Baked Brie Baguettes with Tomato and Basil

I’m always on the lookout for quick bite-sized snacks to share with the family or for a holiday party. These brie baguettes are just the right size to share for an upcoming White Elephant party I’m hosting next month! I’m… Continue Reading →

Creating a Family Cheese Board

Our family has recently become a cheese family. Over the last few months, we’ve been having so much fun tasting and trying new cheeses. It all started with the movie The Boxtrolls. Have you seen it? It’s such a fun flick. There’s… Continue Reading →

Reinvent Snacking & Make it Fun

A few weeks back I was invited to attend an event with The Laughing Cow® here in Seattle all about how to reinvent snacking. Instead of the same old, same old snacks we’re giving our families, they shared lots of great ways to… Continue Reading →

Cheese Straws, Two Ways!

I’m excited to introduce a new contributor to the Make and Takes team… Nina of Ambrosia. Please welcome Nina, sharing all sorts of fun recipes for us to enjoy. Take it away, Nina: We’re officially in the holiday season home stretch…just one… Continue Reading →

Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese

My Pinterest feed has been filled with all kinds of foods you can make in a waffle iron – from hash browns to cookies to French toast. We decided to try some creative waffle iron cooking with one of my… Continue Reading →

Open Face Caprese Pesto Sandwiches

It may be fall, but we are still enjoying summer tomatoes and basil. Our basil plants are on fire. I can’t keep up! I made a big batch of pesto and have been putting it on everything, including this Open… Continue Reading →

In Season: Grilled Peach Salad

Peaches are so good right now, I can’t get enough. I eat them morning, noon, and night! I love eating them plain, but I also enjoy creating peach recipes. A few of my favorite peach recipes are Peaches and Cream… Continue Reading →

Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

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… Continue Reading →

Leek and Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Tart

I am feeling rather lazy in the kitchen these days.  The thought of a gourmet meal each night does sound dreamy…when someone else washes the dishes or does the actual cooking.  A lot of planning and thought goes into fancy… Continue Reading →

I Heart Grilled Cheese

What’s one of those staple go-to meals that you feed your family at least once a month? That’s right, a grilled cheese sandwich. Well, it’s National Grilled Cheese Month (didn’t you know) and Kraft Singles is sending me to LA… Continue Reading →

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