Category Archive: Most Requested Recipes

Lava/Molten Chocolate Cakes for Valentine’s Day

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CHOCOLATE LOVE LAVA/MOLTEN CHOCOLATE CAKES Every year I get requests for this easy dessert.  Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Just don’t over bake so that you have a “molten” center in each.  If your soufflé cups are smaller or larger, adjust baking time just a little bit. Wonderful with a scoop of coffee ice cream or …

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Superbowl Foods and A Bible Lesson Go Hand In Hand

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  With Superbowl Sunday this weekend, there will be lots of entertaining going on.  Today I chatted with Matt Swaim, Sonrise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Radio, about how people entertained during Bible days and what their favorite sports were (no football!) During Bible times, young people played stick ball with a stick and a leather …

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Fruitcake in January? If it’s Frank’s Favorite Fruitcake, that’s OK!

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For reader Chris Hirsch, a friend from high school days and beyond. Here’s what Chris said: “It’s me…an old schoolmate! You shared Frank’s Fruitcake recipe a while ago (maybe in the newspaper). I made it in December and it was fantastic! Now…I’ve lost the recipe and wonder if you could share again.” Well, of course …

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Rosemary Plants Growing Indoors: Good Girl or Bad Girl?

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Readers want to know: “My Rosemary has turned brown/gray and died in my house. What did I do wrong?” Ah, this happens to me also. Rosemary can sure be a “bad girl.” Especially when you’re wintering the plant in the house. One Rosemary is doing great; the other is brown and dry. Check these photos …

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Fatoush Salad with Herbed Pita

Fatuosh Salad with Herbed Pita

  Each week I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio, about Bible foods and herbs. Today we talked about bread. BREAD John 6:11: Loaves and fishes: 5000 people were fed with only 5 barley loaves with leftovers. Just as thousands were filled with just five loaves, Jesus feeds us …

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Overnight (Or Not) Cinnamon Coffeecake with Pecans

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OVERNIGHT (OR NOT) CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE For Kathy E., who requested this recipe. This can be baked right away, also.  If refrigerated overnight, allow extra baking time. You can also let it sit out to take the chill off for 20 minutes before baking. Either way, when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out …

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Fire Cider Easy to Make: Boost Immune and Circulatory Systems

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A few years ago I interviewed Rosemary Gladstar, mentor and herb expert, during a break we had when we were both speakers at the Mother Earth Convention in Pennsylvania. She mentioned making fire cider. I was intrigued. Fire cider? What the heck was that? And does it taste good? Well, first of all, fire cider …

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Clones of Panera Souffles

From Panera's site: Photo of 4 cheese soufflé

For Becky H., who wanted a clone of Panera 4 cheese soufflés. I haven’t tested any recipes yet, but these from the Today show look promising. I’ll let you know how it turns out after I test and tweak the recipe. Meanwhile, try this: PANERA SOUFFLES This recipe from the Today show is for the …

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Homemade Chicken Stock Good for What Ails You

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My friend, Marylee Olinger, a talented from scratch cook, called me about a chicken stock recipe adapted from Ina Garten that I published in my syndicated column here in Cincinnati and Northern Ky. ” The recipe didn’t include parsnips and dill which Ina puts in her stock, and so do I”, she said. “Check out …

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Biblical Herbs, Foods and Spices for Colds and Flu

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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 misery if you do get a cold or …

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