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Can you believe that the summer has come to a close and that the new school year is arriving? Maybe where you live school has already started, but where I live in New York, there’s about a week left to go until schools are officially in session.  I remember when I was little (and not […]

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I admit it – we’ve been indulging in some delicious treats so far this summer. Strawberry shortcake, a marshmallow roast and s’mores bar, and now these tasty cookie and ice cream morsels. My girls were quite smitten with these cute and yummy mini cookie ice cream sandwiches. Cookies and ice cream are a delicious combination! […]


Fancy Layered Drinks for Kids

by Amy on December 30, 2013

It’s almost time to ring in 2014! We’ll be spending the evening at home, eating our traditional nacho dinner, playing board games, and watching a slideshow of the year’s photos. The kids will have no trouble staying awake till midnight – hopefully mom and dad can keep their eyes open, too! We love having a […]

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 […]
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 […]

Are you ready for some football? After a 2 year hiatus, I’ve once again joined my family’s Fantasy Football league and scored Adrian Peterson in the draft (ya, I don’t really know who he is yet, but soon will as we’ll be spending 16 weeks together!) We’re getting ready for game night by making some […]

Check out my post over at Craftzine, sharing a fun Homemade Popsicle Taste Test, helping us cool down during the hot summer. We experimented with 4 different kinds of homemade popsicles and picked our favorite!

I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday with a fun Snowman Hot Chocolate on a Spoon. Come see how Mr. Snowman went for a swim!  

Boo-tastic Goblin Treats

by Marie on October 7, 2009

Are you needing a ghoulish treat to make for a few little goblins at your feet? Well, these Rice Crispy Goblins are all too fun to make and even more creepy to eat! Supplies for Rice Crispy Goblins: rice crispy treats recipe food coloring toothpicks candy corn chocolate candy rocks m&m’s, raisins, other candy around […]

Here’s some yummy treats to help keep the kids cool this Summer, as it’s already a HOT one. I think even you’ll be tasting these cold concoctions to stay cool too! Frozen Watermelon Pops by the Hungry Housewife (pictured above) Frozen Grape Pops by Make and Takes Strawberry Sorbet by Our Best Bites Oreo Pudding […]

You are all in for a Sweet Treat!! Fahrenheit 350 (the temperature at which sweets happen) is here today offering up some serious sweets! I mean these pecan rolls are to DIE for! Truly melt in your mouth, gotta have another bite, goodness. Cathy from Fahrenheit 350 first came to the scene at the Utah […]

LOVE-ly Valentine Party Ideas

by Marie on February 11, 2009

It’s almost Valentines and time to plan for Parties. Whether you’re planning for a school classroom party, a romantic day with your sweetheart, or fun crafts for your own kids to celebrate, you should be ready to go with some of these ideas, pulling off a fun Valentines Soiree! Past Make and Takes crafts, treats, […]

Mint Lemonade

by Marie on August 27, 2008

My brother Jeff recently visited the country of Jordan and was introduced to a lemon juice drink speckled with mint. It’s considered a sipping drink as it’s pretty strong and flavorful. He loved it so much that he came up with his own recipe for Mint Lemonade and he’s sharing it with all of us. […]

Semi-Homemade Donuts

by Marie on July 30, 2008

This recipe for semi-homemade donuts starts from a can, but comes out baked hot and fresh. Using ready-to-use biscuit dough, these donuts are easy and fast to make. Supplies for Donuts: biscuit dough – ready to use or from scratch small circle cutter – I used a medicine cup 1/4 – 1/2 cup cooking oil […]

Sprinkled Rice Crispies

by Marie on July 9, 2008

When I found this fun site, Use Real Butter, I was immediately hooked just from the words “real butter”! Then she did a post on Basic Rice Crispies, but with a fun colorful twist, Add Sprinkles. The Sprinkles make it look like a party’s going on inside the treat. I’m a big fan of sprinkles […]

Frozen Grape Pops

by Marie on June 16, 2008

This is our new favorite Summer Snack. Frozen Grape Pops are the perfect treat for a hot summer day. Even though you’ve probably frozen grapes in the freezer before, these pops prevent fingers from getting sticky or wet by adding a lollipop stick to the mix. Supplies for Frozen Grape Pops: Grapes – any color […]

Muddy Buddies

by Marie on May 21, 2008

Thanks to this Chex recipe, I have been making Muddy Buddies since the early 90′s. When there’s no other treats in the house, I know I have all the ingredients to make these little buddies. And they’re ready in minutes for the perfect quick snack! Muddy Buddies Recipe (My Version is slightly different than Chex […]

Mini Chip Granola Bars

by Marie on April 23, 2008

I made more Chewy Granola Bars from scratch. Instead of the m&m’s I have used in the past, I found mini chocolate chips and mini Reese’s peanut butter pieces. I did it a little different this time. I used the same recipe for Chewy Granola Bars, but I put half the mix in one glass […]

Graham Crackers and Milk

by Marie on April 9, 2008

Growing up, graham crackers and milk was the best treat around. Now my kids are loving it as much as I still do. This is the simplest snack out there. Pour a glass of milk. I choose skim to keep down the pounds. Which percent of milk do you pour yourself? Then get out a […]

Graham Cracker Cookies

by Marie on February 20, 2008

This is a great treat that my mom would make us kids whenever she would frost a cake. There was always leftover frosting that got slapped on yummy graham crackers, making instant cookies. So whenever I have left over frosting, like from last weeks fun Valentine cookies, I make Graham Cracker Cookies. My kids love […]

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