Have you ever looked at a recipe and not followed it to the letter? That’s what happened to me today when I made a simple spaghetti sauce that called for a 28 oz. can of whole tomatoes. The only pantry tomatoes I had were quarts of whole tomatoes that I canned last year so I subbed in those. It also called for pureeing tomatoes in … Continue reading Spaghetti with Simple Anchovy Sauce
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
Spring has definitely sprung here on my little patch of heaven. Erin, my neighbor across the road, asked if I had time to pick dandelions. My answer? I’d make time. We both picked baskets of dandelion flowers for jellies. A few leaves got tossed in, too, for salads. The wild violets were growing in profusion right alongside. Those make a lovely jelly or jam. So … Continue reading Spring has Sprung: Roasted Carrots, Asparagus on Menu!
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
I was sorting through a basket of gourds when I spied a butternut squash in the bottom. How it got there is a mystery. It was a bit soft in places so I needed to use it quick. Butternut is a good swap for pumpkin, so I made the switch in the risotto recipe I’m sharing. Easy risotto with butternut squash Ingredients 4 cups vegetable … Continue reading Risotto with Butternut Squash
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
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!