Something on a Stick

Let’s face it, dogs know a thing or two about the value of a stick. As does a child. Simple pleasures in life are often the most rewarding. That said; Something on a Stick Day isn’t so much the stick as it is foods that are served on a stick.

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Mexicana Skillet Potatoes Beyond Breakfast

Have you ever had a taco that featured potatoes? What about an accompaniment to Chorizo y Huevos (Sausage and eggs)? While the potato might not have originated in Mexico, the Mexican people certainly have embraced these starchy vegetables.

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Celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation

Have you heard? Today is exactly nine months until Christmas! No, I’m not rushing out to get an early start on my shopping. Nine months until Christmas would make today the Feast of the Annunciation.

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The 5th Friday of Lent and Shrimp Bisque

There are certain things I can recall so vividly – such as the first time I ever tasted a Bisque Soup. It was at a very upscale restaurant in San Francisco that, sadly for now, is closed for business.

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Garlic Texas Toast Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Welcome to Tuscan Thursday – when the theme of the day is anything Italian. That is unless it’s Thanksgiving or a Feast Day in the Church or if I don’t feel like making Spaghetti and Meatballs. As it happens, I’m not in a pasta frame of mind.

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The Great State of West Virginia

Today we celebrate the great state of West Virginia. West Virginia, forged from a slave state in order to stay loyal to the Union. That’s a bit of American history most of us are familiar with.

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Soft-Fried Tacos Are Amazing!

Did you know that today is California Strawberry Day? I’m really not sure why. According to the powers that be (those in charge of “National” Days), National California Strawberry Day kicks off the strawberry season in California as it’s the first day of spring.

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Celebrating Spring and National Ravioli Day

Let’s begin with a big welcome – Hello Spring! It has been one heck of a winter. Even in sunny California, people needed to be rescued from the mounds of snow.

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Saint Joseph and the 4th Sunday in Lent

Today we celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary. Within the Catholic Church, this feast has the rank of Solemnity. To rank a feast as a Solemnity is to give it the highest importance. Solemnity Feasts celebrate a mystery of faith or an important event.

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Ham, Mushrooms and Goat Cheese Omelette

Do you shop the big box stores? Most of you know what I mean – the floor to the rafters mega warehouses that make you buy a ton of things. Want pork chops? Awesome – the thin slice come 40 pork chops to a pack. Pork Tenderloin? Great – here’s four pounds of pork tenderloin.

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Saint Patrick’s Lenten Friday Feast

Today is the forth Friday of Lent. It is a day set aside for abstinence. It is also the Feast Day of Saint Patrick. As a feast day for the Patron Saint of Ireland, the Irish have been granted a special dispensation. That means if you are Irish Catholics, Corned Beef is okay fine.

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Piccata Inspired Supper

Hello Thursday! Today is the 16th day of March – just one more day till Saint Patrick’s Day. Let’s face it, aside from the Lenten Journey, Saint Patrick’s Day is the highlight of March. It’s that magical time of the year when we are all a bit Irish here in America. But then again, the same can be said for Cinco de Mayo – when we all embrace our Mexican inner child.

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Kansas and Barbecue Without a Grill

Welcome to the 15th day of March. It’s an interesting day, filled with thoughts and reflections. Today is National Kansas Day, and we’ll talk more about that in a moment. Today is also Everything You Think is Wrong Day. Wow – what a revelation that must be to some of us.

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Holy Cow, That’s a Lot of Potatoes!

For as long as I can remember, my father has grown a garden. When I was very young, he grew flowers in the backyard. The entire back fence was lined with flower beds. I can remember two of his four brothers also had beautiful gardens. Those boys seemed to have a green thumb.

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