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.

I’m not one to trade flavor for low-fat, but with this curried chicken salad from Cookin’ Canuck I found at the Make and Takes Spotlight, I don’t think I have to. Can’t wait to give it a go! More Yum Fun In The Kitchen Below: Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie-Kid Friendly! Slow Cooker Roasted Vegetable […]

Swing into salad season with this yummy chicken, black bean, radish and avocado salad from Kalyn’s Kitchen I found over at the M&T Spotlight. Add in some lime and cilantro and it sounds pretty much like a bite of yummy heaven! More salad inspiration found here: Cold rice noodle salad with creamy tahini dressing Healthy […]

I love a good food blog, don’t you? They are not only fun to look at, all those drooling delicious pictures, there are really good must-try recipes! I recently went to an event with Dole Salads and met a few fabulous foodies. I’m head over heels for their amazing blogs. You must follow them too. And […]

Sunday brunch is a well honored tradition in my household. Among the rotation of pancakes and hash browns is an often requested spread consisting of waffles and fruit with a side of sausage. When brunch rolled around this week, I began cooking up our favored meal. After the sausage was cooked and the waffle iron […]

Do your kids love dipping? Mine sure do! From our standard veggies with ranch to a more decadent chocolate fondue dessert, my girls are always game for a snack with a dip. Here is a tasty and simple chocolate yogurt dip that kids can whip up on their own – and it’s healthy enough to […]

I’m thrilled to welcome a new member to the Make and Takes team. Say hello to Kristin of the Pastry Affair. She’ll be here once a month sharing amazingly delicious recipes!! With Mother’s Day around the corner, I’ve been spending time in the kitchen testing out recipes to surprise my mother with on her special […]

Summer is on it’s way. Can you feel it? Even here in Seattle we are seeing some sun. So I say it’s time to plan a backyard party, maybe even potluck style. If that’s the case with you, I’ve got a super simple summer pasta salad perfect for a crowd. All it takes is a little […]

Summer is a-comin’, and you know what that means? I’m always on a big push to eat healthier and get this body into summer swimsuit shape! I’m actually hosting a “biggest loser contest” with my family – siblings, cousins, etc. So I’m on the road to kick it up a notch -  I’ve got to win […]

I’ve been adding to my meat-free recipe collection and can’t wait to try this Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie from Food Fanatic I came across at the Make and Takes Spotlight. Comfort food never looked so good! More tasty vegetarian recipes below: Stuffed Zucchini Creamed Polenta With White Beans And Spinach Braised Kale With Toasted Bread Crumbs […]

Did you know you can make your own sourdough starter? I guess I always thought it had to be inherited from like 150 year old starts or something crazy like that. Turns out that’s totally not true! Thanks to this sourdough starter guide and tutorial from Food Fanatic I found at the Make and Takes […]

I’ve heard tell of homemade pretzels before and now proof, it can be done! When I spotted this homemade pretzel recipe from Amanda’s Cookin’ at the Make and Take’s Spotlight, I knew it was a sign. I’m off to fire up my oven! Can’t live without your carbs? Check out these links below: Open face […]

My girls love to help prepare meals for the family. From mixing batter to tearing lettuce to scrambling eggs, they are always eager to learn a new skill or master a new recipe. We have a number of kids’ cookbooks, but our favorite by far is the adorable (and delicious) Honest Pretzels by Mollie Katzen. […]

I don’t care much for mayo-based potato salads. While I like a creamy dressing, the mayo feels a bit too heavy to me. So usually I opt for a salad more along the lines of a German potato salad made with an herb vinaigrette. Think of this as a healthified potato salad–but one that doesn’t […]

Have you ever made your own bath bombs? I’m dying to give it a go. I think I’ll give this tutorial from Idlewife I found at the Make and Take Spotlight a try, looks pretty easy to me! Pamper yourself with more of these DIY bath time goodies: Fizzy bath bomb cupcakes Homemade bath salts, […]

Citrus is in season so I guess that means lemon bars, right? This recipe from Pip & Ebby jumped out at me over at the Make and Takes Spotlight and I can’t wait to give it a try! More fun with citrus below: Meyer Lemon Curd How to create a really great green salad Citrus […]

Smoothie-making is a great way for kids to experiment with creating their own recipes. Adding ingredients and tasting as we go is the part my kids like the most. We almost always end up with a delicious smoothie! My 10-year-old is excited to share her favorite smoothie recipe with you – a rich and filling […]

Appetizers are pretty much my favorite type of food because everything is miniature and that…is awesome. I spotted these mini corn dog muffins from Ambrosia at the Make and Takes Spotlight and can’t wait to give them a whirl. Hot dogs and cornbread, hooray! Find some more tasty treat links here: Mini monster cheese balls […]

Looking for a fun Valentine’s Treat? I spotted these sweetie pies from the Farm Chicks at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think they’d hit that nail right on the head! More Valentine’s Day fun: Sophisticated brownie sundae Cutting symmetrical hearts Heart shaped leis *submit your links to the Make and Takes Spotlight for the […]

Ham and Cheese Puff Pancake

by Lindsey on January 16, 2013

We have breakfast for dinner about once a week, sometimes more if my husband or I have a lot going on. It’s easy and the kids always enjoy it. This recipe for Ham and Cheese Puff Pancake is something that rolls dinner and breakfast into one. If you don’t have ham, you could definitely use […]

We are a family who loves our veggies. I don’t know where my kids came from, but all three of them eat their vegetables, even the brussel sprouts. But to help spice things up a bit and get a little creative, we’re making silly vegetable shapes on our plates for an after school snack. I […]

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