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Cold-Brewed Coffee for Iced Coffee

How to Survive a Steamy Summer
Just "brew" coffee grounds in the refrigerator not the coffee pot, creating a smooth and low-acidity coffee concentrate for making iced coffee and coffee smoothies.


Summer Classics, Cold & Refreshing. Not just easy, Summer Easy. Budget Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Great for Gifts. Weight Watchers Friendly.

Stir-Fried Shrimp with Asparagus
or Other Summer Vegetables

My Latest "Master Recipe"
This is a such a great way to cook shrimp, you just might want to call it tonight's dinner! The recipe is as simple as shrimp stir-fried with your choice of fresh summer vegetables and tossed in an addictive sweet 'n' sour hot sauce. It makes up quickly, just prep and cook! This is an easy weeknight supper recipe but the taste is worthy of a special occasion too.


Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.

How to Keep Green Onions Fresh for Weeks

If your fridge ever becomes home to slimy bundles of only days-old green onion, then here's a tip that will save food waste, save grocery money, even save cleaning the vegetable bin! It's super simple and you don't need to buy anything special. Then green onions will keep for two and even three weeks, fresh and ready for the plucking right from your own refrigerator – like a flower bouquet for your refrigerator!

Baked Chicken with Fresh Peaches

A simple summer supper, just quick-seared chicken breasts finished during a short stint in the oven surrounded by fresh and summer-juicy peaches.


Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal. Budget Friendly. Low Carb. High Protein. Very Weight Watchers Friendly. Weeknight Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. Quick to the Table.

Easy Ham Salad

A great way to use up leftover ham, especially if it's been in the freezer. My version of ham salad keeps the mayonnaise to a bare minimum, just enough to bind the ham, sweet onion and celery together, highlighting that coveted smoky ham flavor. For anyone who still has Easter ham – or Christmas ham?! – in the freezer, get it out to thaw asap. Ham salad's on the menu.

Finnish Summer Soup – Kesäkeitto

A taste of summer sunshine, the Finnish classic recipe for "summer soup", in Finnish that's kesäkeitto (kesä meaning summer and keitto meaning soup). Traditionally, Finnish Summer Soup's milky broth is packed with the season's first tiny garden-fresh vegetables: sumptous, that tradition. Me, I make Finnish Summer Soup all summer long with all kinds of vegetables: we lap it up, one potful after another.


Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal, Finland's Summer Classic. Budget-Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Vegetarian. Decidedly Delicious. What're you waiting for?!

Lime Crema

A simple but magical combination of sour cream, cream and lime, a homemade DIY version of Mexican crema, the sour cream-like sauce for tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, eggs, even the tops of soups. In our kitchen, Lime Crema is a staple, like ketchup and mustard. We add a tiny dollop to everything, well, not everything, not to hot-fudge sundaes, say, but pret' near everything else.

Mexican Salsa Bread

Homemade bread with a kick, just a touch of salsa and spices. Makes great sandwiches, toast and fry bread. The reddish color is really pretty. And that little kick? Totally unexpected!

Strawberry Milk

A simple sweet 'n' frothy mix of summer strawberries and milks, something creamier and more strawberry-y than a strawberry smoothie, something akin to a strawberry milkshake.

Real Food, Fresh & Springy. Just Five Ingredients!

Kitchen Parade & Weight Watchers Freestyle

What a Match!
The day has finally arrived! Last night I "flipped the switch" and Kitchen Parade's Weight Watchers recipe page is now sorted by Freestyle points!