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.

The Perfect Pies

by Marie on August 3, 2007

In the last year, I have loved making pies. There is something about a homemade pie that just makes you feel good. If I only had a large window sill to cool my fresh warm pie on, I would be complete. I love to make a Chicken Pot pie from scratch that is delicious, (thanks […]

Chocolate Strawberries

by Marie on July 30, 2007

Chocolate strawberries – the fine art of dessert making, a delicacy, or what I like to call, “Fancy Smancy”. They look like a dessert that should only be fit for a King. They are always the sweet treat that is ordered at an expensive hotel. But I will let you in on a little secret: you can make them yourself, and […]

Here Come the Zucchini

by Marie on July 17, 2007

When I planted my garden, I didn’t think it was a big deal to plant 3 zucchini plants. I love zucchini and I thought the more the better. Well, they grew big right away and I ended up pulling one of them to make room. The zucchini started to come slowly and I thought having […]

Apricot Leather

by Marie on July 7, 2007

At first, this title may sound like I am describing an orange pair of leather shoes. But I am definately not. Apricot Leather is a large fruit roll up. It’s made of yummy apricots, honey, and lemon juice. Then it gets dried in the sun. My mother has an apricot tree in her back yard […]

Ice Cream in a Baggie

by Marie on June 28, 2007

With summer here and the kiddies needing a cool treat, we made ice cream in a baggie. It is fun for all and a yummy snack. But wear gloves or your fingers will freeze. Ice Cream in a Baggie: 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup half and half 1 Tbsp sugar 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 1 […]

Summer Fruit Salad

by Marie on June 25, 2007

Actually, it can be made all year, not just for summer. It’s easy, fresh, and delicious. Oh, and healthy too, but who is caring about that! I make it for every get together and it’s a great side dish for anything. It is best when the fruit is in season and I tend to like […]

Cake Mix Cookies

by Marie on June 15, 2007

Cake Mix Cookies are the best cookies to make for any occasion, especially when you are short on time. They are delicious, easy to make, and always a BIG hit! I probably make these too much. Jordan is always begging for good ol’ fashioned chocolate chip cookies. I use the Toll House recipe for those. Cake Mix Cookies: […]

I love to grill. I have just discovered how easy it really is. Buy meat, dip meat sometimes, slab it on the grill, flip, and eat. So now that I know I can do this and it tastes good when I do, why would I cook any other way? I have been trying to get […]

Happy Campers

by Marie on May 29, 2007

We’re back and still dreaming of hot chocolate and smores (or shmores as I call them). We do not miss the rocks in the back (we need cots) or the falling branches from trees 50 feet high (5 campsites up got a few large branches in their RV – SCARY). Our trip started off at Grandma […]

I Heart Pancakes

by Marie on May 5, 2007

I love pancakes! We eat them for dinner atleast once a month. They are easy and delicious, and put a smile on your face. My son, Matthew, was begging for me to make them this week, so I documented it and will give you the best, most delicious pancake recipe out there.   This recipe […]

Yummy Everyday Food

by Marie on May 2, 2007

I love the magazine Everyday Food. Their magazine has PICTURES for every recipe, a must have. Everyday Food, if you don’t know, is a small branch off from Martha Stewart. They have also come out with a weekly Saturday TV show that is always recording on my DVR, PBS at 2:30pm. I was just watching one of […]

Easter is here and it is time for a delicious dessert. Here is our family’s famous recipe for Easter Lilies. They are a tradition and have to be made every year. They really look just like Lilies from a garden if done just right. Mine are not perfected. I have much practice to do until […]

Oobleck, the stuff kids dream about – getting messy. The name sounds fun, doesn’t it? I wrote earlier about Playdough, which is great, but Oobleck takes the cake. This substance is only made with 2 ingredients: water and cornstarch. Cornstarch is used in recipes to thicken sauces, but in Oobleck, it just never seems to […]

Calling All Crockpots!

by Marie on March 15, 2007

I have been wanting to collect Crockpot (slow cooker) Recipes forever! With a Crockpot, there are usually few ingredients, little prep, and Good Eats. I love cooking with a Crockpot, but I don’t have enough recipes. My crockpot is gathering too much dust and needs to get used for all those busy days. I have […]

I’m No Rachael Ray

by Marie on February 27, 2007

There is a good 10 year period in my life that I have no idea what food I ate or how I got it to my mouth. From the time I left my Mother’s nest of amazing home-cooked meals to now becoming the nesting mother in my house, it’s all a blur. I have to […]

Playdough Placemats

by Marie on February 23, 2007

If you know kids like mine, they could eat and sleep in playdough. Now if you are like me, you cringe when they ask to play with it. It gets everywhere, on the floor, in the carpet, in their clothes, in their mouth. But they love to play with it and it’s a very creative […]

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