish Soda Bread Made from Scratch. Real Food, Mere Minutes to the Table. Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Easy DIY. Vegetarian. So Good!

Finnish Salmon Soup (Lohikeitto)

Say "hei" to Finland's winter and cold-weather obsession, big bowls of steaming salmon chowder packed with fresh fish, potatoes and carrots. In Finland, Salmon Soup is home-cooked comfort food, some even call it "Finland's soul food". I've been making a salmon chowder soup since living in Finland as an exchange student but recently overhauled the recipe to be more authentic, to bump up the salmon flavor, to make it something worth obsessing over. Whole Food, Simply Prepared & Made from Scratch. Beautiful Color! A Winter Classic in Finland. Weeknight Easy. Dinner Party Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. So Good!!

Old-Fashioned Banana Floats

Fresh winter citrus with hints of spring! Here's an old-fashioned dessert, some times called a "banana float" and other times an "orange float" and it is reminiscent of a root beer float except with orange juice and a banana cream. It also reminds me of an Orange Julius and really, it's just plain fun. Real Food, Fresh & Inventive. Mere Minutes to the Table. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Naturally Gluten Free.

Greek Feta Chicken with Curried Rice

The Chicken Recipe That Gets Passed Around One of my favorite chicken recipes ever! Because it's a healthy low-calorie way to cook chicken. Because it doesn't heat up the kitchen. Because it keeps the chicken moist and flavorful. Because it's so simple to make with on-hand ingredients. Because it's good straight from the oven or the grill. Because it's good served hot or cold. Because it's great for meal prep and supper both. No wonder this recipe gets passed from one good cook to another! And for Weight Watchers? Greek Feta Chicken is a Freestyle miracle, just 1.5 Freestyle points with 29 grams of protein. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ From One Friend to Another. This recipe comes from my friend Lisa in Washington State who got it from her friend Ann in Dallas who got it from … oh I dunno. But it is a recipe that should, like a chain letter, pass from one harried home cook to the next. To speed up the process, I’m sharing it with faithful Kitch