Famous Restaurant Banana Bread and Vintage Banana Bread

It was a request from a reader that inspired this column. “You told us we could freeze really ripe bananas to save for banana bread. I have several in the freezer and need the space. How about a recipe?” This reader speaks for a lot of folks out there who wound up with extra fruit, especially bananas, when we were all quarantined. I understand that … Continue reading Famous Restaurant Banana Bread and Vintage Banana Bread

Hot Cross Buns and Quick Cherry Coffee Cake

This week on the Sonrise Morning Show I chatted with Matt Swaim about eggs and their significance in the Bible, especially during Easter. The 2 recipes, one for hot cross buns and the other for a quick cherry coffee cake are family favorites, and good baking projects while we’re all sheltering in place. I hope each of you celebrate these holy days and remember, it’s … Continue reading Hot Cross Buns and Quick Cherry Coffee Cake

Passover Brisket and Unleavened Bread

    Today Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show and I chatted about Passover and its beautiful and significant meaning. And I shared  yummy, yummy brisket recipes, along with one for unleavened bread and Charoset. PASSOVER FOODSJohn 13: 1-17 Talks about how the last supper was carried out with Jesus and his disciples, how he started by washing their feet. The Eucharist was born … Continue reading Passover Brisket and Unleavened Bread

DIY Soft Buttery Pretzels and Cheese Beer Dip

Today on the Sonrise Morning Show, Matt Swaimand I chatted, as we do every week about Bible foods & herbs. Today the topic was pretzels and also beer. Here’s the ancient history of these foods eaten during Lent in olden times, plus some super recipes. PRETZELS: The pretzel has a deep spiritual meaning for Lent. In fact, it was the ancient Christian Lenten bread as far … Continue reading DIY Soft Buttery Pretzels and Cheese Beer Dip

Peasant Brown Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day

I’ve been intrigued by the recipes that have come my way for Irish brown bread leavened with baking soda. I’m thinking those recipes are surfacing because St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner.  But here’s the deal. I’m not talking about the moist, buttery and fruit studded soda bread I’ve shared in the past. You can find that here on my site. (And yes, it’s … Continue reading Peasant Brown Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day

Fasting Bread Recipe

Fasting on bread and water has a long tradition in Catholic spirituality. It’s a personal devotion and goes back to Biblical times. A good spiritual discipline, fasting on bread and water is a way to connect with the meaning of Lent. This is the topic Matt Swaim, Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio, talked about this morning. Fasting is trendy right now too! Before any fast, … Continue reading Fasting Bread Recipe

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