Celebrating The Feast Of St. Joseph At Home- March 19

Happy feast of St. Joseph! I wanted to share with you our celebration for St. Joseph's feast day last year, but our desktop computer crashed, and I haven't yet been able to retrieve some of my pictures. (gasp!). So I don't have all of my pictures to show you, and I was going to skip posting about it all together, but it turns out my mom had taken a picture of the cake I made. :-) So here you … [Read more...]

EASY King Cake For Mardi Gras

Do you want to make the easiest king's cake in the world for Fat Tuesday this year? Well, I can tell you how to do that. You know, since I'm the queen of cutting corners in the kitchen. ;-) All you need is a can of ready-to-bake cinnamon rolls. Straighten them out, and braid them together. You need 3 for one side, and 3 for the other. Pinch the 2 braids together to form a circle for … [Read more...]

Mardi Gras Pancakes- Going All Out!

We have made colored Mardi Gras pancakes before, but last year, we really went all out! Given that we don't eat many sweets and treats during Lent, we filled our pancakes with chocolate chips, and covered them with butter, syrup, whipped cream, sprinkles- you name it! We made them the same way we always do by adding food color to the batter. Then we dropped chocolate chips into the pancakes once … [Read more...]

Simple Celebration for Mary’s Birthday

The nativity of Mary is September 8 (9 months after the feast of the Immaculate Conception.) Although we've had more elaborate celebrations in the past, our family had a simple celebration this year. We made Mary a birthday cake! We made a simple angel food cake from a box mix, and drizzled it with some blue glaze (Our Lady's color.) I set out a Mary statue, and put 10 candles in the cake … [Read more...]

How to Make Colored Deviled Eggs for Easter

Check out all of my faith-based Easter crafts and recipies for kids here! Deviled eggs are a favorite around here, and we found a way to gussy them up a bit for Easter Sunday! Check out these colorful deviled eggs! Now I'm going to show you how to dye your own deviled eggs! It's super easy, and doesn't take that much extra time. First, make yourself some egg dye. This is very simple- no … [Read more...]

How to Make Rainbow Resurrection Rolls for Easter

Check out all of my faith-based Easter crafts and recipies for kids here! Usually, we make traditional Resurrection Rolls, which are rolls baked with marshmallows inside. When the marshmallow melts away, and "empty tomb" is left in the middle of the roll, which is a fun way to bring religion into Easter for kids. Last year, we spiced it up a little and made rainbow resurrection rolls! To … [Read more...]

25 Cheap and Easy Meatless Meal Ideas

Are you looking for normal Meatless Meal ideas for Lent? The kind you can afford, kids will actually eat, and aren't sprinkled with goat cheese or pine nuts? Well, I made a list of "normal" food that is meatless to help me on Fridays this Lent, and I thought I would share it with you. Here goes! Meatless Sandwiches Peanut Butter (with jelly, honey, sugar, bananas... your choice) Egg … [Read more...]

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...]