Mom’s Perfect Biscuits

The family biscuit recipe, perfected by three generations of fine biscuit makers and one persistent food blogger. The secret ingredient? One egg. COMPLIMENTS! "WOW. You.Nailed.It." ~ My #1 Biscuit Taster "... best biscuits in the entire history of my LIFE." ~ Jackson, age 6 "... best biscuits in the whole WORLD!" ~ Jerome, age 6, not to be outdone by his twin brother "... pleased with the outcome." ~ Pat Y. "It's a regular biscuit factory around here." So noticed My #1 Biscuit Taster a couple of weeks ago when the umpteenth batch of biscuits emerged from the oven. You see, I come from a family of biscuit makers. My mom's biscuits were heavenly. My sister's biscuits – well, let's just say that if our mom were still around, it'd be a biscuit-toss between the two of them. But me? Until now, my biscuits have been passable but unexceptional. For longer than I've kept notes, I experimented wi

Recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple

Such familiar ingredients, just butternut squash cut in cubes, chopped apples, maple syrup and warm fall spices. Yet somehow these easy, fall roasted vegetables create unexpected layers of flavor and color. And isn't this one of the prettiest vegetable dishes to ever hit a table?! Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple is festive for special occasions like Thanksgiving but simple enough for weekend suppers too. Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal. Perfect for Fall and Winter. Budget Friendly. Especially Pretty on a Buffet. Weeknight Simple, Weekend Special. Easily Converted to Vegan.

Thick Chops with Sauerkraut & Apples

Thick-cut pork chops cooked until moist and tender in a bed of sauerkraut, apple and onion, a country skillet easy enough for a weeknight supper, special enough for Saturday company. This is one of my very oldest recipes and a fall favorite year in and year out. Whole Food, Simply Prepared, "Plain" But Perfect. A Long-Time Family Favorite, Hearty & Filling. Another Quick Supper , a Kitchen Parade Specialty. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Perfect When Cooking for One or Two . High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.

Perfect Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins

Wowza! I never use that word but it’s what blurted out after the first bite of these moist, spicy and healthy pumpkin muffins, a recipe from a reader. The recipe starts with 100% whole wheat flour and uses just 1/4 cup of oil – that's half the usual oil or butter for a dozen muffins. Plus the recipe somehow begs for adaptation: I made three variations – all easy, all with pantry ingredients, even one that’s a healthy makeover of the Starbucks Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffin. And then I invited Kitchen Parade readers to try the muffins and play with their own variations. Just look at all the rave reviews! Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. A Fall Classic. Budget Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Rave Reviews.

Recipe Highlight: Roasted Roma Tomato Dip

Over the weekend, I slow-roasted a whole tray of Roma tomatoes from the garden. Last year, one fan last year called Roasted Roma Tomatoes "tomato candy"! And then? I mixed a quick Roasted Roma Tomato Dip, just one way to use the roasted tomatoes. So good! Here's how to roast Roma tomatoes, Roasted Roma Tomatoes , including the Roasted Roma Tomato Dip. ABOUT THIS "RECIPE HIGHLIGHT" This is the first of a very occasional series of posts that highlights an adaptation of a Kitchen Parade recipe from years past. I love re-using and re-purposing my favorite recipes in new ways. I hope you do too! FYI I've closed the comments on this page but would love to hear from you on the original page. Please do chime in there, at Roasted Roma Tomatoes . © Copyright 2015 Kitchen Parade

One Quick Tip: How to Freeze Stock in Glass Canning Jars

Okay so you've finally made chicken stock. It was no big deal , right? But then what?! How do you store chicken stock for using later? Just strain your chicken stock into glass canning jars and freeze the jars. Yep, you read that right. Freeze chicken stock in glass jars! I've been doing it for two, maybe three years. It really works. And naturally, the same technique also works for vegetable stock, beef stock, shrimp stock and any other kind of stock you can make! Fast & Practical. Great for Meal Prep. Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly.

Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Is anyone else c-r-a-z-y for green chile everything? Me too! Here's a quick-quick way to get a green chile fix without spending hours in the kitchen. Just start with shredded rotisserie chicken wrapped in tortillas with green chiles, then add a gorgeous creamy green chile sauce. You won't believe how two ingredients can add up to so much flavor! It's like 1 + 1 = a total 10 on the taste scale! Enjoy, all, this is a keeper! ~ 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! BEST RECIPES! Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas Made the Big List! Kitchen Parade’s Best-Ever “Most Useful” Recipes , just one per year since 2002 Dreaming About Supper We've been eating extra-healthy all summer. Here tha