Category Archive: Appetizers

Latest and Greatest Backpack Granola

Today I chatted with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio about the Right to Life Marches going on all across the US. I wanted to share this recipe adapted slightly from Alton Brown’s for an easy to tote, yummy granola.     MY LATEST FAVE FOR BACKPACK GRANOLA   The almonds, oil …

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EASY BAKED SWISS AND CRANBERRY DIP: SO GOOD!!!

Baked Swiss Cranberry Spread

BAKED SWISS AND CRANBERRY DIP: SO EASY AND SO GOOD!!!   No kidding, once you taste this super easy appetizer, it will become a favorite! Mix together 1 large tub whipped cream cheese, 12 oz. size Approximately 1/2 of 18 oz. jar apricot preserves (see note) 8 oz. shredded Swiss cheese 1 bag Craisins, about …

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Kentucky Bourbon Balls Recipes a Tradition

Creamy Kentucky Bourbon Balls

  I had a request for a Kentucky bourbon ball recipe, so decided to share 2 of my favorites. The first has a real creamy center and the other has vanilla wafers or graham crackers as an ingredient. A nice hostess gift to take, or to add to your buffet dessert table!   Creamy  Kentucky …

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How to Make Candied Pecans Two Different Ways

One of my readers, Alena, wanted a recipe for candied pecans for her granddaughter. Alena said her granddaughter picks all the pecans off of the pecan pie! So here’s a couple really good recipes so that Alena can give her granddaughter a big bowl of her own. I think these would be a good Hanukkah …

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Vegan for Everybody – and Secrets to Optimizing a Vegan Diet

Vegan for Everybody
America's Test Kitchen

I just got this book – oh my gosh – America’s Test Kitchen did it again! The recipes are delicious and doable. I’m already putting the Mushroom Bolognese, Whole Wheat Pancakes (no eggs!)  and Roasted Chili Rubbed Butternut Squash with Ranch Dressing on my to do list for next week. This book has something for …

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Countdown to Thanksgiving: Roasted Pumpkin filled with Cheese Fondue

    Each week I talk with my buddies on The Sonrise Morning show, Sacred Heart Radio. During this Thanksgiving season, we are talking about Hospitality during Bible times. Some of the customs remain today. And the recipe I’m sharing for cheese fondue in a roasted pumpkin is to die for! Guests believed to be …

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Valentine’s Day – Something for everyone on Valentine’s Day

Upside down hot fudge pudding cake

    I always get sentimental around Valentine’s Day. I remember being a kid in grade school, hoping I’d get some Valentine cards from my classmates, particularly Bobby Simpson when I was in second grade. And it was always fun watching my boys when they were that age choose special cards for their Valentines. Times …

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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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Cheesy Artichoke Tomato Triangles

Cheesy Artichoke & Tomato Triangles   Did you know artichokes are a member of the thistle family and have Biblical roots? Each week I talk with Brian Patrick about Bible foods and herbs. Today we talked about artichokes. Artichokes:  Gen 3:18 “Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat …

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Hummus: I’m Sharing My “Famous” Hummus Recipe

Hummus

Hummus Summary: Rita’s Family Hummus Recipe: Hummus is spelled many different ways. You’ll find it in cookbooks and on-line spelled a lot of different ways. How ever you spell it though, hummus is delicious. Hummus is a flavorful mix of chick peas, garlic, tahini, olive oil and a few other simple ingredients. Hummus can be …

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