In the Kitchen with Grandpa: Making Ravioli

April 21, 2017 Blog


Recently, Grandma and Grandpa came to visit, and we thought that making ravioli would be a great way to keep Grandpa busy with the Addie and Keely. It was a fun afternoon that resulted in 110 individual ravioli, along with 2 extra large raviolis made once Nicole arrived near the end of our ravioli-making production […]

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Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars

April 17, 2017 Breakfast & Brunch


Quick, delicious and filling, these energy bars will keep you fueled until mealtime. 1/2 cup dates 1 cup quick oats, old fashioned rolled oats are also fine 1 apple, cored 1/2 cup pecans 1 Tbsp flax meal 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup 1 tsp cinnamon Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 […]

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Homemade Tootsie Rolls

October 22, 2014 Candy/Confections


I’m a fan of Tootsie Rolls, but I’m not a fan of all the hard-to-pronounce ingredients that they are made of. So, this Halloween, I thought I’d try making a few of my favorite. I dug up this recipe on A Cozy Kitchen blog, and found that it is relatively simple to make, and produces […]

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Homemade Candy Corn

October 4, 2014 Candy/Confections


This is an Alton Brown recipe that is surprisingly easy to make. Keep in mind, work relatively quickly, otherwise the ‘dough’ may become too hard to shape or cut. I also remind you NOT to cut on your silicone mat, as it may damage the mat. I transferred the dough to a cutting board before […]

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Celebrating the Art of Giving: Gifts from the Kitchen

December 1, 2013 DIY


As shoppers crowd the malls and jam the web in search of the perfect gift for their friends and family, I head to the kitchen to make many of my gifts. Whether it is a batch of cookies for a party, truffles for a sweetheart, or caramel corn for snack time, homemade gifts are always welcomed. […]

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Homemade Candy: A Guest Post

July 18, 2013 Candy/Confections


Once again, we welcome Marcela De Vivo to Family Eats. This time, she’s created a “Candy Land”-themed graphic that covers recipes for homemade candies. From licorice to peanut brittle, Marcela has created a fun way to illustrate some of our favorite treats! Thank, Marcela, for another great post for Family Eats. You can read her […]

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Bootleg S’mores: Loving It!

June 6, 2013 DIY


Summertime brings thoughts of camping, picnicking, beach-going, and vacations. And for us, it is time for S’mores. But the kids don’t want to wait for a family camping trip, they  want S’mores whenever they can get them. Years ago, I had a pizelle maker. I LOVED making pizelles for the kids to snack on – […]

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Cream-Filled Chocolate Sandwiches (Oreos)

April 4, 2013 Cookies & Bars


Grab a glass of milk and sit down with a friend and enjoy this classic American favorite. This recipe lets you make it yourself, and know from what ingredients these delicious cookies are made. Makes about 30.  1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour ¾ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder 1 tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. baking powder […]

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Not-From-A-Box Macaroni and Cheese

April 3, 2013 DIY


Why worry about what’s in that box of mac and cheese you bought from the grocery store? Mollie Katzen’s Not-from-a-box version is kid friendly to eat — and make. Oh, an adults will love the creamy taste as well.   ½ lb (2 cups) uncooked macaroni or baby pasta shells 2 tbsp butter, plus extra […]

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DIY Granola Bars

March 28, 2013 Cookies & Bars


Forget spending the money on granola bars filled with ingredients you can’t pronounce. These delicious granola bars take little time to make, and are the perfect  for enjoying as an afternoon snack, a before practice pick-me-up, or even as an early morning breakfast on the go. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F 2 cups oats […]

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