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.

Looking for a refreshing drink to serve for Cinco de Mayo?  Look no further than Agua Fresca.  Agua Fresca means “fresh water” in Spanish and is made with fresh fruit, water and ice.  Sometimes a little sugar is added as needed. This is not a sugary, too-sweet, thick smoothie.  No.  It’s a thirst-quenching “ade” that […]

During the spring and summer months I love eating salads. I try to mix up the ingredients so I don’t get bored with the same old salad every day. One of my new favorite salads is spinach salad with mango, avocado, jicama, and pepitas. This salad is very refreshing and fun for spring and summer. […]

Saturday Spotlight: Easter

by Marie on April 16, 2011

Easter Sunday is just around the corner and there are so many great crafts and recipes to be shared. Check out these great make and take projects from over at the M&T Spotlight. *Next week I’ll be featuring your Passover projects. Whether you’ve got crafts or traditional recipes you’ll been making this week, share them […]

Guest post by Carina of The Jet Set What’s a tortilla? Something flat that you wrap around meat and beans? Hardly. A Spanish tortilla, a potato pancake, that is pretty much the national snack. It’s so simple. My childhood memories are of my abuela or mom tying aprons around their waists and using a paring […]

As I peeled and chopped the root veggies, I did feel like I was bidding Winter a good-bye. The sunshine was streaming through the window above my kitchen sink; outside the grass seemed to be getting greener with every passing minute. The only things left to remind me of Winter were the slight chill in […]

Last week I decided to go on a 7 day raw food diet, wanting to detox and cleanse my body to become healthier. For me, it started out as a way to lose a little weight and really watch what I was eating, but it did a lot more than that. It really helped me […]

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day, is also my favorite. That’s why I chose it as this week’s theme for today’s post. There are so many yummy breakfast recipes in this week’s M&T Spotlight, I had a hard time only choosing 6. *Next week, I’ll be featuring your DIY Pet Projects, so submit […]

Easy Garlic Bread Knots

by Two Peas on March 23, 2011

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 make and taste amazing. I recently used frozen Rhodes rolls to make Easy Garlic Knots. […]

This recipe for Sweet Chex Mix from This Week for Dinner is one of my all time favorite snacks. It’s almost too easy to make and can feed a large crowd, perfect for a party. I’ve added a little something extra to the mix for St. Patrick’s day, green m&ms. They are a perfect addition […]

Saturday Spotlight: Green

by Marie on March 11, 2011

The color green is alive and well on the M&T Spotlight. These crafts and recipes are the perfect shade of green and I’m happy to feature them. There are also some really fabulous rainbow crafts and recipes over there, so make sure to check them all out.*Next week I’ll be featuring projects with birds, so […]

Guest post by Alison of Ingredients Inc. Saint Patrick’s day is celebrated on March 17th, and my three kids always make sure they wear green clothing to school. This year, we will start off dinnertime with this healthy, easy and very simple Saint Patrick’s Day Fresh Herb Dip. It’s a great way to get the […]

Boy, oh, boy, do I need help in the side dish department. Our family eats a lot of main dishes and bread. That’s it. I’ve got to do better, getting in those veggies. So that’s why I dedicated this last week on the M&T Spotlight to submitting your side dishes and featuring 6 delicious recipes […]

I am feeling rather lazy in the kitchen these days.  The thought of a gourmet meal each night does sound dreamy…when someone else washes the dishes or does the actual cooking.  A lot of planning and thought goes into fancy meals.  Lately I’m just not up for it.  Spring is around the corner, and who […]

We’re getting really close to St. Patrick’s Day as March begins tomorrow and rainbows are forming everywhere to get ready for the gold! Last year we mixed up a Milk Rainbow Connection, so this year we’re trying it out with pudding. Supplies for Rainbow Pudding: vanilla pudding food coloring bowl glass 1. Mix up your […]

Saturday Spotlight: Cookies

by Marie on February 26, 2011

This week I’m featuring cookies from over at the M&T Spotlight and have found 6 delicious recipes to share. There were many submissions, so make sure to check them all out. *Next week I’ll be featuring side dishes, as I’m always on the lookout for more things to serve for dinner. Share what your family […]

I like to have oatmeal or cereal for breakfast, but sometimes it is nice to have a special treat. Usually, we save breakfast treats for the weekends, but I recently made Pear Muffins with Honey Oat Topping on a weekday to jump start our morning. The muffins are filled with diced pears and topped with […]

Here’s a few places I’ve been posting this week. Memory making, cute cookies for a baby shower, and smashing up our arts and crafts. I’m happy to share that I’m a leader of the new Blog Frog community, Memories in Motion by Pixorial. I’m numbered among some amazing women who will be leading discussions all […]

I just spotted this fabulous tutorial from over at the M&T Spotlight. Prudent Baby shows us all how to ice a cake in this fabulously detailed tutorial (I love me some detailed photos and instructions!) I might have to crack out the cake pans and spatulas this weekend.

When I was a fifth grader, my father would make a weekly trek to my school to teach my class the history of each of the past U.S. presidents.  Even now, I love reading and learning trivia about our present and former commander-in-chiefs. In honor of President’s Day this month, I thought it would be […]

Saturday Spotlight: Cupcakes

by Marie on January 29, 2011

Mmm, Mmm, Cupcakes! What fun submissions for cupcakes from the M&T Spotlight. I’m happy to share a few that stuck out to me, but please search over at the Spotlight to see all the yummy cupcakes shared! Next week is hearts, so if you’ve got a fun craft, project, or food item using hearts of […]
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