"Spring-Pretty" Green Mayonnaise

A whole new way to think of mayonnaise. Just take your favorite mayo and blend it with fresh spinach and fresh herbs. It's a whole new taste! And spring pretty! Real Food, Fresh & Inventive. Just Three Ingredients. Mere Minutes to the Table. A Summer Classic. Not just easy, Summer Easy . Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Meal Prep. Great for Gifts. Easy DIY. Low Carb. Vegetarian, Easily Converted to Vegan.

Seasonal Sundays: Make It a Muffin Morning (Week 20)

Grab a coffee and set the oven to 350F because muffin temptation is nigh, so quick to mix, so fast to bake, so perfect for a pretty spring-summer weekend (dare I say weekday?) morning. This week's "Seasonal Seven" recipe collection is all my best muffin recipes, little darlings to munch on now (straight from the oven? swoon ...) and over the next day or two. Are one or two destined as "keepers" in your own recipe repertoire? Fingers crossed!

Protein Smoothies for Two

Wake up your summer mornings with quick 'n' easy protein-packed smoothies that fill a blender with 40 grams of protein for about 400 calories. Here my husband and I split a blenderful, upping our protein intake with a big glass for him, a small one for me. These smoothies call for everyday ingredients plus a protein powder (either PBFit or Orgain); lean into high-protein dairy (buttermilk and yogurt); and are sweetened with fruit, think banana, strawberries and peaches (our favorites). For these breakfast smoothies, maximizing protein is the goal, not an after-thought. A Healthy Daily Habit, Mere Minutes to the Table. Hearty & Filling. Not just easy, Summer Easy . A New Addition to The Homemade Pantry , a Kitchen Parade Specialty. Easily Adapted to Your Family's Tastebuds & Protein and Calorie Needs. Budget Friendly. Perfect When Cooking for One or Two . Easy DIY. Low Fat. High Protein. Vegetarian. Naturally Gluten Free. What're you waiting for?! So Good!!

Seasonal Sundays: Reveling in Rhubarb (Week 19)

Hey all, grab a cup of coffee and let me tempt us all with a whole bundle of rhubarb recipes from this lifelong-lover of rhubarb. Pies? Of course. Muffins and cakes? Naturally. But there are a few surprises too, recipes that highlight rhubarb's distinctive color (anyone see a resemblance between rhubarb and Kitchen Parade's color theme?) and coveted "rhubarb sour". Will you find a "keeper" or two or three right here today? Here's hoping!

Seasonal Sundays: Cinco de Mayo at Home

Okay all, grab a cold one and a slice of lime because this week's "Seasonal Seven" recipe collection is 100% focused on simple recipes for family-style Mexican, perfect for Cinco de Mayo that's coming up fast on the fifth of May (duh). So many essentials should or may be prepped well ahead of time, making party day itself easy-breezy. Dos cervezas, por favor!

Honey-Sweet Cornbread

A classic simple cornbread sweetened with honey or the Midwestern favorite, sorghum. Sweet but not too sweet. Rich but not too rich. Ever so tender. Absolutely delicious! Bake it in the traditional round shape in a cast iron skillet or for great sliced cornbread, a loaf pan. Homemade Cornbread, Made from Scratch & Mere Minutes to the Table. Lovely Crumb with Beautiful Color! A Long-Time Family Favorite. No Mixer Required. Extra Welcome When "Supper's a Little Skimpy". Year-Round Kitchen Staple. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. So Good!!

Seasonal Sundays: Plant-Based Recipes for Earth Day (Week 17)

Grab a coffee (or a cocktail?!) because this week's all veg(etari)an recipes are offered to mark the 55th Earth Day that falls tomorrow, April 22nd, many (most?) of the recipes have never before been featured in almost five years of Seasonal Sundays. Let's sit down and compare notes, shall we?

Seasonal Sundays: Cooking for One or Two During Spring (Week 16)

This week's "Seasonal Seven" recipe collection is aimed at small households, those of us who cook for one or two most or some or all the time. It's a challenge, right? and maybe especially for those who have cooked for big families over many years. Inside you'll find breakfasts, for sure, but mostly spring-friendly dinners and I do so hope you'll discover some favorite new recipes.

Rainbow Salad

A colorful bowl of fresh, raw vegetables tossed with a wonderful Sweet Lemon Vinaigrette and if you like, fresh herbs, nuts, bits of cheese and more. No two bowls are the same! The "rainbow" colors are inspired by those pretty heads of purple, orange and green cauliflower found in some produce departments, plus magenta-pink watermelon radishes and spring-green asparagus and ... all the hues and hints of color you can put your hands on! It's easy to make, it's fun and oh my, a Rainbow Salad is a total show-stopper on the table. Whole Food, Fresh & Inventive. Fun Picnic Food. Easily Adapted to Your Family's Tastebuds. Great for Meal Prep. Potluck & Party Friendly. Scales from Small Plates to Large Platters. Easy DIY. Low Carb. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free. So Good!!

Seasonal Sundays: Easy Dinners for a Busy Week (Week 13)

This week's "Seasonal Seven" recipe collection includes Quick Suppers, ones to make an extra-busy week (whatever the reason) just a little bit easier. Fingers crossed that one or more become "keepers" in your own supper-saver favorites.