Recipes

Welcome to our Food & Recipes page. Here you'll quick and easy recipes, simple kitchen tips, and food crafts and activities for kids. Check out a few of our most popular posts here, or scroll down for the most recent projects.

Watermelon just screams summer to me! It’s the perfect summer fruit. Not only does it hit the spot on a hot day, but it’s one of the prettiest fruits out there! There have been a lot of cute watermelon crafts and recipes circling the web these days. I searched around and found 15 super awesome watermelon […]

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Grilled Brussels Sprouts

by Marie on July 16, 2014

Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time to grill! We’ve been barbecuing 3-4 times a week as I just can’t resist the ease and flavor of a grilled dinner. Whatever you might be cooking up, these grilled brussels sprouts are the perfect side dish to add to your meal. Place them on a skewer for a […]

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I found the most delicious looking dessert! My mouth is watering just looking at this cream cheese carrot cake trifle from Tastes of Lizzy T! This tasty trifle is simple to make and is perfect for feeding a lot of people! You could even layer this in little mason jars for everyone to have their […]

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Can you believe that it’s practically July already!  I know there’s about a week and a half left in June, but I can’t believe that we’re already halfway through the year and that the first month of summer is over!  I feel like summer’s only been here for a quick moment, and while I know […]

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Let’s talk about smores for a second. Do you love them as much as I do? Smores are probably 90% of the reason I go camping…is that bad? When I saw these soft and gooey loaded smores bars from Averie Cooks, I ran to my cupboards to see if I had all of the ingredients to […]

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It’s that time of year when strawberries from the garden are just begging to be picked, frozen, and blended into a delicious dessert! We’re baking a homemade graham cracker crust and topping it with a homemade strawberry ice cream… Bam! Just like that, summer is here! I’m partnering with Blendtec for today’s recipe. They sent me […]

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Lazy Summer Lunch Ideas

by Amy on June 4, 2014

This post could have been called ‘Encouraging Independence in the Kitchen’ or ‘Lunches Young Kids Can Make’, but let’s be honest – I am simply feeling lazy about fixing lunches now that summer vacation has hit our house! Here are some ideas that are working for us, and many of them do have the added […]

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Now that Memorial Day is behind us, it means summer is officially here!  Yay!  It may not technically be summer, if we want to be super accurate, but for all intents and purposes, it’s summer. Beaches are open, the weather is beautiful, and barbecues are starting to become a staple feature of our weekend plans. […]

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Let’s talk about donuts for a minute. I think we can all agree that donuts are not only delicious, but they are super trendy and all over the internet right now! National Doughnut Day is June 6th (best holiday ever??) and it is the perfect excuse to try out all of those donut recipes and craft […]

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These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies I found at the M&T Spotlight from Food Fanatic are screaming for me to make and bake! They might be the perfect after school treat to share with my kiddos after a long day at school. More cookies to make for a special treat:  Mango Chocolate Chip Cookies Healthy Cookie Dough Balls Pie […]

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My girls love make-your-own-meals, like taco night, oatmeal and toppings breakfast, or salad bar. Do your kids enjoy making personalized meals, too? Here’s a fun twist on pizza night that we have been enjoying at our house – made-to-order pizza pasta bowls. These are fun and easy to put together, perfect for a busy weekday […]

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Creating Cute Candy Houses

by Marie on April 30, 2014

How fun is it to have Dorothy back in a new animated movie coming out on May 9th called, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return! It’s a star-studded cast of amazing talent with super sweet adventures, and we’re creating cute candy houses to celebrate! Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by […]

Now that spring is well underway, it’s time to focus on another all-important and quickly approaching holiday…Mother’s Day! It may seem like it’s a long way off, but in reality, it’s only 2 1/2 weeks away! Now that that has been cleared up, it’s clearly time to start planning celebrations for our mamas. Mother’s Day […]

Have you ever made your own potato chips? They are the best. Super fun to make and you’ll be craving them at least once a week! Add a bowl of Marzetti® Dill Veggie Dip and you’re set for a Friday night par-tay! This dill dip is a great compliment to their salty goodness! Recipe for […]

When I was pregnant last year, my oldest daughter (age 10 at the time) decided she wanted to learn how to cook some meals on her own. She figured with a new baby in the house, I might need some help in the kitchen. (She was right!) We decided to practice a few slow cooker […]

Mmm…pork roast. This slow cooker pork roast that was found on the M&T Spotlight page is such a great alternative to chicken or beef. Amanda from Amanda’s Cookin’ tells us how to marinate this pork roast, throw it into the slow cooker, and then a few hours later dinner is ready! It’s a great dinner idea for […]

Coconut Macaroon Tartlets

by Nina on March 26, 2014

Spring is finally here! After what felt like an incredibly long winter, the season has finally changed, and I’m ready to embrace new spring flavors and treats. Or at least, I hope so. While it’s technically spring on paper, the weather seems like it hasn’t gotten the memo. It’s still a little too windy and […]

I love a good pita pocket sandwich. But I also love a good chicken caesar salad. So I thought it would be a winning combination to serve them both together, yum! I’ve partnered with Marzetti® to help make these extra special with their Simply Dressed® Caesar Salad Dressing. It’s perfectly paired with these pita pockets! Recipe for […]

Do you get tricked on April Fool’s Day or do you do the tricking? Either way, I’ve rounded up 13 tricks for an April Fool’s Day treats! These are silly, funny, and everyone involved will love it! 1. A Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Sundae: Martha Stewart shows us how to make this savory side dish […]

March is our favorite rainbow-spotting month! Whether you are planning a special St. Patrick’s Day meal or celebrating the coming of spring, a colorful rainbow-inspired meal is a fun way to cook alongside your kids. I can never bring myself to use oodles of food coloring in my kids’ meals, so I’m looking to the […]

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