Category: Recipes

First Communion Cupcake Toppers

Try this simple technique using 3 ingredients to make these  beautiful and edible cupcake toppers for your First Holy Communion celebration! For these chalice cupcake toppers, we used candy melts, pretzel sticks, and Wilton Color Mist gold spray.  (you could also use white chocolate, though melted white chocolate sets up very quickly and doesn’t reheat well)Read more

Saint Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

Planning out your menu for the feast of Saint Patrick?  Try out these authentically Catholic – and unbelievably easy! – Saint Patrick’s Day cupcakes! Saint Patrick’s Day has become such a secularized holiday so we wanted to emphasize the fact that it’s a feast of canonized saint….which is why we picked to decorate the cupcakes with a shamrock, the three-leafed plant Saint PatrickRead more

Christmas Party House Gift: Giving the Gifts of the Magi

Next time you head to (or host) a Christmas party, you can put a fun, Catholic flair on the traditional house gift: edible gold, frankincense, and myrrh! If you search around online, you can find small boxes or gift bags of gold, frankincense, and myrrh available for purchase.  This is such a great idea for teaching youngRead more

Saint Juan Diego & Our Lady of Guadalupe cookie craft

Am I not here?  Am I not your mother?                                                    -Our Lady of Guadalupe’s words to Juan Diego in 1531 For this craft, we used *   cookie dough *  Read more

Saint Valentine “conversation hearts”

Remember the little pastel-colored conversation hearts with messages… Well, we have recreated them Catholic Playground-style complete with Scripture messages perfect for a Saint Valentine’s Day party! We made sugar cookies using the following recipe: Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1 tsp vanilla 2 tsps baking powder 2 3/4 cups flourRead more

Bible Valentines

Incorporate Scripture verses into your Saint Valentine’s Day celebration with these easy-to-make Bible chocolates: Here is what you will need: *Any gold foil-wrapped chocolate candy bars *Black paper (we used construction paper) *Thin ribbon (ribbon works best-we used red and purple felt, but you could also use thin strips of red paper) *Catholic Playground templateRead more

Communion of Saints Cookies

“Those that so honor Him shall shine in heaven like the sun among the stars; for the glory of my Divine Son’s humanity will redound in a special measure in those who have behaved well toward Him in the Blessed Sacrament and have received Him with all reverence…” -Venerable Mother Mary of Agreda Using this sugarRead more

Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart fruit arrangement

Fruit and cookie cutters are all you need to make this edible arrangement for the Feast of the Sacred Heart! You will need: a Christmas tree cookie cutter a cross cookie cutter a heart cookie cutter a sharp knife 1 watermelon (any size) 1 mango a handful of blueberries a handful of small strawberries 1Read more

Pentecost cupcakes

“When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on eachRead more

First Communion cake

Here is one idea for a First Communion cake that combines a chalice with a Mary grotto! For the chalice, we baked our cake in a 9 x 13 pan, cooled it for 20 minutes, then turned it onto a foil-covered board. (For best results, we recommend freezing cake before cutting into shapes. The cake will cut moreRead more

Confirmation Cookie and Fruit Bouquet

We created this edible cookie and fruit bouquet for my daughter’s Confirmation celebration using decorated sugar cookies on sticks, blueberries, cantaloupe and watermelon, a decorative pitcher and craft foam. For our cookie cutters, we chose: *a miniature dove *a 4 inch dove *a cross *a Christmas tree (which we turned into a flame) We used this roll-outRead more

First Communion Cookie & Fruit Centerpiece

Create an edible centerpiece for First Communion celebrations using a basket or other container, foam crafting blocks, cookies on sticks, and fruit! We cut out cross, chalice, flower, and lamb sugar cookies using our recipe for roll-out cookies- Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1 tsp vanilla 2 tsp baking powderRead more

Celtic Cross pancakes

Mix up your favorite pancake recipe and get out the green food coloring! Divide your pancake mix into two bowls and color one batch green.  Using the green batch, we spooned a green cross onto the griddle.  Then took the uncolored batch to create the circle.  Let it cook, flip it, and… you have aRead more

Saint Patrick’s Day pound cake

Mix up a batch of your favorite pound cake recipe.  Before adding the dry ingredients, add green food coloring and mix well. Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Turn green batter into a loaf pan and bake it as you normally would.  Once the pound cake is baked, let it cool for 20 minutes beforeRead more

Shamrock and Snake Rolls for Saint Patrick’s Day

This is an easy, one-rise  recipe for rolls that we found at some years ago.  We use it for quick rolls and hamburger  and sandwich buns and here are using it to make shamrocks and snake rolls in honor of the legends attributed to Saint Patrick. They tell us that the holy saint usedRead more

Irish Stew

Traditional Irish stew, or “stobhach gaelach”, was a soup-like dish made with ingredients easily available to the peasant farmer. The Irish raised primarily sheep and root crops, so lamb or mutton became the base for the stock. The stew often had potatoes, onions, turnips, parsnips, carrots and sometimes barley. Here is one version of aRead more

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