Author: Natalie Burt

Blending family time in the kitchen with faith and flavor

April 29th, St. Catherine of Siena

Thursday, April 29th we celebrate the memorial of St. Catherine of Siena. If you’ve never read about her, she was fascinating. I hope your kids enjoy this free coloring page and the recipe for Italian Wedding Cookies!

Graham Cracker Nativity Scene

This is a super cute Nativity Scene made with chocolate graham crackers, Elfwich cookies, animal cookies, mini shredded wheat, and a teddy graham on a pretzel for baby Jesus. All are secured by a frosting made from powdered sugar, meringue powder and water. Instructions for the papercraft are below, but if you email us, we…
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Advent 2020

Happy Advent Season! Every day we are adding reflections, lessons, recipes and recipe/crafts that you can do with your family. We hope and pray that they will help you and your family grow in faith this holiday season! Please give us feedback if there is something in particular that would be helpful! -Blessings this Advent…
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First Monday in Advent

Today’s first reading comes from Romans 10:9-18 and reads, “For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. But how can they call on him whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to…
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Advent Candle Wreaths

10 oz bag Marshmallows 6 Tablespoons Butter Green Food Coloring 6 cups Cornflakes Red Hots 4 purple birthday candles 1 pink birthday candle In large stockpot, over medium heat, melt butter and marshmallows. Stir till smooth. Remove from heat and stir in food coloring and Cornflakes. Start with 1 Tablespoon food coloring and add more…
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St. Bede the Venerable

Learn about St. Bede as you celebrate Advent. This Family Spice Packet reflects upon the importance of history, even in our faith! Like Rice Crispy Treats? Here’s our version using Cornflakes and green food coloring and formed into an Advent Wreath!

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Grow in Faith this Advent

Advent in the year 2020. Wow, what a year that we probably want to just forget! So much has happened since March. What do we need right now? What do our children need- spiritually? How can we make this Advent real and experience this season with the peace and joy that it proclaims? The answer…
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Divine Mercy Chaplet

How to pray the Divine Mercy on your Rosary Beads 1. Make the Sign of the Cross In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 2. Optional Opening Prayers You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened…
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Divine Mercy

The image of Divine Mercy represents the Lord, the Lamb sacrificed for us, from whose Heart flows Blood and Water, the streams of God’s mercy upon the whole world. The Lord promises us through St. Faustina “that the soul that will honor this image will not perish” (Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, 48). Saint Faustina’s confessor,…
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Orange Candle

This is a fun activity- when it works. I had to try a couple of times before I was successful. The first orange was too juicy and I wasn’t careful about keeping the inside stem dry. As a result, it wouldn’t light. For my second try, I bought a navel orange and was much more…
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