Category Archive: Most Requested Recipes

Erin’s Caramel Apples

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My neighbor across the road, Erin Phillips of Phillips Farm, brought me some caramel apples for my husband, Frank (and me) to enjoy for his birthday. The apples were tart and the coating was just sweet enough. Her blog on the apples is fun to read and the details she gives for the recipe makes …

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Paw Paws!

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Look what I found while walking in my little patch of woods. Not ripe yet…..

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Buggy Joe!! What is it?? – Redbud Leaffolder

Redbud Leaffolder Silk and Larvae

Another of my colleagues and friends, Joe Boggs, from OSU Extension, always calls in during the growing season to Ron Wilson’s radio show on WKRC here in Cincinnati and talks about what’s happening in his buggy world…. I had leaves folding over on my redbud trees – we cut them off and gave them to …

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A Pictorial Canning Tomatoes and a Wish for a Happy Holiday

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From Abra, a student who took my preserving nature’s bounty class at Jungle Jims here in Cincinnati: “Also I tried removing the skins by putting the tomatoes under the broiler. Worked perfectly on the smaller ones, and the bigger ones worked, just not quite as well. Thought I would report back on the experiment  Really …

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A walk on my old country road a visual delight of late summer wild flowers

  The weather was picture perfect today for a long walk down my old country road. I sidetracked to the woods and the river to photograph wild flowers. This time I was smart – before I went I sprayed some of my homemade insect repellant on so I wouldn’t be so tempting to the bugs. …

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Black Bean & Corn Salsa for Labor Day

Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Like I do every Thursday morning, I chatted with Annie Mitchell on the Sonrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio about Bible foods & herbs. Today we talked about beans, and how these ancient legumes are so popular today. (Did you know that during Bible days beans were even used politically? A white bean was a “yes” …

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End of Summer Tips for Garden

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HERE ARE A FEW TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR GARDEN LOOKING GREAT! My colleague, friend and garden guru Ron Wilson shared this timely information for taking care of your end of summer garden: TAKE CARE OF THE DIRT Till the garden this fall.  Exposed soils freeze and thaw over the winter and help to …

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Best Barbecued Baked Beans for Labor Day

Best BBQ'D Baked Beans garnished with green onions

  When I used to make baked beans for picnics, I’d take back most of what I brought. But since I have started using this recipe, all that’s changed. No leftovers!  LABOR DAY BARBECUED BAKED BEANS 2 cans pork and beans, 16 oz ea. 1 can regular beans, your choice, drained 1 cup favorite barbeque …

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Put this “stick” in your flour bin for easy measuring

OK so when I was making a pound cake today, I had to measure flour into a cup. As I usually do, I whisk the flour a bit and then dip the cup into it. I also usually take a knife to smooth the top off. Today I used an old spatula handle which works …

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Watch me make Basil Buttermilk Dressing

  Just looking at the tomatoes when you see this video will make you hungry! Thanks to my pals at Fox 19 in Cincinnati for having me on again. This recipe was given to me from Dottie, a creative cook in our recipe group. Love it! RECIPE: Basil Buttermilk Dressing.

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