The Ultimate Guide: Tips and Tricks To Baking With Little Kids

The holidays are quickly approaching and we are all thinking about what to make and/or bring to holiday parties and family gatherings. If this is the year you wanted to involve your littlest of kitchen helpers (2-5 years old) these tips and tricks will save you a lot of stress and mess in the kitchen, all while maximizing the fun and educational benefits for the child. I have been baking and making recipes with my kitchen helper for years and Make & Taste was created to document all the fun ... Continue Reading
A Dozen Molasses Oatmeal Raisin Cookies For The Fall Season

One Dozen Molasses Oatmeal Raisin Cookies For The Fall Season

There is nothing better than baking a new recipe and your entire family not only loves it but they finish the whole batch in two days. That's exactly what happened with these soft Molasses Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. The recipe only make 12 cookies, which is a reasonable amount to bake so you don't feel too overwhelmed with cookies in the house. I used my "healthier oatmeal raisin cookie" recipe, which uses whole wheat, coconut palm sugar and applesauce as an egg substitute and added molasses. The ... Continue Reading
Homemade Sight Word Cookies You Can Make With Your Kids

Homemade Sight Word Cookies You Can Make With Your Kids

Sight Word Cookies were inspired by the new little reader in my house. My kitchen helper started Kindergarten this year and has been enjoying all the new math, reading and writing challenges. Once he started showing an interest in reading and working on mastering all his sight words I thought it would be fun to merge the two. These Sight Word Cookies are easy to make and based on my original animal cookie recipe, with one exception, I added a few cinnamon chips into the food processor mix since ... Continue Reading
Baking with kids baked coffee cake donuts

Baking With Kids: Baked Coffee Cake Donuts (+Video)

My kitchen helper recently had a half day of school and we planned on having his friend over for the afternoon. It was a perfect time to set up a Baking With Friends session. The two worked together before to make some amazing Applesauce Oatmeal Bread so why not try something new. Baked Coffee Cake Donuts was a great option. First, baked donuts normally involve one to two bowls. Second, they bake quickly. Both are two very good reasons to choose such a recipe. This coffee cake recipe also ... Continue Reading
10 Kid Approved Halloween Desserts They Can Make With You

10 Kid Approved Halloween Desserts They Can Make With You

The school year has started and before you know it the holiday season will be here. Halloween costumes, pumpkins, mum plants and apple cider donuts are already in the stores and local fall fairs have opened their gates. Children are always so excited to get dressed up in costumes and act silly with their friends. With all this excitement around Halloween, it's a perfect time to make something fun in the kitchen and get them involved in the process of baking. I have compiled Make & Taste's ... Continue Reading
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