Category: The Doctors of the Church

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!

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!

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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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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S’mores in the Oven

Of course, the most loved way to prepare S’mores is by roasting the marshmallows over a campfire. However, here’s a version of making them in the oven so that you can enjoy them year-round. Set oven to broil. On a parchment lined baking sheet, lay down graham crackers. Top with a chocolate bar and top…
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Trail Mix

Trail Mix can be a wonderful and healthy snack for you and your kids. Sometimes it can be just a mix of whatever you have on hand. Have “almost” empty bags of pretzels, chips or crackers? They make the perfect size for trail mix. I love to have trail mix on hand in the car…
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Food Pantry Donation Ideas

I had an “ah-ha” moment a few years back. My small group from church made dinner and brought donations to a women’s shelter. While we were there, several residents came in. The donations that we brought were out for them to take what they needed. Within seconds, they quickly gathered all the hygiene items like…
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