Category: Holidays

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25 Festive Cocktails For Your Christmas and New Year’s Celebrations

Cocktail Recipes (Alcoholic or Not) To Accompany Your Festive Dinners Another year past deserves recognition in the form of a celebratory dinner, and no Christmas or New Year feast would be buoyant enough without a unique festive cocktail (be it alcoholic or not) to accompany the bountiful festive menu you have worked so hard to prepare! This post may contain affiliate links, which means I will receive a commission if you purchase through my links at no extra cost to you. Please read the full disclosure for more information. Thank you! The end of the year is when we gather to celebrate...

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13 Quirky Treats For a Spooky Halloween Party

Why Do We Really Celebrate Halloween? This post may contain affiliate links, which means I will receive a commission if you purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. Please read the full disclosure for more information. Thank you! A while ago, I wrote a post about why, how, and when humans celebrate Halloween and take the time to cook and bake all sorts of quirky treats meant to symbolise the meaning of the scariest holiday of the year. What shocked me the most in my research for that article was the insane amount of cash globally spent on this...

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30 Kid-Friendly Recipes Fun To Make and Eat

Celebrate International Children’s Day With Fun and Healthy Foods Each summer, the first day of June was a massive deal for me throughout my childhood years. International Children’s Day was and still is celebrated in Romania with a big bang, live shows, all sorts of activities, gifts and lots of love for the little ones. This post may contain affiliate links, which means I will receive a commission if you purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. Please read the full disclosure for more information. Thank you! I know the world celebrates on different occasions, but to be honest,...

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Why Do Christians Celebrate Easter On Different Occasions?

Why is Orthodox Easter celebrated at a different date than Catholic Easter? Well, it is almost impossible to grasp the intricacies of a two-thousand-year-old religion, especially when there is so much controversy around it. There is an ocean of written information for those interested in more profound diggings, but I will attempt a simplified explanation. Christianity is not the first monotheistic religion. Allegedly, Zoroastrianism seems to be about 12.000 years old and had lasted a few thousand years (even until today in some areas). In contrast, Akhenaten’s attempt to impose a monotheistic religion by instating Ra as the sun god...

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How to Make a Fluffy Easter Bunny Cake

Chocolate and Mascarpone Easter Cake There is great fun for kids of all ages (going up to 45!) to pinch chocolate eggs and cut a chunk of this fluffy looking Easter bunny cake! I speak from personal experience. For a long time, I searched online for a bunny-shaped cooking mould. As I am a bit picky and hard to impress with the available offers, I decide to ditch wasting time and make my own shape. An A4 paper, a pair of scissors and a rectangular baking mould readily available made for the trouble of ordering online and waiting a couple...

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Traditional Easter Foods For A Special Celebration

What is on Your Easter Table? Easter is the Christian celebration of Jesus’ resurrection three days after his horrific killing by human fellows. Chronologically (according to the Bible), Easter or Passover in Hebrew has been celebrated 1500 years before Jesus’ time, since the Israelites’ liberation from Egypt. Etymologically, the Latin word for Easter – Pascha, of Aramaic origins – is at the base of the names for this religious holiday in all Latin languages today (Paşte in Romanian, Pasqua in Italian, Pâques in French, Pascua in Spanish and Páscoa in Portuguese.) The English word is newer and has Anglo-Saxon roots...

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Easter Pasca: A Traditional Cake for A Special Occasion

The Romanian Traditional Recipe Pasca is a specific Romanian Easter cake filled with sweet cheese and raisins. The recipe consists of a basic Romanian cozonac dough or the Italian version of it, Panettone, with added sweet cheese filling.  Pasca has a deep religious symbolism that revolves around Jesus’ resurrection. The name of the cake itself has prehistoric roots. In the past two millennia, it has been associated with the Christian feast that commemorates the miracle of resurrection. Pasqua in Italian means Easter, and derivates of the word mean the same thing in all Latin languages. In Romanian it would be...

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How To Make Homemade Chocolate From Scratch

The Best Chocolate Is Always Homemade! Homemade chocolate is the most delicious treat mom used to make when I was a child. Using simple ingredients and requiring little time and effort, homemade chocolate is easy to make from scratch, and the taste is divine! The velvety softness and aromas will make you fall in love with it and prefer it over the classical bars, guaranteed! This post may contain affiliate links, which means I will receive a commission if you purchase through my links at no extra cost to you. Please read the full disclosure for more information. Thank you! Mom always...

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Valentine’s Day. Why and How Do We Celebrate It?

Why Do We Celebrate Valentine’s Day? The world celebrates Valentine’s Day – the winter holiday of love – as a religious remembering of St Valentine, a Roman priest that married couples against Emperor Claudius’ order. Claudius was involved in endless wars with the enemies of the largest ancient empire and needed soldiers. In his vision, a soldier who had a wife and family was not reliable. So he declared marriage illegal. Valentine, a young priest in Umbria (Umbri, in Roman times), cared more about young love than he cared about an emperor’s orders and kept marrying couples secretly. In the...

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Easy to Make Oatmeal Pancakes: A Healthy Breakfast for Your Sweetheart

A Special Breakfast for A Special Occasion How does spoiling your loved ones with flourless, refined sugar-free and fruity oatmeal pancakes sound? If not often – on special occasions, such as a birthday, Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day? But we do love to spoil the ones we love, from young to old, and don’t even need special days for it! Whenever you feel like showing your love on a healthy plate, this breakfast recipe will do just that. Be assured that the beneficiary will appreciate and enjoy your effort! Healthy oatmeal pancakes are an excellent substitute for getting out of...

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