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Hot Chocolate on a Stick

As with most of us, each year I need to come up with some sort of treat or gift to give to friends, teachers and co-workers. This year I am beyond excited about what we’ve put together…Hot Chocolate on a… Continue Reading →

The Great “Healthy” Brownie Experiment

Or aka, “Why You Shouldn’t Trust Oprah.” Read on. I recently did a call for recipes on my food blog, asking people to share their favorite recipes using beans. A lovely reader named Anne shared a very simple and intriguing… Continue Reading →

My Favorite Way to Cook Vegetables

Cooking for me is about three things. 1) I like to feed my family healthy food, with as little processed products as possible. 2) I like our food to taste good. And 3) I need to be able to cook… Continue Reading →

Homemade Roasted Roma Tomatoes

I recently mentioned on my blog that I had 12 roma tomatoes that needed something to do. Two people suggested I roast the roma tomatoes in the oven. I was intrigued and decided to give it a go! I’m very… Continue Reading →

Edible Science Experiment: Making Butter & Whipped Cream

I love taking kid’s projects and finding a way to make them edible. Today is no exception. Let’s grab our lab coats and head to the kitchen for some science fun! The kitchen holds great potential for science experiments with… Continue Reading →

Creating Art with Stenciled Brownies

My 5-year-old daughter Cate loves cooking. She also loves eating chocolate. And, more than anything, she loves doing art projects! Coloring, cutting, painting, pasting…if there’s paper involved, she’s there. So I decided to combine all these favorites into a fun… Continue Reading →

Edible Playdough You Will WANT to Eat!

Today it’s all about eating your craft! This week I decided it would be fun to make edible playdough with my girls. There are many different kinds out there, but the peanut butter varieties really caught my interest.┬á There are… Continue Reading →

Homemade Marshmallows, a Fun Holiday Treat!

The Maynard holiday gift this year was homemade vanilla hot chocolate. I decided to make homemade marshmallows to go with the hot chocolate because it sounded yummy and, more importantly, I needed to do something ├╝bercool for this Make &… Continue Reading →

The Joys of Meal Planning with Kids

I am currently experiencing two issues with my daughter that I’m sure many parents can relate to. #1: She HATES going grocery shopping with me. This is pretty annoying seeing as how she HAS to go grocery shopping with me,… Continue Reading →

Fun with Edible Nasturtiums

Looking for something fun, edible and unusual to do with your kids? Look no further! Plant {and eat!!} nasturtiums! This summer Cate and I planted nasturtium seeds in our planter boxes, as suggested by my fabulous landscape architect friend. There… Continue Reading →

Meal Planning Tip: Be a Restaurant Copycat

Next time you’re stuck for a dinner idea, grab a take-out menu from your favorite restaurant. But not for the reason you think…nope, you’re not ordering your food, you’re going to create a recipe! Coming up with WHAT to cook… Continue Reading →

Fun Summer Dessert: Watermelon Pie

One of my summertime childhood memories is eating the yummy watermelon sherbet dessert at Friendly’s restaurant. I loved it, so I decided to try to replicate this dessert for my own kids’ summertime memories! I made some “watermelon pie” for… Continue Reading →

Adventures in Tray Freezing

I’m so happy to introduce you to another Make and Takes regular contributor! Jane from This Week For Dinner will be with us every 3rd Wednesday! She’s got fabulous tips and tricks for the kitchen, and always giving me great… Continue Reading →

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