A tale of 2 Biscotti: 1 Sweet, 1 Savory

I have never met Sam Sifton, food editor of the New York Times, but he and I have something in common. That is, besides our passion for cooking and sharing recipes. A while ago, Mr. Sifton talked fondly about his “relationship” with his old stove. I know exactly how he feels, since the stove I have is an older, electric stove with coiled burners. Like … Continue reading A tale of 2 Biscotti: 1 Sweet, 1 Savory

Cherry Crisp for Presidents’ Day

Here’s a really easy, and yummy, cherry crisp. It actually tastes better the next day! CHERRY CRISPIngredients 1 can cherry pie filling (buy the can that has “more cherries”) Squeeze or 2 of lemon (opt) 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup oats 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (opt) 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/3 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup chopped toasted or … Continue reading Cherry Crisp for Presidents’ Day

Jacob’s Lentil Stew

Each week I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio. Today we talked about root veggies, and which were common ones grown during Bible days. I also shared a recipe for Jacob’s Lentil Stew. Lentil stew takes many forms, and today I’m sharing a recipe that has ingredients that were diet staples during Bible days. Like carrots, onions, garlic and … Continue reading Jacob’s Lentil Stew

Go Bengals! Cincinnati Chili Clones: Skyline/Empress Chili and More

I promised a while back to share recipes for this iconic chili, and now that our dearly beloved (dare I say “worshipped”?) Bengals are going to the Super Bowl, this chili has gotten a whole lot of press. Here’s a little history, along with the recipes I’ve had in my files. As I’ve told you before, chili, like soup, is subjective to the whim of … Continue reading Go Bengals! Cincinnati Chili Clones: Skyline/Empress Chili and More

Valentine’s Day Wacky Cake and Chocolate Covered Cherries

For those of you who like fancy chocolate covered cherries for Valentine’s Day, I’m going to show you how to make them at home. Now those would make a special gift for your valentine! I was reminded of the recipe when a Kentucky reader wanted me to share it again. Libby Frank, a Mt. Lookout reader, said her mom used to make a chocolate cake … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Wacky Cake and Chocolate Covered Cherries

Perrin’s No Fail Pie Crust and Pecan Pie

For years it was like a gray  “culinary” cloud over my head.  I called it pie crust envy. My mom was the first to try to teach me to make a flaky and tender pie crust.  “Just don’t overwork the dough, use a light hand” she told me.  At the time I read something in a cookbook that said “work the shortening into the flour … Continue reading Perrin’s No Fail Pie Crust and Pecan Pie