Roasted Herb Brussels Sprouts

Enjoy this easy vegetable side dish. It complements a variety of entrees! Recipe: 1 lb of brussels sprouts (homegrown are the best!) Olive Oil, 1/4 cup Herbs, to preferred taste Dried Tomatoes, 1 Tablespoon Salt, pinch Balsamic Vinegar, 1/4 cup Cut brussels sprouts into quarters. Mix the brussels sprouts in a bowl with 1/4 cup of olive oil, a pinch of salt, dried tomatoes, and a combination of your favorite herbs. (I combine my own Italian herb mix: oregano, basil, dill, garlic powder, and onion powder.) Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the brussels sprouts evenly on … Continue reading Roasted Herb Brussels Sprouts

Resurrection “Tomb” Rolls

Here’s an easy way to celebrate Holy Saturday. This is our family’s annual tradition and a bit of a treat after a long Lent. I make these on Good Friday and then refrigerate them. We bake them for a dessert on Holy Saturday. You can either make a basic dough recipe (here’s one I use frequently) or for an easier method – purchase Pillsbury roll (crescent dough) tubes. Items Needed: Large Marshmallows (1 per roll/tomb) 1/4 cup of sugar 1/4 cup of butter, melted 2 Tbl. of ground cinnamon (we love our cinnamon) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a … Continue reading Resurrection “Tomb” Rolls

Small Successes of 2020 – “What the 2020?!?”

It has been a year! A year since the shutdowns of 2020 and I am grateful. Interesting combo, right? Well, I didn’t realize how grateful I was for the past year, until I read a blog post by a person who wrote their “2020 Eulogy”. At first it was entertaining, then I realized how sad it truly was. Their eulogy embraced a lost year of their life – the year 2020. That caused me to reflect… Did I also lose a year of my life? My choleric temperament was desperately hoping that was not the case. (I can’t handle wasting … Continue reading Small Successes of 2020 – “What the 2020?!?”