116 posts in category Features

Homemade Gingerbread House 2.0

Last year I started a tradition of making a homemade gingerbread house with my kitchen helper. We started small and the little house fit perfectly on our mantel.  This year I asked my kitchen helper ... Continue Reading

Stocking Stuffer Ideas: Baking With Your Little Kitchen Helper

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I have picked up many tips and tricks during the past three years while working with ... Continue Reading

Share Your Story, Be A Make & Taste Contributor

I'm so thankful for all these Make & Taste guest contributors.  Features from California, Chicago, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Connecticut have flooded the pages to provide kid approved ... Continue Reading

My Make & Taste Thank You Note

Happy Thanksgiving! So many families have been a part of Make & Taste and I look forward to featuring more in 2018.  I wish all my contributors and readers a big Happy Thanksgiving.  Continue ... Continue Reading

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 ... Continue Reading

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 ... Continue Reading

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 ... Continue Reading

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 ... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Clafoutis Aux Mûres Blackberry Flan

What do you get when you cross a blackberrry muffin, vanilla flan, and a pancake…with a 3-year old? Tiny flour handprints all over the kitchen? Yes, and a few footprints too. But you also get a ... Continue Reading

Guest Feature: Kid Approved Scratch Made Granola

Cooking with kids, like playing with play dough, can get a little too messy for me. I have good intentions of making quality family meals (and memories), but I often end up frustrated with the mess ... Continue Reading