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’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 […]

Technically this is a springtime recipe, but I’ve been making it almost weekly since I found the recipe in one of my new cookbooks, Salad as a Meal by Patricia Wells. I’m constantly wanting to try new recipes using quinoa. It’s such a healthy thing to eat. It’s not an actual grain, but a pseudo-cereal. […]

One of my favorite things about summer is ice cream. Not just any ice cream, but homemade ice cream. Ice cream is the perfect summer treat and homemade is the best. I love experimenting with new flavors, but Blackberry Ice Cream is one of my all time favorites. This is the perfect ice cream for […]

Here I go again…more mini versions of things! Remember the pumpkin pie, meatloaf, and pop-up pancakes? Ya, I know, I can’t seem to get enough of the mini. And I’m sure there will be more mini things to come. Today’s new mini are brownies! These are the perfect little bite-sized treat. I’m not a fan […]

And I’m not even kidding! Easiest. Recipe. Ever! Thanks to my sweet brother, Ramon, who recently came for a visit, I’ve finally learned to make this delicious recipe for homemade Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François. If you’ve been intimidated to make homemade bread, your store bought days are over. I […]

I normally don’t think of chili when I think of food I like to eat in the summer.  One day I was cleaning out my fridge and noticed I had all the makings of a delicious chili–cooked red kidney beans, red and green bell peppers, zucchini, corn, fresh cilantro, and green onions.  I threw it […]

Need a few extra projects for the 4th of July? Well, the M&T Spolight has got you covered. Here are a few highlights from this weeks picks. **Next week I’ll be featuring Birthday Parties, so link up your best birthday ideas over at Spotlight. American Flag Cake Patriotic Paper Wreath Patriotic Cookie Pizza 4th of […]

Summer is here and it is hot, hot, hot! I wish I could lounge at the pool every day to cool off, but unfortunately I have work and other things to do:( Instead, I cool off by making smoothies. My favorite summer time smoothie is this Pineapple, Banana, and Coconut Smoothie. This tropical smoothie is […]

There is so much yummy fruit in season right now, we’ve been loving the weekend farmer’s market. And now with all the great submissions this week over at the M&T Spotlight, we’ve got the recipes. Here’s a few of my favorites. **Next week I’ll be featuring all your red, white, and blue crafts and recipes. […]

The 4th of July is approaching and our family is getting ready to decorate and celebrate. Here are a few of the fun holiday inspired projects we’ve created at Make and Takes in the past. **With each of these crafts, you could change up the colors to celebrate other countries and cultures. 1. Red, White, […]

I’ve been on a mushroom kick lately. I’m a big fan of the portabella mushroom and I’ve recently found them in baby size at Costco. They are the perfect size for stuffing, so I came up with this healthy version of a stuffed mushroom. Recipe Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushroom 25 portabella mushrooms 1/4 cup diced […]

I used to be funny. No seriously, when I was chunkier, single and a lot more self deprecating – you might have even said I was “a hoot.” (For proof, I dare you to check out this little ditty). But there’s nothing really humorous about a declining planet. And somehow, when I slip into Save-the-Planet-Mode, I […]

I remember when my mom would make Lemon Bars for parties. It was hard to wait for the gooey filling to cool enough to cut them into bars. Sometimes if I was lucky she’d let me sprinkle them with powdered sugar and I’d try my best not to get it all over the place.  My […]

It is the end of the school year and I am sure the kids are getting anxious for summer vacation. To help them survive the end of the year, make them a special after school treat, Reese’s Pieces Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies. Peanut butter lovers will go crazy for these cookies. The peanut butter cookies […]

Recently I went looking online for a way to make homemade tortillas. You Tube has a lot of great videos on how to make them, most use about the same method. I’ve included my personal recipe below, but I still suggest watching one of the videos to get a better feel for it. I really […]

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