What a Day for Dutch Baby – Oh Yeah!

Sometimes a recipe shared is just that, a recipe shared. While this awesome Dutch Baby isn’t directly tied to the National Days we celebrate today, it does compliment the day. Today is National Gardening Day. Just look at all the luscious berries – if that doesn’t scram bountiful gardening, I don’t know what does.

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A Delicious Way to Acknowledge the Day

By Presidential Proclamation, on March 21, 1938 Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed April 13th as a day for our nation to celebrate the birth of Thomas Jefferson. George W. Bush reaffirmed the proclamation with one of his own on April 11, 2007.

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Nil Sine Numine

Colorado’s state motto is Latin. What does it mean? It depends upon who you ask. Most say Nothing Without Providence, while others claim Nothing Without God. There is evidence that those who chose the motto meant Nothing Without the Deity, a general translation without a reference to a particular god. Now that could be a reference to Colorado’s Garden of the Gods with its beauty beyond compare.

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Chorizo Benedict Breakfast with Pan-Fried Potatoes

Way back when the pandemic first hit and the world had to hunker down, I thought that would mean every day could be treated like a Sunday. Quality family time. While we couldn’t attend church, we could read scripture together and sit down to a beautiful breakfast.

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Deviled Eggs Four Ways

So, did you dye a few dozen eggs to hide in the yard for the children to seek out? As a girl, I remember two things so vividly. The first was all the fun we had coloring eggs. The second was the smell of those undiscovered eggs when summer finally arrived. Thank goodness for plastic eggs!

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Oh Yum – Alfredo Tuna Skillet

Happy Friday Everyone! Yeah, I know we’re over Lent. And while the Church does not strictly adhere to the No Meat on Fridays rule of old, it does subscribe to the practice of penance on Fridays throughout the year.

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Embrace the Day with Home-made Hot Pockets

Last year, Empanada Day fell on Holy Wednesday of Holy Week. This year, it’s the Thursday after Easter. On the Church calendar, we are now officially into the Easter Season, also known as Eastertide. In the Church, the Easer Season are the 50 days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday. Easter Season is celebrated as a single, joyful feast called the Great Lord’s Day.

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Put Down That Broom!

Today is National No Housework Day. Yep, that one day a year when we can say no to mopping, dusting or anything else housework related. I couldn’t find anything about not cooking today, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

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Yum – Springtime Carbonara

Spring is in the air. When asked to pick a season, I always struggle with picking just one as my favorite. I love the colors of springtime. I love the pastels of the season, and the freshness at the table.

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Celebrating Nebraska from the Grill

Welcome to Nebraska, the 37th state to join the Union. Nebraska is unique in that it is the only state which does not officially recognizes party affiliation within its Legislative body. There are 49 members of the Nebraska Legislation, making it the smallest legislative body of any state. Yet when you look at population, Nebraska ranks 25th in the country.

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An Easter to Break Tradition

Last year, Easter was so difficult on so many levels. The world was a scary place. People were dying and the only answer seemed to be to isolate from one another. We’ll never know how many more might have died had the world not shut down.

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Keeping Our Easter Vigil Simple

Many of the traditions we associate with Easter are not actually found in the Bible. An egg-laying rabbit is a great example of traditions not based in scripture. Eggs are a symbol of fertility and new life. Rabbits are prolific procreators, another ancient symbol of fertility and new life. And Easter is the promise of life after death.

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The Perfect Easter Supper for Four

Earlier this week, while sitting in the observation area after receiving my second dose of the Moderna Vaccine, I was thumbing through April’s Food Network Magazine. That’s when I came across a recipe I knew I had to share.

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Embracing the Goodness of Good Friday

Today is Good Friday. Like Ash Wednesday, it is the only other day in the Church calendar that requires adults, 18 to 59, to fast. As the Church has evolved, so too has the definition of fasting. Today it means eating no more than one full meal and two smaller meals that combined do not equal another meal. It’s not starvation by any stretch of the imagination.

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Honoring Holy Thursday

Today is April Fool’s Day. Under any other circumstance, we’d be having all sorts of fun today with crazy posting and the like. But not this year. This year April Fool’s Day happens to fall during Holy Week. That take precedence in my book.

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