Category Archive: Most Requested Recipes

Countdown to Thanksgiving: Apple Ginger Sparklers

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  APPLE GINGER SPARKLERS When Martha Stewart sent her staff to Macy’s here in Cincinnati, I worked with them on a special holiday class. I loved the apple ginger sparkler recipe. No alcohol in this one. And you know what? If you’re feeling kind down with a cold or flu, this drink will make you …

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Countdown to Thanksgiving: Do Ahead Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

This was the dessert I made at my class at The Spicy Olive in Westchester and Hyde Park. Lots of kudos on this one!  I wanted you to have this way in advance. I love that it makes 18 desserts from 1 can pumpkin! These are the way to go especially if you’re having a dessert …

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Western & Southern’s cafeteria’s stuffed bell peppers.

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The vintage stuffed bell pepper recipe Is still being made in lots of Community Press kitchens. It’s that good! Western & Southern’s cafeteria’s stuffed bell peppers. This was originally sent to me at a Delhi Ohio reader’s request by Thornton Kindred and Mary Ann Williams. I had another request for just yesterday. Thornton said this …

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Countdown to Thanksgiving: Do Ahead Cheese Dip Appetizer

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OLD ENGLISH CHEDDAR & BLUE CHEESE DIP/SPREAD All this month on the Sonrise Morning show I’ll be chatting with Annie Mitchell and Matt Swaim about hospitality. Good subject, huh? Especially at Thanksgiving. Back in Bible days,  sharing of food together was a token of friendship, a form of covenantal commitment. One of the most despicable …

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Stressed in the Office? 5 Benefits of Having Plants Near Your Work Space

Colleague and Friend Ron Wilson passed this on to me. I can tell you from experience, having plants in my office really does help lift  my mood!By Rachel Fountain, Horticulture‘s social media manager In celebration of National Improve Your Office Day, we’ve put together a list of five benefits of having plants in the office. Succulent, …

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Someone’s in the kitchen with…….the Pioneer Woman

Ree Drummond came to Jo Beth last night to promote her latest book “Come and Get It”,  awesome recipes for busy cooks. I took friends Bert Villing and Tink Stewart to meet Ree. We all bought her book, of course. So stay tuned as I’ll be sharing some of my faves from the book soon.

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Rita’s Zuppa Toscana like Olive Garden

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My Locinato kale and new potatoes are ready for harvest, so I made this yummy soup. I hope you like it as much as we do! Rita’s Zuppa Toscana like Olive Garden You can use sweet Italian sausage and add red pepper flakes to taste if you want. Note the dry mashed potato flakes in …

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Mom’s Meatloaf for Busy Days

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This week we have been beyond busy. Still harvesting fall greens from the garden. Still pulling out stray gourds from the tangle of vines on the manure pile. Still moving potted tender perennial herbs from the herb garden to the attached garage to get them acclimated for a winter’s rest. When my sons come this …

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Vintage Popcorn Balls for Halloween – Remember these?

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One of my recipe group friends, Dottie K., shared this generational recipe – she’s been making them for decades and they are great for mailing! HALLOWEEN POPCORN BALLS 5 quarts popped corn 1 cup candy corn 4 Tablespoon butter 1 cup brown sugar ½ cup light corn syrup ½ of 14 oz. can sweetened condensed …

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Boo!

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Here’s a tombstone so ancient it’s grown into a tree. From the mid 1800′s. It’s in the cemetery on the old country road where I live.      

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