Shield’s Tavern Seasonal Berry “Salat”

Reader and adventurous cook Lois Boekley deconstructed this famous Colonial Williamsburg salad. (The restaurant shared the recipe which made several gallons!) “Spiced pecans make a great snack on their own”, Lois said.  Her husband, Ken, gave this a 2 thumbs up. I can’t wait to make this “salat”. Shield’s Tavern Seasonal Berry Salat This delicious salad was served to my husband and me at Shield’s Tavern … Continue reading Shield’s Tavern Seasonal Berry “Salat”

Blind Baking Pie Crust

This is from King Arthur Flour’s Site.  Just the best tutorial on baking pie crusts!! How to blind bake pie crust: pre-baking yields perfect results What does it mean to blind bake a pie crust? Well, hearkening back to Merrie Olde England, where the term originated, blind baking a pie crust is simply pre-baking the crust, without filling, then adding the filling once the crust … Continue reading Blind Baking Pie Crust

Tuna Salad like Marx Bagels

Marx Hot Bagels Tuna salad (and ingredients for egg salad)  John Marx, no longer proprietor of this beloved Blue Ash, Cincinnati restaurant, has always been so nice in returning my calls. A while back, readers wanted to know how to make his tuna and egg salad.  At the time, John had just sold the restaurant to new owner, Y.Y. Davis and said recipes would stay the … Continue reading Tuna Salad like Marx Bagels

Spaghetti with Simple Anchovy Sauce

Have you ever looked at a recipe and not followed it to the letter? That’s what happened to me today when I made a simple spaghetti sauce that called for a 28 oz. can of whole tomatoes. The only pantry tomatoes I had were quarts of whole tomatoes that I canned last year so I subbed in those. It also called for pureeing tomatoes in … Continue reading Spaghetti with Simple Anchovy Sauce

Carol’s Healthy Banana Pecan Muffins

My oldest and bestests friend Carol Spry Vanover, often reconstructs recipes to make them healthier. Here’s a super example of yum and health all melded into one delish muffin! For Emily, who misplaced the recipe and wanted to make it again. Carol’s Healthy Banana Pecan Muffins Ingredients 3 large ripe bananas ¾ cup Splenda 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking … Continue reading Carol’s Healthy Banana Pecan Muffins

Goat Cheese Appetizer with Sun Dried Tomato Tapenade

Each week I chat with Matt Swaim of the Sonrise morning show, Sacred Heart Radio. Today the subject was pine nuts! Did you know these nuts have an ancient Biblical past?  Here’s some timely information along with a favorite appetizer using, of course, pine nuts! PINE NUTS A beautiful passage from Hosea, the prophet, who lived in the 8th century BC in Israel. Hosea 14:8:  … Continue reading Goat Cheese Appetizer with Sun Dried Tomato Tapenade

Plants of Bible Times That Repel Bugs Naturally

Each week I chat with Matt Swaim of the Sunrise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Radio. We chatted about those pesky insects and what certain plants can do to help repel them. Some of the plants have ancient biblical histories.   Plants of Bible Times That Repel Bugs Naturally     Have you ever wondered what makes humans so attractive to those irritating and sometimes … Continue reading Plants of Bible Times That Repel Bugs Naturally