Small Batch Broccoli Souffle Casserole

It’s happening to us, and most likely you, too. A smaller gathering for Thanksgiving. So here’s a small batch recipe of our favorite broccoli casserole. The bonus is that it can be frozen and baked, covered for some of the time, and baked a little longer than if you’re making it fresh. This is the casserole I chatted with Annie Mitchell on Sacred Heart Radio/Sonrise … Continue reading Small Batch Broccoli Souffle Casserole

Matt Swaim’s Minestrone Soup

Today on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio, Matt Swaim and I chatted about carrots. Did you know this popular root vegetable has an ancient Biblical history? Not mentioned specifically in the Bible carrots are members of the parsley family, and they are probably natives of Afghanistan and Central Asia. There, carrots with red or purple roots still grow wild. In the Fertile Crescent … Continue reading Matt Swaim’s Minestrone Soup

Slow Cookers Go Way Back to Bible Days

As many of you know, Thursdays are my day to chat with Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Radio. Today, we talked about “slow cooking” and how that kind of cooking was done during Bible days. Slow cooking/cookers have Biblical roots! (Well, sort of) We are all cooking more it seems and with the kids back in school, many virtually, we’re … Continue reading Slow Cookers Go Way Back to Bible Days

Turkey Lentil Chili – 4 Ways to Cook It

I can tell by gazing out my kitchen window that winter has arrived on my little patch of heaven. I can see the East Fork river through the bare trees on the hill. Today the sun is throwing sparkling patches of light on the water. It puts me in the mood for a big pot of turkey lentil chili.  I have Eastside reader Mary Ann … Continue reading Turkey Lentil Chili – 4 Ways to Cook It

Spanish Style Gazpacho and Manchego Crostini

Today I decided to try a recipe for “really the best gazpacho ever” shared a while ago by a reader. My reason for trying it today was that I harvested a basket of ripe tomatoes with spots or cracks and had to do something with them, and quick.  So I cut bad parts off and plugged in my blender. I blended the tomatoes with red … Continue reading Spanish Style Gazpacho and Manchego Crostini

Next up: Salmon Corn Chowder

Well, how could I resist? I just had to make salmon corn chowder. Why? Thank colleague Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show. We chatted early today and I shared a chicken chowder recipe (see chicken corn chowder post).  Matt is a creative and sometimes “out of the box” cook and said he makes a version using salmon and shallots and whipping cream. So except … Continue reading Next up: Salmon Corn Chowder

A Chicken Corn Chowder Kind of Soup Day

I chatted with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show about chicken and its ancient Biblical roots. Did you know chickens were originally bred for cockfighting? I’m glad some savvy person way back then thought they might be good to eat. Here’s a recipe perfect for a bone chilling day like today. It’s about 22 degrees with a chill factor of 15. See how my blankets … Continue reading A Chicken Corn Chowder Kind of Soup Day

Frisch’s Vegetable Soup “Clones”

Gosh, some recipes live on and on, and produce “offspring”, as well. That’s how it is with my and readers’ versions of the famous Frisch’s Big Boy vegetable soup. Now none of these are exactly like Frisch’s veggie soup, since the last time I chatted with them several years ago, was told they use marrow bone and no ground beef or meat in theirs.  Plus … Continue reading Frisch’s Vegetable Soup “Clones”

Friendship Soups in a Jar

I was chatting with Ron Wilson yesterday and shared a recipe from neighbor, Erin Phillips of Phillips Farm, for her pasta fagioli soup in a jar recipe. Well after the show I got several requests for that recipe, including Rose B.,  plus one I have shared before: Friendship soup in a jar. So both of these are shared here. These make wonderful, pantry stable gifts … Continue reading Friendship Soups in a Jar

Homemade Chicken Stock Good for What Ails You

My friend, Marylee Olinger, a talented from scratch cook, called me about a chicken stock recipe adapted from Ina Garten that I published in my syndicated column here in Cincinnati and Northern Ky. ” The recipe didn’t include parsnips and dill which Ina puts in her stock, and so do I”, she said. “Check out that particular stock recipe from Ina online”, Marylee told me. … Continue reading Homemade Chicken Stock Good for What Ails You