Baking With Friends Smores Cookies

Baking With Friends Feature: S’mores Cookies

“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.”  Albert Einstein The great outdoors are the inspiration for our school’s latest auction.  We are raising money for a new “outdoor classroom,” an open air space adapted to the young learner. It’s a place for children to explore and play,  while reaping the benefits of nature: a daily dose of fresh air, sunshine, and dirt. So today, Bri, Henry, Siena, and Aaron got together to raise money and bake for the cause. ... Continue Reading
Cinnamon Chip Pumpkin Scones

Easy One Bowl Cinnamon Chip Pumpkin Scones

September is here and it's time to start baking with pumpkin. It's one of my favor dessert flavors and excited that my kitchen helper enjoys it too. Actually, my kitchen helper's favorite ingredient is cinnamon and when I received a bag of cinnamon chips as a gift, yes that's my idea of a gift, I knew we had many cinnamon recipes in our future. (Enjoy the three other Cinnamon Chip inspired recipes at the bottom on this post.) These easy one bowl Cinnamon Chip Pumpkin Scones were a huge hit in ... Continue Reading
Top 3 Recipes to Make and taste with children ages 2+

Top 3 Recipes To Make ( & Taste) With Children Ages 2+

This week my kitchen helper started kindergarten and it's hard to believe we started this Make & Taste adventure three years ago. Over this time we have made over 220 recipes together and traveled to local destinations for food inspiration. I was reflecting back to the recipes that he has enjoyed the most over the years and I wanted to share our top 3 recipes to make, and taste, with children ages 2 and older. Before he was my official kitchen helper I would make all sorts of homemade baby ... Continue Reading
Homemade Dill Pickles

Making Homemade Dill Pickles With Kids

Summer has been packed with fun day trips and overnight adventures. During our break my kitchen helper and I volunteered at his school to prepare the gardens for the new school year. We noticed that pickling cucumbers were growing in one of the beds and I instantly knew we had to try making homemade dill pickles. Luckily he enjoys pickles, so this was going to be a simple, yet delicious activity to preserve a little summer while heading back to school in the fall. Our first step was to visit ... Continue Reading
Easy As Pie Pumpkin Pancakes

Easy As Pie Pumpkin Pancakes (Guest Feature)

When it comes to breakfast, the practicality of the dish is just as important as the food itself.  Can I make the dish in advance? Does it reheat well? Can I sub this if I don’t have that? Pumpkin pancakes are fluffy little bites that have all of the cinnamony scents and spices of pumpkin pie. They taste like Fall.  But they have been on my do-not-bother list for a long time. As much as we love them, homemade pancakes during the morning rush are just not practical....until now! With a ... Continue Reading
homemade cinnamon bread to make with kids

Homemade Cinnamon Bread To Make With Your Kids

Cinnamon bread is one of my favorite comfort foods. My kitchen helper has followed in my footsteps by loving all things  cinnamon, so it's not surprising that homemade cinnamon bread would be on our list of baking adventures. True confession, while in graduate school I would reward myself for good grades with cinnamon bread, who does that? Anyways, it explains a lot for weight gain during that phase of my life, but it didn't end my love for cinnamon bread. Finding a recipe that I can create ... Continue Reading
3 ingredient Strawberry lemonade dinosaur popsicles

3 Ingredient Strawberry Lemonade Dinosaur Popsicles

Strawberry Lemonade sounds good in any form, but for my dinosaur loving kitchen helper, these 3 Ingredient Strawberry Lemonade Dinosaur Popsicles are a perfect summertime treat. It was important for me to make a popsicle that was low in sugar. Honey does not raise ones blood sugar levels as quickly as white sugar, so it was my desired sweetener for this recipe. We tasted the mix at every stage, it was important to puree the strawberries first and taste to see how sweet they were without any ... Continue Reading
How To Grow A Vegetable Garden With Your Kids: Part 4

How To Grow A Vegetable Garden With Your Kids: Part 4

It has been two months since my kitchen helper and I planted our seedlings into our vegetable garden container and we officially have tomatoes to pick and enjoy! This beginner vegetable garden actually started back in March when my kitchen helper and I planted seeds into soil pods. We were both so excited to see our little seedlings grow. (By clicking on each "Part" image below you can read about each stage of our process.) Once our seedlings were planted outside the tomato plants took off. I ... Continue Reading
Sugar Cookies

Your Go-To Sugar Cookie Recipe (+ Video)

There are so many recipes that every home baker should have in their online recipe box. When you have kids, a classic sugar cookie is one recipe that you will make many times over the years for birthday parties, family gatherings and just for those days that you feel like making cookies together. This easy 6 ingredient recipe only uses one bowl and once your kitchen helper is old enough, they can handle making up a batch with minimal supervision. My kitchen helper is 5 years old and once he ... Continue Reading
homemade ice cream cone chips

Easy Homemade Ice Cream Cone Chips To Elevate Your Next Party

Summer temperatures have been soaring and ice cream has been a great treat to cool off with. After making a batch of homemade vanilla bean ice cream (original post link) I wanted to make the treat even more special by making homemade cone chips. I do not own a waffle cone maker and try not to purchase single purpose kitchen equipment so I made these ice cream cone chips on the stove top. This easy recipe uses 6 ingredients and 1 bowl. Your kitchen helper will feel like a true chef when pouring ... Continue Reading