September 8: Nativity of Mary Vanilla Cupcakes

6 ways to celebrate Mama Mary’s birthday: 1. Dessert.2. Pray the rosary with your family.3. Say a special prayer to her parents, Anne and Joachim.4. Pray a litany that is dear to your family in her honor.5. Buy flowers for the occasion.6. Open up all the curtains, blinds in your home and let natural light […]

September 6: Blessed Claudio Granzotta 3-ingredient Banana Pancakes

The three interesting careers of this up-and-coming saint:1. Sculptor2. Italian solider3. Franciscan friar To celebrate the three careers (and for an easy breakfast!), let’s have 3 ingredient pancakes! 2 tips for this recipe: 1. Serve with berries for an extra flavor! Or maple syrup. 🙂 2. Because we have a toddler in the home, we […]

September 5: Saint Teresa of Calcutta Easy Chicken Curry

3 things you may not know about Saint Teresa: 1. She was born with the name Agnes; she took the name Mary Teresa in honor of Saint ThĂ©rèse of Lisieux (a picture of her can be found in the room she lived out her life in) 2. She’s actually from Macedonia, not India. 3. She […]

September 3: Saint Gregory the Great Easy-As-You-Want-It Pizza

Just a handful of reasons why “the Great” is attached to this man’s name: 1. He was a Benedictine monk who had NO desire whatsoever to be a higher-up in the Church, let alone pope. He even hid from the people! But, when hiding in a cave, Gregory was found because a column of light […]

August 30: Saint Jeanne Jugan French Onion Soup Noodles (Recipe from Mother Thyme!)

3 reasons to get to know Saint Jeanne: 1. She was born in revolutionary France and saw suffering in her own home and on the bloody streets around her. 2. She’s the founder of the Little Sisters of the Poor, but the chaplain reassigned her in one of the most deamning of positions, where she […]

August 29: Beheading of Saint John the Baptist Lettuce Wrap Bar

The big reason why this is an important feast to celebrate: 1. John the Baptist is dying as a martyr, defending what is good, true, and beautifully–in this case, marriage. 6 easy (and fairly lazy) filling ideas for your wraps: 1. We’re using up leftovers here, and so we’re gonna enjoy the North African meatballs […]

August 27 and 28: Saints Augustine and Monica North African Meatballs

2 geographical facts for you about this mother-son duo: 1. Everyone says “St. Augustine of Hippo”–but at your next trivia night, don’t let that fool you! Augustine was born in Thagaste, but he tried his hardest to convert the people in Hippo. Now you know. 2. Monica was such a devout that she followed Augustine […]

August 27 and 28: Saints Monica and Augustine Wine-Soaked Pears

2 reasons this recipe works for these 2 saints: 1. In his Confessions, Augustine shares that when she was a little girl, his mother Monica had a little obsession with wine, bringing her little wine glass with her from house to house. She was eventually scolded by one of her serving maids, and that ended […]

August 24: Saint Bartholomew Chili Cheese Potato Skins

2 things this O.A. (original apostle) is most often known for: 1. Bartholomew, patron saint of tanners, is often depicted with a large knife and holding his own skin.  He was flayed alive. 2. He is usually identified as Nathanael (John 1:45-49, John 21:2). Ingredients 3 russet potatoes 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 onion, diced […]

August 23: Saint Rose of Lima Tallarines Verdes (Peruvian Pasta)

4 key things about Saint Rose: 1. She was a Third Order Dominican inspired by the life of Saint Catherine of Siena. 2. Saint Rose was the first Catholic to be canonized in the Americas—the first to be declared a saint. 3. She also had a special devotion to the Child Jesus and to his Blessed […]