August 22: Queenship of Mary “Queen Cake”

2 mysteries of the Rosary that tie perfectly into today’s celebration (which is the fifth Glorious Mystery!): 1. The Fourth Glorious Mystery: The Assumption of Mary, which we celebrated a week ago! I love how these two celebrations line up together so closely. 2. The Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation. Elizabeth greets Mary with the […]

August 19: Saint John Eudes Cognac Stawberries

3 things about another (and probably new to you!) St. John: 1. A French saint, he had zealous devotion to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart. 2. He was the founder of two religious orders, one specifically for prostitutes who wanted to escape that lifestyle. 3. “All that is his is yours: his spirit, […]

August 16: Saint Stephen of Hungary White Yam Bites

2 fun facts about this saintly king of Hungary: 1. Born a pagan, he is the first canonized saint of his country. He was baptized around the age of 10. 2. He married Saint Henry’s sister; I love when saints’ worlds collide! 2 tips for this recipe: 1. Serve with sour cream or Greek yogurt […]

August 15: Assumption Blueberry and Blessed Thyme Sorbet

1 fun story about St. Thomas the Apostle and the Assumption: While preaching the Gospel in India, Saint Thomas received tried to return West for departure of Mary from her earthly life; he did not make it until the third day after she was laid to rest. Approaching her tomb, he was astounded to see […]

August 15: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Lemon and Blessed Sage Chicken Thighs

2 other Biblical figures who were assumed into Heaven: 1. Enoch2. Elijah 3 tips for this recipe: 1. This recipe almost tastes like guilt-free fried chicken, so go ahead and batter the chicken in the flour mixture ahead of time–it will be crisp and brown on the outside, soft and tender on the inside! 2. […]

August 15: The Assumption Watermelon, Blessed Rosemary, and Feta Salad

One great quote to meditate upon when it comes to the uncertainties of the Assumption: 1 Tip for this recipe: 1. I would actually recommend sprinkling feta on top of the salad. We tried mixing my husband’s, and the feta was slightly soggy before we had time to bless the meal. Ingredients: 4 cups of […]

August 14: Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe Two Crowns of Martyrdom Polish Salad

1 story behind the 2 crowns St. Maximilian accepted from Our Lady when he was just 12 years old, and 2 ways these crowns were worn by the patron saint of the 20th century: 1. “That night I asked the Mother of God what was to become of me. Then she came to me holding […]