Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Carnitas for Super Bowl

BEST SLOW COOKER/INSTANT POT PORK CARNITAS  A super SUPER BOWL meal! Today Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio talked about pork and its ancient Biblical history. The recipe I shared is yummy and perfect for a party, or really anytime. It’s not often that a recipe stays true to the original. But this recipe is so good, no one wants to change … Continue reading Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Carnitas for Super Bowl

Found! Nalley’s French Onion Dip Clone

It started with a request from reader Beth F., who lost my cloned recipe of Nalley’s French Onion Dip – an iconic dip no longer made by the company.  Anyway I lost the recipe, too – vanished into cyberspace when my original website vanished also.  Well, lo and behold reader Carol Ritter found hers and shared. “Great childhood memories at Christmas which I suspect was … Continue reading Found! Nalley’s French Onion Dip Clone

Make Friends with Amish Friendship Bread

The past couple weeks I’ve had a hankering for Amish friendship bread. Judging from requests coming in, so have you. Maybe it’s the short, frigid days of winter. A slab of warm, fragrant friendship bread with a cup of hot lemon tea…you get the idea. A fun project that’s meant to share. Read the recipe and see what I mean. First make a fermented “sour … Continue reading Make Friends with Amish Friendship Bread

Three Cheese Artichoke Dip for Super Bowl

This week Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio, and I chatted about artichokes. Part of the thistle family, an appropriate passage can be found in Gen 3:18 “Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.” In Bible times, the tender leaf and young, undeveloped stalk were eaten, as well as … Continue reading Three Cheese Artichoke Dip for Super Bowl

Tap, Tap, Tap: Maple Syrup

Checking the temperature outside it’s 1 below zero here on our little patch of heaven. Our son, Shane, came out to help split wood for the stove, and brought his daughters, Eva, Emerson and Ellery with him. I was telling the girls about my neighbor, Erin Phillips of Phillips Farm – Erin brought Montessori middle school students out to tap maple and box elder trees … Continue reading Tap, Tap, Tap: Maple Syrup

Tom’s Award Winning Chili and Fire Crackers for Super Bowl

  Tom Feie’s chili is on the menu. Tom, an Eastside Cincinnati resident, shared his recipe that won first place in a corporate chili contest 3 years running. Yes, the chili takes a bit of time to assemble, but once it starts cooking, requires little attention. Serve some fire crackers on the side. They stoke up the heat quotient with red pepper flakes. A word … Continue reading Tom’s Award Winning Chili and Fire Crackers for Super Bowl

Quick Freezer Marinara Sauce

Today when I chatted with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show and the subject was salt. During Bible days, salt was a symbol of hospitality.  The custom of serving appetizers as a token of hospitality included salted fish and olives. This goes back to the well known phrase “salt of the covenant” which refers to the bond between God and his people. Talking about … Continue reading Quick Freezer Marinara Sauce

Next up: Salmon Corn Chowder

Well, how could I resist? I just had to make salmon corn chowder. Why? Thank colleague Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show. We chatted early today and I shared a chicken chowder recipe (see chicken corn chowder post).  Matt is a creative and sometimes “out of the box” cook and said he makes a version using salmon and shallots and whipping cream. So except … Continue reading Next up: Salmon Corn Chowder

A Chicken Corn Chowder Kind of Soup Day

I chatted with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show about chicken and its ancient Biblical roots. Did you know chickens were originally bred for cockfighting? I’m glad some savvy person way back then thought they might be good to eat. Here’s a recipe perfect for a bone chilling day like today. It’s about 22 degrees with a chill factor of 15. See how my blankets … Continue reading A Chicken Corn Chowder Kind of Soup Day

Frisch’s Vegetable Soup “Clones”

Gosh, some recipes live on and on, and produce “offspring”, as well. That’s how it is with my and readers’ versions of the famous Frisch’s Big Boy vegetable soup. Now none of these are exactly like Frisch’s veggie soup, since the last time I chatted with them several years ago, was told they use marrow bone and no ground beef or meat in theirs.  Plus … Continue reading Frisch’s Vegetable Soup “Clones”