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 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 […]

I woke up yesterday morning not feeling very well.  My kids have had colds this past week and I wondered if I might not be coming down with something too.  I wanted something warm and comforting.  Polenta is my go-to comfort food.  Whether it’s cold or warm outside, it doesn’t matter–I almost always want polenta. […]

Red is the color of the week with Valentine’s day approaching. Here are 6 red hot projects to complete this week, from over at the M&T Spotlight. **Next week: I’ll be featuring your Healthy Snack recipes. I need all the ideas I can get to stay healthy. So make sure to submit your posts to […]
It’s all about LOVE this next week, as we all get ready for Valentine’s Day. I’m sharing 6 darling ideas that will help you celebrate your loved ones from the M&T Spotlight. **Next week: more love for the week as I feature the color RED. Share your red projects and recipes over at Spotlight for […]

The Super Bowl is this Sunday.  (You probably already knew that, but I had to Google it.  We’re more likely to be watching Downton Abbey instead.) But if you need a tasty little appetizer/snack for your Super Bowl (or Downton Abbey) Party, might I suggest these rice rolls filled with a spicy, crunchy, refreshing Radicchio […]

Mango Chocolate Chip Bread

by Two Peas on January 25, 2012

Mangoes were on sale and I went a little crazy. I have a hard time passing up a good deal. I used the mangoes to make my usual smoothies and salads, but I still had ripe mangoes to use. I decided to mix things up and make Mango Chocolate Chip Bread. You might think the mango/chocolate combination […]

I’m taking the next few Fridays to spotlight my amazing contributors. Next up on the list is Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod who contributes once a month to our Recipes page. I want to be Maria! Fabulous remodeled kitchen, darling new baby, and always making yummy meals, snacks, and cookies! Oh, her cookies! She’s […]

Nix the Pancake Mix

by Sabrena on January 19, 2012

We’re more than half-way through January. I have almost worked through the last of the snowman sugar cookies stashed in my freezer which means a couple of things: The holidaze have come and gone I’m most likely looking fat-tastic (that is not actually a good thing) It’s time to start my New Year’s Resolutions Wait, […]

Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away.  Since we’ve had kids, my husband and I haven’t taken Valentine’s Day too seriously. We stay home and put the kids to bed and try to have a romantic dinner together–usually between requests for one last drink of water and one more story. Dessert is something I […]

January means snow angels and snowmen. Now I just need some snow. Good thing we’re heading to Utah soon to catch a few flakes. But today we’ve got some really fun crafty snowmen to feature created by you over at the M&T Spotlight. **Next week: I’ll be featuring your crafts, recipes, and tutorials leading up […]

I’m taking the next few Fridays to spotlight my amazing contributors. Next up on the list is Lindsey of Cafe Johnsonia who contributes twice a month to our Recipes page. Oh, how I wish I had an ounce of cooking and/or photography skills that Lindsey possesses! Really. I LOVE her recipes and her photos. They […]

Guest post by Ariela of Sweet Happy Life When my son was a baby he loved butternut squash. In fact, he liked it so much that during one check-up our doctor was all: “Does he eat a lot of squash? Because he’s starting to turn orange.” Flash forward 16 months and do you think he […]

Two Cookie Hearts Beat as ONE

by Marie on January 11, 2012

I couldn’t resist with that title for these Valentine Heart Cookie Sandwiches… I love me some U2! And these little cookie hearts were meant to beat as one! They are perfect and cute and pink with red sprinkles. What is not to LOVE?! Supplies for Valentine Heart Cookie Sandwiches: your favorite cookie dough red food […]

It’s time for another showcase of fun crafts and ideas from the M&T Spotlight. This week it’s all about the wintry white of January. Here are 6 projects and recipes that will give a chill to your day. **Next week: I’m featuring snowmen, so link up your favorite snowmen crafts and recipes to Spotlight! Clothespin […]

Rich Meyer Lemon Curd

by Lindsey on January 4, 2012

I always get excited for citrus season. Cute little clementines, juicy blood oranges, tiny key limes, grapefruits as big can be, and sweet Meyer lemons. Meyer lemons are a bit sweeter than regular lemons and have a darker rind. They are a cross between a regular lemon and a mandarin orange. Even though they’ve been around […]

As we’ve now come to a close of 2011, I need to give a big THANK YOU to all those who submit and continue to submit to the M&T Spotlight. It has been a great place to find fun kids crafts, home crafts and recipes from all of you! If you haven’t yet, submit your […]

Sweet Potato Kale Soup

by Two Peas on December 28, 2011

The New Year is right around the corner and I am sure some of us are already thinking about healthy eating. If healthy eating is one of your New Year’s goals, make this Sweet Potato Kale Soup. It is easy to make and good for you. The soup is colorful thanks to the orange sweet […]

Loaded Breakfast Quesadillas

by Lindsey on December 22, 2011

Between nagging my kids to get their shoes on and find their backpacks, breakfast time can be hectic and stressful. I’m always trying to think of quick, tummy-filling breakfasts to give them a good start for their day. That goes for school days and school holidays. My kids are out now for 10 days and […]

I hope all your hustle and bustle is going well. Things are going pretty smooth at the LeBaron house. Still a few gifts to get, but hope to have it all done by Saturday, you know, just in time ;) Here are few things we have been doing this week, like visit Santa, baking brownies, […]

Creamy Peppermint Bark Tart

by Lindsey on December 8, 2011

For days I’ve been dreaming of turning my favorite Christmas candy into a creamy tart. Oh…I love peppermint bark. I finished up the breakfast dishes, put a movie on for the kids, and got to work. My kids ran back and forth checking on the tart’s progress; sampling a spoonful of pudding or eating a […]

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