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Pets are family too!

Family Matters #28: Pets are family too!

October 13, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Do you have a furry friend who has become part of your family? People are learning that the connection between their pet is good for their physical health and mental well-being.

By Lucia Ferrara October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis. Honor the saint by making these pumpkin-banana doggie treats and donating to our local animal shelter or animal rescue sanctuary.

Doggie Treats for St. Francis Feast Day

October 1, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis. Honor the saint by making these pumpkin-banana doggie treats and donating to your local animal shelter or animal rescue sanctuary.

Mystic Chocolate C

Mystic Chocolate Cake

September 1, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
God’s grace is rich, extravagant and luscious. What better metaphor for God’s grace than chocolate and this Mystic Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Icing is a prefect way to explore that metaphor!

Cooking & Spirituality: Home-made Ice Cream

Cooking & Spirituality: Home-made Ice Cream

July 15, 2021

What summertime treat can you imagine that is better than ice cream? This home-made, extra creamy ice cream with fresh fruit doubles the deliciousness. No ice or ice cream machines needed.

Friendship Bread Part 2: Cinnamon & Sugar Bread

Friendship Bread Part 2: Cinnamon & Sugar Bread

June 30, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Ten days ago, we made Amish Friendship Bread starter. Now it's time to put that starter to use by making two loaves of Cinnamon & Sugar Bread. You will also have enough starter leftover to give to friends and keep the circle unbroken.

Friendship Bread Part 1: The Starter

Friendship Bread Part 1: The Starter

June 16, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Are you looking for a way to spark a friendship or share some good cheer with a neighbor? Friendship Bread might be what you’re looking for. Today we make the starter. Next episode we’ll make the bread.

Potato Zucchini Fritters

Potato Zucchini Fritters

June 3, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Anticipating an abundance of zucchini in your garden this summer? Looking for recipes to take up the excess? Potato Zucchini Fritters might just be what you’re looking for.

Raspberry Vinaigrette for Spring Greens

Raspberry Vinaigrette for Spring Greens

April 21, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
This week we whip up a refreshing Raspberry Vinaigrette that pairs perfectly with leafy green salads that will soon be coming out of our spring gardens.

Turkish Meatballs for Iftar Dinner

Turkish Meatballs for Iftar Dinner

April 10, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Today’s recipe, Kadinbudu Kofte or Turkish Meatballs, is a dish that Turkish Muslim families have at their Iftars, the evening feasts that end the daily fasts during the holy month of Ramadan. Make the dish and join us April 20 for a virtual Iftar dinner!

St. Joseph Table Part 2: Pasta Milanese

St. Joseph Table Part 2: Pasta Milanese

March 10, 2021

Spaghetti topped with Milanese sauce and seasoned breadcrumbs is traditionally served at St. Joseph Tables on the saint’s feast day March 19, an ancient Sicilian tradition. Lucia Ferrara will teach us how to make it.

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