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Aug 142012
The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa

Each day of Kwanzaa concentrates on one of these principles. umoha (oo-MO-jah): unity “a commitment to the practice of togetherness both within the family and in our communities” ====== ============ kujichagulia (koo-jee-cha-goo-LEE-ah): self determination “the interest of developing and patterning our lives and images after ourselves instead of having it done for us” ====== ====== […]

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Aug 142012
The Seven Symbols of Kwanzaa

mkeka (mm-KEH-ah) a woven mat, symbolic of black history, typically the other symbols are place upon the mkeka mazao (mah-ZAH-oh) fruits and vegetables symbolic of the harvest kinara (kee-NAH-rah) a candleholder, symbolic of the history and people who died in Africa many years ago mishumaa saba (mee-SHOO-mah SAH-bah) the seven candles, representing the seven principles […]

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Aug 142012

skill level: easiest cost: under $5 craft time: 20 minutes This game originated in Africa. It is loads of fun and “board” is easy to make. cardboard egg carton (dozen egg size) 2 tuna cans, washed, rinsed, and dry craft paints, in preferred colors 48 marbles, beads or beans Paint egg carton, inside and out, […]

 August 14, 2012  Posted by at 12:00 pm Crafts Comments Off on Mancala Gameboard
Aug 142012
Kwanzaa Placemat

skill level: easiest cost: under $5 craft time: 15 minutes construction paper: black, red and green tape clear contact paper Cut black construction paper into 10 strips measuring 24″ x 2″. Lie them side by side; use a long piece of tape to secure at the top. Cut red construction paper into 6 strips measuring […]

 August 14, 2012  Posted by at 11:58 am Crafts Comments Off on Kwanzaa Placemat
Aug 142012

skill level: easy cost: $5-$20 craft time: 30 minutes 7 votive glass candle holders frosted glass spray in red, green and black 7 votive candles large round dish small artificial fruit and vegetables small artificial flowers Spray the outside of 3 votive glass candle holds with red paint. Spray the outside of 3 votive glass […]

 August 14, 2012  Posted by at 11:57 am Crafts Comments Off on Kinara Glass Centerpiece
Aug 142012
Corn Pin

This is a cute pin made from fun foam. skill level: easy cost: under $5 craft time: 15 minutes fun foam in yellow and green markers jewelry back pin click here to get the pattern Cut out corn pieces in respective colors. Glue the husk on top of the kernels. With makers add the details, […]

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Aug 142012

Create your own beautiful batik painting with wax, canvas and an old iron. skill level: advanced cost: $5-$20 craft time: 1 hour or more Batik is part of the history of many African tribes. The tribes use different materials, cassava paste is used by a tribe in Southern Nigeria and the tribes in Senegal use […]

 August 14, 2012  Posted by at 11:54 am Crafts Comments Off on Batik Painting
Aug 132012

9″ pie shell, baked 2 cups sweet potatoes, (cooked or canned and drained) 4 tablespoons melted butter or margarine 3 eggs 1 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cups buttermilk or milk 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup chopped pecans Preheat oven to 325F. Mash sweet potatoes with butter until smooth. […]

 August 13, 2012  Posted by at 4:06 pm Desserts Comments Off on Sweet Potato Pie
Aug 132012

serves 8 1/2 cup butter 1 onion, minced 1/2 green bell pepper, diced 2 cups sliced okra (or 10 ounces frozen) 2 tomatoes, chopped red pepper to taste salt & black pepper to taste Melt butter in saucepan. Add onion and bell pepper and saut over medium heat until softened. Add okra and tomatoes and […]

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Aug 132012

3 1/3 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 3 cups sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoons nutmeg 3/4 cup oil 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups grated zucchini 2/3 cup water Combine the dry ingredients. Beat in the oil, water, and the eggs until batter is smooth. Fold in the zucchini. Pour […]

 August 13, 2012  Posted by at 4:04 pm Side Dishes Comments Off on Zucchini Bread