Grandma’s Irish Soda Bread

March 7, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
Just in time for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, a recipe from Irish soda bread handed down from grandmother to grandson. And we’ll throw in an Irish Blessing to mark March 17.

Valentine Chocolate Truffles

February 6, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
To help you prepare for Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, we’ll learn a little bit about who St. Valentine was, some of the traditional foods used to mark this special day, and then we’ll make some super simple, but extra delicious Valentine Chocolate Truffles.

Ossa dei Morti (Bones of the Dead, spice cookies)

October 28, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Nov. 1 is All Saints Day and Nov. 2 is All Souls Day. Many countries and cultures around the world celebrate these days with wonderful food and traditions. The spice cookies called Ossa dei Morti (Bones of the Dead) come from my heritage.

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 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

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

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

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

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

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.


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