Roasted Herb Brussels Sprouts

Enjoy this easy vegetable side dish. It complements a variety of entrees! Recipe: 1 lb of brussels sprouts (homegrown are the best!) Olive Oil, 1/4 cup Herbs, to preferred taste Dried Tomatoes, 1 Tablespoon Salt, pinch Balsamic Vinegar, 1/4 cup Cut brussels sprouts into quarters. Mix the brussels sprouts in a bowl with 1/4 cup of olive oil, a pinch of salt, dried tomatoes, and a combination of your favorite herbs. (I combine my own Italian herb mix: oregano, basil, dill, garlic powder, and onion powder.) Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the brussels sprouts evenly on … Continue reading Roasted Herb Brussels Sprouts

Book Review: Our Not-Quite-Holy Family

I’m always in the mood for a good parenting book, but if there’s one with a little wit and a lot of common-sense, that’s even better. I just finished a book that touches on an array of topics related to marriage, family life and children. Our Not-Quite-Holy Family: A Practical Guide for Catholic Parents is a perfect combination of humor, practical advice, and intertwines aspects of the Catholic faith. Each chapter addresses pertinent issues in family life: parenting ideologies, the domestic church, being present with children, technology limitations, and marital intimacy. The book is written by Mark and Melanie Hart … Continue reading Book Review: Our Not-Quite-Holy Family

Resurrection “Tomb” Rolls

Here’s an easy way to celebrate Holy Saturday. This is our family’s annual tradition and a bit of a treat after a long Lent. I make these on Good Friday and then refrigerate them. We bake them for a dessert on Holy Saturday. You can either make a basic dough recipe (here’s one I use frequently) or for an easier method – purchase Pillsbury roll (crescent dough) tubes. Items Needed: Large Marshmallows (1 per roll/tomb) 1/4 cup of sugar 1/4 cup of butter, melted 2 Tbl. of ground cinnamon (we love our cinnamon) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a … Continue reading Resurrection “Tomb” Rolls