A Saint’s Inspiration

Today is the Feast Day of Saint Thomas Aquinas. Of all the saints, he is one of my favorite. It isn’t so much what he did with his life as what he left to the world. His teachings. His writings. Most of all, his inspiration.

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Mini Breakfast Meat Frittatas

Today is both National Chocolate Cake Day and a Catholic Friday. Today’s recipe has no connection whatsoever to either of those things. It’s neither a cake nor meatless.

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Burrito Lasagna Casserole

Did you know that January 26 is National Peanut Brittle Day? Yep, it is. Like so many foods, only the Good Lord knows how Peanut Brittle was first created. Most of us know the brittle is a chemical reaction between melted sugar and baking soda. Oh sure, there’s a bit more involved, but that’s brittle in a nutshell.

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A Feast of Conversion

God truly is amazing. He sees beyond what we can comprehend. He knew, before the creation of Adam and Eve that people would falter and fail. So it was that He had a plan.

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Is Garlic Cottage Pie a Pie?

Today is National Pie Day. Everyone is invited to bake their favorite pies. And what pie is typically number one? Apple of course.

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Celebrating Life with Muffins

Sometimes the National Calendar or Secular Holidays or Feast Days of Faith influence which recipes to share. In the greater scheme of things, I’m sure this is a Feast Day for something. After all, there are more saints than there are days in a year.

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A Feast for Our Lady of Altagracia

The Feast Day of Our Lady of Altagracia, the Protector of the hearts of the Dominican People, centers around an image of our Blessed Mother. There are two different stories about the painting. One is boring, and probable the truth. The other requires faith to except.

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Seared Sea Scallops with Sizzle

As I sit all cozy in my home, cup of coffee in one hand, I take a moment to reflect on this year thus far. And to remember to thank God. Sometimes we say thank you for the little things. Other times we realize just how blessed we truly are.

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Michigan and a Famous Cheese Spread

Did you know that wherever you are in Michigan, you are never more than 85 miles from one of the Great Lakes? It’s the only state that touches four of the five Great Lakes. Or that the Kellogg Brothers, who made Battle Creek Michigan the cereal capital of the world, accidentally discovered the process for making corn flake cereal?

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Burgundy Pork Tenderloin

Today California Wineries are considered to be good producers, making decent award winning wines. Had it not been for prohibition, California Wineries would be among the best in the world. Developing the vine takes time. Prohibition brought a halt to that in many ways.

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MLK Day and No Peek Beef Tips

Martin Luther King Jr was a man of many things. He had a strong belief in God, in the value of family and in America. He visualized a world that knew no color. It was a good dream for a struggling nation.

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Breakfast Omelette and Orange Juice

Welcome to a beautiful Sunday Morning. Today is National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day. Wow, that leaves things wide open, doesn’t it? It doesn’t matter the kind of juice, so long as it’s fresh squeezed.

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Steaming Hot Pastrami Sandwich

What are your Saturdays like? In our house, Saturdays are divided into two parts. The first is necessity, the second is pleasure.

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