Spanish Style Gazpacho and Manchego Crostini

Today I decided to try a recipe for “really the best gazpacho ever” shared a while ago by a reader. My reason for trying it today was that I harvested a basket of ripe tomatoes with spots or cracks and had to do something with them, and quick.  So I cut bad parts off and plugged in my blender. I blended the tomatoes with red … Continue reading Spanish Style Gazpacho and Manchego Crostini

Sun Pickles: An Old German Recipe

    MARY RUDLOFF’S SOLAR DILLS (SUN PICKLES) No need to be chained to the stove canning pickles. The sun does all the work! In about 3-4 days, you’ll have pickles! Mary Rudloff is now in heaven making her famous dills. This is an old German recipe. Her daughter, Ann and I have been friends since first grade at St. Margaret of Cortona in Madisonville.  … Continue reading Sun Pickles: An Old German Recipe

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

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

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

Baked Swiss Cranberry Dip – Fan fave!

  This is for Amanda M., who said: “I am desperately looking for your cranberry holiday dip…” No kidding, once you taste this super easy appetizer, it will become a favorite. Daughter-in-law Jessie shared the recipe with me, but I can’t remember from whom she received it. As I always say, it’s not so important where a recipe originates, but what is important is that … Continue reading Baked Swiss Cranberry Dip – Fan fave!