Best Banana Bread

  SCHOOL DURING BIBLE DAYS   With the kids back in school, it’s fun to go back in time to Bible days and see how our children were educated during the time of Christ. In the Old Testament, you’ll find lots of references regarding how people felt religious training was important, so the primary purpose of education among the Jews was the learning of and … Continue reading Best Banana Bread

1 Hour Yeast Rolls – Yes You Can!

I was getting ingredients out of the pantry to make a batch of one hour yeast rolls for dinner, when Oliver Phillips, my 10 year old neighbor, called. Oliver wanted to come over and “make something”. So he and I made the rolls together. I let Oliver do the measuring and mixing. “Does this seem hard to you?” I asked. “Not at all,” he said. … Continue reading 1 Hour Yeast Rolls – Yes You Can!

Flax, an Ancient Seed, Stars in Grain, Gluten and Dairy Free Granola Bars – No Cooking Required!

I love talking to my buddy Matt Swaim on Sacred Heart Radio’s Sunrise Morning Show each week. Today we talked about flax – did you know it’s one of the first cultivated seeds, beginning 6000 years or so ago? Maybe this proverb means something to you: . “She seeketh wool and flax and worketh willingly with her hands”.  Yes, flax is the source of linen so that’s where … Continue reading Flax, an Ancient Seed, Stars in Grain, Gluten and Dairy Free Granola Bars – No Cooking Required!

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

Corned Beef & Cabbage, Champ & Soda Bread for St Patrick’s Day

I remember one St. Patrick’s Day in particular. I was a first grader at St. Margaret of Cortona School. Sister Justina asked me why I wasn’t wearing a green ribbon in my hair. “Because I’m Lebanese”, I replied timidly. The real reason, I suspect, is that Mom couldn’t afford to buy green ribbon for us 8 girls. Sister chuckled and said, “You don’t have to … Continue reading Corned Beef & Cabbage, Champ & Soda Bread for St Patrick’s Day

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

Giant Spiraled Cinnamon Roll

I could hardly wait to share this giant cinnamon roll recipe with you. The recipe intrigued me – instead of individual rolls you get a super sized spiraled cinnamon roll, pretty and easy to serve. Now don’t forget about the true meaning of Christmas and this holiday season – it’s about family and friends getting together. Remember, it’s not just about the food, but who … Continue reading Giant Spiraled Cinnamon Roll