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 know Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but I am already excited about Christmas. I love Christmas music, trimming the tree, holiday parties, and all of the other festivities, but the best part is the holiday baking. I go cookie crazy! I am kicking off the holiday season with these Oatmeal Pistachio Cranberry Cookies. These cookies are […]

Think that’s a bold claim?  The best mashed potatoes? You’ll have to give this recipe a try and see if I’m right. Thanksgiving is next week. Millions of families will be serving mashed potatoes slathered in gravy. There is nothing worse than having subpar mashed potatoes. Gravy, my friends, does not cover up all mashed […]

I think pumpkin is one of my all time favorite addition to recipes. I think it could literally be added to anything. In fact, I just made my mom a birthday cake and added a cup of pumpkin to a spice cake mix instead of oil and it turned out fantastic! Well, here are 6 […]

Thanksgiving is my holiday. All mine. I plan the menu, but I don’t forget to add in a few family favorites mixed with a few new recipes I’ve bookmarked to try. What usually happens though, is that I end up with way too many sides that take too much time to prepare.  Inevitably we eat […]

Here are a few last minute Halloween Ideas from over at the M&T Spotlight (submit your links to be featured). Have a haunting weekend getting ready for parties and trick or treating! How darling are these Monster Pudding Cups?! So clever, by Create Celebrate Explore. I love a good monster and this Halloween Door Monster is super […]

Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast

by Two Peas on October 26, 2011

Every year I try to make the most of the fall months by making as many pumpkin recipes as I can. I am pumpkin obsessed. I can never get enough pumpkin. I recently created a delicious pumpkin breakfast-Pumpkin Quinoa. If you haven’t tried quinoa, you must. Quinoa is a seed that is high in protein and […]

Here are a few projects I’ve been crafting and sharing around the web. Each one is alive with Halloween fun! Need an idea for an after-school snack this week? Try making these fun Jack o’ Lantern Pitas over at Momformation. The kids will love creating these fun faces! I’m sharing 10 darling costume ideas for Halloween at […]

Fennel is in season again. (Hooray!) You might remember the last time I professed my undying love for fennel last winter. In this recipe I’ve left out the orange and paired fennel with beef. It can be intimidating to try something new. And fennel is pretty intimidating, especially if you aren’t sure if you like […]

Halloween is approaching. It’s been fun to see all the pumpkins and giant spider webs around our neighborhood. If you’re looking for a few fun projects to create, look no further. Here are 6 spooky crafts and recipes that are sure to bring on the Halloween fun from over at the M&T Spotlight. **Next week […]

The Beauty of Brown Butter

by Lindsey on October 5, 2011

I’m always late for the party. And I was really late coming to the brown butter party. I thought, “Meh. It’s just melted butter.”  Then I made this cake…and it changed my life. I never exaggerate about these types of things. If you haven’t tried brown butter, you’re missing out. If you have never heard […]

Roasted Pear and Grape Salad

by Two Peas on September 28, 2011

Fall is in the air and I am very excited for fall foods. Pumpkin, apples, squash, and pears are taking over my kitchen. I picked up a basket of pears at the farmers market to make this Roasted Pear and Grape Salad. It is one of my favorite fall salads. This salad is easy to […]

Saturday Spotlight: Sweet Treats

by Marie on September 24, 2011

Maybe it’s because Halloween is on it’s way (a major sweet tooth month for me), but I’m hankering for sugar. I’m happy to feature 6 sweet treats from over at the M&T Spotlight. **Next week: it’s time for Halloween, so link up your favorite Halloween crafts and recipes to the Spotlight. Swiss Buttercream Frosting Pumpkin […]

Mix Up Salad Nicoise

by Lindsey on September 21, 2011

Summer has officially ended, but our garden is still producing.  The tomatoes are ripening like crazy and I bring a big bowl in each afternoon, still warm from the sun.  I can’t think of a better way to use up the last few bits of summer’s bounty than in a classic Salad Nicoise. Good salads […]

Plants vs. Zombies as Cupcakes

by Marie on September 20, 2011

These cupcakes are so clever created by Cute Food for Kids and copied after the ever-so popular Plants vs Zombies game on iphone or ipad. These cupcakes are too funny!  I find the most eye-catching snacks and treats for kids over there and spotted these cupcakes submitted at the M&T Spotlight.

This is my favorite season, I love fall colors. Here are some fall projects from over at the M&T Spotlight that I’ve chosen to feature, each one getting me inspired. **Next week: It’s time for some sweets, so I’ll be featuring your sweet treats. Link them up at Spotlight. Book Page Pumpkin Fall Wood Crafts […]

It’s only day 5 of school and I’m already running out of ideas for my kids lunches. I know, seems silly, but I want to try to give them something other than PB&J everyday. So I’ve been doing a little research on what to make and I’ve found a lot of great ideas. Here are […]

Apple Cupcakes, Cute As Ever

by Marie on September 9, 2011

It’s September, so apples are on the brain, can you tell? With apple cards, candy apples, yarn apples, I can’t seem to get enough. Well, as I was browsing Pinterest, which I’m addicted to, I came across this post from Muses of Megret on baking your cupcakes into Valentine hearts. It’s such a cute and […]

Fresh Peach Ice Cream

by Lindsey on September 7, 2011

Peach season is finally here.  I love September for this very reason.  Our favorite fruit stand opened a few weeks ago and we’ve been eating them as fast as we can. We freeze some and make jam.  There was a pie this year that didn’t quite turn out as I’d planned, but it was eaten […]

I’ve dipped ice cream balls into chocolate before, but I wanted a bigger selection of toppings this time. These are bite-sized chunks of creamy crunchy goodness. The chocolate toffee balls were my favorite! Supplies for Rolled Ice Cream Balls: your favorite flavor of ice cream small scoop, mine is a 1-1/2 inch scoop small bowls […]

I’m sharing a few fun posts on gardening and crafts. Check them out and get inspired. And even more creative inspiration below with a few featured links submitted and featured from the M&T Spotlight. Make sure to link up your crafty creations at the Spotlight. 9 Kid-Friendly Back to School Crafts over at BabyCenter’s Momformation. […]

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