Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Cinnamon Rolls Just Got Better, Find Out How

My kitchen helper is spending most of his days in school and therefore his eating habits are expanding, for better or worse.  Every morning we head to school early to sit with his friends in the cafeteria and enjoy a second round of "breakfast". This is also a vital time for the moms to vent about morning challenges or cheer for morning triumphs. It's a great way to start the day and has turned into a morning tradition. About three weeks ago a new offering was added to the "breakfast" menu. ... Continue Reading
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Halloween Cookies That Will Have You Baking This Weekend

My kitchen helper is always up to making a batch of cookies, so small batch recipes are great to minimize the sugar rush. We haven't made many chocolate cookies and with Halloween only weeks away, the pop of orange color from the peanut butter chips is a festive element. Peanut butter chips was a new ingredient for my kitchen helper and I welcome a recipe that introduces something new for him to smell, touch and taste. The liquid measuring cup was a great way for my child to pour the chips into ... Continue Reading
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins With A Twist

Guest Feature: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins With A Twist

Once upon a time, I had young children who were picky about eating their veggies. My firstborn, loved everything, but around the age of 2, started turning her nose up at things she used to devour. My little guy was wanting real people food before he had teeth, but preferred steak to anything with a tinge of green. This mom on a mission was trying to find ways to get some kind of vegetables into her kids besides throwing some peas into mac and cheese (which the kids promptly picked out ... Continue Reading
California Campfire Pizza

Guest Feature: California Campfire Pizza

If you’ve been following our family through Make & Taste at all, you know we are avid campers and most of my contributions revolve around camping. This one has camping written all over it! We love pizza, but generally, you don’t associate pizza with camping. But, we managed to have a family favorite in the great outdoors! We found the idea here - The Sits Girls Campfire Pizza and have been having fun with it for the last several camping adventures. You can literally ... Continue Reading
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brookie

Cookie + Brownie: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brookie

October is here and that means fall festivals, pumpkin picking, apple cider donuts, cooler temperatures and of course Halloween. There are so many fall treats I enjoy during this time and many of them involve using pumpkin as the featured flavor. Every fall I always make a batch of my mother-in-law's pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, but with Halloween on my mind I decided to make a brookie highlighting her recipe. Recreating the flavors I love and making a brookie was a huge success. I felt a ... Continue Reading
Pumpkin Gingerbread

Fall Is Here: Pumpkin Gingerbread Loaf

Fall is officially here, but mother nature seems to be extending summer temperatures for New England are at the moment. However, the unseasonably warm weather hasn't stopped people from purchasing pumpkins, mum plants and pumpkin spice everything to get into the fall spirit. Fall is here and before you know it we will be preparing for the holidays. Pumpkin bread is a classic fall treat that I always look forward to seeing in local bakeries. It's a perfect recipe to bake with your kitchen helper ... Continue Reading
Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Vanilla Glaze

Baked Pumpkin Donuts With Vanilla Glaze

Inspiration for the recipes I make with my kitchen helper comes from many different sources. Most recipes are based on food that he is enjoying at the moment and requests that we try to recreate a certain food at home. The recent graham cracker post is a perfect example of this inspiration source. Traveling to different locations also provides new food experiences and ingredients to incorporate once we are back home. Of course I always love to bake recipes that my mom would bake for me as these ... Continue Reading
Homemade Graham Crackers

Homemade Graham Crackers

My kitchen helper is a huge fan of graham crackers and we have been baking them for more than a year now. It's a perfect snack for after school, traveling to and from play dates and running errands. I have had weeks where I was baking them twice a week just to keep up with demand. I'm always in search of homemade snack foods to mix in with store bought options and we have baked so many fun recipes along the way. My kitchen helper enjoys molasses based recipes so this recipe was a big success.... Continue Reading
German Sprite Cake

Guest Feature: German “Sprite” Muffins

Being German it is important for my husband and I to integrate our two kids , Sophia and Fiona, into our daily routine. While living in the United States we wanted to teach our girls about German traditions such as Sunday "Coffee and Cake". Having two young children it was hard to find a perfect cake that was quick to make and creates minimal mess, but after some research we found a delicious German recipe for a German Sprite Cake. The secret ingredient to this light and fluffy cake is the ... Continue Reading
Hermit Bars

Old Fashion Soft and Spicy Hermit Bars

When I inherited my mother's overstuffed accordion-style recipe organizer, I took some time to comb through all of the handwritten recipes.  Some were well loved with stains and tears more than others.  It's funny how you can come across a recipe and you are transported back to sitting at the kitchen table in your childhood home.  One of the recipes I removed from the dessert section was this Soft and Spicy Hermit Bar.  The person credited for this recipe was named on the recipe card and ... Continue Reading