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I’m happy to introduce a new contributor to Make and Takes. Maria is here from Two Peas in Their Pod and will be sharing something yummy with us once a month. Welcome, Maria! I am thrilled to be a part of the Make and Takes team. I am looking forward to sharing some of my […]

After we filled our Spring bucket with colored green rice, we filled it with some yummy Easter candy made into lollipop flowers. Don’t you just love the idea of edible flowers?! Supplies for Easter Candy Lollipop Flowers: Springtime Bucket lollipop sticks – any size Easter candy – Reese’s peanut butter cups and eggs, Jet Puff […]

Kid’s Crafts for Easter

by Marie on March 18, 2010

Here’s a few fun Easter kids crafts and yummy treats we’ve made in the past. They’ll be sure to help you celebrate this Springtime holiday! Crushed Egg Shell Art ~~~ Growing Easter Grass in Egg Carton Baskets ~~~ Marshmallow Easter Bunny Treat ~~~ Teaching the Meaning of Easter ~~~ Stuffed Fabric Easter Egg

You know I like to dip things in chocolate, marshmallows, ice cream, pretzels, and candy canes. Well, these Peeps were just asking for it! And they were delicious! Supplies for Chocolate Dipped Easter Peeps: chocolate to melt Easter Peeps lollipop sticks wax paper plate or tray To melt your chocolate, place it in a microwave […]

These simple rainbow cookies are colorful and bright. Who wouldn’t want their day cheered up with a plate full of these?! We used the Cake Mix Cookie recipe with a yellow cake mix, and added in 1 1/2 cups of m&ms for the burst of color. You could make these with any basic chocolate chip […]

Pesto with Sun Dried Tomatoes

by Lindsey on February 24, 2010

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for it to be summer. I miss my garden and my tomatoes and the sun.   Solution: sun dried tomatoes.  They pack a punch of flavor that gets me by until it warms up again. By now, I’m sure everyone has heard of and probably tried these […]

Yay for the Olympics! It’s been a fun week of Winter Olympic Crafts, and now it’s time to award medals to our winners! We’re awarding tasty medals to the athletes for their efforts in this week’s games! For one event, I placed a donut Gold medal on the winner! I looped a piece of yard […]

My 5-year-old daughter Cate loves cooking. She also loves eating chocolate. And, more than anything, she loves doing art projects! Coloring, cutting, painting, pasting…if there’s paper involved, she’s there. So I decided to combine all these favorites into a fun school vacation-week activity…stenciling designs with powdered sugar on brownies! The day before we made the […]

The Winter Olympics are here, and as part of this week’s Winter Olympic Games for Kids series, we started things off by lighting our Ice Cream Cone Torches! With sugar cones filled with orange sherbet flames, it’s the perfect treat to get us off on the right foot! However, these torches won’t be lit for […]

Mini Ice Cream Sundae Candies

by Heather on February 11, 2010

If your kids like miniature stuff as much as I do, uh mine do, they’ll love these mini ice cream sundae candies. They’d be a fun ending to a miniature food meal (make mini hamburgers, serve mini corns, and drinks in tiny plastic shot glasses or Dixie cups). Or just serve the mini ice cream […]

So absolutely glorious! Thanks to Fahrenheit 350 for sharing the recipe! Head on over to get your chocolate on!

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?! Well, here’s some yummy tailgating snacks to help round up the football fans! Citrus Guacamole by Recipe Girl (pictured above, yum!) Cheesy Spinach Bacon Dip by A Southern Fairytale Crab Stuffed Mushrooms by Furey and the Feast Teeny Tiny Tacos by Time in the Kitchen Here’s a few more […]

I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday again. Come see how I’m making a yummy Valentine Vanilla Pudding Pie for dessert!

I love Valentine’s Day. Can you tell? There’s so many fun crafts, treats, and activities to be had. Here’s a fun after-school snack we made with our toast. Supplies for Heart Shaped Toast: one slice of bread butter heart shaped cookie cutter topping: sugar, cinnamon, or jam Toast your bread and butter it. Place on […]

This sweet and savory popcorn will have your sweetheart begging for more. It’s got all the things you love, a perfect combination: popcorn, chocolate, and m&ms! Supplies for White Chocolate Popcorn: 8 cups popped popcorn Homemade Microwave Popcorn Recipe 1 cup melted white chocolate 1 cup m&m candies large mixing bowl spoons First, pop your […]

Here’s a few fun Valentine’s day crafts, recipes, and projects we’ve done in the past here at Make and Takes. Hopefully it will give you some ideas for a classroom party, treats for your children’s friends, or even a love note ideas you can give to your Valentine! Valentine Tic Tac Toe ~~~~ Stitching Hearts […]

Guest Post by Lisa of Petit Appetit Happy Chinese New Year!  2010 ushers in the Year of the Tiger (no, really), which also happens to be on February 14th this year.  Like Christmas the celebration is an entire season (so you still have time for Valentine treats too).  The festival traditionally begins on the first […]

We’re dipping jelly hearts and fun Valentine marshmallows in chocolate. They’re easy to dip and fun to eat. Once you’ve been shot by these Valentine arrows, you’ll be in love. Supplies for Chocolate Dipped Hearts: heart jellies and heart shaped marshmallows melted chocolate bowls, spoon wax paper party toothpicks with cellophane frills plastic baggie sprinkles […]

Today it’s all about eating your craft! This week I decided it would be fun to make edible playdough with my girls. There are many different kinds out there, but the peanut butter varieties really caught my interest.  There are a myriad of Peanut Butter Playdough recipes, so I picked the two that sounded best […]

I’m not sure about you, but where I live, it’s cooooooold. I’m needing some yummy soup recipes to keep me warm. Here’s some winter sippin’ soups I’ve found that are helping thaw us out on a cold snowy day. Taco Soup Ole’ by Make and Takes (pictured above) Baked Potato Soup by Good Life Eats […]

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