Seasonal Sundays (Week 52) Almost ... Christmas

Christmas itself is marked by each family's own traditions, so hey, maybe you'll join me for exploring the idea of "Christmas Adam" – that's the day before Christmas, um, Eve – when it's possible to mix things up and do something different ? Ideas follow ...

Big Fat Chewy Molasses Cookies

Sturdy little cookies, small in size but big in molasses flavor, crispy-sweet on the outside, chewy in the centers . Lovely at Christmas but memorable year-round. Homemade Cookies from Scratch in One Hour Flat. Real Food, Fast & Family-Tested. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Food Gifts. Potluck & Cookie Swap Friendly. Ships Well. Freezes Well.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 51) Cookie Season!

Andy Williams is a-crooning, "It's the most wonderful time of the year ..." and amid all his jinglebelling and mistletoeing, he overlooks the great fun (and sweet eats) of Christmas cookie-baking. I'm here to fill the void! Here are a few of my favorite Christmas cookies , some go back years and years. I hope you find one or two recipes to inspire your own cookie-baking this year ...

Festive Kale Salad with Apple & Pomegranate

A fresh red 'n' green salad for the holidays, a joyful exuberance of raw kale massaged until it's tamed and tender, tossed with crisp, sweet red apple and tart, juicy pomegranate seeds. No spartan salad, this: make it a nourishing meal, make it a special side salad, make it the star of your cookie swap, your Christmas lunch, your neighborhood potluck. A kale salad with fruit and nuts is a welcome healthy contrast to rich holiday foods. I do so hope you love it too! Raw Kale Salad, Fresh & Inventive. Beautiful Color. A Welcome Addition to Holiday Meals and Buffets. Budget Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Potluck & Party Friendly. Scales from Small Plates to Large Platters. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 50) Crazy for Cranberries

Happy December, All! What a collection of cranberr-y and Christmas-y ideas gathered just for you, all in one easy-to-scan place, a quick read, naturally, cuz you've got cookies to bake and gifts to wrap and ...

Seasonal Sundays (Week 49) Supper Soups

A collection of soup recipes suitable for suppers, some weeknight fare, others saved for special occasions, some spartan, some meaty, something for everyone. I hope you love these recipes as much as I do ...

Lemon-Honey Chicken Skillet

Say hello to one of my very favorite cold-weather meals, chicken and vegetables cooked in a single skillet right on the stove. The meat is seasoned with warm spices and nestled into a bed of carrots (or butternut squash or sweet potato), peppers and mushrooms with a soothing sauce of honey and lemon juice. The dish remains entirely savory with a can't-get-enough vibe, especially with the vegetables. It's another Quick Supper and to minimize dishes, a One-Pot Supper too. It's perfect for taking the chill off cool evenings year-round! Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal. Another Quick Supper , a Kitchen Parade Specialty. Another One-Pot Supper , Hearty & Filling. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Low Fat. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.

Easy-Easy Triscuit with Cheddar & Basil

A quick last-minute appetizer, just a cracker and cheese with a leaf of fresh basil, a small bite that won't ruin appetites. So simple but oh my, that basil is surprising! Real Food, Fresh & Inventive. Mere Minutes to the Table. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Potluck & Party Friendly. Scales from Small Plates to Large Platters. Easy DIY.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 48) Last-Minute Appetizers

It's a big food week in the U.S., thank you, Thanksgiving. Odds are good, the contours of this iconic holiday meal are set in stone by tradition or circumstances. And it's such a big meal, who does appetizers? Here, I've collected a few ideas, light bites that won't fill up the meal that somebody's gone to a lot of effort to cook. They're ones to inspire all the way into the new year ...

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Small individual servings of pumpkin pie filling, crust-free and baked in mini mason jars or ramekins and served warm or cold, with whipped cream on top, for sure! For anyone who extra-loves the filling in pumpkin pie – it's like pumpkin pudding, right?! – this easy recipe's for you. Homemade Pumpkin Pie Filling, Made from Scratch. Real Food, Fresh & Family-Approved. No Mixer Required. A Great Last-Minute Dessert for Skimpy Suppers or Special Holiday Gatherings. Spice Forward! Portable for Potlucks & Outdoor Parties. Budget-Friendly. Vegetarian.