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Seasonal Sundays (Week 18) Late April

This week's recipes lean into spring with the three A's of Spring (asparagus, artichokes and ... avocados) and a deep dive into all-recipes asparagus. I do send sympathies to readers who still have snow on the ground ... your time will come, it really will.

Rainbow Chicken

Here's a favorite dinner in our home – chicken and a pile of rainbow-colored vegetables, tossed in a quick spice rub and brightened with lemon slices. It's so simple and spring-like – and our new go-to chicken supper! Dinner at Home, Made from Scratch. Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Another Quick Supper , a Kitchen Parade Specialty. Hearty & Filling. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. One-Pot Meal. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 17) Easter

Wait! Isn't it Saturday, not Sunday?! It is! I'm sharing this week's recipe collection a day early, just in case some of you might still welcome last-minute Easter ideas (plus lots of ideas for the week to come) and for any of us who have special plans tomorrow, Easter Sunday, that are all about life up close and personal in the real world and, um, "socially distanced" from email and all things digital.

Sugar Cookie Bars

It's real life, right? Some times we sugar cookie lovers crave all the colorful deliciousness but are short on time to fuss with cookie cutters and inclination to mess with cookie decorating. Here, a simple sugar cookie dough is baked in a single pan, frosted all at once, then cut into bite-size squares. This is a great back-pocket recipe for the next time you need to be out the door in just an hour with something sweet to share: the recipe creates a full five dozen – yes, 60! – mini sugar-cookie bites, all pretty with frosting and sprinkles. Homemade Sugar Cookie Bites, No Cookie Cutters or Decorating Skills Required. Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly. Great for Food Gifts. Potluck & Party Friendly, Always the Crowd Favorite.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 16) Mid April

This week's collection of recipes speaks to April, stuck between the last flakes of winter (which are falling as I write ..) and the first blossoms of spring (which sadly, are also falling as I write ...). I hope to inspire your week with the usual blend from Kitchen Parade, "fresh seasonal recipes for everyday eating plus the occasional indulgence". C'mon in!

Ham & Beans

What to do with that ham bone from the holiday ham? Here's how to make Ham & Beans, one of my signature recipes, just good-for-you dried beans, a few vegetables, the right mix of dried herbs and the oh-so-important ham bone. We usually "slow cook" Ham & Beans in the oven but a traditional slow cooker works too. No time now? Freeze that hambone to use later, you don't want to waste all that free flavor goodness! Real Food, Fresh & Healthy. A Long-Time Family Favorite. Budget Friendly. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. High Protein. Great for Meal Prep.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 15) Easter Recipe Ideas

Check the calendar, yikes, Easter is just two weeks away. So today's recipe collection might be called, The Great Big Easter Basket of Recipes, it's packed with ideas that I do hope inspire your own spring-time gatherings, Easter or otherwise ...

How to Steam Eggs

What a revelation, this simple method for cooking both soft-cooked runny eggs and hard-cooked eggs in the same pot at the same time using steam, not boiling water. All you need are eggs (duh ...), water, a saucepan, a steaming basket and a bowl of ice water. And info about just how long it takes to steam eggs! No egg cooker, no Instant Pot, no specialty cooker required. Read on ... Easy DIY for Hard-Cooked Eggs Plus Bonus Soft-Cooked Eggs. Real Food, Fast & Fresh. Mere Minutes to the Table. Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Meal Prep. Low Carb. Low Fat. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 14) Late March – Early April

This week's special features include recipe ideas for vegan dinners, veggie spreads and leafy greens plus a spring-ready assortment of soups and salads and so much more. I hope to inspire your food week to come!

Banana-Peanut Butter Muffins

May we agree that banana and peanut butter are one of food's great romances? But then stir in a little chocolate? Oh, heaven. These quick muffins are made with healthy 100% whole-wheat flour and are less sweet than most muffins. For Banana-Peanut Butter Cupcakes? Just drizzle the muffin tops with a little Peanut Butter Frosting. Warm Muffins, Made from Scratch in Minutes. Mix by Hand, No Mixer Required. Real Food, Fresh & Family-Tested. Budget Friendly.