S'mores Ice Cream Popsicles

Let’s Celebrate: S’mores Ice Cream Popsicles

Today marks my 1 year blogiversary and I'm so grateful for every guest contributor and reader for keeping me motivated and creating an amazing Make & Taste community.  I wanted to make something over-the-top for such a milestone and these S'more Ice Cream Popsicles were it.  The title doesn't even do these popsicles justice.  We are talking about homemade toasted marshmallow ice cream with graham crackers folded in, formed into popsicles, then dipped into chocolate shell and dusted with ... Continue Reading

Northern California Road Tip: Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Traveling across the country with a four year old is both terrifying and exciting. My son and I went on this same journey to visit my sister and her family a year earlier, so I knew he would enjoy the airport, planes, people and flying a bit more.  Or I hoped he would. With zero delays and a timely take off we were off on an adventure.  Now, lets fast forward to waking up the next morning to the unique surroundings of Northern California. (I don't want to relive the flight experience, I know ... Continue Reading
3 Top Bacon Recipes

Top 3 Bacon Recipes Dads Will Love

With Father's Day right around the corner, I wanted to put some recipes together that were Dad approved. To do this, I reviewed recipes in the Make & Taste archives and pulled out some that I know Dads would love. I think the main reason Dads will enjoy these recipes because they all contain bacon. Dad always loves handmade gifts and maybe even a round of golf, but why not bake his favorite sweet treat made with love along with your little kitchen helper. These recipes have been some of the ... Continue Reading
puff pastry sticky buns

Guest Feature: Puff Pastry Sticky Buns

“I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.” Ellen DeGeneres. We all have mornings like this, when the mood strikes for something homemade, sweet, and cinnamon. On the occasional lazy Sunday morning, there’s nothing like fresh baked bread swirled with cinnamon and brown sugar. The trouble with a homemade cinnamon bun however, is that it requires time and preparation…maybe even more prep than your other buns, the steel ones. But before you ... Continue Reading
Homemade Fried Fish Tacos

Dinner Time: Homemade Fried Fish Tacos

Growing up I spent most of my summers on Cape Cod, MA and enjoyed so many the coastal foods available, like chowder and fresh fish.  I remember when my dad traded in the sailboat for a motorboat and all the fun we had fishing in the bay.  We didn't have the best record at catching a lot of edible fish, some days sand sharks seem to be the only fish biting, but we had fun regardless.  Seafood is a way of life in New England, especially on Cape Cod and I'm happy I can still enjoy all it has to ... Continue Reading
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Summertime parties and cookouts are right around the corner and everyone needs a good cookie bar recipe to share with friends and family.  A simple one bowl, one pan recipe packed with three kinds of chocolate chips is always a crowd pleaser.  When you are hosting or attending a gathering, cookie bars are an easy, on-the-go dessert that both kids and adults love.  The only problem is that these cookie bars are so good that they may not even last the car ride to the party. Your little ... Continue Reading
Cappuccino Cake Donuts

Coffee And Dessert: Cappuccino Cake Donuts

Tomorrow marks National Doughnut Day so I had to go big.  Cappuccino Cake Donuts sounded perfect to me considering how much I love coffee.  (You can technically spell the tasty dessert either way, donut or doughnut)  This food holiday started back in 1938 by the Salvation Army to celebrate their female volunteers who would make donuts to boost the morale of the soldiers overseas.  I'm all for that cause. So I have to admit that this recipe has adults in mind, considering the heavy use ... Continue Reading
Baking Ingredients and Their Substitutions

Helpful Tips: 6 Baking Ingredients and Their Substitutions

Have you ever been ready to start making a recipe and then realized you ran out of a key ingredient, like butter or worse yet, eggs! Let’s face it, we have all been there. This post is all about substitutions for common baking ingredients. When I started working on this post my initial approach was to find healthier substitutions, but found that many of these ingredients have had a bad rap and don’t necessarily need to be replaced, unless of course for dietary needs. So with that said, some ... Continue Reading

Small Batch Gluten Free Stovetop Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese is a classic meal for kids and adults alike. I wanted to take this classic recipe and add a few healthier ingredients. As a parent you are constantly thinking about what you should feed your child and whether they getting all of the nutrients they need. Kids keep us on our toes and are constantly changing what they like and don’t like. I always remember a piece of advice my friend Cailin gave me before my son was born.  She said “everything is a phase,” which is so ... Continue Reading

Small Batch Shortbread Puzzle Piece Cookies

Today's post was inspired by my toddler's new found love for puzzles.  A day doesn’t go by that we are not making and remaking his favorite construction site puzzle, so I thought it would be fun to make a functioning puzzle dessert. Small Batch Shortbread Puzzle Piece Cookies were the answer. There are cookie cutters on the market that are shaped in puzzle form, but I did not have them on hand, so I created my own simple template and cut the design and puzzle pieces out.  A small batch ... Continue Reading