Monthly Archive: March 2015

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs (Really!)

Perfect Boiled Eggs (Really!) Cover with cold water, bring them to a nice boil, put the lid on, turn the fire off and let them sit about 12-15 minutes.  For small eggs, 12 minutes is enough. For larger eggs or eggs straight from the frig, go for 15 minutes.  They turn out perfectly cooked. To …

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Applebee’s hot bacon dressing

Applebee’s hot bacon dressing: Wanda R. has tried “to no avail” to make this. Do you have a similar recipe?

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SCRIPTURE CAKE: The perfect cake for Easter.

Scripture Cake

SCRIPTURE CAKE: The perfect cake for Easter. The ingredients are listed in the Bible, and normally you have to hunt for them by reading the good book. I’m giving you an easy version, though, by listing the ingredient after the scripture. I suggest taking the recipe and copying it, then white out the ingredients listed …

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Get your hot cross buns here

Hot Cross Buns

I may be jinxing myself, but I think we’ve finally transitioned into spring. The last few days have convinced me, and in our little patch of woods, I’m seeing true harbingers: watercress in our spring-fed pool and trilliums, bloodroot, anemones and spring beauties all poking up through the leaves. The dandelions and wild onions are …

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Dairy free rolls, lasagna for 2

I have been getting requests for dairy-free baked goods, and also other requests relating to gluten free substitutions for flour. So today I’m sharing some easy recipes that allow those on restricted diets to enjoy some “lovin’ from the oven.” Dairy-free dinner rolls These rolls are dairy-free, cholesterol-free and low-fat. Don’t be squeamish about the …

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BIBLE SOUP IN A JAR

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MY BIBLE GARDEN BIBLE SOUP IN A JAR For Cheri, who lost her recipe. Can you guess which items in the jar are mentioned in the Bible? (Hint: Lentils, onions, garlic, thyme, cumin, chicken, and barley). If you want to make this soup vegetarian, use vegetable bouillon granules and vegetable broth. Soy sausage can be …

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Slow Roasted Brisket for Passover

Slow roasted brisket

EASY AND YUMMY BEEF BRISKET Oh gosh, I can’t believe how good this is. The ingredients are common ones, the technique a bit different. Great for Passover or any time  you want a hearty, really easy and tummy-filling entre. Now if all you find in the grocery are large cuts, just ask the butcher to …

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St. Patrick’s Day Guinness, Onion & Cheddar Quiche and Shamrock Cookies

Guinness Caramelized Onion & Cheddar Quiche from Catholic Cuisine

You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!  But I’m wondering just how many of you know the whole “story” behind this legendary saint. I found some fascinating trivia to share.  Who was the man behind St. Patrick’s Day? He wasn’t even Irish. St. Patrick was born in Britain around A.D. 390 …

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Heritage Restaurant’s Spice Blends

The Heritage Restaurant

This is for Mary Ann and Sue, who both remember this Cincinnati restaurant fondly. When her kids were little, Mary Ann made a spread for bread using the restaurant’s salt free blend. As I mentioned to Mary Ann, we all have great memories of the Heritage. That’s where I met my husband, Frank and his …

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Winter wonderland

A view of our home from the lane – see the outhouse on the right. Glad we don’t depend on that!

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