Parchment Paper Folding Technique

Ok, so you’re thinking, cooking with parchment paper packets has to require some trick, or amazing origami moves. It doesn’t! It’s easier than you could have imagined. Here’s how to start.  The size of parchment you need will depend on whether you’re cooking an individual portion or a family style portion. I find that an … Read more

Spinach Stuffed Pork Roast

Sometimes I try to make Sunday dinner (roasts or pot pies, things that feel sort of homey), but who feels like spending tons of time doing dishes on a Sunday night? Not me. By Sunday night I’m trying to reserve my energy for the busy week ahead. This past weekend, I made a spinach stuffed … Read more

Chicken with Guac and Arugula

I was in the mood for something Mexican, but enchiladas have that messy pan to deal with! Instead, I made this great (and easy!) recipe in parchment. You can either use purchased guacamole or make your own easy substitute: Lazy Man’s Guac Smash one avocado and top with the juice of 1/4 a lime and … Read more

I just had to share this with my readers. Teresa Stannard is the director of the library in a place called Parchment, Michigan. Parchment paper was manufactured there from 1912 – 2000 at the Kalamazoo Valley Paper (KVP) Company.   The library has many samples of the papers the plant produced, but KVP was especially known … Read more

New year, new resolutions for many of us. If yours is to simplify, eat more healthfully, or cook more at home, parchment paper packets can help you! Here are some tips to get started with parchment paper cooking, which will allow you to cook with ease with no clean up, producing healthy, yummy dishes in … Read more

Parsnips and Apples

This fall dish would be perfect for Thanksgiving if you’re still looking for a side dish! It’s got lovely flavor from the apple and orange juice and the cinnamon warms it up. This is adapted from a recent recipe in Everyday Food Magazine. I large parsnip, peeled and sliced thinly 1 apple, peeled, cored and … Read more

99 Cent Ebook

Posted by Brette in Books

My publisher is offering a 99 cent ebook filled with my parchment paper recipes for Thanksgiving. Imagine cooking Thanksgiving and having no pots and pans to wash afterwards! It’s available only through Nov. 19.  

I hope you’ll stop by to visit these amazing bloggers who have welcomed me! More blog tour stops coming next week! SuperCollegeChef Suddenly Frugal The Culinary Life Not Rachel Ray Living Large in Our Little House  

Blog Tour

Posted by Brette in Books

Join me on my blog tour! So many wonderful bloggers have invited me to stop by their blogs for guest posts of Q&As. I hope you will stop by and say hello! Here are a few recent stops. The Boston Food Swap Reel Life with Jane Imperf3ct Moms Champion of My Heart Frisco Kids I’ll … Read more

Kale and Ricotta in a Parchment Bag

I recently bought a package of Paper Chef Parchment Bags to try. These are bags made out of parchment designed for cooking. I loved the concept – just put the food in the bag and fold one end. I decided to try a new recipe for kale (serves 4) 3 cups packed kale leaves salt … Read more