Dark Chocolate Pistachio Bark for Valentine’s Day: Healthish


I ran across this recipe for pistachio bark with semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate. I made it and really liked it. So easy too! With the combo of antioxidants in the chocolate and the heart healthy pistachios, this is a good one all around! Oh and one more thing – think about someone who may …

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Burnt Sugar Icing: Several Ones to try


Burnt Sugar Icing: A Delicious Sugar Icing Recipe Julie, a reader, said she and her dad were trying to recreate her grandma’s recipe for burnt sugar icing which Julie said was whiter in color. “Everyone says it can’t be burnt sugar if it’s white, but we know that’s what it was”, she told me. So …

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Mom’s Making Donuts!

“Mom’s making donuts!” That’s what my kids used to shout when they saw a tray of homemade donuts raising on the kitchen counter. Did you know that over 10 billion donuts are sold each year? That’s a pretty impressive amount. But, bakery donuts are not budget friendly. And sometimes they contain ingredients you can’t even …

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Delia Mooney on coconut milk vs coconut cream

I’m testing out butter chicken recipes and ran across this good information about coconut milk. I wanted to share this. Thank, Delia Mooney from the site thetastingtable.com! The Difference Between Coconut Milk and Coconut Cream Don’t go (coco)nuts, we’re here to explain BY DELIA MOONEY Photo: MAIKA 777/Getty Images If coconut curry is on the menu tonight, chances are …

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Lava/Molten Chocolate Cakes for Valentine’s Day


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

The Pioneer Woman's Chicken Nachos

  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!


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?

"Sick" Rosemary

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

Cinnamon Coffeecake

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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