Magi Gifts and Cajun Nuts

  Each week I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show of Sacred Heart Radio. Today we talked about the 3 magi/wise men/kings who bought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Here’s a little bible history: They are often depicted as representing 3 races, 3 ages of adult men and 3 different areas. The first was called Melchior, and according to tradition, he … Continue reading Magi Gifts and Cajun Nuts

From St. Nick to Santa: How it all began

The Man Behind the Story of Father Christmas/Santa Claus Each week I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show about Bible foods and herbs. Keeping with December’s advent theme, today we chatted about St. Nicholas. I found the most interesting information on the whychristmas.com site and with just a teeny bit of editing, I’m sharing that information here. Do check out their site, … Continue reading From St. Nick to Santa: How it all began

Edible Peppermint Candy Tray, Bowls, Ornaments

Carrie Clements remembered this fun craft from a column I wrote last year and couldn’t find the recipe, so here it is. This year we’ll be making peppermint trays and candy canes out of round hard candy mints again. It is so much fun and a great craft to make with the little ones.  Also makes a nice gift from the kitchen, with your favorite … Continue reading Edible Peppermint Candy Tray, Bowls, Ornaments