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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.

I’m starting to feature some Spotlight submissions each week, as you all have such great make and take ideas yourselves! This week is Snowmen! Here are 5 fabulous ideas found over at Spotlight. If you’d like the chance to be featured, submit your posts over at Spotlight, next week’s theme is snowflakes. Snowman Treats by […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Bark

by Two Peas on December 22, 2010

I have been baking up a storm the entire month of December, one of the many reasons I love this time of year. I have made cookies, candies, breads, cake, etc. but I am not finished yet. I am still making last minute treats to give out as gifts to neighbors, friends, and family. I […]

It’s citrus season. That means I try to sneak orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit into recipes whenever possible. Know what goes perfectly with orange? Fennel. You may see it labeled as anise in the grocery store. It’s that celery-looking veg with verdant fronds reminiscent of dill. Now if you don’t like anise or black licorice, […]

Crushed up peppermint candies can be added to almost any sweet treat, especially those of the chocolate kind. I’ve recently made a batch of crushed up peppermint candy canes to add to a few yummy holiday treats. I used my blender to get it crushed up really fine, but placing peppermint candies in a sealed […]

We are happy to be launching our new Spotlight page here at Make and Takes. Wahoo! We’ve been working hard on getting it set up over the last several months and it’s ready to go! Say hello to… Spotlight. I wanted to create a place where people could be featured, shared and spotlighted. I receive […]

Guest Post from Georgia of The Comfort of Cooking When it comes to holiday gift-giving, we all run out of creativity after a while. Dad doesn’t need another tie. Mom has enough bottles of perfume. However, a gift from your heart that can be easily mixed up in your kitchen is both an affordable and […]

The holidays bring lots of sweets and treats, those diets will just have to wait. Here are a few yummy sweets and treats we’ve made in the past that are perfect for this time of year. What cookies, candy, and chocolate are you making this season? M&M Taste Testing – graph your favorite flavor of […]

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Are you ready? I am sure most of you have your menus finalized by now, but in case you forgot to include a salad, I have an easy and delicious recipe to share. This roasted butternut squash salad is one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. I make it every year and […]

Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchies

by Two Peas on October 20, 2010

I go pumpkin crazy every fall. I can’t help myself. There are so many fantastic pumpkin recipes to fit in. My new favorite pumpkin cookies are Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchies. These pumpkin cookies are moist, loaded with spices, oats, and butterscotch chips. If you haven’t experienced pumpkin and butterscotch together-you are in for a real treat. […]

These little jack o’ lantern lollipops are just the treat to give to your own little ghosts and ghouls! Kids can have fun dipping and decorating each pumpkin’s lollipop face, making them come alive. Supplies for Pumpkin Cookie Lollipops: Creme filled cookies – double stuf works best Lollipop sticks – any size length white chocolate, […]

Update on My Square Foot Garden

by Marie on September 13, 2010

We’ve just about wrapped up our vegetable garden for this summer season. I’ve loved having a square foot garden, growing veggies right in my backyard. There’s just something different and yummy about growing your own food, as well as a sense of accomplishment. I really think I was able to maximize my garden space with […]

Even though I didn’t grow my own zucchini this year, doesn’t mean I didn’t benefit from almost everyone else around me. So we’ve been getting creative with our zucchini supply, cooking it all kinds of ways. I recently made some really yummy Fried Zucchini that went as a great side dish with our Chicken Pesto […]

Are you a dipper? Do you dip your cookies in milk? Some think it makes it soggy. Some think it adds extra flavor. I’m in between. Sometimes I want to eat the cookie just for the cookie, but other times, a good drench in milk can bring it to life. Along those lines, here’s a […]

I couldn’t resist sharing a few tasty finds I’ve stumbled across. There is some great cooking information and delicious recipes, see below! Do you have any fabulous finds to share? Oh, oh, oh! This Honey Apple Peanut Butter Tart by Picky Palate couldn’t be more inviting (pictured above). Other than a quick trip to the […]

I can’t believe August is almost over, we’re so close to saying goodbye to Summer. So here’s a few recipes for any last minute BBQ’s you might be having before the Summer is over. Time to fire up the grill at least one more time! Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Quesadillas by The Pioneer Woman (pictured […]

The beginning of the school year can be rough for children and parents. It is hard adjusting to a new schedule. The sound of the early morning alarm is never a great way to wake up:) Eating a delicious breakfast can help though. Here are a few breakfast recipes that the entire family will enjoy. […]

I love to freeze fruit during the best part of it’s season. This helps it last a few more months. We use frozen fruit for all kinds of things, freezer jam, smoothies, or fruit pies. And with my Mom’s giant raspberry patch, here’s how I make those red jewels last as long as I can! […]

Ever since I saw a Blendtec blender in action at a local event, they really blended a rake in front of my very own eyes, I’ve been dying to get my hands on one of these. So I was thrilled when they sent me one to try. And can I just tell you, I’ve used […]

Maybe you’ve got a craving for some cherry pie, or is it apple, maybe it’s pumpkin! Well, you can satisfy all these cravings with this one MONSTER dessert by Charles Phoenix called the CherPumPle! I know. It’s crazy. Crazy enough that I can’t wait to try it!! I don’t know if I’ll go as far […]

Homemade BBQ Sauce

by Lindsey on August 4, 2010

Let’s talk about BBQ sauce. If you are picky like my family, you have a hard time finding a bottled sauce that tastes just like you want it to. A good sauce is paramount for a successful BBQ. Really, it is. One day I casually flipped through one of my favorite cookbooks, The Joy of […]

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