baked powered donuts

These Cute Baked Snowman Powdered Donuts Will Have You Wishing For Snow

With Thanksgiving just days away it's not surprising to see Christmas trees and decorations already out and ready to transform our homes for the holidays. These cute snowman donuts are baked and couldn't be easier to make. I used my new Get It Right (GIR) whisk to quickly mix up the batter and after 5-7 minutes of baking it was time to remove them from the oven and cool. This small batch recipe is for a classic powdered donut, so alone these are amazing, but turning them into little snowman ... Continue Reading
Classic Bacon Jam

A Must Have Item On Your Holiday Table: Bacon Jam

When I travel with my family I am always looking for some special food items that I can recreate at home. On a recent family getaway to Vermont, we experienced a great dinner at The Farm House Tap & Grill. One of the items on the table was an amazing burger. There were many delicious components to the meal, but it was the bacon jam that made the burger one of the best we have had. I knew I wanted to recreate this bacon jam when we settled back home. This jam is great not only on a burger, ... Continue Reading
Classic Cranberry Bread

Not My Mom’s Cranberry Bread, It’s Even Better (+ Video)

Thanksgiving is one week away and before you know it the year will be coming to a close.  So many memories made and more to follow.  During the holidays I try to make new traditions with my kitchen helper so he can look back on his childhood with fun and delicious memories.  There are so many aspects of Thanksgiving dinner that I recall as a child.  I was the youngest of three and always had the job of polishing the silver days in advanced.  I would also help my mom with the baking, apple ... Continue Reading
Homemade Sourdough Bread

Learn How To Make Sourdough Bread Without A Starter

If prehistoric man can make bread, so can I, or so I thought. Bread making is a challenge especially if you are teaching yourself the science and art of making a perfect loaf. Sure their are bread mixes and machines on the market that can reduce amount of time needed, but like most of the food I make, I like to start from the most natural state as possible.  Once I have mastered and understood how the food is made, then I add my own twist. I wanted to start this project with sourdough, so I ... Continue Reading
Homemade Pasta

Dinner Your Children Will Make, Taste And Love

Homemade Pasta, one of my kitchen helper's favorite dinner to make and taste. Making pasta in my house happens at least once a month.  My son loves to pour the flour on the table, make a well and crack the eggs. Once the dough comes together he is all about kneading until his hands get too messy and passes the torch to mom or dad. The 30 minute rest time on the counter is pure torture for the hungry pre-schooler. He anxiously awaits the moment to feed the dough through the pasta machine and ... Continue Reading
Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pie

Gluten Free Mini Sweet Potato Pies

November is here and it's time to start thinking about all the amazing food you will enjoy on Thanksgiving. My family loves this holiday and have already started talking about our favorite food memories and what we are looking forward to eating. Of course the holiday is much more than the food and I've already starting talking to my preschooler about the importance of this holiday while we drive to school. It's always a good idea to reinforce the things we are thankful for. We always strive ... Continue Reading
Monster Brownies Using Halloween Candy

A Creative Way To Use Your Leftover Halloween Candy

This post was sponsored by GIR Get It Right Halloween is here and we all know there will be leftover candy for days, if not weeks. Here is your solution: make your favorite chocolate brownie recipe, homemade or from a box, and bring life to all those leftovers. By adding in some candy eyes, you have the cutest Monster Brownies that your friends, family and co-workers will enjoy. I whipped up a batch of my favorite chocolate brownies with the help of the new Get It Right whisk. The whisk ... Continue Reading
Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats

Guest Feature: A Very Sweet Day With Friends

It was our last year of college, Spring Break of ‘99. My friends and I stepped off the plane in Panama City, FL to find sunshine, beaches, and assorted Rice Krispie Treats as far as the eye could see. Rice Krispies cereal was a sponsor of Spring Break that year, promoting its’ new line of assorted “Treats.” So, that week we soaked up the sun by day and danced our hearts out to N’Sync by night. And with the refined palates of college students, we ate Rice Krispie Treats for breakfast, ... Continue Reading
homemade halloween marshmallows treats

Homemade Halloween Marshmallow Treats

The best part about Halloween for kids, besides the candy, is spending time with their friends and doing something out of the ordinary.  Getting all dressed up, giggling at each other's costumes, checking out what candy they received and reliving the night over and over in their little heads until next year.  My kitchen helper and I invited one of his favorite classmates over to decorate homemade vanilla marshmallows into halloween approved treats.  Something unexpected,  enjoyable to eat ... Continue Reading
carrot Cake muffins

Guest Feature: California Carrot Cake Muffins

There’s no turning back now. What’s done is done. The seeds have been planted! After much discussion about the ideal time to plant carrot seeds last winter, Make and Taste Founder Nicole and I agreed upon March 2017 to launch our gardening experiment. There is an old, but fitting French idiom that sums up these expressions into one, “les carottes sont cuites,” the carrots are cooked. It implies that the die is cast, after which the outcome cannot be changed. March seemed like the ... Continue Reading