National Cheeseburger Day – Hooray!

Sure seems like there are a lot of National Days dedicated to America’s Iconic Burger. We’ve got Hamburger Day (May 28) and Hamburger Month (May, of course). Just a few days ago, we had National Double Cheeseburger Day.

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Life’s Questions and Roasted Garlic Spaghetti

Are you a fan of history? I am – the past fascinates me. Not just the events themselves, but the human element behind it. The whys and hows and eventual outcome. Every deed, no matter how seemingly unimportant at the time, are like a pebble tossed onto the waters. The ripples span out in ways we might not yet fully understand.

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Good Morning Cinnamon-Raisin Bread!

Wow – we’ve reached the middle of September already. Hard to believe. Of all the seasons, I really think I love fall the best. The days are still warm, but the nights are cool. There is a hint of smoke in the air from nearby fireplaces. And a crispness that no other season can impart.

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Our Lady of Sorrow

The title of Our Lady of Sorrows was given to our Blessed Mother to focus on her intense suffering of unimaginable grief during the passion and death of her son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Traditionally, Mary’s suffering was not limited to the events surrounding the crucifixion.

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Celebrating Faith and Food

Within the Christian calendar, and in particular the Roman Catholic Liturgical Year, September 14th is a day of veneration of the Holy Cross. This day goes by various names among the faithful. The Exaltation of the Holy Cross (within the Eastern Rite), The Triumph of the Cross (Roman Rite) or simply Holy Cross Day (Angelic and Lutheran communities).

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Making Memories One Dish at a Time

Quit often, I’ll snap pictures of food or create an outline of recipe in the “draft” mode and then wait. Wait for a day that matches up to what I had in mind. I may have made those tacos months ago, just waiting for the perfect day to share. Today’s recipe is just one of those wait and see recipes.

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Celebrating Grandparents Day

May has Mother’s Day. June gives us Father’s Day. In July we celebrate Parents Day. And the Sunday after Labor Day is Grandparents Day. Celebrated in the United States since 1978, the US Senate and then President Jimmy Carter nationally recognize Marian McQuade of Oak Hill, West Virginia as the founder of National Grandparents Day.

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A Day of Remembrance

If you were to stand silently at attention for a single second for each and every person who died on September 11, 2001 at the hands of 19 terrorists, you would be silent for nearly 50 minutes. Fifty minutes – let that sink in for a moment.

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In the Spirit of TV Dinners

Today is National TV Dinner Day, not to be confused with National Frozen Food Day. While Frozen Food Day celebrates the convenience of all foods frozen and has been observed on March 6th since then President Ronald Regan signed a proclamation in 1984, today is strictly all about the notion of TV Dinners.

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Politics and a Pork Tenderloin Supper

Welcome to the 9th day of September. It’s National Teddy Bear Day, National Care Bears Share Your Care Day, National Boss-Employee Exchange Day and National Wiener Schnitzel Day.

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Celebrating the Nativity of Mary

Today we celebrate a life lived that was once largely hidden from view. Mary’s theological and historical significance had remained somewhat veiled until the Council of Ephesus in 431 formally declared her to the world as the Mother of God. That is not to say until the Council of Ephesus, we did not know our Blessed Mother. The Council simply acknowledged the title God had already bestowed to her.

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It’s New Hampshire Day

One thing I really like about honoring different states throughout the year is that I get to learn something new. Each state has its own treasures, bits of history and interesting perspectives. Oh I suppose we could wallow in mud and negative aspect of any place and its inherently evil people. But why?

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Labor Day Summer’s End

Before it was a Federal Holiday, Labor Day was celebrated by individual states throughout America. While New York was the first state to introduce a bill for the establishment of Labor Day, it was not the first to pass such legislation.

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Saint Teresa of Calcutta and a Simple Fire-Grilled Pizza

The Bible tells us that we (all of human kind) are created in the image of God. Yet people get image, as in outward appearances, confused with who we are inside. It is the human spirit that is the image of God.

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Celebrate the Day with Cake

Today is the first Saturday in September. Once upon a time, we’d be celebrating National Tailgating Day right about now. While National Tailgating Day kicks off the College Football Season, it also signals the start of the NFL. Opening Day is just a few days away.

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