Monthly Archive: November 2013

Honey Roasted Beer Nuts & other fun recipes from Ron Wilson’s radio show

Honey Roasted Beer Nuts

Honey Roasted Beer Nuts Recipes from Ron Wilson’s radio show. A few of you couldn’t find the recipes that I talked about this morning with Ron Wilson on his radio show on 55 WKRC in Cincinnati. The cherry bounce recipe, with photo, is on another blog on this site. Here’s the rest of the really …

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Spicy Snack Mix with Pepitas

 Spicy Snack Mix with Pepitas SPICY SNACK MIX WITH PEPITAS From Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Pepitas are pumpkin seeds and especially good for the prostate. Makes a yummy gift from the kitchen. 1/4 cup Extra Virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons honey 2 cups raw pumpkin …

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Baked Swiss, Apricot and Cranberry Dip – sooooo goood!

Baked Swiss, Apricot and Cranberry Dip Did Eve tempt Adam with an apricot?  I’ll be talking to Brian Patrick on Sacred Heart Radio about apricots. Some Bible scholars think the forbidden fruit (which was never specifically named) was an apricot, since that fruit was indigenous and abundant in the area. Here’s the best dip from …

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A different kind of dressing/stuffing for Turkey day

WHITE AND WILD RICE STUFFING/DRESSING WITH SAUSAGE, EXOTIC MUSHROOMS AND SCALLIONS A cooking class favorite! This is cooked on the stove, and can be done a day ahead and simply microwaved to reheat. This makes enough to serve 12-15  so feel free to divide the recipe in half, or even double it if you want. …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! No photos, no recipes, just a heart-felt wish for you from me: No matter how you spend this holiday, remember that having someplace to go is home, having someone to love is family and having both is a blessing. And  I’ve told you this before, don’t stress out if everything is not perfect …

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Gourmet Holiday Desserts

Gourmet Desserts for the Holidays I’ll be teaching this Tuesday, Dec 3 – we still have a few spots left. These are my most requested holiday desserts! So for you foodies who live in the tri-state area of Cinti/Kentucky and Indiana, this is the class for you. Gourmet Holiday Desserts with Rita Heikenfeld at the Fairfield Location Entertaining couldn’t …

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My Copycat Pumpkin Cheesecake like Cheesecake Factory

 Cheesecake Factory Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe This is my copycat of the Cheesecake factory pumpkin cheesecake recipe. This cheesecake is so rich that I use a 9” pan. If you use an 8” pan, plan on baking a bit longer. An 8” pan makes thicker slices, and they look almost as high as Cheesecake Factory’s.  The …

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Grow your own ginger

Ginger root potted up

      Can you grow ginger? Yes, as a tender perennial here in our climate. I grow it in the shade in the summer and in the house in winter. Just put the ginger root/rhizome in a pot with good soil, letting the top of the root with its knobby parts peek out of …

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BEEF POT ROAST WITH GINGER AND GARLIC

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BEEF POT ROAST WITH GINGER AND GARLIC This recipe continues to evolve and is one of my most requested. Here’s my latest version 3# chuck roast Olive oil  for browning 14.5 oz can low sodium beef broth in all 3/4 teaspoon powdered ginger or 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 generous tablespoon garlic, minced 1/3 …

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Restaurant quality pumpkin cheesecake

The Iron Skillet Restaurant in Newtown, Ohio, is a haven for authentic Hungarian and German food.  But that’s not all. Chef/Owner Laszlo Molnar was a guest on my Union Township cable show and he made, among other yummy foods, the best pumpkin cheesecake I’ve ever eaten. Laszlo and chef sister, Monica Lippmeier, are particular about …

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