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Posted on Mar 5, 2015 |

Rita’s Recipe: No-Peek Beef

Rita’s Recipe: No-Peek Beef

Beef Beef is mentioned in the Bible more than once. We know the story of Abraham and the fatted calf. Beef was not a common food during Bible days as the oxen and...

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Posted on Feb 12, 2015 |

Rita’s Recipe: Buttery Soft Pretzels

Rita’s Recipe: Buttery Soft Pretzels

Certain foods and beverages served during Lent have special meaning.  These foods reminds us that Lent is a holy season with prayer, penance and fasting all being part...

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Posted on Dec 11, 2014 |

Rita’s Recipe: Fire and Ice Pickles

Rita’s Recipe: Fire and Ice Pickles

I love the story of the Magi, when three “wise men”/kings brought Baby Jesus precious gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Each gift related to Jesus in...

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Posted on Oct 30, 2014 |

Rita’s Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Rita’s Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Plants associated with the rosary As we go towards the end of October praying the rosary daily, we ponder once again the herbs, plants and flowers associated with the...

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Posted on Oct 23, 2014 |

Rita’s Recipe: Easy Caramel Apples

Rita’s Recipe: Easy Caramel Apples

We know the story about Eve tempting Adam in the Garden of Eden with a juicy, red apple. It’s fun to relate that passage in Genesis when making this recipe for...

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Posted on Oct 16, 2014 |

Rita’s Recipe: Chicken with Saffron

Rita’s Recipe: Chicken with Saffron

Saffron was used during Bible days in cakes and to color and flavor whole rains. Buddist priests dyed their robes with saffron, making them a brilliant yellow. Elderly...

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Posted on Sep 25, 2014 |

Rita’s Recipe: One Pan Pasta

Rita’s Recipe: One Pan Pasta

Hard to believe, but we are starting to ready our gardens for winter. Both my vegetable garden and herb garden have lots of interesting plants that have Biblical roots,...

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Posted on Sep 23, 2014 |

Rita’s Recipe Extra: Honey Cake

Rita’s Recipe Extra: Honey Cake

Rita writes: I just found this on Rose Levy Beranbaum’s site. If you sign up for her monthly newsletter, it’s like having Rose as your new best friend and...

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Posted on Sep 18, 2014 |

Rita’s Recipe: Challah

Rita’s Recipe: Challah

Rosh Hashana Rosh Hashana  literally means “head of the year” in Hebrew. It’s the start of the Jewish New Year.  This year the two- day celebration...

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