Turning that Luck Around

Welcome to the first Friday the 13th of the New Year. It’s not just any Friday the 13th, but the very first one. And that makes it special. This day must have been created with our elected officials in mind.

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It’s Better to Eat with a Friend

Let’s face it, life is better with a friend. We don’t need a following, just that one special someone who gets us will do. If you have someone like that in your life, you truly are blessed.

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Oh My – That’s Hot!

A little while back, my sister and her husband came down from Oregon for a visit. I love spending time with family, and I especially love when this particular sister comes to town. Like me, she is a fan of all things Mexican.

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A Simple Friday Night Supper

On a recent Sunday Morning, from the pulpit came a lecture on responsibility. While the Catholic Church has never, and will never endorse one candidate over another, we do hear about the issues. Tangled within a political message was a reminder of Friday Penance.

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I Love Food – Do You?

Depending upon which calendar you use, on the National Front today is Care Bears Share Your Care Day (yeah, a mouthful), National Teddy Bear Day, National Wiener Schnitzel Day or I Love Food Day. With the exception of Wiener Schnitzel and a love of food, the other National Days aren’t exactly edible.

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A Beautiful Friday Night Supper

On the National Front, today is Oyster Day, Underwear Day, Work like a Dog Day and Water Balloon Day (1st Friday in August). With the exception of Oysters, none of those celebrations have anything to do with food. As for oysters – not my cup of tea. Never have been, never will.

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Chili-Blackened Tilapia with Asparagus

Hooray to Fridays. I love Fridays. Hubby taught me to love Fridays. As a girl, Fridays were not loved. Fridays meant fish sticks in the winter, egg salad in the summer. And cat fish when Dad and I went fishing. That’s it.

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Beautiful Tilapia with Garlic Green Beans

Welcome to Jelly Bean Day and Earth Day and my personal favorite, Fabulous Friday. Originally, today appeared on my meal planner as Fish Friday, but that just didn’t have the appeal I was looking for.

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Florentine Inspirations and the First Friday of Lent

Today is the first Friday of the Lenten Season. Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation of the celebration of Easter. It is a time of renewal and rebirth.

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Welcome to the First Friday of Lent

The countdown has begun. Today is the First Friday of Lent. Catholics across the globe have begun the discipline of Lenten Fridays, fasting, penance and personal sacrifice.

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Beer-Batter Fish with Green Chile Tartar Sauce

I grew up eating Cornmeal Coated Fried Catfish. It was the only fish I knew that didn’t come from a can such as tuna or salmon. It wasn’t until the Fast-Food Chain, Long John Silver, opened in our neck of the woods when I was in high school that I had even tried battered fish.

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Holy Monday Tilapia with Tomato-Caper Salsa

Today is Holy Monday. It is the second day of Easter Week, which began on Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday marked Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Historical documents tell us that as early as the fourth century, the Church celebrated what was called “The Great Week”.

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Sautéed Tilapia with Lemon-Caper Pan Sauce

You learn something new every day. I was about to tell you that this is the 5th Friday of Lent, but I would have been wrong. Sure, it’s the 5th Friday after Ash Wednesday, but apparently when counting Lenten Fridays, that first one doesn’t count because it is not preceded by a Sunday of Lent. Do you have a headache now? So confusing.

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First Friday of Lent and National Tartar Sauce Day

Today is National  Tartar Sauce Day and the first Friday of the Lenten Season – how convenient. Let’s face it, you don’t have to be Catholic to appreciate a good Tartar Sauce, right?

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Eating Smart and Seasoned Tilapia Fish Fry

Can we talk fish for a moment? Tilapia sure have been getting a bad reputation for a while now. These fish are generally farm-raised, cheap to bring to market and best of all don’t have that strong “fishy” taste that generally turns people off. Cheap and tasty – that’s what makes Tilapia so popular. Yet we hear warnings. So are Tilapia bad for us?

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