Sensational Salads

Sensational Salads

Add fruits, veggies to meals for plant-forward nutrition Family Features Tangy Kale Slaw with Cilantro & Honey | Serves 6 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise  1 tablespoon honey 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro leaves, washed and chopped 1 teaspoon lime juice 1/4…

A Declaration of Desserts

A Declaration of Desserts

Blueberry Pie Bars | Makes 9    These bars are a cross between pie, muffins and bars! They have all the delicious tasty flavors of each rolled into one handheld treat! This is perfect for the morning, afternoon or night! CRUST 1½ cups all-purpose flour…

Picnic sides for Summer

Picnic sides for Summer

Potato Salad with Bacon and Parsley | Serves 6 From “Real Simple: Easy, Delicious Home Cooking (Time Home Entertainment). 1 1⁄2 pounds new potatoes (about 15) Kosher salt and black pepper 4 slices bacon 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons…

Modern Lunch

Modern Lunch

Citrus, Shrimp, & Quinoa Salad Serves 4  | 20 mins Sicilian orange salads with black olives are a staple of mine in the winter when citrus is at its peak, but they certainly aren’t a whole meal. This citrus salad, however, is satisfying complete, combining…

One-pot Gluten-Free cooking

One-pot Gluten-Free cooking

The Four Seasons Salad | Serves 4 This recipe is for my super chic, classy, champagne-loving, and hostess-with-the-mostest friend, Janae.  She asked me for a “go-to” salad that she can serve for any occasion or holiday when entertaining. I came up with the idea to…

Salute to Crescent City

Salute to Crescent City

Jambalaya is one of the more beloved dishes in Louisiana, where locals know there’s a difference between Cajun jambalaya and Creole jambalaya. Creole jambalaya, such as the following recipe from Neal Corman and Chris Peterson’s “Virgil’s Barbecue Road Trip Cookbook” (St. Martin’s Press) includes tomatoes…

Sweet temptations

Sweet temptations

 Minty Chocolate Cheesecake This cheesecake reminds me of Christmas — chocolate and mint! Two great flavors to savor next to a warm fire. Preheat oven to 350°F . 9-inch cheesecake pan, ungreased, or springform pan with 3-inch sides, greased Crust 11⁄2 cups chocolate sandwich cookie…

Essential Home Cooking

Essential Home Cooking

Quick Beef Stew | Serves: 4 When there’s a chill in the air and you don’t have the time or inclination to cook, you can still get an amazingly flavorful beef stew on the table in under an hour. I take a few clever shortcuts…

Parties around a Punch Bowl

Parties around a Punch Bowl

Lifestyle and entertaining expert Kimberly Whitman introduces the lively, rich history of the punch bowl, from India to England & Europe to the American South and beyond. She creates a dozen festive party ideas organized around a punch bowl: an Easter Egg Hunt, a classic…

Uncomplicated Home Cooking

Uncomplicated Home Cooking

Gingerbread Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze Serves 12 | Prep 15 minutes | Ready In about 1½ hours Bundt cakes are especially simple since they don’t need to be frosted to look gorgeous; in fact, frosting them would be a nightmare! This glazed beauty was…