Opera cream cake “like” Knotty Pine on the Bayou  

Opera cream cake “like” Knotty Pine on the Bayou   A few years ago, a Western Hills reader shared her version for this customer favorite from Knotty Pine Restaurant in Kentucky. “So close you won’t be able to tell the difference”, she said.  Sherri H. is just the latest of readers who continue to request the recipe. I did make the cake a long while … Continue reading Opera cream cake “like” Knotty Pine on the Bayou  

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

On a “Roll” – a Jelly Roll!

Good thing I’m short and have a good amount of “padding”. I had just gathered eggs and a wheelbarrow full of wood for the stove. This was when the temperature was in single digits. Well, I hit a patch of ice on the way back to the house. Down I went. The basket of eggs fell out of the wheelbarrow, along with some of the … Continue reading On a “Roll” – a Jelly Roll!

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

Easy King Cakes for Mardi Gras

EASY KING CAKE FOR MARDI GRAS Fat Tuesday is around the corner, and it’s celebrated with, well, lots of decadent food (to ready ourselves for the lean eating during Lent) and, of course, King Cake. Traditional King Cake is a yeasted dough, and today I’m sharing 2 easier recipes that are really good. Adapted from a recipe from Julie Badylak, a busy mom of 3 and physical … Continue reading Easy King Cakes for Mardi Gras