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Whole Wheat Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

My daughters had a hard time narrowing it down, but they chose these cinnamon sugar doughnut muffins as their favorite homemade muffin. Pretty high praise from some serious muffin-connoisseurs! These muffins are soft and just sweet enough, with a taste… Continue Reading →

Plan and Prepare a Red and Green Meal

We have been doing an activity Advent calendar for many years, and even though my girls are now 11 and 13, they still love this annual tradition. To keep this mama sane, most of the activities are super-easy, no-prep things,… Continue Reading →

Baked Brie Baguettes with Tomato and Basil

I’m always on the lookout for quick bite-sized snacks to share with the family or for a holiday party. These brie baguettes are just the right size to share for an upcoming White Elephant party I’m hosting next month! I’m… Continue Reading →

Whole Wheat Parmesan Pita Chips

Like many of you, I’m always on the lookout for filling, healthy snack ideas. Bonus points if the kids can make the snack themselves! Our whole family loves these whole wheat Parmesan pita chips, and they are so simple to… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: Parmesan Whole Wheat Croutons

My kids love croutons – do yours? Sometimes, I think they only agree to eat salad so they can load their bowls with crunchy croutons! I couldn’t believe we had never made our own croutons before. These Parmesan whole wheat… Continue Reading →

Cheese Straws, Two Ways!

I’m excited to introduce a new contributor to the Make and Takes team… Nina of Ambrosia. Please welcome Nina, sharing all sorts of fun recipes for us to enjoy. Take it away, Nina: We’re officially in the holiday season home stretch…just one… Continue Reading →

Crescent Roll Christmas Tree Treats

You can’t have the holidays without a few baked treats in the mix. We’re making fun and festive Crescent Roll Christmas Trees for a delicious dessert. These are a perfect treat to make as you decorate your Christmas tree or… Continue Reading →

Have a Slice of Chocolate Zucchini Bread

With the end of the harvest season near, I’ve been trying to snatch up the last of the produce from the farmer’s market before the frost sets in. Last weekend, with a chance of snow in the forecast, I gathered… Continue Reading →

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Banana bread is a comfort food. Sweet, dense, and full of bright flavor, the bread has a way of cheering people up and turning a bad day around. The scent of the baking bread infusing a home calms tempers and… Continue Reading →

Make Your Own Sourdough Start

Did you know you can make your own sourdough starter? I guess I always thought it had to be inherited from like 150 year old starts or something crazy like that. Turns out that’s totally not true! Thanks to this… Continue Reading →

Homemade Pretzels Straight From The Kitchen

I’ve heard tell of homemade pretzels before and now proof, it can be done! When I spotted this homemade pretzel recipe from Amanda’s Cookin’ at the Make and Take’s Spotlight, I knew it was a sign. I’m off to fire… Continue Reading →

Flaky Pumpkin Biscuits with Maple Cinnamon Butter

Sign me up for anything with pumpkin baked into it, especially if there’s maple syrup involved. My kids were going crazy over these biscuits. I’ve seen similar recipes, but I decided to use my favorite buttermilk biscuit recipe and tweak… Continue Reading →

Open Face Caprese Pesto Sandwiches

It may be fall, but we are still enjoying summer tomatoes and basil. Our basil plants are on fire. I can’t keep up! I made a big batch of pesto and have been putting it on everything, including this Open… Continue Reading →

Mango Chocolate Chip Bread

Mangoes were on sale and I went a little crazy. I have a hard time passing up a good deal. I used the mangoes to make my usual smoothies and salads, but I still had ripe mangoes to use. I decided to… Continue Reading →

Warning: Easy Recipe for Homemade Bread

And I’m not even kidding! Easiest. Recipe. Ever! Thanks to my sweet brother, Ramon, who recently came for a visit, I’ve finally learned to make this delicious recipe for homemade Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François…. Continue Reading →

Easy Garlic Bread Knots

I love homemade rolls, but sometimes I don’t have time to make them from scratch. When I am running short on time, but still want the taste of homemade rolls, I turn to Rhodes frozen rolls. They are easy to… Continue Reading →

Crescent Rolls with an M&M Surprise

At first thought, I might never have put this dessert together. But when I needed a sweet treat and all I had was a can of crescent roll dough and m&m’s, it just came together. And I have to say,… Continue Reading →

Sweet Crescent Roll Cornucopias

This yummy dessert roll is the perfect way to end a holiday feast. These cornucopias help represent the first Thanksgiving, filled with the bounty of harvest. And we’re making ours a sweet treat for after turkey dinner. Supplies for Sweet… Continue Reading →

Handmade Bread Basket Liner for Thanksgiving

This year we’re heading up to our Aunt and Uncle’s for Thanksgiving. I wanted to give them something fun for hosting us, so we’ve personalized a bread basket liner for Thanksgiving. These cute little turkey hands come from my 3… Continue Reading →

Banana Cinnamon Rolls that Will Knock Your Socks Off

I’m trying to eat a little healthier these days, but when you see something like this pop up from the screen, you have no choice but to give in, just for one day. Roasted Banana Cinnamon Rolls from the Picky… Continue Reading →

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