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
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
Today Matt Swaim, Sonrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio, talked about St. Valentine and why we celebrate Valentine’s Day today. Did you know there was more than 1 St. Valentine? Read on. And I know you’ll have fun and like the vintage chocolate cake recipe – 3 ingredients and you’re done! By the way, don’t forget about someone who may be alone or needing a friendly … Continue reading St. Valentine and 3 Ingredient Chocolate Cherry Cake
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
I’ve been getting requests for fruitcakes. Traditional, mini, fruitcakes that start with a spice cake mix, even “golden” (lighter texture and taste) fruitcakes. I have to admit this makes me smile. Now I’m not crazy about fruitcake, but do like a small piece. My husband, Frank, loves fruitcake. The kids are somewhere in between. Apparently readers like Maureen Grady, a Park Hills, Ky. reader whose … Continue reading Victorian Jewel Fruitcakes, Traditional Fruitcake, Golden Light Fruitcake, Spice Fruitcake – a Fruitcake Bonanza!
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 (email@example.com) and has over the years won bests of shows … Continue reading You need to make Bet’s Apple Cake w Caramel Topping
Easy blueberry cobbler This makes a cake-like crust. Ingredients 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1-1/4 cups self-rising flour 1/2 cup half & half or milk 6 tablespoons butter, melted 2 heaping cups blueberries 1/3 cup sugar Instructions Preheat oven to 350 and spray a casserole pan. She said use a 2 or 3 quart casserole pan. aWhisk condensed milk, vanilla, flour, half … Continue reading Easy Blueberry Cobbler
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
Each week I talk with my pals on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio. This week the subject was peaches. Did you know that this fruit has an ancient, biblical pedigree? PEACHES 2 Samuel 16:1: “ A hundred bunches of summer fruits” won David’s gracious approval for the servant Ziba. Some Biblical scholars think that those summer fruits included peaches because peach kernels have … Continue reading Peach Trucks are Here – Time for Peach Cobbler!