LOTTIE’S PECAN TART/PIE Lottie Hilgefort is my daughter-in-law’s sister and Mom to a huge family. She makes these 2 pies every year for Thanksgiving. Along with that, the pecan tart/pie has become legendary in Lottie’s circle. I’ve had both and can attest to how good and pretty they are. Truth be told, these are not Lottie’s original recipes. She gives credit to Barry C. Parsons … Continue reading “Lottie’s” Pecan Tart and Perfect Pumpkin Pie
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
Oh gosh, hard to believe but as of today, there are NO turkey wings packaged up to make the do ahead gravy recipe I shared a couple days ago. So what I did was this: I bought a smaller (15 pound) turkey on sale for 39 cents a pound. Then I cut off the wings, legs & thighs & back. I now have a nice … Continue reading Can’t find Turkey wings for Do Ahead Gravy?
Ron Wilson Plant of the Week – Amaryllis Friend, colleague and garden expert Ron Wilson shares this timely information about a favorite holiday flower! Nov 4, 2020 This week’s plant pick gives one of the best holidays and winter ‘flowering’ shows of all the holiday plants.And it makes a great Christmas gift for anyone. So why is this our pick for this week?Because they can … Continue reading Amaryllis – When will you start yours?
I think you’ll get a kick out of this scenario. Today I was elbow deep in kraut. Homemade sauerkraut that is. I just finished tamping it down into jars when it dawned on me that I need to get to the grocery to buy turkey wings for my do-ahead turkey gravy for Thanksgiving. I’m sharing the recipe here, tweaked a bit. When I mentioned the … Continue reading Do Ahead Gravy for Thanksgiving
I was in the mood to bake cinnamon bread. It wasn’t that I had lots of time on my hands, either. Maybe it was the fact that I had just finished grinding cinnamon sticks to a very aromatic powder. Or maybe it was the cold wind blowing so hard it lifted up the thick layer of leaves in the vegetable garden and deposited them in … Continue reading Homemade Cinnamon Bread!
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
Ron Wilson Friend and colleague and garden expert Ron Wilson shares another interesting post: Oct 29, 2020 Bristly “woolly bear” caterpillars commence their annual crawl-abouts in search of sheltered winter quarters in the fall. You may see noticeable numbers crossing roads with some unfortunates becoming laminated onto tires. Their crawl-abouts may start as early as late September and continue until early November in Ohio. It depends on the … Continue reading Can Wooly Worms Predict The Weather?
Each week when I chat with Matt Swaim of Sacred Heart Radio the subject is always about Bible foods and herbs. Today we talked about butter and its ancient history long before Christ was born. Butter was “churned” in a goatskin hung from tent poles and swung back and forth until the butter formed. Butter is fun to make – you can pour some heavy … Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Spice Caramel Corn
You’ve heard me say before that it doesn’t take much to please me. Today I received another “gift without ribbons.” Friends Ray and Roger Davis brought a dump truck load of horse manure for my gardens. Black gold is what I call it! We’ll spread the manure out evenly, and let it continue to age until spring. Seeing those mounds of black gold takes the … Continue reading Best Caramel Popcorn and Spicy Chex Mix: Boo!