Category Archive: Most Requested Recipes

Gluten Free/Kosher Beer for Passover

One of my readers talked about using beer in a brisket recipe for Passover. If you need a wheat free, Kosher beer for Passover, no worries. See the photo? The  brew is courtesy of beer maker Bryan Meadan, whose date ale— made from silan, a date honey — is completely gluten-free as well as kosher for Passover, certified by Badatz …

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Once again, Brisket Braises Beautifully

When I work with young people who are just starting to equip their kitchens, I have 2 rules: Buy quality cutlery. I have used my Henckels and Wusthoff chef’s knives made in Germany for well over a decade. Buy quality cookware. Like the enameled cast iron Dutch oven I cooked the brisket in during my cooking …

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Throw Back Tuesday – Fun Article in Cincinnati Enquirer – Rita and her Herbs

I wanted to share this May 2008 article with you. Chuck Martin, the then food editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer, was leaving his job and moving down south. He wanted to write an article about herbs and me since, he said, he wanted to end his interesting career at the Enquirer writing about one of …

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Get your hot cross buns here

I may be jinxing myself, but I think we’ve finally transitioned into spring. The last few days have convinced me, and in our little patch of woods, I’m seeing true harbingers: watercress in our spring-fed pool and trilliums, bloodroot, anemones and spring beauties all poking up through the leaves. The dandelions and wild onions are …

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Confetti Cookies Recipe Remind me of Lofthouse Cookies

These confetti cookies  made the rounds in my recipe group and oh my they were good. Just had to share. I believe the original recipe started with King Arthur, then went to Smitten Kitchen and then to my recipe group, and then to me!  Confetti Cookies Here’s my very slight adaptation: 3 cups all purpose …

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Yesterday, and Today with Fickle Mother Nature

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Sicilian Canoli for St. Joseph’s Feast Day

      Each week I talk with Anna Mitchell or  Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio about Bible foods and herbs. Today we talked about St. Joseph. There’s a legend surrounding the feast day of St Joseph on March 19.  Hundreds of years ago There was a famine in Sicily.. …

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Three Ultimate Soda Bread Recipes

My most popular Soda Bread Soda bread is one of the things that makes me think of St. Patrick’s day, but I love a warm homemade soda bread recipe any time of year. So, why do they call it soda bread? Soda bread is a simple bread recipe that uses baking soda to provide leavening instead of …

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Irish Oat Cake Tea Cookies for St. Patrick’s Day (or anytime!)

I first tasted this cookie at a presentation I did for Pat Jarvis, an Indiana reader’s, group. She made these for a tea and oh my gosh I love these cookies. Crunchy, yet a bit soft, not too sweet and you can really taste the oats. IRISH OAT CAKE TEA COOKIES Ingredients 4 oz. unsalted …

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Lenten Traditions: Onion Skins

At the beginning of Lent, I start saving yellow (and red) onion skins in my heirloom wooden bowls. Those onion skins will be the base for beautifully, naturally colored, Easter eggs. The photo shows what I’ve saved so far of the yellow onion skins.  

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