Category: The Doctors of the Church

Blending family time in the kitchen with faith and flavor

Barley Bread

2 Eggs 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 Cup Melted Butter 1/4 Cup Honey 1 1/4 Cup Warm Milk 1 teaspoon Salt 1 Tablespoon Xanthan Gum 2 Cups Barley Flour (shake down upon measuring) 1 Cup Tapioca Flour 1 packet Active Dry Yeast (1/4 oz) Place all ingredients in this order into the bread maker.…
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Beef, Basil & Barley Soup

On page 52 in The 33 Doctors of the Church, St. Gregory recounts a memory of a soup that his dear friend and fellow Doctor of the Church St. Basil had served him. So, it seems very fitting to choose a soup as a recipe for the lesson on these two saints. Ingredients: 1 lb…
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St. Basil & St. Gregory Nazianzus

Are there different kinds of friendships? What is community? How can godly friendships bring us closer to God? Find out in this Family Spice Packet! Check out this recipe for Beef, Basil and Barley Soup in honor of these two saints. Printable recipe is included in the Family Spice Packet.

St. Ephrem – Available as a FREE Download

This Lesson is available as a FREE download as a sample of our Family Spice Packets. Included is a short lesson on St. Ephrem, a coloring page and a printable recipe for Humming Hummus. Detailed instructions and added pictures for the Humming Hummus are available in our recipes.


(Natalie’s recipe.  Hope you enjoy!) 2 cans garbanzo beans drained (I like Bush’s brand.  They blend more smoothly) 2 large garlic cloves, skinned 1 t salt ¼ cup tahini 1/3 cup plus 2 t olive oil (extra light, mild tasting) 2 T fresh squeezed lime juice ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice Put all ingredients…
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Arian Heresy Doctors

In this Family Spice Packet you will learn why we profess One God in the Creed. Did you ever wonder what consubstantial mean??? Who came up with that big word? Includes a lesson on three Arian Heresy Doctors of the Church: St. Athanasius, St. Hilary of Poitiers & St. Cyril of Jerusalem as well as…
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