Monthly Archive: March 2018

Three Ultimate Soda Bread Recipes

My most popular Soda Bread Soda bread is one of the things that makes me think of St. Patrick’s day, but I love a warm homemade soda bread recipe any time of year. So, why do they call it soda bread? Soda bread is a simple bread recipe that uses baking soda to provide leavening instead of …

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Irish Oat Cake Tea Cookies for St. Patrick’s Day (or anytime!)

I first tasted this cookie at a presentation I did for Pat Jarvis, an Indiana reader’s, group. She made these for a tea and oh my gosh I love these cookies. Crunchy, yet a bit soft, not too sweet and you can really taste the oats. IRISH OAT CAKE TEA COOKIES Ingredients 4 oz. unsalted …

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Surprise! Green is not Original Color of St. Patrick + Awesome Potato Pancake Recipe

Trivia about St. Patrick and St. Patrick’s Day and my newest Potato Pancake Recipe Who was the man behind St. Patrick’s Day? He wasn’t even Irish.  The real St. Patrick wasn’t even Irish. He was born in Britain around A.D. 390 to an aristocratic Christian family with a townhouse, a country villa, and plenty of slaves. …

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Lenten Traditions: Onion Skins

At the beginning of Lent, I start saving yellow (and red) onion skins in my heirloom wooden bowls. Those onion skins will be the base for beautifully, naturally colored, Easter eggs. The photo shows what I’ve saved so far of the yellow onion skins.  

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How do I love Brisket? Let me count the ways….

As many of you know, each week I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio about Bible food & herbs. Today we talked about beer. Did you know that a type of beer was made and enjoyed thousands of years before Christ was born?   Well, lucky for us today …

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