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
Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Cinnamon Rolls Just Got Better, Find Out How

My kitchen helper is spending most of his days in school and therefore his eating habits are expanding, for better or worse.  Every morning we head to school early to sit with his friends in the cafeteria and enjoy a second round of "breakfast". This is also a vital time for the moms to vent about morning challenges or cheer for morning triumphs. It's a great way to start the day and has turned into a morning tradition. About three weeks ago a new offering was added to the "breakfast" menu. ... Continue Reading
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Halloween Cookies That Will Have You Baking This Weekend

My kitchen helper is always up to making a batch of cookies, so small batch recipes are great to minimize the sugar rush. We haven't made many chocolate cookies and with Halloween only weeks away, the pop of orange color from the peanut butter chips is a festive element. Peanut butter chips was a new ingredient for my kitchen helper and I welcome a recipe that introduces something new for him to smell, touch and taste. The liquid measuring cup was a great way for my child to pour the chips into ... Continue Reading
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins With A Twist

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 little guy was wanting real people food before he had teeth, but preferred steak to anything with a tinge of green. This mom on a mission was trying to find ways to get some kind of vegetables into her kids besides throwing some peas into mac and cheese (which the kids promptly picked out ... Continue Reading
California Campfire Pizza

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 over it! We love pizza, but generally, you don’t associate pizza with camping. But, we managed to have a family favorite in the great outdoors! We found the idea here - The Sits Girls Campfire Pizza and have been having fun with it for the last several camping adventures. You can literally ... Continue Reading
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brookie

Cookie + Brownie: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brookie

October is here and that means fall festivals, pumpkin picking, apple cider donuts, cooler temperatures and of course Halloween. There are so many fall treats I enjoy during this time and many of them involve using pumpkin as the featured flavor. Every fall I always make a batch of my mother-in-law's pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, but with Halloween on my mind I decided to make a brookie highlighting her recipe. Recreating the flavors I love and making a brookie was a huge success. I felt a ... Continue Reading