Kelsey Banfield, Momtastic

Kelsey Banfield


Connecticut, United States

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Past articles by Kelsey:

Totally Delish Sausage & Cheese Stuffed Shells (With Spinach Hidden Inside)

These delicious spinach, sausage and cheese stuffed shells are an ideal make ahead meal for busy weeknights. → Read More

Chocolate Babka Muffins

There is the magic of yeast, first of all, and the way it takes ordinary dough and doubles it in size in less than an hour. Also, the way it can be molded into all kinds of shapes and then it puffs up when baked. Last week we wanted to make Chocolate Babka Muffins based on how much we like regular Babka bread. → Read More

21 Make Ahead Dishes for the Holidays

To help you get in the holiday spirit and prepare for company, here are some amazing make ahead dishes for the holidays that all can be prepped and frozen. The procedure for each of these in simple: → Read More

Leftover Ham? Make These Simple Ham and Cheese Scones

It is inevitable that around the holiday season we end up with leftover ham. We often serve ham for Christmas dinner and we love to make it for dinner parties. However, never once have we managed to eat and entire ham in one sitting. Over the years I've come up with different ways to use up ham in casseroles, → Read More

Baked Stuffed Apples for Dessert

These baked stuffed apples have all the goodness of pie - soft baked apples, brown sugar, a crispy topping - without the hassle of a crust. → Read More

Apple Pie French Toast Casserole Couldn't Be Any Easier to Make

Our new favorite breakfast as of late is an apple pie French toast casserole. It is incredibly simple and it tastes like Fall on a plate. → Read More

Easy Homemade Pretzel Buns for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

The secret to these pretzel buns is giving them a quick bath in a boiling water and baking soda solution before popping them in the oven - this is what gives them their distinctive flavor and color. → Read More

This Easy Apple Cake Tastes Just Like Fall

Ease into apple season this year with this delicious apple cake recipe. It's the perfect fall dessert, snack or even breakfast. → Read More

Chocolate Cream Pie With Cookie Crust

This chocolate cream pie with cookie crust is so delicious you won't believe it. → Read More

Easy Taco Spaghetti Bake For a Low Maintenance Dinner

My kids love this taco spaghetti bake because it's like their favorite taco dinner and spaghetti meal have joined forces to create the best dish ever. I like it because I can easily bake it beforehand and reheat it as necessary. → Read More

Blueberry Cobbler with Ginger & Lemon

I made this blueberry cobbler and added a tiny bit of chopped candied ginger and some lemon zest. It added some zing to the very sweet berries. → Read More

Jalapeño Popper Chicken Casserole Is Peak Comfort Food

This jalapeño popper chicken casserole is the perfect dinner for picky kids and adults - it also freezes well for the ideal last-minute weeknight dinner. → Read More

Lemon Pasta With Spinach and Basil for a Light Summer Meal

Looking for a quick and easy weeknight pasta dish with a no-cook sauce? This lemon pasta with spinach recipe is the answer to your dinner prayers. → Read More

Easy and Delicious French Toast Muffins Recipe

French toast muffins have all the same flavors as the favorite breakfast classic but in bite-sized form! → Read More

What's For Dinner Tonight? Try This 15-Minute Teriyaki Salmon

Teriyaki salmon is perfect to make on a busy weeknight. Serve it with whole grains and vegetables for a quick and easy dinner. → Read More

This Funfetti Ice Cream Layer Cake Is The Perfect Dessert

This irresistible ice cream layer cake features funfetti cake, two flavors of ice cream, M&Ms, and vanilla icing. → Read More

The Best Carrot Cake You'll Ever Make

My grandmother made the best carrot cake with cream cheese frosting of all time. I have so many fond memories of licking my plate clean after each slice so as not to miss a single luscious crumb. When I made her carrot cake recipe for my kids several years ago I couldn't figure out why it didn't taste the same as I → Read More

Twice-Baked Potato Casserole With Bacon and Ranch

This cheesy twice-baked potato casserole feeds a crowd, takes minimal effort, and will be gobbled up by even the pickiest eaters. Want to make it for your brood? Follow these easy steps. → Read More

Cheesy Sausage Pizza Muffins Made Easy

Need a new recipe to please your little pizza-lovers? These cheesy sausage pizza muffins are the perfect quick-and-easy family dinner, grab-and-go snack, or lunchbox treat. → Read More

The Best Strawberry Shortcake Recipe You'll Ever Taste

This delicious strawberry shortcake is layered with lemony cornmeal cakes and doesn't require any fancy decorating skills. Plus, it'll feed the whole family. Just follow these simple steps. → Read More