homemade popcorn

Easy After School Snack: Homemade Popcorn

Do you have a favorite snack from your childhood?  Or a snack that every time you see it in the store or smell a certain food it transports you back?  I have many, like Fudgsicles, Devil Dogs and Entenmann's cookies.  One snack that really brings back a lot of memories was our after school bowl of homemade popcorn.  I vividly remember coming home from school as a kid and seeing bowls of homemade popcorn waiting on the kitchen table for myself and my siblings.  Of course I would sprinkle a ... Continue Reading
Classic Dutch Baby Breakfast

Elevate Your Breakfast: A Classic Dutch Baby Recipe

Happy Valentine's Day! What a great way to elevate your morning breakfast or brunch with a classic Dutch Baby.  What is a dutch baby anyway?  Well, imagine the combination of a pancake, popover and crepe, that's a Dutch Baby.  Baked in a cast iron or metal pan and topped with powdered sugar, this recipe is made in your blender and couldn't be easier. My little kitchen helper poured all the ingredients into the blender and 20 seconds later, we had our batter ready to go.  Then the ... Continue Reading
Exciting New Change

An Exciting New Change To Make & Taste

Spring is on the horizon and I've already started purging clothing items that I have been holding on to for an embarrassing amount of years.  This process had me thinking about Make & Taste and the five social media platforms I'm constantly, or trying to, update on a daily basis. So here is the exciting new change.  I'm switching up the post schedule from five days a week to two days (Tuesday and Thursday).  This way I can provide you the quality you deserve.  I love all the food ... Continue Reading
scratch and grain baking kits review

Three Moms Review: Scratch & Grain Baking Kits

It seems like every week I'm taking a shopping trip to Target to pick up baking supplies.  A few weeks ago I noticed a product called Scratch & Grain in the baking mix section.  This product caught my eye because it wasn't like the other boxes on the shelf.  The boxes had a unique front display of all the individually wrapped ingredients inside. In full disclosure, I reached out to the company and expressed my interest in the product.  They generously sent me three baking kits.  I ... Continue Reading
vegetable tian

Guest Feature: Vegetable Tian/Ratatouille Side Dish

Provence is a region in southern France, known for its mild climate, olive trees and lavender fields. So beautiful and scenic, its landscape has attracted the likes of artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Cezanne… to name a few. Though there’s reason enough to visit the south of France for the scenery and lavender breeze alone, Provence might actually be recognized more for its signature cuisine. Vegetable Tian is one of my favorite regional specialties. It’s a simple and rustic dish ... Continue Reading

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts (+ Video)

Who wouldn't love a baked variety of a classic sweet treat like cinnamon sugar donuts?  These baked donuts have great flavor and the cinnamon sugar coating provides the texture needed to feel like you are eating the fried variety.   These donuts were fun to make with my little kitchen helper as you can see in the video. (Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts Link)  All that is needed are two bowls and your trusty donut pan.  I pre-measured all of the ingredients and placed them in containers that are ... Continue Reading
Bacon, Egg and Cheese Puff Pastry Hand Pies

Bacon, Egg & Cheese Puff Pastry Hand Pies

Start the day with these heart shaped bacon, egg and cheese puff pastry hand pies! These couldn't be easier to make and boy are they delicious.  I typically have this breakfast treat on a toasted bagel, but for Valentine's Day, lets break out the puff pastry dough.  Your first step is to take one sleeve of puff pastry dough out of the box and allow it to warm on the countertop, no longer than 40 minutes.  Simply make a slice of bacon on the stove, then scramble the eggs to your liking. Once ... Continue Reading

Snack Time: Healthy Fresh Apple Buckwheat Muffins

Sometimes when I look for recipes that I want to make with my toddler, I tend to shy away when I see one with large amounts of ingredients.  Recently, I was trying to find a healthy snack featuring apples to test out.  After searching for awhile, I became inspired by a recipe for apple buckwheat muffins that I found on a vegetarian blog called Green Kitchen Stories.  When I first took a look, I have to admit that I was a bit intimidated by the fact that there were 15 ingredients and I would ... Continue Reading

Lasagna’s Partner In Crime: Oven Roasted Garlic Bread

Lasagna night isn't complete until garlic bread makes an appearance.  This simple and delicious recipe is perfect for Italian night.  My toddler and I put this together before we started making the lasagna components. (Link to Lasagna Recipe)  I simply wrapped it in foil and placed it in the fridge until the lasagna was out of the oven and cooling slightly.  Customized with shredded mozzarella and fresh parsley.  Enjoy! Continue Reading

Just Like Mom’s But With A Twist: Homemade Lasagna

Growing up my mom made homemade lasagna and it was hands down my favorite savory dish.  I have never made it for my family and thought it was time to share a dish that holds so many memories for me.  My first step was to look through my mom's recipe book.   I actually found her recipe, but as you can see in the below picture, much of the ink is worn away.  By the looks of the recipe card you can tell this recipe was made many times over the years.  Although I didn't have her exact recipe, ... Continue Reading