Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats

Our St. Patrick’s Day celebration isn’t ever anything big, but one things for sure, we eat  corned beef and cabbage. I actually just bought some from our local meat company for the first time and I’m so excited to cook it in the slow cooker this weekend. Other than that, we don’t really celebrate in […]

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Salted Caramel Mini Cheesecakes

The end of September marked Marina Makes turning two – I can’t believe it!! When I started this blog, I certainly didn’t think I’d be keeping up with it two years later or  have people following along on my journey. I still have a ton of work to do, but I’m also trying really hard […]

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Fourth of July Hand Pies

Peeps… it’s been too long!! It seems like months since I last posted (even though it was a couple of weeks ago – did you see these oatmeal macadamia nut cookies I posted??). That’s probably because my mind has been in a million different places since we’ve moved. Both Brett and I have been running […]

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Oatmeal Macadamia Nut Cookies Dipped in White Chocolate

I’ve been on a sweet kick lately. I’m normally a savory person, but I’ve gotten to the point where I need something sweet every day. It’s ridiculous! I suggest going for walks to some of the ice cream shops in our downtown area a couple of days a week and whenever I’m walking through the […]

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Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

Yesterday, we got hit with a taste of warm weather and it’s almost as if I could smell spring blooming in the air. We took full advantage of being able to step outside without freezing our buns off. The kids and I walked to the park and when my husband got home, we took another […]

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Santa Hat Brownie Bites

My husband and I love hosting our friends and family at our house. It’s always nice to gather with people you care about to catch up and enjoy eats and drinks together. The dishes afterwards are the worst, but the memories make up for cleaning off any grime (I’m so cheesy). This past Saturday we […]

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Spooky Halloween Peanut Butter Cups & Chocolate Covered Oreos

With Halloween a few days away, I’m bringing out all of the tricks and treats for our family to enjoy this holiday! Being a mom has really made me appreciate and elevate all holiday traditions, and as our toddler has gotten older, it’s been so sweet watching her enjoy the traditions as much as we […]

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Dark Chocolate & Caramel Pretzels

Does anyone else enjoy the casual stroll through Costco with their spouse? My husband and I live for the days we’re able to walk around Costco together checking out their furniture and unbelievable cheese section (cheese in bulk, yes please!), and of course racing down the aisles to try every sample in the store. We’re […]

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Happy Birthday, Marina Makes!

A newborn, career change, and over 100 posts later and the blog is a year old! It’s been quite the adventure starting Marina Makes, one that I never really thought I’d still be on, but here I am still keeping up and sharing my love for food and crafts. It’s still messy around here (very messy […]

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Red, White and Blue Trifle

As I mentioned in my last post, we went strawberry picking this past weekend at Stade’s Farm and Market. It was such a fun summer activity to do together as a family – I’m hoping to make it a tradition at the start of each summer. Not only was it enjoyable, but the strawberries we […]

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