Melissa

bacon jalapeno popper chicken tacos

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Happy Cinco de Mayo, Lovelies! We’re celebrating the holiday with this new, amazing taco creation and margaritas, of course! I made it my mission to create a taco that captured all of the yummy flavors of the delicious bacon-wrapped jalapeno popper and this is it! I hope you love this recipe as much as we…

strawberry poppy seed picnic chicken salad

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Here’s a fun little sandwich recipe. These sandwiches are perfect for a picnic, tea party, or lunch in the garden. The flavors are sweet and bright. Delicious, pretty, summer fare. for 6 mini sub sandwiches: 2 cups cooked, cubed, chilled chicken 2 green onions + green tops, sliced thin 1/2 cup shredded cabbage 1/3 cup…

layered asian salad {in a cake pan}

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Yay! Another layered salad in a cake pan! I’ve received hundreds of requests to create and share a recipe for an Asian version of my ever popular layered salads. So, here ya go! The idea behind this salad shares the same basic concept as my classic layered salad, and my layered taco salad, but this…

hawaiian haystacks

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This is one of those fun, serve yourself dinners that everyone loves! Just provide the toppings and let everyone build their own haystacks! Perfect party fare! You can use premade chicken gravy for this, or you can make up a batch with the easy recipe provided in this post. Layer ingredients on plate in order…

cream cheese chicken

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If you’re looking for a quick, tasty, easy meal to prepare in less than 30 minutes, this is the recipe for you. We love the creamy cheese topping! Sometimes I use pineapple cream cheese on top of grilled teriyaki chicken and that’s good too. If you’d like to serve this delicious topping on fish, just…

oven-baked cheesy veggie rice bowls

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Healthy and delicious! Make these ooey gooey, cheesy, bowls vegetarian, or add some grilled chicken or steak if you want the extra protein. They’re so easy and good! You can use whatever veggies you like. This time I made our dinner bowls with zucchini, green bell pepper, tomato, onion, and carrots. for 4 dinner bowls:…

snickerdoodle skookie {skillet cookie}

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A thick, moist snickerdoodle in a… wait for it… skillet! Have you ever made a skillet cookie? They’re sometimes called skookies, and they’re not only way easier to make than a batch of little cookies, they’re delicious! I love how they look when they emerge from the oven. So rustic and pretty. Just bring the…

seven layer taco dip tostadas

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I’m dreaming up all sorts of new recipes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and I’m getting a head start on posting them so you can have a lot of yummy selections to choose from. As you know, tacos are a staple in our house and we always have the basic ingredients for them on hand.…

greeted by the sun ~ a scenes post

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A beautiful day spent at the dazzling Como Park & Conservatory. They’re currently hosting their Spring Flower Show, and after a long, lingering winter, the wild flourishes of flowers and blooms were a welcome sight. Pretty, pretty, pretty. All of the animals seemed to be lazy when we were visiting. And camera shy. It seems…

oatmeal cookie smoothie

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Who wouldn’t love to start their day with an oatmeal cookie for breakfast? This delicious smoothie includes all the flavors of the delicious cookie, but it’s healthier and includes much needed protein to get your day started out right. This delicious shake-like smoothie kept me full until lunch time and absolutely satisfied my sweet tooth.…