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In the Kitchen

I mentioned last week that this is the first year our family is going to attempt some sort of New […]

Every year Trader Joe’s gets their holiday products in stock.  They fly off the shelves and quickly as they arrived.  […]

Headed to potluck after potluck this season? Looking for something that’s easy to assemble, festive AND healthy? 

Growing up my grandma made the most delicious frozen pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. I’ve always thought her recipe couldn’t be […]

Happy almost Halloween guys! I’ve got a lot on my plate between the big day tomorrow and wrapping things up […]

‘Tis the season for pumpkin and apple recipes! If you’ve taken advantage of the seasonal grocery sales or done some […]

If you’ve never heard, can I introduce you to the concept of ‘dump cake?’  While the name is quite unflattering, […]

First of all, I want to say both I’m sorry and you’re welcome. This salted caramel brownie bark is really, […]

With all the hustle and bustle of getting the kids off to school in the morning, I usually forego my […]

This might be the easiest food project I’ve ever created. It took mere minutes to give these pieces of fruit […]

(pictured: Pretzel and Cheese Broomsticks, Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts, Candy Corn Pudding Pops, Haunted Hooting Owl Pretzels, Pretzel Mummy Treats, Ghost Milk Bottles, Oreo Bat Truffles) Halloween […]

Have you guys ever packed smoothies in your kids’ lunches? I’m so intrigued by this idea – it seems like […]

Who says popsicles can only be a summer treat? I’m all for extending my enjoyment of this sweet treat at […]

Nut allergies are no joke and both parents and schools take them very seriously. Our family is lucky not to […]

Great news friends – we’ve brought a new food contributor to the MPMK team and she’s got TONS of healthy […]