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Posted on Sep 8, 2016 |

Rita’s Recipe: Black Beans and Rice

Rita’s Recipe: Black Beans and Rice

Mother Teresa was canonized as St. Teresa of Calcutta this past week. Born in Macedonia, Mother Teresa was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic. After living in Macedonia...

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Posted on Sep 1, 2016 |

Rita’s Recipe: Four-Vegetable Soup

Rita’s Recipe: Four-Vegetable Soup

About cabbage Cabbage is one of the most popular of all cruciferous vegetables. It’s reached star status in kimchis, salads and soups. Did you know that any member of...

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Posted on Aug 25, 2016 |

Rita’s Recipe: Pepperoni Puffs

Rita’s Recipe: Pepperoni Puffs

BACK TO SCHOOL! (And how kids learned during Bible times) In the Old Testament, you’ll find lots of references regarding how people felt religious training/education...

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Posted on Jul 28, 2016 |

Rita’s Recipe: Summer Sangria

Rita’s Recipe: Summer Sangria

The tradition of toasting wine at weddings and other special occasions has Biblical roots! Think about the wedding celebration at Cana, where Christ performed his first...

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Posted on Jun 9, 2016 |

Rita’s Recipe: Easy Hummus

Rita’s Recipe: Easy Hummus

The expression “Open Sesame” has its roots in Bible days! In the tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, the magic words “Open Sesame” refer to the fact that when...

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Posted on May 19, 2016 |

Rita’s Recipe: Granola

Rita’s Recipe: Granola

About grapes I’ve written before about the seven species of food mentioned inDeuteronomy 8:7-9. “For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of...

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Posted on Mar 10, 2016 |

Rita’s Recipe: Irish Soda Bread

Rita’s Recipe: Irish Soda Bread

Don’t you love all the legends and lore surrounding St. Patrick?  I especially love his analogy about the 3-leafed clover and the Trinity: Patrick demonstrated...

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Posted on Feb 25, 2016 |

Rita’s Recipe: Pasta Puttanesca

Rita’s Recipe: Pasta Puttanesca

About capers   Capers are mentioned in Ecclesiastes 12:5. “When one is afraid of heights, and terrors are in the road; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper...

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Posted on Feb 4, 2016 |

Rita’s Recipe: A Dip for Lent

Rita’s Recipe: A Dip for Lent

Lent begins Wednesday, February 10 this year. It’s a meaningful time to reflect on the symbolism of foods eaten during Lent, like hot cross buns, pretzels and beer...

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Posted on Jan 28, 2016 |

Food and Drink for Colds and Flu

Food and Drink for Colds and Flu

Three saints have particular importance during cold and flu season:  St. Blaise, St. Quentin, and Agrippina of Mineo. St. Blaise’s feast day is February third, so it’s...

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