A Holiday Tradition: Stuffed Artichokes

A Holiday Tradition: Stuffed Artichokes

December 9, 2020

Stuffed Artichokes
By Lucia Ferrara
Stuffed artichokes, a family holiday tradition, reminds me of why we celebrate Christmas, a season of loving and giving kindness and the birth of our savior.

Zuppa Toscana (Tuscany Soup)

Zuppa Toscana (Tuscany Soup)

November 25, 2020

By Lucia Ferrara
If you’re looking for something a little bit different this holiday season, Zuppa Toscana (Tuscany Soup) may be what you’re looking for. It is a very hearty soup, made rich with cream. We also reflect on Psalm 34:8, God as our refuge.

The Frittata

The Frittata

November 11, 2020

Lucia Ferrara makes a frittata, a recipe she grew up with that combines eggs and cheese with whatever vegetables and/or meat you have on hand. She also talks about cooking as a spiritual practice she learned in the kitchen with her mom.

Lucia’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lucia’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

October 28, 2020

The recipe many have been waiting for: Lucia Ferrara, director of hospitality of the Renewal Center, reveals her recipe for gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. She also talks about Fr. Joe Nassal’s book, "Rest Stops for the Soul."

Reuben Sandwiches

Cooking & Spirituality: Reuben Sandwiches

October 14, 2020

By Lucia Ferrara
Today we make Rueben sandwiches, with tangy sour kraut, salty corned beef perfectly pulled together by the toasted deli swirl pumpernickel and rye bread. We also talk about the dangers of "spiritual snacking."

pata e fagioli soup

Pasta e Fagioli Soup

October 1, 2020

By Lucia Ferrara
Pasta e Fagioli Soup (pasta and bean soup) is a very hearty soup. Served on a nice cool falling evening, you just about can’t beat it. This recipe feeds four to eight people, and I guarantee, they will be coming back for seconds.

Cooking & Spirituality: Bruschetta

September 17, 2020

By Lucia Ferrara
Bruschetta is a super easy, super delicious dish with only a few ingredients. If you’ve never cooked with sun-dried tomatoes before, this recipe introduces them to you. We also reflect on Matthew 25:35-36 and Isaiah 55:1.

Cooking & Spirituality: Pasta Alio e Olio

September 2, 2020

By Lucia Ferrara This recipe is low cost, easy and quick. If you’re looking for a budget friendly,...

Cooking and Spirituality: Giambotta, Italian vegetable stew

August 20, 2020

By Lucia Ferrara I excited about the recipe we are going to cook today. It’s and old-fashioned Ita...

Cooking and Spirituality: Risotto with Zucchini

July 29, 2020

By Lucia Ferrara In today’s video in the Cooking and Spirituality Series, I show you how to prepar...


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