Cilantro and Tex Mex Lasagna

Today the subject was coriander/cilantro during my weekly chat with Matt Swaimon the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio. I also shared a yummy recipe using this lovely and citrusy tasting herb. CORIANDER/CILANTRO Coriander is referenced several times in the Old Testament. Exodus 16:31 ….”And the food became known as manna – meaning  “What is it? It was white like coriander seed and flat and … Continue reading Cilantro and Tex Mex Lasagna

Comforting Food for Troubled Times

  What a difference a week makes. Last week we were concerned about corona virus but not overly so. Now we’re “sheltering in place,” a term you’ve heard many times since then.  I was at the grocery and not surprised to see lean or empty shelves. No doubt we’re all experiencing a scary time. It’s the unknown that’s so unsettling. So what do we do … Continue reading Comforting Food for Troubled Times


MY PASTA FAGIOLI One of my most requested. It’s not like the pasta fagioli soup, but is a wonderful pasta with the best sauce. For Carol F., who wants to make it for her vegetarian niece for Christmas.   Made with whole wheat pasta, you’ll taste a nuttiness that you won’t get with regular white pasta. You’ll never miss the meat! While the pasta is boiling, make … Continue reading MY PASTA FAGIOLI

Pasta with Butternut Squash and Sage

Gourds are mentioned in the Bible in several places.  Lots of different types of wild gourds abounded in the Mediterranean region. Some were edible, some were not.  In 2 Kings 4:39, when Elisha had his people around him, one of his servants put a gourd into a pot of stew. In Jonah 4:6-10, the gourd is identified as the plant under which Jonah found shade. … Continue reading Pasta with Butternut Squash and Sage

Spaghetti with Simple Anchovy Sauce

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

Jeff’s Super Simple Salmon

Today I chatted with Matt Swaim, Sonrise Morning Show about fish. Each week we chat about foods, herbs, etc.mentioned in the Bible. Since this is the start of Lent and since fish will be at some good prices during the Lenten season, it’s a good time to eat more of this healthy food. FISH Fish. Many references abound John 21: 4-14 Talks about Jesus appearing … Continue reading Jeff’s Super Simple Salmon

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

Quick Freezer Marinara Sauce

Today when I chatted with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show and the subject was salt. During Bible days, salt was a symbol of hospitality.  The custom of serving appetizers as a token of hospitality included salted fish and olives. This goes back to the well known phrase “salt of the covenant” which refers to the bond between God and his people. Talking about … Continue reading Quick Freezer Marinara Sauce

Tips on getting everything on the table ready together

Hah, an age old dilemma! I learned from Teri Gelter, daughter-in-law Courtney’s mom, to cook items that keep the heat in first, like pasta, potatoes, etc. Wrap them in a couple layers of foil (spray the inside of the foil if the food is in a pan so it doesn’t stick to the food), then wrap the whole thing in a couple bath towels. It … Continue reading Tips on getting everything on the table ready together