Like our Easter story cookies, these resurrection rolls are turning into a tradition for Easter lunch! All you need are some of those pre-made crescent rolls and jumbo marshmallows!
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
We have a loquat tree in our backyard. Some years it doesn’t do much, but this year the fruit on it was abundant! So much so that we decided to make a pie. (Our family has a thing for pies.)
Now loquats are tiny, tasty little fruits, also known as Japanese plums, and they have several seeds in the middle. The recipe I found called for 4 cups of loquats, but I doubled that, wanting to fill the whole pie dish. Needless to say, even if you do have easy access to loquats, this recipe is not for the faint of heart.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
These cookies have become a tradition for our family, and I hope they will be for yours too! I don’t know where this recipe originated from, but what a wonderful opportunity this presents to further teach the truth of Easter!
Begin this recipe on SATURDAY, the night before Easter.
Easter Story Cookies
YOU WILL NEED:
1 cup whole pecans
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
a pinch of salt
1 cup sugar
wooden spoon or wooden meat hammer
duct tape or packing tape
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
This Week's Hymns:
Wednesday, March 27: A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth
Thursday, March 28: Low in Thine Agony
Friday, March 29: Throned Upon the Awful Tree
Saturday, March 30: Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands
Sunday, March 31: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
SPECIAL FEATURE: Holy Week
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
If you’ve never heard of Resurrection Eggs, they are definitely worth investing in. Inside each Easter egg is an object for kids to handle that symbolizes a part of the Easter story. Our class used a simple devotional book to go along with it and opened a few every day.
At the end of the week, we made our own for the students to take home and share with their families!
Monday, March 25, 2013
I’m not sure where we got this recipe; I just found it in our cookbook, and my mom made it for our “family potluck” last summer. (Yes, one day our family of 6 had a “potluck” where we each made a different dish to share for dinner.) Anyway, since then we have made this dish several times.
Friday, March 22, 2013
When I saw this beautiful pie in my Taste of Home pies book, I knew we had to make it! We finally got around to it March 2012 (last year) for our pie of the month, and this double-layered pie was so fun to make and very tasty!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
This Week's Hymns
Wednesday, March 20: Worship Christ, the Risen King
Thursday, March 21: Hallelujah! Jesus Lives!
Friday, March 22: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Saturday, March 23: The Day of Resurrection
Sunday, March 24: All Glory, Laud, & Honor
Monday, March 25: Ye That Pass By, Behold the Man
Tuesday, March 26: Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended?
Special Feature: The Tradition of Sunrise Services
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Last week, I shared several Easter crafts to make with preschoolers. Here are 3 ideas for ways to brighten up your classroom or home and display the real meaning of Easter (and a nonreligious one too).
Monday, March 18, 2013
It’s another awesome recipe that we originally found in the Taste of Home Busy Families cookbook. As is evidenced by the title, the primary flavors added to these pork chops are basil and orange! The flavors come together in perfect harmony to create something unique and delectable.
Friday, March 15, 2013
It all started because we had some butterscotch chips left over from a cookie recipe. They sat in our fridge for months before we finally went on All Recipes and looked up ways to cook them.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
This Week's Hymns:
Wednesday, March 13: The Strife Is O'er
Thursday, March 14: O Sacred Head Now Wounded
Friday, March 15: Not All the Blood of Beasts
Saturday, March 16: Arise, My Soul, Arise
Sunday, March 17: This Is the Day the Lord Hath Made
Monday, March 18: All the Sacrifice Is Ended
Tuesday, March 19: All Ye That Seek the Lord Who Died
Special Feature: Christ and the Passover
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
It’s hard to believe I’ve already spent 3 Easters as a preschool teacher. Easter is one of my favorite holidays, and I look forward to incorporating it into the school year. Of course the kids are excited about Easter egg hunts and the gifts they’ll receive in their baskets, but it’s also a special time when we have an opportunity to share the salvation message with youngsters. Here are 4 of my favorite Easter crafts to make with preschoolers.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Besides its spectacular taste, this recipe brings back wonderful memories for me. During my 4 years as a student at Bryan College, I was very active on the yearbook staff. I spent countless hours each week designing layouts, gathering photos and copy, editing pages, and helping to produce a meaningful record of the school’s year. Our staff advisers, Jon & Karin Carpenter, shared wisdom, encouraged us, and supported us through all the deadlines and in spite of our issues with “ladders.” And… oh yes, they fed us!
As I recall, it was a weekly ordeal. We would gladly shirk our cafeteria duties, traipse down to the Rankin building, and inhale some homemade delicacies, which would give us energy to work long into the night. Of the many marvelous meals I ingested, this one was my favorite. Before I graduated, I begged Karin for the recipe, and she gladly obliged. Every time we make this recipe, we think of her, and I share it here with her blessing.
Friday, March 8, 2013
The real adventure with this pie started a couple weeks before we made it in March 2010.
The key lime tree in our front yard was sagging with the weight of fruit, and I wanted to make sure it would still be fresh.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
This Week's Hymns
Wednesday: This Joyful Eastertide
Thursday: Father, Forgive, the Savior Said
Friday: 'Tis Finished! The Messiah Dies
Saturday: What Will You Do with Jesus?
Sunday: How Calm and Beautiful the Morn
Monday: Hallelujah! What a Savior!
This week's special feature (thanks to Ace Collins' Stories Behind the Traditions and Songs of Easter) is the custom of dressing up for Easter and the tradition of the Easter parade.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
All year we’ve been having fun with colors, but these past few weeks we had a fun pom pom center! This included a pompom drop and a place to sort the pompoms by color.
I came across some great ideas for pompom drops on Pinterest, but this was just a quick throw-together. I would love to attach these to wood instead of just paper!
Monday, March 4, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
I am not against using pre-made crusts. (I learned my lesson with the Oreo pie crust, and I’ve used graham cracker pie crusts many times in the many pies we've made.) But some pies cry out for a homemade crust, and this is an easy recipe we’ve used successfully for more than 4 years. Since March has 5 Fridays and I only have 4 pie recipes to share for the month, it is now finally time to reveal our classic and simple pie crust recipe, shared with us by Aunt Betty.