Category Archive: Most Requested Recipes

Making Rye Bread, from the Ground Up!

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        Usually each week I try and have a photo of one of the recipes I’m sharing. Well, for this week, we’re going back to the source for the rye bread recipe. Farmer Bruner came by yesterday and baled the field of winter rye he planted late last fall. He planted it …

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Vacation Bible School Crafts & Snacks

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Note: I’m having trouble with my word press and can’t seem to load the photos for this story, so bear with me. As soon as I can, I will add photos. When I taught CCD to the little ones at my church, Holy Trinity, we used crafts and snacks to bring the Bible alive for …

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A June Day and Simple Country Pleasures

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Jalapeño Peppers. Some Like it Hot!

  How to grow and use Jalapenos. Jalapeno Peppers I remember well the first time I started growing jalapeño peppers in my vegetable garden. That was years ago, when growing jalapeño peppers was considered a novelty. Today, the popularity of growing jalapeño peppers and other hot chili peppers is burgeoning. Why? Just tune into the …

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The Duck Doctor and Strawberry Pie

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You know the saying “life happens.” Well, I had a good dose of it a couple of days ago when my neighbor, Erin, knocked on the kitchen door with a swaddled bundle in her arms. “Can you help me?” she said. When she stepped into the kitchen I saw a black bill poking out of …

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Basil Buttermilk Dressing Makes Good Use of Excess Basil

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Pruning your basil? Well, so am I and here’s the perfect recipe to use with those trimmings!   If your basil is starting to flower or is leggy, cut it back. Use the cuttings in this tasty recipe. Adapted slightly from Dottie K. This is delish on sliced tomatoes or mixed greens. Dottie’s original recipe …

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Hummus Pure and Simple

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Today I chatted with Annie Mitchell on the Sonrise Morning show about cilantro and coriander. Last time I made hummus, I sprinkled it with some fresh cilantro. So good!  Here’s the recipe.   What are the health benefits of Cilantro?   It cools a hot tummy and that’s why it’s used along lots of spicy …

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My favorite foods and festival: St. Anthony Padua’s June 3 and June 4!!!

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                                                     A TASTE OF LEBANON   Are you hungry yet?Just looking at the fried kibbi, dolmathas, tabouli in the picture above makes me crave this food. I hope to see …

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Bacon, Cheese Festival at Jungle Jims!

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OK if you’re looking for something fun and tummy filling, here’s your schedule for summer! All from Jungle Jim’s Eastgate and Fairfield. Check it out at Junglefest.com. Look for me at the Eastgate store making the rounds! The JungleFests If you are looking for great festivals in the Cincinnati area, then this is the place …

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Memorial Day holds memories at our little Country Church

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  Today was Memorial Day and we started out by going to outdoor Mass at our local country church,  St. Philomena Church, founded in 1905, it’s a lovely church and the cemetery is right next to it. My mom, dad and now my sweet sis, Judy, are buried there. Granddaughter Eva put fresh flowers on …

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