St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2013

2013 St Patricks Day Parade

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New Orleans Yesterday we went to the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in New Orleans. This is what I had to say about this particular parade last year: The St. Patrick’s Day parades are different than Mardi Gras parades in a few significant ways. First of all the floats are […]

“Throw Me Some Cabbage, Mister!” – St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans

St Patrick_s Day Parade

New Orleans is a city that loves to celebrate. Just about any excuse to throw a party will do. And since New Orleans has deep Catholic roots, many of the parties we throw have something to do with the Faith. Today the excuse is St. Patrick. The Church celebrates the life and holiness of St. […]

Thoth, Bacchus, and Orpheus… Oh My!

The Smokey Mary

Thoth, Bacchus, Orpheus… Those are names from Greek and Egyptian mythology. They are also names of famous Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans… some of our favorite Mardi Gras parades. If you have never been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans (or if you have been and you miss it!), you might want to take […]

Do You Know That You Are Good?

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Do you know that you are good? The Catholic Foodie is where food meets faith. It’s all about how God made the world–and us–good. The world we live in today often seems to be filled with so much bad. We really do need to hear the good news, and to hear it often! God is […]

CF110 – St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church

St. Joseph Altar

Wow! What a first week of Lent! As I mentioned last episode, Mardi Gras was really late this year. As a matter of fact, the Mardi Gras season lasted a long as it is possible to last. Lent can’t start any later than the end of the first week of March, and this year Ash […]

CF109 – Lent. It’s What’s For Dinner


Mardi Gras season is now over and Lent is here! Happy Lent! Today we recap Mardi Gras and talk about Lent and fasting and abstinence. Sarah Reinhard joins us with Mary in the Kitchen, and I give a few shout outs to listeners. Special thanks to Suzanne Walsh for the photo of the king cake […]

CF61 – Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras

Today’s Fat Tuesday… It’s Mardi Gras, y’all! On this episode we talk about the parades from the past week and two special Catholic media events taking place today. We also delve into the Catholic roots of Mardi Gras. And I make gumbo! Laissez les bon temps roulez! You can find my article on Mardi Gras by […]