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!
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!
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
Today I chatted with Matt Swaim 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. Matt said when he makes barbecue sauce … Continue reading Blender Whole Orange and Date Muffins
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 Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday
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
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