Melissa

magic crock pot pumpkin spice pudding cake

This gorgeous cake was inspired by my recipe for Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Pudding Cake! I decided to try something new for autumn, and since pumpkin spice is always a winner this time of year, that’s what I went with. It’s so delicious and so simple to prepare! Oh. MY. YUM! Pumpkin Lovers, rejoice! This tender,…

Creamy Ranch BLT Tortellini Salad

If you like BLT sandwiches… and if you like creamy tortellini salad…. then you will LOVE this awesome salad which is a combination of both! I added a little barbecue sauce to the ranch dressing to give it a just a hint of smokiness to compliment the bacon and other flavors. This is one of…

crock pot sour cream cornbread dumplings

Mmmmm! Comfort food. We love it this time of year when it starts to get rainy and chilly outside. There’s nothing like coming home to a cozy meal. Here’s a versatile recipe that you can use to top virtually any soup, stew or chili. I personally think it’s the perfect accompaniment to a spicy chili,…

peach mango salsa

A beautiful, fresh salsa with bright flavors that’s wonderful with grilled fish or chicken. It’s also amazing on fish tacos or served as a little side salad. Be sure to use perfectly ripe fruit for this. 4 large, perfectly ripe peaches, unpeeled, pitted, cut into chunks 1 perfectly ripe mango, peeled, pitted, cut into chunks…

italian veggie & pepperoni pasta salad

We love pasta salads, so I tend to make them a lot. This one is pretty standard, and you’ve probably seen a lot of salads like it, but it’s so delicious and easy to prepare I thought I’d share it with you anyway. We love to make this for picnics, potlucks, and game day! To…

bacon egg & cheese breakfast croissant sandwich

A wonderfully simple, cheesy, bacony, breakfast sandwich! I start with a big, buttery croissant, a little garlic aioli, a cheesy omelet, hot sauce and bacon! This goes together in no time so it’s easy enough to serve on busy mornings. Tip: To make this even faster, you can use precooked bacon that only requires a…

north coast ~ 2017

Our annual vacation to the “North Coast” was amazing, and relaxing, and beautiful. We love welcoming the school year with one last hurrah, and Lake Superior is a great way to do that. I’ve spoken of our “Up North” getaways on several previous blog posts. If you want to see them, just do a quick…

the best creamy crock pot chicken alfredo

OH. MY. YUM!!! Are you ready for this? It’s seriously the creamiest and the best Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo ever! It’s amazing, and easy to prepare. Wonderful for a cozy, casual, weeknight dinner, and fancy enough for company! We like to serve this delicious alfredo over spaghetti, linguine, or fettuccine. It’s awesome with garlic bread…

crock pot beef burgundy meatloaf with bacon

This spectacular meatloaf combines the elegance of beef burgundy with the comfort of bacony meatloaf! And you make it in your Crock Pot. So, it’s elegant, delicious, and ridiculously easy! This is one of our favorite things to make in late summer, early autumn when the kiddos are returning to school. I hope you love…

wendy’s chili {copycat}

Wendy’s chili is so delicious and easy to prepare. I like to make it in my Crock Pot slow cooker, but you could just as easily make it on the stove top. If you decide to cook it on the stove, just add everything to a big stock pot and let it simmer slowly, stirring…