Fresh Corn & Tomato Salad

Oh my, what a combination, the freshest summer corn and the ripest summer tomatoes. This simple Fresh Corn & Tomato Salad is simple in name but much more than the sum of its parts, a classic summer dish. Save this easy recipe for the very best garden-fresh tomatoes and corn. Fresh & Seasonal, Perfect for High & Late Summer. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Easily Vegan. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. Great for Meal Prep.

A New Must for BLTs: Homemade Mayonnaise

Miracle Whip or mayo? This BLT question inspired the switch to mayonnaise: not just any mayonnaise, but homemade mayonnaise. Grab your whisks ... This recipe is so quick and easy that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes . Watch for new 'summer easy' recipes all summer long. With a free e-mail subscription , you'll never miss a one! “You want that BLT with mayo or Miracle Whip?” asked the waitress. We’d stopped for a late lunch at a tiny country cafĂ©, the gravel parking lot mostly emptied of the after-church fried-chicken crowd. For weeks, I’d been hankering the rite of summer that is the BLT, hot strips of bacon tucked between slices of good bread with fat slices of tomato and crisp lettuce. I ordered the sandwich, counting on good bacon and good tomatoes, minimum. The mayo-Miracle Whip question was a surprise but made me grin: Facebook needed to know. A minute later, my cousin LeAnne asked, “Well, which one did you pick?” W

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