Category Archive: Appetizers

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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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Phillips: Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms These crab stuffed mushrooms came from Tom Douglas. I worked with Tom when he came to Macy’s Cincinnati to do a special class. He is one nice guy, a brilliant chef and now Restaurateur of the Year, by Bon Appetit magazine. Congrats, Tom! Crab stuffed mushrooms are luxurious, but they’re delicious and easy to make. …

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Cucumber Yogurt Dip Similar to Tzaki

Cucumber Yogurt Dip

Cucumber Yogurt Dip: A Less Strong Version of Tzaki Today I’m sharing one of my family’s heirloom favorites: cucumber yogurt dip or spread. It is one of the most popular recipes from my cooking classes. The yogurt used in the recipe was a common food in Biblical times. Many of the trendy foods today touted as …

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