Category Archive: Most Requested Recipes

Best chocolate chip cookie? Rest the dough in the frig.

Cookie testing

When I researched what makes a GREAT chocolate chip cookie, I came up with a bunch of stuff. I do know that if you let the dough rest in the frig up to a couple days or so, like the boutique bakeries do, you’ll end up with an amazing flavor, since the frig allows the …

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Update: Mary Helen’s Classic “No Peek” Beef Stew

Mary Helen's Beef Stew

    Readers are asking lots of questions about this stew and also giving some great tips of their own: What liquid I prefer for the stew:   I’ve not tried it with the tomato juice. I can say the beef broth with tomato paste elevated the beefy flavor.    If you make it with tomato …

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Health from the Bible for colds and flu

Soothing Lemon Tea with honey from my bees

Soothing Lemon Tea with honey from my bees Many of the herbs and foods commonly used from Bible days on, along with old fashioned home remedies your Mom or Grandma used, when used properly, can be your body’s best and least costly  defense against colds and the flu. These remedies also help to minimize the …

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I did it: Cloned BBQ Review’s Famous Mac & Cheese

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  Here is my humble attempt to clone Bill Thomas’ really awesomely good and famous Mac & Cheese. As you know, Bill sent me his recipe but it made 120 #!!!  So that’s a bit more than any home cook needs. Denise and others on my site asked me to work on this scaling it …

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Fish with Pretzel Crust my new fave

Fried Fish with Pretzel Crust

  Wow! is all I have to say about this recipe. Somebody had the creative sense to use pretzels as a crust (I’ve used pretzels as a coating for chicken, but not fish), and everything I’ve read about the recipe is true. We had some for dinner with a side of broccoli and slaw.  This …

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Moist and Marvelous Parmesan Chicken

Favorite Parmesan Chicken

Have you ever done this: you buy more meat than you can use because it’s on sale. Sometimes you remember to freeze it, sometimes you don’t. If that sounds like you, we’re on the same wavelength. Last week I bought more chicken breasts than we needed for dinner. I made chicken noodle soup out of …

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BBQ Review’s Famous Mac & Cheese

For Susan, who lamented that since this icon of a Madisonville, Cincinnati, restaurant is closing, she won’t be able to enjoy Bill Thomas’, who is the proprieter, Mac & Cheese. Well, Bill did share but he didn’t break it down for the home cook.  I’ll try & do that at a later date. Meanwhile, here …

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Beef barley mushroom soup for Debi

A steaming hot bowl of soup is just perfect for supper. Barley is in the news for its health giving qualities and downright earthy flavor. Interestingly enough, barley was one of the grains people of a generation or two ago used frequently. Back then, it was long cooking barley. Today we have quick cooking barley, …

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Herbs & Spices to “Spice up” your love life

Vanilla: A Valentine's 
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  Why use strong drugs when herbs and spices, natural “love potions” work not only for our health but really do put the “spice” back into a relationship! Tomorrow morning I’ll be chatting with Ron Wilson on his national radio show at 7:10 AM on 55 WKRC about herbs & spices that “spice” up your …

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Soft Pretzels – “Crossed Arms”

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                                                Kim and her pretzels There are certain foods and beverages served during Lent that have special meaning.  These foods reminds us that Lent is a holy season with prayer, penance and fasting all being part of the Lenten tradition. One of the most important (and fun to make!) is pretzels. Today I chatted, as …

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