December 4, 2017 Candy/Confections


It didn’t take long for this to be a family favorite around here! Once made, I decided to roll the marshmallows in crushed peppermint sticks to capture a bit of holiday flavor. But, don’t file this recipe under ‘Holiday’ because it is one you’ll want to make all year round. 3 packages unflavored gelatin 1-1/2 […]

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Homemade Candy Corn

October 30, 2017 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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Cream-Filled Chocolate Sandwiches (Oreos)

October 24, 2017 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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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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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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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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