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Merry Christmas from the Tierneys

Merry Christmas from the Tierneys

Dear Family and Friends, Here we go on Christmas letters again. Let’s see if we’ve still got it! We were all working on getting our bearings again in 2023, and settling back into the comfortable normalcy of being just bonkers busy all the time.  Lulu, Midge, and...

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Merry Christmas from the Tierneys

Merry Christmas from the Tierneys

Dear Friends and Family, Thank you so much for all your prayers, Masses, cards, gifts, kind words, rides for the kids, and other support since Jim passed away in July. I am so grateful. Even if you didn't receive a personal thank you note from me, please know it was...

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Catholic All Year at Home, Ep. 2: Christmas Eve

Catholic All Year at Home, Ep. 2: Christmas Eve

Here we go again, party people. Episode 2 of our liturgical lifestyle and cooking show is available now, exclusively at Formed.org. WATCH NOW Access to all the great Catholic audio and video resources on FORMED is free if your parish has a subscription. Signing up for...

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A Holy Thursday Last Supper Feast

A Holy Thursday Last Supper Feast

Jesus walks into a restaurant and says to the maitre'd, "Table for twenty-six please." The maitre'd does a quick head count, and says, "I see there are only thirteen of you here. Please let me know when the rest of your party arrives, sir, and I’ll be happy to seat...

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Shamrock Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Shamrock Cucumber Tea Sandwiches Traditional cream cheese and cucumber tea sandwiches get an open-faced Saint Patrick’s Day twist for a feast day tea party. These can also be made as a traditional closed sandwich. Other Irish Tea Party favorites include round Irish...

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Shamrock Surprise Sugar Cookies

Shamrock Surprise Sugar Cookies The surprise is that these sugar cookies get their lovely green color from . . . spinach! You really can’t taste it, honest. Cut them out using a 2 ½ inch diameter shamrock-shaped cookie cutter. They can be frosted with buttercream or...

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Our Lady’s Buttermilk Waffles

Our Lady’s Buttermilk Waffles

Our Lady’s Buttermilk Waffles Because of a medieval Swedish liturgical food pun, the solemnity of the Annunciation is associated with . . . waffles! In Europe, this important feast day was known as “Our Lady’s Day” in honor of Mary. In Swedish “Our Lady’s Day” is...

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Balthasar’s Meat Pies

Balthasar’s Meat Pies 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil6 ounces ground beef (at least 80% lean)½ teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon pepper1 medium onion (diced (about 1 cup))1 medium carrot (diced (about ½ cup))½ cup frozen peas (thawed)2 stems fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried)1 bay...

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Ensalada de Nochebuena (Members)

Ensalada de Nochebuena (Members)

Ensalada de Nochebuena “Christmas Eve Salad” in English, Mexican Ensalada de Nochebuena (ehn-sah-LAH-dah de NO-chay BWAY-nah) is a cool/sweet/tart addition to any feast day table. It can also be made in a fruit salad-style without lettuce, but this recipe is how my...

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Easy Beer Bread

Easy Beer Bread

Easy Beer Bread It doesn’t get any easier than this. 3 cups self-rising flour2 tablespoons sugarPinch salt12 oz beer (1 can or bottle, any type room temperature) Preheat the oven to 350° F. Combine the dry ingredients then gently mix in the beer with a rubber spatula,...

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