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First-Prize Peach Pie with Lattice Crust

This recipe won first place in my town's peach pie contest and oh my! what a pie! There's a secret technique for unforgettable peach sweetness here and the best news is, that technique is way simpler than other peach pies. No blanching! No peeling! In fact, whole peaches, skins and all, are what draws out so much peach flavor. This is a blue-ribbon pie, for sure! Sweet & Deeply Peachy With a Flaky Lattice Crust. A True Summer Classic.

Deviled Eggs with Tomato & Herb Relish

In memory of my friend Linda, plain but plain-delicious deviled eggs, jazzed up with a dab of Tomato & Herb Relish and surrounding a mound of tiny tomatoes. Real Food, Fast & Flexible. Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly. Potluck & Party Friendly. Scales from Small Plates to Large Platters. Low Carb. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegetarian. Naturally Gluten Free.

Smoked Salmon Salad with
Quick-Pickled Cucumbers & Roasted Peppers

This simple salad of smoked salmon salad on a bed of barely tangy pickled cucumbers not only "looks" cool, you'll barely break a sweat assembling the handful of ingredients onto plates. Stay cool, people, stay cool! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ This recipe is so quick and easy that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes published every summer since 2009. Watch for new "summer easy" recipes all summer long! With a free e-mail subscription , you'll never miss a one! Stayin' Chill During a Steamy Summer How do you stay cool during a hot-hot summer? My grandmother put a block of ice in front of a fan to help her four children sleep better on hot nights. My sister recommends wearing wet socks to bed, even a damp t-shirt. Me, I’m all for keeping the oven on “off” and the supper on “fast” and “light”. The Olive Bar Is Our Friend The grocery store’s olive bar (and its sidekick the salad bar) is

Canadian Flag Cake

Happy Canada Day to Kitchen Parade's many Canadian readers! I sure hope you have a good imagination or better yet, a good sense of humor, because when my Inner Martha Stewart emerges, it’s not pretty, it’s just not. Let’s back up. For the Americans who read, July 1 is Canada Day, that’s like the 4th of July only cooler and low-key. Last week, I asked my Canadian family from my mum's side, all of them great cooks, “What do you cook for Canada Day? What is the traditional Canadian food that binds Canada Day celebrations like hot dogs, potato salad and cold beer do for Independence Day menus?” The answer? Absolute silence. I couldn’t help myself, I so wanted to inspire a generation of Canadians! my own family at minimum! with a special treat for Canada Day. The Canada Flag Cake caught my eye awhile back. It’s from Kraft, it uses a cake mix, how hard could it be? Now me being me, I set out to make not one but two cakes – stop laughing, cousins! – the first one

Magical Breakfast Cream

When "French Women Don't Get Fat" Meets Weight Watchers The Recipe: A simple yogurt breakfast from the "French Women Don't Get Fat" Cookbook, whose promise is to help us lose 10 pounds over the summer, ahem, effortlessly. Years back, I loved this easy yogurt breakfast all summer long. But thanks to a reader's reminder, it's become my go-to simple breakfast again! Magical Breakfast Cream is an easy, make-ahead breakfast and totally satisfying. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ This recipe is so quick and easy that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes published every summer since 2009. Watch for new "summer easy" recipes all summer long! With a free e-mail subscription , you'll never miss a one! COMPLIMENTS! "... I love this stuff and so does my husband!" ~ Martha "Yum!! I can hardly 'weight' for breakfast tomorrow." ~ It'sMe "Enjoyed my Magical Cr