St Nicholas Feast Day Stocking Stuffers

This Thursday on the Sonrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio Matt Swaim and I chatted about the feast of St. Nicholas in our Catholic religion. Some history about the feast of St. Nicholas: Nicholas, born in a section of Greece which is now part of Turkey, came from wealthy parents who died when he was young. They taught him good Christian values, and he used his … Continue reading St Nicholas Feast Day Stocking Stuffers

Gourmet Hot Chocolate for Giving

Another student favorite. Really a different kind of hot chocolate – with white chocolate chips! Now for some reason I can’t find the photo but as soon as I do I’ll post it. Gift givers hot cocoa mix Note this recipe uses Dutch processed cocoa. If all you have is regular or special dark cocoa, go right ahead and use either. Ingredients 3 cups nonfat … Continue reading Gourmet Hot Chocolate for Giving

Creme Brûlée: Yes, You Can!

The homes on my old country road are already getting decked out for the holidays. How about where you live? Yep, in a couple of days Thanksgiving will be a happy memory, so it’s time to think about special food for December holidays.  For me, that means saving eggs from my girls/chickens since they’re molting and egg production is not peak. Lots of my favorite … Continue reading Creme Brûlée: Yes, You Can!

“Lottie’s” Pecan Tart and Perfect Pumpkin Pie

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

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

Amaryllis – When will you start yours?

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?

Do Ahead Gravy for Thanksgiving

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