Food & Home

A Catholic Home - Breakfast dash

My kids were terrible when it came to eating breakfast before school. Yes, we knew that the morning meal is the most important of the day. I probably told them a million times. But I admit it: My three sons preferred to hunker down in bed as long as possible.

Selfish or shellfish?

What sea scallops taught me about the true meaning of Christian love By Michelle Sessions DiFranco

Meatless variety

Meals for Fridays in Lent don’t have to be dreary and repetitive By Michelle Sessions DiFranco It seems there are many Catholics who groan during Lenten Fridays. Is it really that hard to go a whole day without meat? I find that it isn’t the absence of meat that people…

Twisted Wisdom: What I learned from a pretzel

Tasty ‘little reward’ has religious history, significance By Michelle Sessions DiFranco I will never forget the afternoon God spoke to me through Google. It was one of those chaotic days with three deadlines, a house turned upside down and a 5-year-old relentlessly chattering on about the dinosaurs she learned of…

Shoes for St. Nick

This children's craft reminds us all of the real-life saint behind Santa Claus By Patricia Majher It's easy amid the commercialization of the Christmas season to forget that Santa Claus has his origins in a third-century bishop of our faith named St. Nicholas.