Snickers Cookies on Sticks or NOT

When I first spied this cookie recipe, the first impression was a fun recipe for baking with leftover Halloween candy. Instead, Snickers Cookies are dreamy good, the best cookies I’ve made all year. Think “peanut butter cookie with a Snickers bar inside” or a "mini Snickers candy bar wrapped inside a chewy peanut butter cookie" but then take a bite, oh so chewy and what’s that? Oh my, it’s chocolate and caramel and nougat right inside. The cookies-on-sticks are optional, the cookies themselves essential. Creative Idea to Use Leftover Halloween Candy. Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies, Made from Scratch. Extra-Fun for Kids and Resident Cookie Monsters of All Ages. Great for Food Gifts. Easy DIY. Rave Reviews.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 43) Fall Sides

Happy Fall, Y'all! Today's recipe collection is for those of us who manage to get a main dish to the table but then feel stymied at what to serve alongside ... I hope you love this collection of side dishes, ones that really shine during these golden weeks of autumn.

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Grits

~ or Pumpkin Grits ~ ~ or Butternut Squash Grits ~ Is mac 'n' cheese your downfall? It sure is mine. But now I've found an ally, a healthy substitute for cheesy pasta. It's a "skinny" pot of grits, conveniently cooked in the slow cooker with sweet potato (or pumpkin or butternut squash) and a little mik, with just a tablespoon of butter stirred in to finish. Good stuff this, really good stuff. Homemade Grits, Made from Scratch in a Slow Cooker. Real Food, Fresh & Family-Tested. Hearty & Filling. Budget Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegetarian. Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 42) Apple Season

Who else is leaning into apples? They're so crisp and colorful now, easy to tuck into dishes both savory and sweet. Let me inspire your week ...

Seasonal Sundays (Week 41) Easy Fall Suppers

Well, hey there, Fall! It's the season many of us are called back into the kitchen to really cook. Today I'm sharing supper recipes, mostly one-pot, mostly the Quick Suppers that Kitchen Parade is famed for. Let me inspire a meal or two during the coming week ...

Seasonal Sundays (Week 37) Late-Summer Eggplant

A rare Friday edition of Seasonal Sundays, in preparation for a luxurious three-day weekend that's ahead for many of us, which just might-might-might mean picking up an irresistibly plump and polished eggplant, then wondering how in heck to turn it into dinner. Let me tempt you with Seven Days of Eggplant Inspiration, specially selected for these golden days of late-summer and very early fall ...

Naked Peach Cobbler

Peach cobbler so good, the fruit can shine alone, no crust is needed! It's a complete peach cobbler makeover, I call it "Naked" Peach Cobbler – just leave off the buttery-sugary topping to save 200 calories (wow) a serving. It's completely healthy and remains 100% delicious. But for the people who insist peach cobbler isn't actually peach cobbler without something sweet and buttery on top? I've got you covered (pun intended) there too. Better still? It's easy to mix 'n' match, some "no topping" cobblers and some cobblers "with" topping, both at the same time. Everybody's happy! Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal. Just 100 Calories. Very Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just easy, Summer Easy . Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 36) Lazy Late-Summer Breakfasts

Ahhhh, summer, how we do love thee ... so much, we're not letting you go, not quite yet. This collection of Seven Recipes for Lazy Late-Summer Breakfasts is for all of us who love to take it slow some mornings, sipping iced coffee, reveling in the abundance of fresh vegetables ... plus for all fans of Eggs for Supper, wait until you see what's here. Let me inspire your next late-summer meals, won't you?

Simple Sliced Peaches

How do you improve on summer's best fruit, the peach? By slicing ripe peaches to macerate in a little sugar and lemon juice, just enough to draw out their own juices, perfect for serving on their own or with ice cream or Greek yogurt. Oh my, people. There's "simple" ... and then there's "simple and sublime". Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal. Just Four Ingredients. More "Reminder" Than "Recipe". Mere Minutes Hands-On Time. Not just easy, Summer Easy . Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Potluck & Party Friendly. Easy DIY. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 35) The Last Peaches

Time's running out for 2022, there's only a few short weeks left for fresh, local peaches. Savory and sweet, let me tempt you to savor the last of summer's best orbs, it's the late-summer edition of Seven Days of Peach Inspiration ...