Saturday, March 30, 2013
The whole family, even the children, can participate in making these holiday treats.
This Sunday is Easter, a Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But it is also a family day with egg hunts, nice outfits, chocolate bunnies and good food. Here are some Easter recipes that are not too complicated and/or fun, so everybody can contribute—even the children. Enjoy! Bunny Cake (Lawrenceville Patch) Ingredients Directions Heat oven to 350 degrees (325 for dark pans). Bake and cool cake as directed on the box for two 9-inch round pans. Using one of the cake layers, cut in half down center of cake. Put the halves together with frosting, flat side down, to form the body of the bunny. Cut out a notch about a third of the way up one end of the body in the front to form a small head. Use one half of the …
Monday, April 9, 2012
A recent poll shows Massachusetts is up there with the least-religious states.
Gallup recently published a poll that listed the most, and least, religious states in the country. The poll showed that the most religious states included Mississippi, Utah and Alabama, while Massachusetts ranked as being 28-percent "very religious," which was only slightly higher than the least: Vermont and New Hampshire. "Gallup classifies 40 percent of Americans nationwide as very religious—based on their statement that religion is an important part of their daily life and that they attend religious services every week or almost every week. Another 32 percent of Americans are nonreligious, based on their statement that religion is not an important part of their daily life and that they seldom or never attend religious services. The …
Sunday, April 24, 2011
This is an opportunity to use the leftover over bread in the fridge.
Bread in my opinion is one of the best foods ever made. It is so unbelievably, indescribably delicious when it is warm and fresh out of the oven. But then, after just a couple of days, it's glory fades. It starts to become dry and crumbly or chewy and sometimes even stale. What do you do when you find your bread in this situation? One clever solution is to make bread pudding. And, even if you are not the owner of stale bread, try this recipe. I bet it'll fly out of the pan and into the bellies of your guests in records time! Ingredients (Yields 8 servings) Directions Whisk the milk, heavy cream, eggs, and sugar in a medium saucepan. Add the butter and chocolate to the saucepan. Heat the mixture over a low temperature, stirring only until …
Saturday, April 23, 2011
The places and times for local services tomorrow.
Here are the places and times for Easter Sunday services happening around Norwood: Greater Grace Evangelical Church - Sunday, 10:30 a.m. First Church of Christ, Scientist - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. St. George's Orthodox Church - Agape Vespers, Sunday, 12:00 p.m. St. Timothy's Church - Sunday at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:15 a.m. First Congregational Church - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Emmanuel Lutheran Church - Sunday at 8:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. First Baptist Church - Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Trinity Community Church - Sunday, 9:30 a.m. United Church of Norwood - Sunday, 9:45 a.m. St. Catherine of Siena - Sunday at 7:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Healthy Easter eating tips that will be sure to make you hop!
The Easter holiday, like many other traditional holidays, is celebrated over a big meal. Whether you choose to indulge in savory ham, spit fire lamb, roasted chicken or skip right to the chocolate bunny, the calories can add up fast. However, this once a year holiday, should not be treated like a food crime scene. Patch spoke with Josh Heenan, certified strength and conditioning specialist. "People get all worked up around the holidays because of more temptation and less than stellar dietary choices," said Heenan. "If you practice eating a well balanced diet throughout the year, these splurges are something you should enjoy." Easter dinner in itself is actually a healthy meal, complete with vegetables, proteins and greens. Easter candy on …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Ideas on how and where to celebrate Easter Sunday.
Easter is fast approaching, so this week's Patch Picks highlights some ideas on where and how to spend the holiday. Each week, Norwood Patch is publishing "Patch Picks" - a column that highlights editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. This weekly feature provides lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids party places, parks and more. So Happy Easter, and be sure to check out these local options: Town-Wide Spring Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 23 at the Willett Early …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Where do you plan to celebrate Easter Sunday this year?
Each week, Norwood Patch is publishing "Patch Picks" - a column that highlights editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. This weekly feature provides lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids party places, parks and more. This week we're looking for any recommendations you might have to celebrate the Easter holiday - including, but not limited to, great recipes, local restaurants at which to celebrate, or even fun Easter-related games for the kids. Write your suggestions…