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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.

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 […]

Have I told you how much I love my contributors?! They are the best, some of the most talented writers, bloggers, women in the biz. I’m blessed to have them on my team sharing fabulous content with us all. I’m highlighting some of their posts today, some of their best from 2012. Go to them […]

My daughters have been reminding me that we forgot to cut paper snowflakes during our December advent activities. So, I knew they would enjoy this snack-time surprise – making crunchy tortilla snowflakes dusted with powdered sugar. These are so simple and fun to make, perfect for a cold winter day when you’re stuck inside. Tortilla […]

Doesn’t it seem like 2012 came and went in a flash? I’m still having a hard time remembering to add the “13″ to my dates! But alas, we had a great year with a lot happening in the craft and DIY world. I’ve gathered some of my our most popular projects and recipes from this […]

I don’t know what constitutes the difference between a chowder and a soup, but I do know that this white cheddar corn chowder I stumbled upon at the Make and Takes Spotlight sounds kind of amazing. I can’t wait to give it a try! Check out these links for more yummy recipes to try! Braised kale with toasted breadcrumbs […]

Mmmm…is there anything better than coming home on a cold day to some good old fashioned comfort food? I think I’ll give these slow cooker creamy chicken and biscuits I found over at the Make and Takes Spotlight a try ASAP!   More taste bud tingling treats below: Flaky pumpkin biscuits with maple cinnamon butter Bacon in the oven! […]

My mouth is watering just thinking about these marinated mozzarella balls from The Perfect Pantry. Spotted at the Make and Takes Spotlight, I think these would make a delightful party appetizer, or even just for snacking!   More tasty yummies: Pesto with sun dried tomatoes  Radicchio slaw rice rolls Toasting and sugaring almonds

How about some gingerbread muffins from Pastry Affair for your cold winter mornings? Spotted these lovelies over at the M&T Spotlight and now I must give them a try! The recipe calls for real ginger, not ground, I’m drooling already! More tasty breakfast treats: Pop Up Pancakes Pear Muffins with Honey Oat Toppings Whole Wheat Blender […]

Easy Eggnog Ice Cream Floats

by Lindsey on December 20, 2012

A few years ago I was spending time with my husband’s uncle and aunt.  My husband’s uncle loves eggnog, as do I.  He asked me if I’d ever had it mixed with soda.  (I hadn’t, but I was intrigued.)  He likes to mix his with lemon-lime soda or cola.  Both are great.  And it got […]

Okay, onto the letter U for our Holiday ABC series and this was a tough one! Unicorns and umbrellas are about the only 2 words that came to mind for something fun to craft and it took me a little bit of extra thinking to come up with an idea. Happily, candy canes and vanilla meringues came to […]

Yes, we’re onto the letter R and how fitting to make something fun using Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for our Holiday ABC series. There a lot of reindeer cookies out there, so we spiced these cookies up a bit by using mini candy canes for peppermint antlers. Supplies for Reindeer Cookies: sugar cookie dough – […]

Today we’re talking nuts for the letter N and our Holiday ABC series. Having a bowl of nuts around during the holidays is something I grew up with. There was always that pack of mixed nuts from the store with walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, and those big Brazilian nuts too. I looked forward to it every year. I’ve been […]

We have no trouble getting our share of sweets during the month of December. It’s the healthy foods we have to be sure to make room for! Here’s a fun hands-on lunch or dinner activity to make with your kiddos – gingerbread boy and girl pizzas. Cute and delicious, and perfect for our Holiday ABC […]

We’re at the letter D for our Holiday ABC series. D is for dipped desserts and we’re dipping all sorts of things to gift for presents to friends and neighbors. This is one of my favorite ways to make treats for giving. Supplies for Dipping Desserts for Gifts: chocolate chips, colored chocolates in red and […]

Sign me up for anything with pumpkin baked into it, especially if there’s maple syrup involved. My kids were going crazy over these biscuits. I’ve seen similar recipes, but I decided to use my favorite buttermilk biscuit recipe and tweak it a little. A little less milk and a good dose of pumpkin puree, a […]

We’ve made these turkey favors before, even with an updated look, but this year, we’re trying to go on the healthier side with what we offer inside. So I’ve added a nuts, seeds, and berries mix to our cute little turkeys for the Thanksgiving table. *You can really add almost anything to these little guys. […]

This month is bound to blow by and my thoughts are 100% occupied by Thanksgiving. We are planning out our Thanksgiving menu, and the aftermath. I know that most people don’t think about the leftovers, but I do. For one thing, I need to have posts ready to go to help others use up their […]

Don’t you just love a hot apple pie? I could go for a slice right now and it’s not even a holiday. But to help you get prepped for Thanksgiving, it’s time to start thinking pie. See the following links for Apple Pie Recipes and to help you get the dessert table ready! Easy Apple […]

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