As I write this column, we are still sheltering in place. And thinking about Easter. Maybe you are, too. Instead of our annual Easter brunch and egg hunt, we’ll be celebrating on a smaller scale. Yet there’s still much to feel blessed about. Just take a walk outside. Check out the beautiful wild violets and blooming forsythia. (They both make lovely jellies.) Trees are bursting … Continue reading Streusel Coffee Cake, Deviled Eggs for Easter
Aww, take a look at the omelet my friend Jim Reinhart’s wife, Terrie, made him for Valentine’s Day. I’ll take that over any box of chocolates…. Continue reading Terrie’s Heart Shaped Omelet
I love talking to Matt Swaim each week on the Sunrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio about Bible foods and herbs. Check out his blog – it never fails to give me a chuckle, while educating me, as well. Today we talked about pistachios. Here’s a bit of trivia, along with 2 of the best recipes for granola (yes, another granola, but so simple) and … Continue reading An Ancient Biblical Nut, Pistachios Star in Granola Bars and Maple Granola
There it was, buried in the bottom of our large bin where holiday decorations are stored. A Good Housekeeping magazine from November 1984. Now here’s the query: why was it there? It took me a few minutes to remember. As a young mom, I was fascinated with holiday baking, and the cover photo, though faded, shows a beautifully decorated gingerbread house. “Make our cozy gingerbread … Continue reading Heirloom Coffee Cake
Today when Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show and I chatted about olives I mentioned that, during Bible times, olive trees were so prolific that they turned up in various places in the Bible. (Think of Jesus in the Agony in the Garden on the Mount of Olives). In fact, olives were not only used as food but the oil was used in bread … Continue reading Olive Oil Visiting Cake
Some of the cakes that look ordinary turn out to be the best tasting. Take the apple cake recipe with caramel topping I’m sharing. From friend and expert baker, Betty Howell, this is the cake you should make during apple season. Betty, a Clermont County reader, has a home based business called Bet’s Sweet &Treats (firstname.lastname@example.org) and has over the years won bests of shows … Continue reading You need to make Bet’s Apple Cake w Caramel Topping
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!