Category: The Liturgical Year and the Life of Christ

Blending family time in the kitchen with faith and flavor

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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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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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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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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St. Patrick

St. Joseph Novena

Saint Joseph, you are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. You know that I have confidence in you and that, after Jesus and Mary, I come to you as an example for holiness, for you are especially close with God. Therefore, I humbly commend myself, with all who are…
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Blessing of the Home for Epiphany

Blessing of the Home for Epiphany This is a blessing of the home and inscription of the initials of the three Magi above the main entrance door.  Epiphany is traditionally celebrated the 12th day after Christmas, January 6th.  In the United States it is celebrated on the Sunday between January 2 and January 8. Leader:…
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12 Fruit Salad

Ingredients: Choose 12 kinds of fresh fruit: Red Grapes Green Grapes Strawberries Blueberries Blackberries Raspberries Peaches Nectarines Apricots Pineapple Plums Oranges Kiwi Mango Watermelon Cantaloupe Honey Dew Apples Bananas Lemon juice (only for apples or bananas) Sugar (optional) Directions: Prepare fruit into bite size pieces by washing, cutting, removing peel, and discarding seeds.  If using…
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Angel Wing Alfredo Pasta with Chicken

2 – 2 1/2 lbs chicken 12 oz box Farfalle Pasta 1 stick Butter for sauce and some for grilling 8 oz Cream Cheese 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese Directions: Cut chicken breasts in half to create thinner breasts to grill. Grill with butter, salt and pepper. Cut into thin strips. Cook pasta according to package…
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Angel Food Cake Parfait

15 servings 1 Angel Food Cake 1 Pt Blueberries 1 lb Strawberries 32 oz tub vanilla yogurt Cut cake and berries into bite size.  Layer clear cup with cake, berries and yogurt.