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.

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. […]

Rhubarb Crumb Bars

by Two Peas on August 24, 2011

We have four giant rhubarb plants and they have been producing rhubarb like crazy this year. I have made rhubarb everything-shortcake, applesauce, bread, sorbet, and cobbler. I’ve had a hard time keeping up, but I was determined to not let it go to waste. I finally used the last of our rhubarb to make Rhubarb […]

It’s time to share some ooey-gooey doughy goodness from over at the M&T Spotlight. Here are a few fun ideas and recipes that stuck out! *Next week I’ll be sharing your Back to School ideas and tutorials. So submit your links to the Spotlight.  Cookie Dough Ice Cream Topping How to Bake Better Dough Baked […]

I’m thrilled to be a part of this fun and fabulous Blogger Cookbook. Here are the ladies from How Does She? to tell us more: After MONTHS of creating, the “50+ Top Blogs All Time Favorite Recipes” cookbook is HERE!!! You may have seen a sneak peek of this gorgeous recipe book this past month. […]

With a few weeks of summer still to go, it’s hot and time for some treats to cool us off. Here are a few fun frozen treats from over at the M&T Spotlight. **Next week: I’ll be featuring your dough recipes. Whether it’s bread or cookies, submit your ideas and recipes to the Spotlight.  Mango […]

Summer Camp guest post by Carolyn of Cookin’ for my Captain. Everyone knows that one of the worst things about camping is dealing with the food. What to bring? What dishes do we need? Do we need butter? Did I forget the salt? Well, here is a quick and easy solution! These can easily be […]

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