Michaelmas Recipe- St. Michael’s Blackberry Pie

The feast day of St. Michael and the Archangels is just around the corner on September 29, and there are a lot of traditional recipes to celebrate this day! Some traditional recipes for Michaelmas include goose, carrots, bannock, and also... pretty much anything with blackberries! If you want to learn more about Michaelmas traditions, read this article.   The legend of St. Michael and … [Read more...]

Little Flower Cookies For St. Therese

So St. Thereses' feast day is October 1, HOWEVER... her canonization day is May 17. Personally, we already have a lot of Liturgical celebrations that are important to us during October such as the feast of the guardian angels, archangels, St. Francis, St. Faustina, Our Lady of the Rosary, St. Pope JPII,  and the approachement of All Saints' Day. So St. Therese falls at a busy time of … [Read more...]

Make Easy Shaving Cream Eggs – IN The Carton!

I've been seeing shaving cream "dyed" Easter eggs floating around the interwebs, and I've seen people making them on cookie sheets or in muffin tins. The thing is you have to keep the eggs kinda still so you get the swirly pattern, and you need the shaving cream on both sides, which is hard to do on a cookie sheet. So I came up with a solution... making them straight in your egg … [Read more...]

Jelly Bean Prayer Craft- An Easter Egg Cross!!!

Do you want to celebrate a Christ-centered Easter with your kids and family this year, and you're looking for easy ideas to celebrate? Incorporating Jesus into the Easter season can be just as easy as any other kind of celebration! This is so fast and easy and a great way to center your Easter table around the true meaning of this day!!! I give you... the Jelly bean Easter egg … [Read more...]

Easter Candy Centerpiece- The Empty Tomb!

One of the main ideas behind Catholic Icing has ALWAYS been to take the things we are already doing during the year, and twist them to keep the focus on God. And what do we do every Easter? Buy and consume tons of candy. So, why not point that candy at the true meaning of Easter? The resurrection! If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it. Anything you want to do … [Read more...]

Advent Hot Chocolate- A Liturgical Treat For Catholic Kids

During this Advent Season in the Catholic church, what sounds like a better treat than some good 'ol hot chocolate? I think you will be surprised at how easy this Advent recipe is to make! As you probably know, the liturgical colors of Advent are pink and purple, so here you have it... a pink and purple hot chocolate treat for Advent! Kids always seem to remember things better when I … [Read more...]

How To Decorate Easy Angel Cookies: Letter A Snack

Apparently, I love to have alphabet series going on this blog. First I did Catholic alphabet crafts (which turned into Catholic ABC's), then I moved onto a Bible alphabet craft series, and this year I'm doing Bible themed snacks. So here we go, A is for easy Angel cookies! I decided to do the alphabet snack thing with Violet this year because I wanted a 1 on 1 activity we could do together … [Read more...]

Pentecost Sunday Celebration With Strawberry Cake- Happy Birthday To The Church!

As Pentecost is known as the birthday of the church, it seems to be traditional to make a "birthday cake" for the church on Pentecost Sunday! Be sure to check out more Pentecost Sunday ideas here! I usually see these covered in strawberries, and my guess for this reason is twofold: Number 1, the liturgical color of Pentecost is red, and strawberries are red. Number 2, strawberries are in … [Read more...]

Story Of The Passion Lunch- Symbolic Lunch For Good Friday

I designed this Good Friday scripture lunch to tell the story of the Passion to kids. They receive one food at a time, and each is symbolic to a part of the Easter story. After receiving each item, there is scripture to read that goes with it. This is very simple to put together. The most complicated thing is making the crown of thorns, and actually boiling the eggs. Nothing too crazy for a … [Read more...]

Crown Of Thorns Bread

Baking a crown of thorns out of bread is fun and easy. It's great for serving with dinner on Ash Wednesday or Good Friday. You do not have to make homemade bread to do this! You can just get the Pillsbury breadsticks from a can and put them together the way I do the cinnamon rolls for St. Lucy bread. Ingredients Needed: Bread dough (your favorite recipe or Pillsbury breadsticks from … [Read more...]