Away in a Manger Christmas Cookies

We made these super easy Baby Jesus cookies for Lydia's Christmas pageant yesterday, and I wanted to share them with you. They're super easy to make, don't involve any cooking at all, and even kids can make them. Even the cookies I decorated I did with 1 hand as I bounced Anabelle on my left hip. (Yep, she's at that age...) Supplies Needed to make Baby Jesus Cookies: Nutter Butter … [Read more...]

Religious Christmas Cookies and Treats!

Pretty much everyone bakes for Christmas, so as long as you're going to be putting in the work, you may as well make it meaningful. Here are some baking (and non-baking) ideas to keep the true meaning in the foreground with your Advent and Christmas yummies. :-) Check out these easy edible Advent wreaths here. When celebrating St. Lucia's feast day, you might want to bake some … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Jesus Cake for Christmas Dinner- a Meaningful Tradition!

What better way to get across the idea to children that Christmas is Jesus' birthday other than having a birthday cake? It has become our tradition to serve a "Happy Birthday Jesus" cake for Christmas dinner. Even if we get invited to family's house for Christmas dinner, I offer to bring the dessert, and show up with a cake. We usually make this cake on Christmas Eve, and it's always just … [Read more...]

How to Make Saffron Buns for St. Lucia Day

Saffron buns, also known "Lussekatter", are Swedish yeast buns that are traditionally made and eaten on St. Lucia's feast day. St. Lucy's feast day falls each year on December 13, so these buns have also become associated with Advent and Christmas as well. Last year, I made very simple sweet bread to celebrate St. Lucy's feast day, but this year, I thought I'd try my hand at the "real … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Jesus Cake with Nativity Cookies!

In keeping with our "Wishing Jesus Happy Birthday" theme this week, I had to include a "Happy Birthday Jesus" cake! What is a birthday without a cake anyway? Making Jesus a Birthday cake has become an annual Christmas tradition at our house. We make the cake on Christmas day (a fun afternoon activity) and then we eat it for dessert after Christmas dinner. Don't forget to sing Jesus Happy Birthday … [Read more...]

Religious Christmas Dinner Ideas

Looking for a way to Keep Christ in Christmas as you serve your roast beast? Well, here are a few cute ideas I have found on the internet. Cleverly share a Reading of the Christmas Story with your dinner guests- check this out on Inspiring Ideas.   Jeanne from Inspiring Ideas also prompts us to remember our true guest of honor at our dinner table this … [Read more...]

Easy Nativity Cookies

We all know that I'm a crafter- not a baker. But being a baker seems to be a mommy-requirement at Christmas time. My awesome friend Liz (from Frugally Blonde) hosted a cookie exchange for my Catholic mother's group this year that I was not going to miss out on! I got an adorable set of nativity cookie cutters this year, so I thought we'd give 'em a try!   I didn't want to be stressed … [Read more...]

Celebrating St. Lucy’s Feast Day for Beginners

On St. Lucy day (also know as St. Lucia Day) is just around the corner on December 13! On this day, it's a big tradition for the oldest girl in the family to dress in a white garment with a red sash (symbolizing martyrdom) with a St. Lucy crown on her head. She wakes up early and brings her family members sweet rolls (or 'Lucia buns') to their bed. Traditionally, this would be saffron bread (find … [Read more...]

Edible Advent Wreath for Kids

As advent approaches, you might try making this super fast and easy Advent snack to learn about advent wreaths. All you need is store bought doughnuts (or if you're really awesome make them from scratch), birthday candles in pink and purple, sugar, and green food coloring. I highly suggest Krispy Kreme doughnuts, the best doughnuts in the whole wide world, but I can't get theme where I … [Read more...]

Baby Jesus Cookies

I just found these baby Jesus gingerbread cookies over on Cottage Blessings. I just had to feature them since they missed my Religious Christmas Cookies post! :-) … [Read more...]