Rhode Island’s Charm

Today is National Rhode Island Day. By now we all know that Rhode Island isn’t an island at all, yet it’s inhabitants are never more than an hour’s drive to the shoreline. And rightly so, since the shores of Rhode Island are public lands.

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Celebrating a Saint with Tacos

Today is the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi. He is the patron saint of animals and the environment. Many churches hold a special mass outdoors so children can bring their beloved pets to church for a blessing.. Often churches ask the faithful to bring animal food or blankets that can be collected and donated to a local animal shelter.

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Celebrate with Santa Monica Street Tacos

Nearly every site that tracks and promotes National Days tells us that tomorrow is National Taco Day. Yet there is one lone site that promotes Taco Day today. And not just any taco, but soft tacos. If you ask my guys, nearly every day should be taco day. And those that aren’t are pizza days.

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Guardian Angels and A Fried Scallop Feast

A belief in guardian angels isn’t exclusive to Christians. Guardian Angels can be found throughout all antiquities. Babylonians and Assyrians testified to the existence of Guardian Angels through the art that once decorated palaces. Bible doctrine on the subject is clear. Yet one does not have to embrace a religious foundation to believe in angels, especially Guardian Angels.

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Welcome October and All Things Fall

Welcome to the first day of October. While we might have officially moved to the Autumn Season back on September 22, in the hearts of most of us, October truly embodies the season. The world seems to slow down just a bit in October.

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Pizza Pasta Skillet

Who doesn’t like Pizza, besides me. Okay, it’s not that I don’t like pizza. As a kid pizza was a treat. As a teenager, pizza was date night after the game. As an adult for a time pizza was a necessity.

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Our Feast of the Archangels

Today the Church honors the Holy Archangels. While the Church acknowledges that there are seven Archangels, only three are mentioned by name in Scripture; Gabriel, Michael and Raphael. Of the three, only Michael is specifically called an Archangel.

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Sweet Carolina – North Carolina That Is

Within every state, every town, every community there is much to be proud of, to celebrate and embrace. From tragedy comes inspiration. From necessity innovation. People are amazing. The human spirit should be celebrated, uplifted and honored with every opportunity. By acknowledging a National Day for each state, we get to explore things beyond our own backyard.

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Good Morning Sausage and Egg Muffin Sandwich!

Back in our younger days when we took a road trip, on days spent driving to our destination, meals were generally fast-food eaten in the car or picnic style sandwiches at a roadside rest stop.

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Shredded Beef Tostada Sunday

We’ve shared a number of delicious Sunday Suppers over the years. We’ve talked about the history of Sunday Suppers and the practical reasons behind it. Sunday Suppers were once intended to do two things – take time to prepare and provide leftovers.

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Ember Days and Lobster

Today is National Lobster Day. Let’s talk about the gold standard of the seafood industry for a moment. When settlers first landed in America, lobsters were in such abundance that they actually washed up on shore in piles nearly two-feet high. They were thought of as the cockroaches of the sea.

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Autumn Ember Days and Grilled Salmon

Ember Days are among the most confusing of Catholic practices. Ember Days are by their very nature an extension of our agrarian roots. Yet most Catholics today are unfamiliar with the term Ember Days let alone how to observe them.

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Chicken Florentine Rigatoni

Growing up, when my sisters and I were teenagers, Dad felt it was time to get us more involved in the family meal. For as long as I can remember, everyone helped. Helping was just a part of everyday family life. Helping lets children feel a sense of self-worth within the family dynamics.

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Ember Days Wednesday and the Autumn Equinox

Can you feel the changes in the air? Today is the Autumn Equinox, the first day of fall in the northern hemisphere. For us, summer is officially over. While some celebrate the Autumn Equinox all day, an Equinox is not a day-long event.

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Welcome to New York State Day

New York played a pivotal role during the American Revolution and subsequent war. The Stamp Act of 1765 brought together representatives from across the Thirteen Colonies to form a unified response to British policies. The Sons of Liberty were active in New York City to challenge British authority.

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