Up North Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

I love chatting with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart radio, every Thursday morning. It was Matt’s idea to talk about Shrove Tuesday – the history behind it and why pancakes should be on the menu. Here’s some fun information I found online. Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent … Continue reading Up North Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

Food to take to new Parents or Someone Ill

Today Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show and I chatted about hospitality. “Romans 12:13  Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”   Hospitality doesn’t mean just entertaining. It also means bringing some food over to someone who needs it – new parents or somebody under the weather. Here are some tips on just how to do that, along with some of my favorite … Continue reading Food to take to new Parents or Someone Ill

Are you ready for Goetta?

History of Goetta Goetta is a German stick-to-your ribs kind of dish. But guess what? According to my German inlaws and folks who grew up eating goetta, it originated in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, not in Germany.  Yes, Goetta has Germanic origins, but most people who live in Germany have never heard of it. Inge, my German daughter-in-law who grew up in Germany, said she didn’t have a … Continue reading Are you ready for Goetta?

Spare Ribs & Sauerkraut Plus Tips on Choosing Ribs

Sometimes the most delicious foods aren’t the prettiest on the plate. In fact, my catering partner, Bert, who lives down the road, often said the same thing. I guess what I’m trying to say is food doesn’t have to be gussied up to be both appealing and delicious. The spare ribs and sauerkraut recipe I’m sharing fits that category. There’s no wrong way to cook … Continue reading Spare Ribs & Sauerkraut Plus Tips on Choosing Ribs

Feel Better Remedies from the Bible

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 the flu. That’s just what Matt Swaim of the Sonrise … Continue reading Feel Better Remedies from the Bible

On a “Roll” – a Jelly Roll!

Good thing I’m short and have a good amount of “padding”. I had just gathered eggs and a wheelbarrow full of wood for the stove. This was when the temperature was in single digits. Well, I hit a patch of ice on the way back to the house. Down I went. The basket of eggs fell out of the wheelbarrow, along with some of the … Continue reading On a “Roll” – a Jelly Roll!

More Valentine’s Day treats: Foolproof Filet Mignon and Nutella Chocolate Sauce

Well, I couldn’t resist sharing 2 more Valentine’s Day recipes after I chatted with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show about St. Valentine and his connections with this “lovely” day.  Did you know that St. Valentine, who lived in the 3rd century Rome, was immortalized by Geoffrey Chaucer who in the 14th century wrote a lot about St. Valentine and connected him with what … Continue reading More Valentine’s Day treats: Foolproof Filet Mignon and Nutella Chocolate Sauce