March 10, 2011

The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich: A Lenten Savior

When I was a kid, my mom was pretty adamant about fasting during Lent. That meant no meat at all, which was fine since I was a vegetarian at the time, and limited amounts of cheese. What??

Vegetables were my worst enemies as a child. I avoided anything green and leaf-like, and if I had to eat one, it was going to be a potato. So when Lent would come around every year, I’d always fall back on the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It’s simple, it’s tasty and you can eat it during Lent. Keep reading for more on America’s favorite sandwich.

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March 9, 2011

Meatless Lenten Dinners

Lent has officially begun for all Christians, and though I’m not completely abstaining from meat like I have in past years, I am going meatless on Wednesdays and Fridays. I don’t eat too much meat as it is, but I still want to join part in Lent somehow.

I know many people are actually giving up chocolate, and some are giving up all sweets! Wow! I don’t thnik I could stick it out for 40+ days without a little piece of chocolate! Meat, however, is a different story. If you’re skipping out on meat for Lent, check out some of the most simple Lenten dinners you can prepare.
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March 8, 2011

Happy Pancake Day!

I’m super excited because today is Pancake Day!  Also called Shrove Tuesday, this holiday is celebrated on the day before Ash Wednesday as a final feast before Lent.  Since you’re traditionally not supposed to eat eggs, sugar, fat, etc. during Lent, today is the day to use up all those tasty ingredients by making all types of scrumptious pancakes!  We’ll share some of our favorite pancake recipes after the jump! Read the rest of this entry »

March 4, 2011

How to Make King Cake

Even if you’re not celebrating Mardi Gras, you have to admit, the King Cake looks pretty awesome. Famous in the South, especially New Orleans, a King Cake looks like a big cinnamon roll filled with cream cheese and covered with sugary icing and colorful sprinkles.

Inside the cake is a small trinket, and the person that gets the piece of cake with the trinket is supposed to be responsible for making or buying the King Cake for next year. If you’re the one making the King Cake, have no fear! We’ll tell you exactly how to make this delicious doughnut-like dessert.
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