Saint Thomas Aquinas and Blueberry Pancakes

Today is the Feast Day of Saint Thomas Aquinas. Thomas was born in the castle of Roccasecca in the old country of the Kingdom of Sicily in 1225. Although his parents were well-off, as the youngest son Thomas was expected to enter the monastery and devote himself to God. He did so, but not the way that his family had hoped.

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Beyond National Chocolate Cake Day

Cake is another word for celebration. Let them eat cake? You bet, since most special events like anniversaries, birthdays, and weddings mark the occasion with cake. And the most popular flavor? Chocolate.

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Wow – Chicken Taco Enchiladas

As Hubby and I walked the aisles of the grocery store, he with the shopping list in hand, me looking over our choices he noticed that we had Enchiladas on the menu.

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Celebrate Florida with Cuban Flavors

Today we celebrate the great state of Florida. Although native peoples inhabited the peninsula state as early as 14,000 years ago, European exploration began with Juan Ponce de Leon who arrived during the Easter Season of 1513. He called the lands La Pascua Florida in recognition of the verdant landscape and because Easter was known as Pascua Florida (Festival of Flowers).

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A Skillet Supper and a National Dessert

Let’s start with today is National Lobster Thermador Day. Yeah, fancy stuff. While I love fancy stuff, I’m really beginning to find more joy from simple comfort foods.

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BBQ-Rub Roasted Game Hens with Vegetables

Today is National Pie Day. So I bet you are wondering what roasted game hens have to do with Pie Day. Nothing and everything.

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Down Home Southern Goodness

Where do I begin? Today is Southern Cooking Day. Oh yeah, nothing says comfort like down home Southern Cooking. I don’t care where you hail from, there is something about finger licking goodness that resonates in all of us.

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Our Lady of Altagracia and Orange Blossoms

Our Lady of Altagracia, Our Lady of Grace, is the protector of the Dominican people. They believe with all their hearts that Our Lady watches over their island, leading the people to her Son, Christ Jesus. Her feast day is huge in the Dominican Republic.

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Hors d’oeuvres for Cheese Lovers Everywhere

Today is National Cheese Lovers Day. I suppose we could have served up a creamy Mac and Cheese dish and called it a day. But why do that when we can throw a Cheese Inspired Party instead!

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Would You Believe?

It’s National Popcorn Day. I know I’ve already talked about NOT making popcorn for National Popcorn Day even though it’s also an important birthday. What can I say? Can’t have a birthday without Birthday Cake.

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Lemon Pepper Chicken Thigh Supper

Today is special on so many levels. It’s National Popcorn Day. I swear, this day was created just for my Pops, who happens to live on Popcorn. And today just happens to be his birthday. Hum, I wonder if the Powers that Be had a hand in National Popcorn Day and Pop’s birthday being one and the same.

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Michigan and Motor City Pizza

Welcome to Michigan Day! Did you know that while Europeans began to explore Michigan as early as 1620, people have been living in the area since 11,000 BCE? France was the first foreigner government to claim Michigan. It was a part of Canada, known as New France. When New France was defeated in the French Indian Wars, it ceded the region to Britain in 1763.

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Greatness Demands Humility

Savoring the Words of Wisdom from a great man of God:
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King Jr.

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Fire Up That Grill!

I know, it’s the dead of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Snow on the ground, rain falling, icy winds blowing. So bundle up, because this amazing marinated chicken cooks up quick!

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Angel Hair Chicken Scampi

The best part about pairing Chicken with Pasta is that it’s a great way to stretch the food budget in the ever increasing cost of putting a meal on the family table. It’s a challenge we face more and more.

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