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5 Desserts To Make This 4th Of July

Fourth of July 2020 is upon us and although we won't be celebrating as we did last year or years before that, we can still celebrate with the ones we love at home. Why not enjoy a delicious dessert to cap off the day. These are 5 recipes worth trying this holiday. They are fun, festive, colorful and would please most palettes. Take a family poll, chocolate, vanilla or fruit? Or cookie, tart, cupcake or cake? To see what to make this holiday. Recipe Snapshot Mix Berry Tart: No bake, use ... Continue Reading

Homemade Cinnamon Bread

I can't believe I'm going to confess this, but when I was in graduate school I used to reward my good grades with store bought cinnamon bread (without raisins) Ha! Thinking back on this makes me laugh and even funnier is that when I was talking to my little kitchen helper about our 4 year Make & Taste blog anniversary he suggested Homemade Cinnamon Bread to be the feature recipe. How could I say "no". Happy 4 year Make & Taste Anniversary! It's hard to believe that four years ... Continue Reading

No Bake, Small Batch S’mores Cake

Memorial Day Weekend 2020 is going to be a bit different, like most national holidays this year. Never did we think a pandemic would sweep the country and restrict us from seeing family and friends. But it's all to slow the curve and hopefully holidays in the future will be filled with family and friends again; without social distancing. For all these reasons I decided to make my family of three this No Bake, Small Batch S'mores Cake. This recipe was adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction ... Continue Reading

4 Chocolate Recipes To Celebrate Mom

** This post contains affiliate links and any purchases help continue my coffee enjoyment. Mother's Day 2020 will be one for the memory books and more than ever your chocolate loving Mom needs some extra celebration. With work, homeschooling and balancing family life, Moms out there would love to enjoy a chocolate treat made by you and her kitchen helper(s). Bonus points for making the recipes that contain espresso and coffee beans. This is why I put together my 4 Chocolate Recipes to ... Continue Reading

Small Batch Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

I made these muffins last night and know you will love these too. If you are in search of a muffin to feed your family that isn't overly sugary (no refined sugar, uses honey) and provides them with a healthy snack, this is for you. During these times of quarantine, I feel like I'm eating more snacks throughout the day than normal so these Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins were a welcomed change. This Small Batch Blueberry Oatmeal Muffin recipe is based on Sally's Baking Addition recipe. I cut her ... Continue Reading

A How-To Guide For Making Your Family Cookbook + Video

(** This post contains an Affiliate link any compensation will go to support my next cup of coffee) There is no question that right now in April 2020 people, including myself, are home baking and cooking more with our families. For me baking is a source of comfort during these uncertain times. I've made childhood favorites, family staples and even taken a few items off my baking bucket list. As a photographer I document almost everything. Our neighborhood walks, new milestones, homeschoo... Continue Reading

How To Make Your First Sourdough Bread + Video & Worksheet

If you have ever wanted to bake bread but fear that it's too difficult or you don't have enough time, I'm here to tell you that after following the below steps in this post you will feel more confident in making your first sourdough bread. Let's just get one thing out of the way first, yes there are many steps along the way to cutting into your first loaf of bread, but the amount of time per step is minimal, some are as quick as 15 seconds. Yes, 15 seconds! If you have the desire, determinat... Continue Reading

Easy 7 Day Sourdough Starter Recipe + Worksheet

Ready, on your mark, get set, GO! If you love starting your morning off with a perfect slice of homemade sourdough toast, then it's time to get your starter going. Search for or purchase a glass jar that is around 34oz in size. You will also need All-purpose or Rye (your preference) flour and water. That's it. Oh yeah, how do you make a starter anyways? I have created the below Sourdough Planner worksheet to keep you on track and organized. This specific sourdough is a 7 day 100% ... Continue Reading
Easy Patriotic Sugar Cookies

Easy Patriotic Sugar Cookies

These cookies not only represent the American flag colors but they also marks the first school bake sale item for my kitchen helper and I. Now that he is in school full-time we can participate in fun activities such as this. With a packed schedule I knew I wanted to make something Red, White and Blue but also did not have time to have hours of chilling dough in the fridge. I decided to utilized my easy no-chill sugar cookie recipe and transform the dough into different colors with just a few ... Continue Reading

Molasses Halloween Cookies

A Lunchbox Treat Halloween is such a fun holiday for kids. My kitchen helper is especially into all the things Halloween this year, so I wanted to make a fun, fast and easy cookie together. This recipe for Molasses Halloween Cookies is actually adapted from my Homemade Animal Crackers recipe. Not only did we create some fun one-eyed monsters, but we utilized our letter cookie cutters to make different sayings. These cookies are easy to make with a food processor and your kitchen helper ... Continue Reading