The pandemic continues to influence how and why we entertain. The “why” is easy — that’s called nurturing and we all need that. The “how” is the harder part — following guidelines so we stay healthy. Maybe you’ll celebrate the New Year like we are doing, another smaller gathering. No matter, entertaining will still go on. So I’m sharing 2 tried & true recipes again. … Continue reading Foolproof Holiday Beef Roast and Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread
Photo credit kitchn.com Today, Matt Swaim from Sacred Heart Radio’s Sonrise Morning Show and I talked about the upcoming All Saints and All Souls Day and how they relate to a secular Halloween. When was All Saints Day first instituted? Lots of legends abound about the beginning of All Saints Day. From what I can gather, though, way back in the 800’s the Pope … Continue reading Chorizo Nachos with Homemade White Queso
Today, as usual, Matt Swaim and I had our Thursday morning chat on the Sonrise Morning Show. The subject was peas. I’m growing peas and love them. PEAS Beans are mentioned in the Bible, and Biblical scholars believe peas were included, as well, since they are part of the pulse/legume family and were eaten during Bible times. 2 SAMUEL 27:28: They brought him and those who … Continue reading Pass the Peas (7 Layer Salad w Peas) Please!
Before I begin, I just found a lot of super information about plants for terrariums on The Spruce site – https://www.thespruce.com/great-terrarium-plants-847877 so check this out, too! Mary Gardens were started during medieval times and were usually gardens that were enclosed, often in monasteries. I have always felt that an herb garden needs a statue of Mary, even before I had ever heard about Mary Gardens. … Continue reading Terrarium Mary Garden and Frittata with Herbs for Mom
Today on the Sonrise Morning Show, Matt Swaimand I chatted, as we do every week about Bible foods & herbs. Today the topic was pretzels and also beer. Here’s the ancient history of these foods eaten during Lent in olden times, plus some super recipes. PRETZELS: The pretzel has a deep spiritual meaning for Lent. In fact, it was the ancient Christian Lenten bread as far … Continue reading DIY Soft Buttery Pretzels and Cheese Beer Dip
This question from reader Dave R. Yes, you can prep the mac & cheese the day before. But here’s a couple tips I’ve learned along the way: Undercook your macaroni just a bit, drain, and then rinse off, drain with cold water. (I know this is counter intuitive but it not only stops the cooking but rinses away some of the starch so that … Continue reading Can you prep Mac & cheese a day ahead?
Each week I chat with Matt Swaim of the Sonrise morning show, Sacred Heart Radio. Today the subject was pine nuts! Did you know these nuts have an ancient Biblical past? Here’s some timely information along with a favorite appetizer using, of course, pine nuts! PINE NUTS A beautiful passage from Hosea, the prophet, who lived in the 8th century BC in Israel. Hosea 14:8: … Continue reading Goat Cheese Appetizer with Sun Dried Tomato Tapenade
This week on the Son Rise Morning Show, I chatted with Matt Swaim about cheese. Yes, cheese has an ancient Biblical history. IN 2 Samuel 17:29 David was offered cheese, among other foods, after his foray for many days into the wilderness. Even during Bible times people were making use of what they called curdled milk to make into cheese. It was very important as a … Continue reading Bible Foods: Cheese