Kelsey Hilts

Kelsey Hilts is the founder of Itsy Bitsy Foodies, an online resource for families looking for ways to spend more time together enjoying food and exploring the world beyond the children’s menu.

Chunky Monkey Banana Ice Cream

This creamy banana ice cream studded with chocolate and walnut chunks is incredibly satisfying and sweet, fit for all of the little monkeys in your life.


Almond Poppyseed Crêpe Cake

Almond poppy seed crêpes layered with almond whipped cream and raspberry jam make a sweet cake worthy of a fancy breakfast or any other special occasion.

Sugared Cranberries Recipe

Sugared Cranberries

These sparkling, sugared cranberries are simple to make and can be used in so many ways. Extremely versatile, these cranberries can be used in pancakes, as a dessert or beverage garnish, and even on their own as a sweet snack.

Cheesy Squash Bruschetta

Cheesy Squash Bruschetta

This recipe is just a guideline for how you can add an autumnal twist to bruschetta with chunks of sweet squash and cheeses of your choice.

S'mores Fudge Pops

S’mores Fudge Pops

In this decadent rendition of one of summer’s favorite treats, fudge is dipped in marshmallow creme and rolled in crushed graham crackers.

Chia Seed Pancakes

Chia Seed Pancakes

Mashed bananas keep these pancakes tender and chia seeds are an easy, subtle way to add more fiber, omega 3’s and protein to breakfast.

Gyoza Sliders

Gyoza Sliders

These fusion sliders are a unique twist on the classic burger and they work well as an appetizer for a party or a main course.

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade Marshmallows

Making marshmallows is a lot simpler than you might think and allows you to make personalized flavors and shapes for fun gifts.

Ice Cream from Cake Batter

Cake Batter Ice Cream

The best part of homemade cake batter ice cream is that you can control the cake flavor by adding your favorite cake batter to the mix.

Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington

You can prepare the beef wellingtons the day before, chill them overnight, and then simply bake them for 20 minutes and enjoy.

Valentine’s Day Parfait

Valentine’s Day Parfait

Valentine’s Day, like most other holidays these days, is full of sugary sweets. So why not indulge in this simple Valentine’s parfait.

Chunky Apple Pie

Chunky Apple Pie

This chunky apple pie has always been one of my favorite desserts. I love how the topping is more like a streusel than a regular pie crust.

Homemade Caramel Corn

Caramel Corn

Simply boil the caramel ingredients, toss the popped popcorn in the caramel, and bake the caramel corn to golden, crispy perfection.

Broiled French Toast

Broiled French Toast

This fuss-free french toast is perfect for busy mornings or breakfast parties – simply put the ingredients in a pan and broil in the oven.

Gyro Sliders

Gyro Sliders Recipe

Instead of spending hours roasting meat, simply marinate sliced chicken thighs in gyro seasonings and build the gyro sandwiches from there.