Mini Chocolate Cake

Baking With Kids: Mini Chocolate Cake With Vanilla Frosting

Just in time for your next chocolate craving or a small celebratory gathering, this mini chocolate cake with vanilla frosting will not disappoint. Last week my kitchen helper and I traveled to California to visit family. My 3 year old nephew was so excited that we were going to bake a cake. (His request) I knew he was a fan of chocolate cake so this recipe by Dessert For Two was a perfect match. Our version had vanilla frosting and rainbow nonpareils, which was definitely kid approved. There ... Continue Reading
Mini Vanilla Whoopie Pies

Mini Vanilla Whoopie Pies

A Pot of Gold for St. Patrick's Day Whoopie Pies are a classic New England treat with origins in Maine and some would also argue Pennsylvania Amish. Traditionally they are a chocolate cake with a marshmallow based filling and are a terrific treat to have any time of the year. We had fun making our own version of chocolate mini whoopie pies and transformed them into edible spiders for Halloween. Check out that post here: Mini Chocolate Whoopie Pies Post. With St. Patrick's Day a few weeks ... Continue Reading
lemon blueberry bread

Lemon Blueberry Bread

An Easy Quick Bread To Bake With Kids Winter is still lingering here in New England but I'm looking forward to Springtime weather and flavors. The warmer temperatures and flowers alway make me feel refreshed and ready to enjoy the outdoors. Every year my kitchen helper and I travel to a local orchard to pick berries and we especially love blueberry season. Although blueberries are not in season here, this Lemon Blueberry Quick Bread is a great way to get your Spring flavor fix. I will ... Continue Reading
Budget Friendly Dinners To Kick Off The New Year

Budget Friendly Dinners To Kick Off The New Year

Happy New Year! This time of year is always filled with reflection and goal making. Many may look to save additional income and in light of the current government shutdown in the US, this is especially true. That is why today's post is all about Budget Friendly Dinners to Kick Off The New Year. Over the past two weeks I have made most of these recipes and made some tweaks, just to change things up. My first change for the Sausage and Vegetable Lasagna was to buy pork sausage and cooking it out ... Continue Reading
Kids Holiday Activity: Salt Dough Ornaments

Kids Holiday Activity: Salt Dough Ornaments

Salt dough ornaments are one of the easiest recipes that you and your kitchen helper(s) can make together, plus you are rewarded with a keepsake to enjoy for years to come. They will love pouring and mixing the flour, salt and water to form the dough. They can pick out their favorite cookie cutters and within minutes their creations are baking (drying out) in the oven. Since there is a large window of time between cutting out the dough and actually painting the ornaments, I decided to tackle ... Continue Reading
5 holiday desserts to make with your kids

5 Holiday Desserts You Can Make With Your Kids

Time to celebrate the holidays! These "5 holiday desserts you can make with your kids" are a fun way to celebrate the season all month long.  How can you go wrong with recipes like Candy Cane Cookies, Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark, Yule Log Cake, Reindeer Bark and Cinnamon Snowball Cookies. These recipes vary from easy to moderate. The yule log may look intimidating, but it's actually not as difficult as one might expect, plus you gain a wow factor once completed. Your kitchen helper will ... Continue Reading

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