Apple Pandowdy

June 28, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
In honor of the Fourth of July, today we’re making a dessert popular at the dawn of the American nation, apple pandowdy. The origin of this deep-dish pastry with a spiced apple filling can be traced to German immigrants to colonial Pennsylvania.

Palačinke (Croatian Crepes)

May 10, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
I grew up on these things. My mom would make them for my brother and me for breakfast. It’s a simple, old fashion recipe that has a lot of variations, but usually, everything you need is already in your pantry or refrigerator.

Easter Bread (Pane di Pasqua)

April 4, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
Easter bread is a fun bread. It’s a fun bread to make with your children, with your family, with neighbors and friends. The tradition of Easter bread dates back centuries and comes from many parts of the world.

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.


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