No-Big-Deal Homemade Chicken Stock

Who else has been thinking that homemade chicken stock is just too big a production? Not me, not anymore. For a long while now, I've been making chicken stock one small batch at a time because, well, making stock should be No Big Deal. Until you taste it, that is – rich but delicate, thick as jelly, tasting like the real chicken it’s made with – that’s when you know for sure that homemade chicken stock is One Very Big Deal. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ COMPLIMENTS! "The broth is very good, and easy as you say." ~moo BEST RECIPES! No-Big-Deal Chicken Stock Was 2013's Single-Most "Useful Recipe"! Kitchen Parade’s Best-Ever “Most Useful” Recipes , just one per year since 2002 Good Intentions vs Reality So really, am I alone? Who else keeps a big stockpot in a cupboard in the kitchen? Who else knows how to make a big batch of chicken stock but just doesn’t get around to it? These days, in my kitchen, the big stockpot stays put eve

Hamburger Casserole:
Weeknight Comfort Food

One-skillet weeknight comfort food, "lightened up" and highly adaptable. Not a single can of mushroom soup in sight! Real Food, Fresh & Fast. Budget Friendly. Easy Weeknight Supper. Easy DIY. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly.

Raspberry-Red Wine Coulis (Reduction Sauce)

A sweet-but-tart raspberry sauce, a perfect added-touch for desserts, especially chocolate desserts like Chocolate Decadence , an almost-flourless chocolate cake. Just three ingredients! Fresh & Seasonal. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Naturally Gluten Free. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Great for Meal Prep.

DIY Homemade Foot Lotion

A light, creamy foot lotion mixed at home from just three common and inexpensive drugstore ingredients – at a fraction of the cost of our favorite commercial lotion, Cetaphil. Our feet get so beat up and it's so important, especially for those with diabetes, to care for our feet with TLC. With this rich lotion, your feet's skin will soon be soft and supple again. Footsie, anyone? Just Three Easy-to-Find Ingredients, Mixed at Home. Great for Gifts.

Hibiscus Tea with Ginger & Vanilla

Last summer, Hibiscus Tea became my caffeine-free substitute for morning coffee. But this winter, it's become my primary drink, a couple of quarts a day. Drinking a lot of water is a goal that's common to Weight Watchers, Medifast and other weight-loss programs. If water just doesn't do it for you, Hibiscus Tea with Ginger & Vanilla just might be the answer. These past weeks, it's been my savior! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ But First, A Thank You I so appreciate all your stories and encouragement and commiseration from last week's post about switching from Weight Watchers to Medifast . It means the world to hear from you. In fact, it was just two years ago this month when Kitchen Parade readers named the "healthy habits" they wanted to develop during the coming year. So-so-so many of us wanted to drink more water. (Remember? Check the comments here, Quick 'n' Easy Raw Salad .) Read on ... Coffee Failed Me. Aiii, people. Las