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.

Here I go again…more mini versions of things! Remember the pumpkin pie, meatloaf, and pop-up pancakes? Ya, I know, I can’t seem to get enough of the mini. And I’m sure there will be more mini things to come. Today’s new mini are brownies! These are the perfect little bite-sized treat. I’m not a fan […]

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. If you’ve been intimidated to make homemade bread, your store bought days are over. I […]

I normally don’t think of chili when I think of food I like to eat in the summer.  One day I was cleaning out my fridge and noticed I had all the makings of a delicious chili–cooked red kidney beans, red and green bell peppers, zucchini, corn, fresh cilantro, and green onions.  I threw it […]

Need a few extra projects for the 4th of July? Well, the M&T Spolight has got you covered. Here are a few highlights from this weeks picks. **Next week I’ll be featuring Birthday Parties, so link up your best birthday ideas over at Spotlight. American Flag Cake Patriotic Paper Wreath Patriotic Cookie Pizza 4th of […]

Summer is here and it is hot, hot, hot! I wish I could lounge at the pool every day to cool off, but unfortunately I have work and other things to do:( Instead, I cool off by making smoothies. My favorite summer time smoothie is this Pineapple, Banana, and Coconut Smoothie. This tropical smoothie is […]

There is so much yummy fruit in season right now, we’ve been loving the weekend farmer’s market. And now with all the great submissions this week over at the M&T Spotlight, we’ve got the recipes. Here’s a few of my favorites. **Next week I’ll be featuring all your red, white, and blue crafts and recipes. […]

The 4th of July is approaching and our family is getting ready to decorate and celebrate. Here are a few of the fun holiday inspired projects we’ve created at Make and Takes in the past. **With each of these crafts, you could change up the colors to celebrate other countries and cultures. 1. Red, White, […]

I’ve been on a mushroom kick lately. I’m a big fan of the portabella mushroom and I’ve recently found them in baby size at Costco. They are the perfect size for stuffing, so I came up with this healthy version of a stuffed mushroom. Recipe Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushroom 25 portabella mushrooms 1/4 cup diced […]

I used to be funny. No seriously, when I was chunkier, single and a lot more self deprecating – you might have even said I was “a hoot.” (For proof, I dare you to check out this little ditty). But there’s nothing really humorous about a declining planet. And somehow, when I slip into Save-the-Planet-Mode, I […]

I remember when my mom would make Lemon Bars for parties. It was hard to wait for the gooey filling to cool enough to cut them into bars. Sometimes if I was lucky she’d let me sprinkle them with powdered sugar and I’d try my best not to get it all over the place.  My […]

It is the end of the school year and I am sure the kids are getting anxious for summer vacation. To help them survive the end of the year, make them a special after school treat, Reese’s Pieces Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies. Peanut butter lovers will go crazy for these cookies. The peanut butter cookies […]

Recently I went looking online for a way to make homemade tortillas. You Tube has a lot of great videos on how to make them, most use about the same method. I’ve included my personal recipe below, but I still suggest watching one of the videos to get a better feel for it. I really […]

Spring might be my favorite season as after a long winter, out pops spring, ready to show off it’s colors. Well, we’ve got 6 lovely spring ideas that have popped up over at the M&T Spotlight and I’m happy to share these bright and cheery projects. *Next week I’ll be featuring Gardening projects. So submit […]

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 […]
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