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Let’s talk barbecue

It’s a huge subject: barbecue; one that has spawned dozens of articles and books, commentaries and doctoral theses, not to mention family feuds and barroom brawls. Does barbecue mean pork or beef? Is it really found in the South alone?…

Impostor Pasta & Mock Meatballs

As a family, we give up sugary snacks for Lent, but Sundays are meant to be a mini-Easter, so I told the kids we could make a treat. My oldest son Eamon wasted no time in selecting this funny confection he’s had his eye on in a book I…

How to eat like a Catholic

Healthy food habits aren't just good for the body: They renew the family, protect God's creation, and invigorate the soul. Throughout history, the Church has been at the forefront of “food movements.” Monks began brewing beer in the Middle…

Hospitality with heart

When we accept that our homes and food don’t have to be perfect, we can discover the joy of entertaining. Here, Sandy Coughlin, author of the book The Reluctant Entertainer, shares 10 “commandments” of hospitality, to help you keep your…

Autumn Feast

Autumn feast God seems to have a special love for autumn. While all the seasons sing a song of his glory, autumn’s song is richer than the rest. Leaves turn red, goldenrod blankets the fields, and the harvest finally comes in. Even heaven…

Marriage at the dinner table

I would like to be able to say that the “stunned” feeling that came upon my husband on the day he first thought of marriage was caused by me — by my exceptional beauty, loving ways, scintillating wit, and rare intelligence. It was caused,…

Rice Puff Grotto

For a tasty treat to celebrate Our Lady of Lourdes, try building this grotto out of Cocoa (or Fruity) Pebbles!   Our Lady of Lourdes "Cocoa Pebbles" Grotto Ingredients: ½ stick butter 10.5 oz pkg mini marshmallows 13 oz box Cocoa Pebbles…

A Homegirl Mother’s Day

When Jesuit Father Greg Boyle opened a small bakery 20 years ago in East Los Angeles — in the middle of some of the most dangerous and violent gang territory in the world — then began employing members from rival gangs to work side by side,…