Author: Natalie Burt

Blending family time in the kitchen with faith and flavor

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Home Faith Formation

If you’re looking for an easy program to grow in faith as a family, you’ve come to the right place. Faith & Flavor’s vision is just that- easy to follow, whole family involvement with nuggets of inspiration and food for thought. I’m no “expert teacher”. This approach came from my personal experience in wanting something…
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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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Minestrone Soup

In large stockpot over medium heat, cook the following for 20 minutes: 1/3 cup olive oil ¼ cup butter 1 large onion, chopped 2 large carrots, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 2 medium potatoes, diced Add to stockpot and heat to boiling:             ½ lb green beans, cut in 1 inch lengths             6 cups…
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Potato Soup

3 cups chicken broth 5-7 potatoes, cubed 2 Tablespoons butter 1 large onion, chopped 5 cloves garlic, pressed 1/4 cup oil 6 Tablespoons flour 2 cups milk 8 ozs grated cheese In large stockpot, bring potatoes and chicken broth to a boil. Lower heat and simmer till potatoes are tender, but not mushy or overcooked.…
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Tacos

I’m guessing that almost everyone knows how to make tacos. Seasoned ground beef topped with any combination of chili beans, cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and guacamole. It’s an easy meal that can accommodate many different tastes and allergies! Here’s a recipe for your own taco seasoning: 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder…
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Coconut Shrimp with Orange Marmalade

This recipe serves 8 -10. It’s so easy and delicious! Ingredients: 2 lbs raw shrimp, deveined and shelled and patted dry 1/2 cup Mayonaise 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2/3 cup panko 2/3 cup shredded coconut 1/4 cup cornstarch Dipping Sauce: 1/2 cup sweet orange marmalade 1/4 cup Dijon Mustard 1/4 cup Honey…
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Chicken Vegetable Soup

This is a family favorite soup recipe. Even my pickiest eater loves it. Don’t omit the cabbage. It adds some really nice flavor when cooked. You can add any type of sharp cheddar cheese- white or orange. Medium Cheddar doesn’t add the same flavor, so stick to sharp! In large stockpot, sauté: 1 large onion,…
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Teacher Gifts

Once I asked on Facebook for those that were teachers to share their most treasured gifts. Every single teacher responded with handwritten notes and cards as well as gift cards. Another teacher said, “No mugs :)”. Today, make a card or write a letter to your teachers. How have you enjoyed having them as a…
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