Ask anyone what they think of when they think of Easter, and you'll probably get answers like, "Easter bunny", "Easter basket", "bonnets", "eggs", and "candy". ...but did you ever wonder how (or when) these symbols became the top-of-mind answer for so many people, both Christian and non-Christian ... Read More about Easter Symbols – and where the egg came from!
Making pretzels is a great way to celebrate Lent - did you know they were a traditional food many years ago often prepared during the Lenten season? Learn how to make your own - and other activities - in our Family Activities for Lent and Easter book! ... Read More about RECIPE: Lent & Homemade Pretzels Recipe
Holy Thursday, commonly known as Maundy Thursday, is the start to the Triduum leading up to Easter Sunday. While not a Holy Day of Obligation, the Mass of the Lord's Supper is a beautiful mass celebrating the last meal Christ had with his disciples before he was arrested and crucified. The solemn ... Read More about What Makes Holy Thursday So Beautiful
A wonderful Easter tradition - most commonly found in Eastern European families - is the addition of a butter lamb to the Easter table. These lambs are so fun, and so adorable, and make a great conversation (and education!) piece. Lambs are also a great symbol of Easter, and will help to balance out ... Read More about RECIPE: Create a Butter Lamb for Easter Brunch
Clearly I was in a baking mood today - not only did we take these adorable Saint Patrick's Day shamrock cupcakes to the Fish Fry at church, but we also brought a rainbow Saint Patrick's Day cake - complete with pots of gold! - that I made. The spirit of Saint Patrick was definitely filling ... Read More about RECIPE: Saint Patrick’s Day Cupcakes