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  • Sangria for Saint Junipero Serra
    on Jul 1, 2016 in Beverages Feast Days
    Today is the feast day of Saint Junipero Serra. Miguel Jose Serra was born in Petra Spain in 1713. When he was 16 he entered the service of the Catholic Church. Upon entered the order of St. Francis of Assisi, he took the name Junipero. He was soon...
  • Low Country Boil for Saint PeterThis Low Country Boil is a Southern Summertime Staple here in Virginia. Why heat up the house if you don’t have to? Today is the Feast of Saint Peter. It would be fitting to serve something from the sea on his feast day. I thought a Low Country...
  • Tzatziki Sauce for Saint Cyril of AlexandriaTzatziki is a delicious Greek yogurt sauce you can throw together in minutes. A great way to WOW your guests with minimal effort. Today is the Feast day of Cyril of Alexandria. He lived from 376-444. He was the Patriarch of Alexandria when his father...
  • Steak and Kidney Pie
    on Jun 22, 2016 in Beef Brunch Feast Days
    This Steak and Kidney Pie is perfect to make to celebrate the feast of Saint Thomas More.  Today is the feast day of Saint Thomas More. I remember him most notably from the series on cable called the Tudors. Sir Thomas More was a father of four and...
  • Pimento Cheese Bruschetta
    on Jun 17, 2016 in Miscellaneous
    Pronounced “brusketta” this classic Italian treat is updated with a very Southern American flavor, good old Pimento Cheese. Even though I am a Navy brat, I am still a very Southern girl at heart. With that said, I find any reason to enjoy...
  • Saint Anthony’s Bread
    on Jun 12, 2016 in Breads/Rolls Breakfast Feast Days
    Today is the feast day of Saint Anthony of Padua. Saint Anthony was a great lover of the poor and a mighty preacher. Saint Anthony is best known as the Patron Saint of lost things. He is also known for other things but that is what most know him for.
  • Lentil Stuffed PeppersStuff Bell peppers with a combination of lentils and rice for a simple satisfying vegetarian meal. A few months back, and when I say a few months back I mean during Lent, I cooked some Lentils. You remember? I cooked some Sloppy Joes and stuffed some...
  • Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob
    on Jun 3, 2016 in Miscellaneous
    This is the perfect way to fix up a batch of Corn on the Cob for your next cook-out. It is flavorful tender and easy to make. Over the Memorial Day weekend I was invited to a party. So of course I wanted to know what I can bring. Most hostesses tell...
  • Corpus Christi Bread
    on May 29, 2016 in Breakfast Brunch Feast Days
    This bread gives nourishment to the body as does Holy Communion gives nourishment to the soul. Today is the feast of Corpus Christi. This Feast celebrates the Holy Eucharist. The Eucharist is also known as communion. Corpus Christi is a time when peo...
  • Memorial Weekend Feast
    on May 28, 2016 in Beef Dessert Side Dishes Snacks Spreads
    Now that our Memorial Weekend is off and running, I thought I would share with you a few of the things my family will be enjoying this weekend. First off, Lets start with the main dish. Yes, you could have burgers, but why not make a  Grilled Londo...
  • Chocolate Zucchini Madelines
    on May 26, 2016 in Miscellaneous
    These delicate French cookies are known for their distinctive scallop shape. They are a perfect afternoon pick me up with coffee or tea. When I was in the Outer Banks of North Carolina on vacation, I went to this quaint little kitchen store. I often...
  • Fruit Salad for Trinity SundayThe Holy Trinity is hard to explain through food. I do however try to turn food into traditions every chance I get. I also try the best I can to incorporate local and in season ingredients. Why not think of foods that reflect the symbolism of the Hol...
  • Roasted Lemon and Pepper Shrimp
    on May 19, 2016 in Miscellaneous
    The secret to moist and delicious shrimp is to roast it in the oven. This quick and easy meal can be tossed together in no time flat. It seems that when ever I have shrimp it is away the same old same old, boiled in Old Bay Seasonings.  I love this...
  • Pentecost Parfaits
    on May 15, 2016 in Miscellaneous
    These Pentecost Parfaits are full of strawberry goodness. They are simple enough for the kids to make and perfect to celebrate the birthday of the Catholic Church. Pentecost is a prominent feast in the Catholic Church. It is also known as Whitsunday.
  • Eggplant Gratin
    on May 13, 2016 in Miscellaneous
    This Classic Eggplant Gratin can be served as a meatless main or perfect as a delicious side dish. I was born into a big Irish Catholic family. I also married into a big Irish Catholic family.  So when we get together it is a party. Because my famil...
  • An Ascension PicnicThe commemoration of Jesus ascension into heaven is today. There is a tradition in some areas to have a picnic. Here in Virginia the weather is warm and is a perfect day for a picnic. So for my picnic I am making Chicken-Salad Sandwiches. I will also...
  • Cheddar Scones #brunchweek
    on May 6, 2016 in Miscellaneous
    These rich, tender scones are packed with cheddar goodness. After they are baked they are brushed with a garlic and parsley butter. Welcome to the fourth annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’...
  • Cinnamon Cobblestone Bread #brunchweek
    on May 5, 2016 in Brunch Sweets
    This Cinnamon Cobblestone Bread is a fun and different way to cook and serve a Cinnamon Loaf.  Welcome to the fourth annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. We are so excited to h...
  • Tasty Thai Burger #burgermonth
    on May 4, 2016 in Beef
    This Tasty Thai Burger is full of Asian flavor. It will soon be your favorite back yard burger. Where this epic Tasty Thai burger creation is my own for #BurgerMonth 2016, I would love to thank Certified Angus Beef® brand, Char-broil, KitchenIQ, Cab...
  • Chocolate Zucchini Donuts #brunchweek
    on May 2, 2016 in Miscellaneous
    These easy homemade chocolate donuts are baked not fried. They also have healthy zucchini mixed right in. They are perfect for breakfast or as a sweet snack. Welcome to the fourth annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Chris...