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Traditional Easter Bread – Ukrainian Paska Recipe

Easter is one of my favorite holidays, because of its rich traditions. One of these is the blessing of a basket of special foods which becomes the Easter Sunday brunch, being the first meat meal, after a strict fast on Good Friday and Saturday. One of the special foods in that basket is a round shaped Easter Bread, called Paska in Ukrainian, or Babka in Polish. The top of this bread is elaborately decorated with fancy dough ornaments, having a cross as the central motif. Here is my family Paska recipe, which makes two large loaves, or several small ones.

Baby Sprinkle Party – Fun Craft Activity

Spring is a very popular season for baby showers, but his time I attended a Baby Sprinkle Party.
Baby showers are usually hosted for the First Born child, since the new parents are starting from scratch, and get overwhelmed by how many different things this little person will need almost immediately after its arrival.
In the past Baby Shower was the only time the new parents were showered with substantial baby gifts.  However nowadays the second born, especially if it’s of a different gender, also is lucky to receive some smaller gifts through a Baby Sprinkle party.

Baby Shower – Diaper Cakes and Craft Ideas

Baby showers are a lot of fun to prepare and to attend.  These are such happy moments not only for the new parents, but also for all the guests.
This post should have taken place a little sooner…like 2 years ago……but I am sure you will enjoy it now as much as you would have then…..:-)
I will share many pictures of diaper cakes prepared for this occasion, as well as some really fun craft ideas to experiment with at such occasions.