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Ricotta & Spinach Grilled Cheese

Ricotta & Spinach Grilled Cheese

August 17, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
We’re in the back-to-season now and so today, I’m going to show you a school night dinner favorite. It’s a fancy grilled cheese sandwich that I call Ricotta & Spinach Grilled Cheese. It has four kinds of cheese, so you know it’s a real crowd pleaser!

Strawberry Vinaigrette

Strawberry Vinaigrette

August 9, 2022

By Lucia Ferrara
This strawberry vinaigrette is the perfect dressing for summertime salads. It’s light and fresh, with a touch of sweetness that pairs nicely with the just-out-of-the-garden lettuces and greens available now.

Apple Pandowdy

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)

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)

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

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.

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.

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