Seasonal Sundays (Week 29) Zucchini Season!

Seven zucchini recipes, sides, salads, suppers, all for summer's hottest days. I hope you'll find one or two destined as "keepers" in your own recipe repertoire.

Favorite Summer Soup Recipes

A collection of my favorite summer soups from gazpachos to summery chowders to fresh-vegetable soups and stews, served chilled or warm, all light and refreshing. It's a great companion to my other summer collection, Favorite Summer Salad Recipes . Homemade Soups Especially for Summer & Packed with Fresh Vegetables. Many Are Simply Prepared, "Plain" But Perfect, All Made from Scratch, All Fresh & Seasonal. Some Are "Raw" & Require No Cooking At All. Many Are Not Just Vegan, But Vegan Done Real . Many Are Not Just Easy, But Summer Easy . Many Are Served Chilled, Some Are Delicious Both Cold and Hot. Most Are Weight Watchers Friendly & Naturally Gluten Free. Scroll On In, Your New Favorite Summer Soup Awaits!

Seasonal Sundays (Week 28) Melon Season!

Grab an extra cantaloupe, a watermelon, even a honeydew because there's life beyond slices and wedges. Today I'm sharing seven long-time recipes, some classics, some on the unusual (in a good way!) side. Don't let summer pass by without trying one or two or more recipes, it's time to lean into summer melons.

Scalloped Potatoes & Beets

aka "Those Pink Potatoes" A surprising summer au gratin vegetable side dish, familiar but at the same time inventive, just thin layers of potatoes and beets, baked and melded together with garlic, grated Parmesan and light cream . And oh, such dramatic color, yes?! Whole Food, Fresh & Inventive. An Unusual Summer Side Dish or Even Light Supper. Beautiful Color! Just Four Ingredients + Pantry Staples. Light But Filling. Budget Friendly. Make It Ahead, Serve It Later. Potluck & Party Friendly. Scales from Small Plates to Large Platters. Vegetarian. Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 27) Summer Potluck Favorites

"What may I bring?" Welcome words, because all of a sudden you've got yourself a potluck, my favorite kind of party, big, small and in between. But isn't finding the right "dish to carry" its own culinary art? I'm here to help with seven crowd-pleasing recipes for summer, ones that are easy to make and carry and present well. Dig in, people, it's potluck week!

Canadian Flag Cake with Strawberries

Happy Canada Day to Kitchen Parade's many Canadian readers! How about a crowd-pleasing strawberries & cream poke cake to highlight your own patriotic celebration? It's fun, it's festive and best of all, it's super-easy to make. The recipe uses a trio of conveniences, a box cake mix, two boxes of strawberry gelatin and a couple of cartons of whipped topping like Cool Whip. But wow, this cake is extra tempting, so fresh and summery, thanks to a full 2 pounds (900g) of juicy, ripe (and Canadian red?!) strawberries. (And for the American followers, the recipe is just updated with an American flag cake and a "red, white and blue" summer cake . This last version works all summer long, it's such a pretty summer cake!) Such Beautiful Color! Potluck & Party Friendly Especially for Canada Day and July 4th Celebrations. Budget Friendly. Just Four Ingredients! A Real Crowd Favorite.

Let's Try This Again: The Ice Cream Edition of Seasonal Sundays

Ooops. For about three hours yesterday (Sunday) morning, the Ice Cream edition of Seasonal Sundays was pure code, no content. It was totally my error, publishing the wrong file for only the second time since 2002, but still, dang, I wish it hadn't happened. So if what you saw in email or RSS was confusing gibberish, well, here's the correct link, Summer Ice Cream (Week 26) . It's a good one, I think! If what you saw was fine, see you next Sunday! © Copyright Kitchen Parade 2023

Seasonal Sundays (Week 26) Summer Ice Cream

Here's to making memories all summer long, one bowl of ice cream at a time. Made from scratch? Sure! (Or not. No judgment.) With a fruity sauce? Definitely. This week I'm sharing seven recipes for summer ice creams, summer toppings, and more. I so hope you'll find one or two memory-makers in your own circle of life. Here's to the best summer ever! PS So sorry, all. For about three hours this morning, I updated this post with the wrong code. I've been blogging since 2002 and this is only the second time so, hmm, what does that say?

Seasonal Sundays (Week 25) Summer Sandwiches

If summer is passing in the blur of time, would a good sandwich somehow slow things down, just a minute? Today I'm sharing seven homestyle recipes for supper sandwich inspiration. Grab a loaf and let's take a look ...

Strawberry Vinaigrette with Chipotle

A quick summer salad dressing that starts off with fresh, juicy strawberries, good news for busy cooks, it whips up from scratch in just ten minutes . This homemade vinaigrette definitely skews savory even with sweet berries and a touch of honey, that's thanks to a small spike of smoky chipotle (not sure what that is? I'll tell you all about it!) or hot sauce. Whole Food, Simply Prepared. Real Food, Fresh & Inventive. Beautiful Color! Mere Minutes to the Table. Fun Picnic Food. Not just easy, Summer Easy . Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Meal Prep. Potluck & Party Friendly. Easy DIY. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free.