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.

Last week I introduced you to Avery’s Organization of Moms. Today, they’ve asked me to share my own organizing tip, submitting it to their Tip It Forward contest. They sent me some of their note tabs and I think they are my new best friends. There are so many great places to put these on, […]

I recently mentioned on my blog that I had 12 roma tomatoes that needed something to do. Two people suggested I roast the roma tomatoes in the oven. I was intrigued and decided to give it a go! I’m very glad I did…not only did my house smell like heaven for 5 or so hours, […]

This has got to be one of the most fun summer cakes I’ve ever seen. This Snorkeler Cake from Family Fun would be a hit at any summer party you have planned!

Guest post by Alison of Ingredients Inc. S’mores actually got its name from the phrase “some more”. This recipe for S’mores Milkshakes is as easy as can be, and you will definitely want more. Combine the classic s’more ingredients of chocolate ice cream, mixed with chocolate milk and top with roasted (or broiled) mini marshmallows, […]

I couldn’t be more please with how green and growing my vegetable garden is. I’m always amazed at how a tiny seed or little plant can grow and grow with just a little water, sun, and soil. Actually, we’ve had a really wet May, so my plants are extra bushy from all the rain and […]

You know summer is almost here when you start to see mango recipes pop up! This Mango Pico de Gallo from Our Best Bites looks good enough to eat without the chips!

Last week, I took our niece to the park for a picnic play date. I packed a basket filled with all of her favorite foods-turkey sandwich, grapes, carrots, and I even made her favorite dessert – rice crispy treats. She didn’t want to eat much at the park because she wanted to play, so we […]

This Key Lime Pie looks almost too pretty to eat. But Two Peas and Their Pod have given us a recipe that is almost too easy to make. If you’re a fan of pie, then this one should be on your list!

We all could use a little more time in our day, am I right? 5:00pm rolls around and I’m humming and hawing at what to cook for dinner. It takes a good 30-45 minutes to cook chicken, then there is prepping the lettuce and cutting up veggies. I only have 2 arms. As helpful as […]

I love to grow vegetables in my garden. I have 2 little 4×5 foot garden beds I made about 4 years ago and they’ve been providing me with fresh veggies each Summer. Last year I gave up one of the beds for a raspberry patch, leaving me with only one bed to grow vegetables. So […]

I’m trying to eat a little healthier these days, but when you see something like this pop up from the screen, you have no choice but to give in, just for one day. Roasted Banana Cinnamon Rolls from the Picky Palate. But there are bananas in them, that makes it better, right?!

If I let my husband decide on the dinner menu every night, he would choose pizza. He could eat pizza for every meal and never get sick of it. I like pizza, but not that much. We usually make pizza once a week. We try to mix things up with new crusts, toppings, and sauces. […]

I love taking kid’s projects and finding a way to make them edible. Today is no exception. Let’s grab our lab coats and head to the kitchen for some science fun! The kitchen holds great potential for science experiments with kids. Today’s experiment is simple – making whipped cream and butter – and it is […]

This dish could not be any simpler to make and it is oh so yummy! It has 3 of the best ingredients out there: chicken, pesto, and pasta. Oh wait, don’t forget the parmesan cheese!! Recipe for Chicken Pesto Pasta – makes 4 servings 3/4 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup pesto – in the summer […]

I love a good cupcake. The kind where by the last bite you need a glass of milk, the kind where it’s almost a meal in itself, or the kind where the cake is just as good as the frosting (sometimes that’s hard to do)! Below are a few yummy looking homemade cupcakes that I’m […]

We’ve graphed red and green Christmas M&Ms before, but today we’re tallying up all the different colors and flavors of Easter m&ms! With my son learning about tallying in 1st grade, I put him in charge of tallying our results on our graph. Supplies for M&M Graphing: graph paper – download this printable graph: Easter […]

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 […]

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