Faith & Flavor

Blending family time in the kitchen with faith and flavor

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Doctors of the Church Recipes & Activities (in the order of lessons)

Water in Three Forms Humming Hummus Beef, Basil & Barley Soup Ambrosia Salad Bats & Cobwebs Mud Pie Lemon Bars Fig Pinwheel Cake Roll Candle Napkin Fold Orange Candle Braided Bread Alphabet Tomato Soup Cherry Cobbler Coconut Shrimp w/ Orange Marmalade Prayer Book Advent Candle Wreath Stained Glass Cookies Lemon Ricotta Silver Dollar Pancakes Pudding…
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Doctors of the Church Family Spice Packets

Who are the Doctors of the Church? What makes them so special? What role did they play in forming our Catholic Faith and Identity? Our Family Spice Packets strive to bring together YOUR Domestic Church. Learning about faith at home allows you to customize the lesson to the needs of your family. Enjoy this time…
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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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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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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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