Chicken Nachos
with Homemade Pickled Jalapeño Rings

Party food in a flash! Chicken Nachos are quick and easy to assemble with rotisserie chicken, black beans, grilled peppers, homemade pickled jalapeños, cheddar and more. Seriously good stuff! Budget-Friendly Party Food. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. High Protein.

Best Recipes of 2007

The very best recipes from Kitchen Parade in 2007, just one recipe per month. Best Recipes of 2007 (hover with a mouse for a description; otherwise click a photo to view the recipe) ~ All 2007 Kitchen Parade Recipes ~ More "Best of the Year" Favorite Recipes from Kitchen Parade ~ Kitchen Parade's Best-Ever "Most Useful" Recipes 2002 – Present ~ ~ Best Recipes of 2015 (I owe this to you myself & my sense of order) ~ ~ Best Recipes of 2014 ~ ~ Best Recipes of 2013 ~ ~ Best Recipes of 2012 ~ ~ Best Recipes of 2011 ~ ~ Best Recipes of 2010 ~ ~ Best Recipes of 2009 ~ ~ Best Recipes of 2008 ~ ~ Best Recipes of 2007 ~ ~ Best Recipes of 2006 ~ ~ Best Recipes of 2005 ~ ~ Best Recipes of 2004 ~ ~ Best Recipes of 2003 ~ ~ Best Recipes of 2002 ~ © Copyright Kitchen Parade 2007, 2009 & 2019

Smoked Turkey Chowder

A special wintry chowder with ingredients like smoked turkey, caramelized onions and caramelized mushrooms plus rustic potatoes and a hint of fresh rosemary. This is the height of winter comfort food ... Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal. Weekend Comfort Food. Naturally Gluten Free. High Protein. Budget Friendly. Potluck & Party Friendly.

Perfect M&M Cookies:
All Butter, No Shortening

One of America's favorite cookies, M&M Cookies are an adaptation of the traditional Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, topped with crayon-colored M&M candies. It's my friend Kathy's signature recipe, one she's tweaked and perfected over many years. Best of all, her cookie recipe uses butter, real butter, not shortening. Bake them crispy, bake them chewy, your choice. Festive & Colorful for Christmas & Other Holidays. A Favorite for Kids and Kids-at-Heart.

Make-Ahead Bran Muffin Batter

Mix Now, Bake Later In Small Batches Ever wonder if you can make a big batch of bran muffin batter that will keep in the fridge not just for days but for weeks ? It's a busy cook's meal prep miracle! The batter can be 100% whole-grain and is ready for the oven, no last-minute measuring, mixing or cleanup. You'll be a star! Think hot muffins for a crowd! Better still, how about a small batch of bran muffins on a whim, even just one or two or three muffins at a time?! You can even bake a single muffin in a mug in the microwave! This is one of my very oldest recipes and I'm always happy to have a container tucked into the refrigerator, ready for muffins on the fly for several weeks. Even with just two of us, we can definitely go through four bran muffins a week. Still sound like too much? Just cut the recipe in half. Real Food, Fresh & Family-Tested. Moist & Tender Muffins with Crispy Rounded Tops. Year-Round Breakfast Staple. Budget Friendly. Great for Meal

Cranberry Apple Crisp &
Three More Cranberry Apple Dessert Recipes

Homespun Cranberry and Apple Deliciousness Four Ways The combination of cranberry "tart" and apple "sweet" kissed with a touch of ginger is familiar and wholesome but at the same time, surprising. During cold weather, Cranberry Apple Crisp has become my "signature" dessert for casual suppers with friends and family, one of my favorite, ever-so-adaptable recipes. But de-construct the same ingredients and voila, you've got a Cranberry-Currant Apple Compote for an ice cream or yogurt topping or festive slices of Cranberry Apple Pie perfect for the holidays. Real Food, Fast & Flexible. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. A "Killer Dessert" for Winter. Potluck & Party Friendly.

Flaky Tender Pie Crust

This is the pie crust recipe – and the detailed pie crust techniques – that restored my pie crusts to the flaky, tender wonders that pie crusts should be. The recipe uses half butter (for flavor) and half shortening (for flakiness) and just enough water (for tenderness). If you've always wondered how to make good pie crust, or (like me) haven't been happy with your pie crusts' flakiness and especially their tenderness, this recipe is explained in detail, along with many hints and tips and photo illustrations, in How to Make Flaky Tender Pie Crust . COMPLIMENTS! "...the best pie crust I had ever made, hands down!" ~ Chris "... the most wonderful pie I have ever made. And I thank you from the bottom of my heart." ~ Julie My dad loves pie. My nephews love pie. Heavens, every man I know l-o-v-e-s pie. But my Uncle Marv? He's the reason I bake pie. Here's the story. I was only sixteen when I decided to cook Thanksgiving dinne

American Apple Pie

How to make a classic American Apple Pie from scratch with a double crust and brimming with just-sweet apples and a touch of cinnamon. A good apple pie is a wonderment and yes, this "is" a good one ... savor every single tender, flaky apple bite. Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal. An American Classic. Perfect for Thanksgiving & #PieDayFriday . Budget Friendly. Potluck & Party Friendly. Rave Reviews.

How to Make Flaky Tender Pie Crust

From just flour, fat, sugar, salt and water, we can create ethereal pie crusts that are flaky, tender and delicious. It's a skill, an art truly, worth mastering. Good pastry takes practice but tried-and-true pie crust tips can help and those that follow here have made the most difference in my own quest to make not just good, but great, pie crust. Along with the recipes for Flaky Tender Pie Crust and American Apple Pie , the tips below are the guidance of Anne Cori of Kitchen Conservatory , St. Louis' kitchen store and cooking school. Anne's own pastry sets a high bar, indeed. She shares her insight and skills so generously, I call her the 'Pastry Whisperer'. Prepare to bake the best pie crust you've EVER made! ~ Alanna (updated in 2010 with large photos!) HAPPY COOKS: Reader Testimonials "Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I'm 54 years old and have been baking most of my life but I never could bake a pie that I felt worthy of