Savory Cornbread Muffins

Because a girl needs more than one pair of black shoes cornbread recipe, here's my latest favorite, a cornmeal muffin spiked with chili powder, a little jalapeño and red pepper and very decidedly savory . Whole Food, Fresh & Fast. Savory Muffins, Made from Scratch. Hearty & Filling. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Excellent with Chili, Mexican & Cajun Food. Sturdy for Picnics & Travel.

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Simple Italian Spaghetti with Garlic & Olive Oil Here's the recipe for the classic Italian spaghetti side dish, Spaghetti e Aglio e Olio, Spaghetti with Garlic & Olive Oil. It's a new recipe for me but is ever-so-useful because it can be cooked ahead of time and then served later, still perfectly fresh and moist. Oh yes. And garlicky, a very very garlicky good thing. Whole Food, Simply Prepared. "Plain" But Perfect. Real Food, Fresh & Comforting. Mere Minutes to the Table. Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Meal Prep. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real .

Broiled Grapefruit

Three Different Ways to Broil Grapefruit, All Easy It's time to juice up with some Vitamin C, people! Here are three ways to broil winter’s best fruit, the grapefruit. My favorite is to mellow a grapefruit's natural acidity with a bare sprinkle of brown sugar and a heady mix of cinnamon and cumin. Choose Broiled Grapefruit as a healthy breakfast recipe, sure, but for dessert during a January deep-freeze? Only a lawn chair tucked under the shade of the thick leaves of a grapefruit tree could be more enticing. Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal. Mere Minutes to the Table. Budget Friendly. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free.

Italian Lemon Chicken

If an Italian grandmother were to make Lemon Chicken, this would be it - in fact, this recipe for healthy baked chicken originated with an Italian grandmother, my friend Marie's mother. No question why it's a favorite family recipe: it's quick, it's hearty, it's lemon-y, it's garlick-y and yes, it's delicious. Whole Food, Simply Prepared. Real Food, Fresh & Family-Tested. Hearty & Filling. Budget Friendly. Low Carb. Low Fat. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly.

How to Lose Weight with Weight Watchers

Now incorporating WW's current green points, blue points (formerly called Freestyle) and purple points plus their zero-point free foods and Weight Watchers recipes sorted by points . When I first lost 30 pounds with Weight Watchers, I collected the "secrets" to my success. It's time to brush them off again, especially to reflect Weight Watchers' latest trio of myWW point-counting systems, the green plan, the blue plan (formerly called Freestyle) and the purple plan. Straight Talk About How to Successfully Lose Weight With Weight Watchers. Dozens of Practical Tips for Getting Started, Sticking With It, Eating Out, Taking Advantage of the Zero-Point Free Foods.

Best Recipes of 2009

My favorite recipes from 2009, just 12 of the best recipes of the year, recipes that especially express "fresh" and "easy" and "memorable" and "flavor-forward" and "seasonal" — all hallmarks of Kitchen Parade recipes. Ditto. Ditto. It happens every year, Thanksgiving tumbling into Advent, Christmas careening toward New Year's. The lists are long and never once completed. This year, it was especially easy to welcome off-list activities: a 2080-mile trek to visit my mother's Canadian family to sample Christmas cookies; a "bring-a-salad-ingredient" party; a surprise breakfast just hours Christmas house guests arrived; a feast cooked by a husband-wife-daughter team who make Iron Chef look like Amateur Night; a lesson in shortbread from my sister. Though good food figured in all these good times, food was hardly their point. So while selecting 2009's best recipes, I ignored the temptation to share another story,

Beef Stew with Cranberries

Swedish Kalops This is such a quick and easy winter stew recipe, just chunks of beef slow-cooked with onions and cranberry, creating melt-in-your-mouth tender bites of meat, simple enough for a weeknight supper but special enough for company too. Beef Stew with Cranberries is based on an old-fashioned recipe for Swedish Kalops, no wonder it's perfect for cold winter nights! Homestyle Whole Food, Simply Prepared. Just Seven Ingredients. Beef Stew Made from Scratch. Use Up That Leftover Cranberry Sauce! A Long-Time Family Favorite. Hearty & Filling. High Protein. So Good!

Bodacious Brussels Sprouts

Bodacious = Bold + Audacious Looking for a side dish that's fresh and green for holiday menus? Bodacious Brussels Sprouts are prepped ahead of time then finished in a flash just before serving, studded with buttery pecans and laced with caramelized onions! Bodacious, indeed. Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal. Pretty Color! Weeknight Easy, Weekend & Holiday Special. Low Carb. Vegetarian & Easy to Convert to Vegan. Naturally Gluten Free. Whole30 Friendly.

Colored Roll-Out Sugar Cookies:
Christmas Stars

Just in time for Christmas cookie plates, an oh-so-pretty and easy-to-work-with roll-out sugar cookie dough that makes festive Christmas Stars, red and white and sparkly silver. No icing required! Colorful Christmas Cookies, Made from Scratch. Very Pretty on a Cookie Plate. No Frosting!

Finnish Meatballs

How to make Finnish Meatballs from scratch, baked in the oven and cloaked in a cream gravy that's contrasts so well with tart lingonberries. Suomolaiset Lihapullat are a traditional Christmas food in Finland and below you'll find my Christmas menu that pairs these light and tender meatballs with other typical Scandinavian recipes, perfect for festive family meals and holiday entertaining, either as the main course served in a shallow skillet or slow cooker or shaped as mini meatballs for an appetizer. Best of all? Finnish Meatballs freeze well so can be made ahead of time, that means no last-minute cooking! Traditional Finnish Recipe, a Favorite at Christmas. Three Easy Techniques for Light, Tender Meatballs. Great for Meal Prep, Great for Freezing, Great for Mostly Hands-Off Party Food. Potluck & Party Friendly. Low Carb. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly.