Easy-Easy Chocolate Sheet Cake

My favorite make-ahead cake, a chocolate sheet cake that’s kid-friendly, especially covered with sprinkles! It's dark and moist and chocolate-y. I a-d-o-r-e how the chocolate frosting sort of melts into the cake! Plus? There’s no need to get the butter out ahead of time because the recipe calls for melted butter! Better yet? No mixer required! All you need is a saucepan, a bowl and a wooden spoon. Quick to Make. Budget-Friendly. Make It Today, Take It to a Party Tomorrow Or Even In Two or Three Days.

One-Skillet Braised Chicken with Shallots

Hungry for moist, flavorful chicken without a lot of fuss? Tired of a pile of pots and pans after cooking dinner? Say hello to your next best chicken recipe, easy, adaptable and cooked in a single skillet right on the stove, no need to heat up the oven. It's so simple: just braise chicken drumsticks and/or chicken thighs in a gorgeous light white wine and mustard sauce, your kitchen will smell so good! Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Budget-Friendly. Low Cal. Weight Watchers Friendly. High Protein.

No-Chill Cutout Sugar Cookies

The Recipe: How is it special? Great sugar-cookie taste, golden color and texture! No need to chill the dough before rolling! Easy-to-handle dough! Rolled in powdered sugar, not flour, so no floury after-taste! Mix and bake an entire batch in just an hour, start to finish! Best of all? The big smiles that happen whenever sugar cookies appear! The Conversation: Will you help me wish my dear father a happy 88th birthday? COMPLIMENTS! "At last! A no-chill roll-out cookie that is great!! ... worked perfectly!" ~ Carole In my family, we sing for birthdays, loudly and some times out of tune, mind you, but always enthusiastically. Today my father will collect happy-birthday singing telegrams from across the country, all of us wishing him well on this his 88th birthday. I can’t bake you a cake, Dad. But I sure can bake you Happy Birthday cookies. So hey, watch the front door because guess what FedEx is delivering today! Happy Birthday, Dad! My new tr

Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole

A New Master Recipe The Recipe: A new master recipe, this time for an oh-so-easy make-ahead breakfast casserole that flies together in 15 minutes. Unlike many breakfast casseroles, it's packed with protein but just a touch of cheese. Yes, it's Weight Watchers friendly and low-carb! Options for on-the-go portable breakfast-casserole muffins and individual ramekins. The Conversation: How a "whole foods" cook comes to accept the convenience and affordability of frozen hash brown potatoes. Have you accepted similar convenience foods? What works in your home? ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ A "Discovery": Frozen Hash Brown Potatoes The first time I reached into the grocery-store freezer for frozen hash brown potatoes, discordant bells clamored, if only in my head. Frozen hash-brown potatoes? Not Alanna! Clang! Crash! Bang! But let's back up a few months, shall we, to learn how I came to discover frozen hash browns? It all started last fall w