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Orange Chicken with Broccoli – Weight Watchers Recipe

I successfully completed Phase II of the Fat Smash Diet, and am hoping that some of you have joined me on this mission.

Wishing you success on your journey to healthful life style…:-)

Since many of the Weight Watchers recipes are suitable for Phase III of the Fat Smash Diet, I am sharing some of the ones I tested and loved.

Ukrainian Traditional Easter Basket – Special Food and Symbolism

The Easter Basket of special foods (described below) is arranged on Holy Saturday and taken to church, where a special blessing ceremony with prayers and sprinkling with Holy Water, is performed by the parish priest. The blessed food is served on Easter Sunday Brunch, once the fast is broken after the morning Easter Liturgy.

Delicious Passover Recipes – Tested and Loved

I have some wonderful Jewish friends who are getting ready to celebrate the Passover Holiday.

I have previously prepared and posted several Passover recipes, but today I am providing pictures and links, for your convenience.

Ukrainian Easter Egg (Pysanka) – Tradition And Design

Our family celebrates spring with preparations for Easter Sunday Holiday and decorating of Easter Eggs. There are many ways to decorate eggs, such us coloring them with edible dyes in all different pastel colors, placing colorful stickers, beads, ribbons, etc. on eggs, drawing designs with markers, etc. There is also a very intricate egg decorating style, which I will introduce you to, and that is the Ukrainian Easter Egg, Pysanka, design.

My parents were my first mentors, and story tellers, about this old tradition, which was very popular in their native countries, Ukraine and Poland, and continues to thrive in the Diaspora