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

Blender Whole Orange and Date Muffins

Today I chatted with Anna Mitchell, Sacred Heart Radio, about dates. Did you know that dates were discovered in Mesopotamia around 4000 BC? The Babylonians loved dates so much they wrote a recipe for date syrup on a clay table.  Dates were used for barter, as well.  Dates signified food for eternal life and were often pictured in tombs. Here’s a recipe that is what … Continue reading Blender Whole Orange and Date Muffins

Up North Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

I love chatting with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart radio, every Thursday morning. It was Matt’s idea to talk about Shrove Tuesday – the history behind it and why pancakes should be on the menu. Here’s some fun information I found online. Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent … Continue reading Up North Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

Food to take to new Parents or Someone Ill

Today Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show and I chatted about hospitality. “Romans 12:13  Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”   Hospitality doesn’t mean just entertaining. It also means bringing some food over to someone who needs it – new parents or somebody under the weather. Here are some tips on just how to do that, along with some of my favorite … Continue reading Food to take to new Parents or Someone Ill

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

Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas plus 2 more

For Rebecca, who lost her recipe when she moved to Michigan. Perfect for these wintry days. Fruited gluten free baked oatmeal   Baked oatmeal is the newest trend for breakfast, or really any meal. Oatmeal is usually gluten free but if you’re concerned, check the label to make sure it’s manufactured in a gluten free environment. Sub your favorite fruit in here if you like. … Continue reading Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas plus 2 more

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl: More than a Trend!

Regardless of what you eat, most likely it will be on one of the trends list for 2019. Some of the major trends have ancient Biblical roots. Here’s a wonderful recipe – a smoothie morphs into a smoothie bowl. Plant proteins are a healthful trend this year, as well. Can you tell which of the ingredients contain the plant proteins? One of seeds that contain … Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl: More than a Trend!