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 scored a fantastic deal on some dried blueberries a few months ago.  I bought a bunch to eat on cereal and salads. But what I really wanted to make with them was cookies.  There’s a cake we like that combines blueberries, lemon and white chocolate together in a magical way. These are the cookie […]

Remember when I made Mango Chocolate Chip Bread? Well, I fell in love with the combo, so I decided to make Mango Chocolate Chip Cookies. Best decision ever! The sweet chunks of mango brighten up the classic chocolate chip cookie. I probably ate an entire dozen of these cookies all by myself. I figured it […]

Two of my neighbors have gorgeous apricot trees that have been completely overloaded with these gorgeous, blushing fruits. I like to use apricots raw in smoothies and salads. But it’s when apricots are cooked that their flavor is at its best and more glorious. Roasting the apricots deepens that luscious flavor. I love apricots with […]

I love fruit.  I love fruit salad.  I LOVE when I go to a potluck or a BBQ and there’s a giant bowl of fruit salad calling to me. But it can get kind of boring, right?  Melon, grapes and strawberries.  Maybe some chunks of pineapple.  Let me help you be the Queen of the […]

My husband loves Monkey Bread Muffins. He always begs me to make them. I decided it was time to give them a little twist. I jazzed them up by making Oreo Monkey Bread Muffins. Instead of the traditional cinnamon and sugar muffins, I used crushed up Oreos and white chocolate chips. I also drizzled the […]

It’s too hot to turn on the stove or oven.  So we’ve been eating a lot of salad this summer.  This one is one that my husband and oldest daughter really love–Antipasto Salad. We’ve enjoyed antipasto platters at various restaurants.  Every corner pizza parlor or deli in our neighborhood in New York had their own version of […]

Our family really likes homemade baked fries.  We used to make them really plain with just salt.  Then we moved to salt and black pepper.  And now we’ve been enjoying flavored salt.  Rosemary and lemon are a perfect combination for homemade fries. That tiny bowl holds the flavorful salt. We’ve been experimenting with making our […]

I love chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies, but my husband is allergic to peanut butter so I usually end up eating the entire batch all by myself. Probably not the best idea, especially since swimsuit season is right around the corner. So instead of the making the traditional no-bake cookies, I replaced the peanut butter […]

Yes….summer is practically here.  I’ve had picnics on my mind.  We had one picnic during Spring Break and it was super fun.  I’m thinking of  fun things we could take along besides the usual peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. This cold salad would be the perfect addition to any picnic or BBQ.  It’s flavorful and […]

I get a little too excited about kitchen tools.  I’m kind of a geek that way.  I’m also a practical kind of gal, so instead of perfume and flowers for Mother’s Day, I prefer small appliances or gadgets to add to my collection. I get asked a lot about my must-have kitchen items, so here […]

I love to eat a good salad and spring seems to bring on all kinds of fresh yummy recipes. I’ve found 6 delicious looking recipes for salads from the M&T Spotlight that are perfect for a quick lunch or a yummy dinner. You’re welcome! **Next Week: I’ll be featuring your Yarn Crafts, so share all […]

Hi, It’s Maria, from Two Peas and Their Pod. I have a fun post for you today- we are giving away a copy of my first e-cookbook, Cookie Cravings. In case you didn’t know, I am absolutely head over heels in love with cookies. I love everything about cookies-creating new recipes, baking cookies, sharing cookies, […]

I was digging around in my cupboard and happened upon a big container of wheat berries I’d forgotten all about.  We used to eat wheat berries on a regular basis before I became gluten-free.  I love those kinds of surprises–almost as good as finding $20 in your winter coat pocket. (Almost.) I yelled to my […]

For months now, I have been craving stuffed peppers. This is strange because I have only ever eaten them a few times in my life that I can remember, and only one of those times was it good. I wanted to trade in the ground beef for vegetables and fried fruit in the stuffing.  And […]

My husband, Josh, does a lot of the cooking at our house. I know, I am a lucky gal:) One of his favorite meals to make and eat is homemade pizza. His favorite pizza is his own creation, BBQ Chicken Deluxe Pizza. The other night he was craving pizza, but we didn’t have time to make […]

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I spotted this recipe for Cadbury Cream Cookie Cups by Katrina of In Katrina’s Kitchen over at the M&T Spotlight. If you’ve been a long time reader here, you know that Cadbury Cream eggs are my FAVORITE. I really can’t resist to snag one of those chocolaty creamy eggs when […]

Today is St. Patrick’s Day. Did any lucky Leprechauns visit your house? My daughter made a trap, but alas, that little Leprechaun found a way to escape. But I’m hoping a few of these ideas will cheer her up. Here are 6 fun ideas from over at the M&T Spotlight for a few projects to celebrate with […]

St. Patrick’s Day is Saturday. We usually make Corned Beef and Cabbage in the slow cooker, but inevitably my husband is the only one who eats it and it goes to waste. This year I told him we are not making corned beef. Instead we’ll be making something green and healthy and we’ll attempt to […]

I’m trying my hardest to stay on the healthy train for 2012, keeping to my new year’s goals. So this week’s feature is all about healthy, 6 yummy and healthy recipes I chose from the M&T Spotlight! **Next week: I’ll be featuring Sewing Projects. Share your projects over at the Spotlight! Cilantro Lime Tilapia Tacos […]

I am on a smoothie kick! I love making smoothies because they are easy, delicious, and fun to make. This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is my latest smoothie creation and I am in love. It makes a great snack or dessert. And the best part? It is super easy to make, you only need […]

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