Melissa

amish mayonnaise biscuits

I like to make biscuits to go with soups and salads, and this is definitely one of my favorite recipes for them. They’re so easy, with minimal ingredients. They go together in a flash, and the mayonnaise makes them extra moist and fluffy! ~ preheat oven to 375 degrees F. ~ 2 cups unbleached, all…

diner meatloaf stacker

There used to be this little cafe in Red Wing that served all sorts of different stackers. Stackers, traditionally, are hot, sometimes open-faced sandwiches served with mashed potatoes and some sort of gravy or sauce. You eat them with a fork and knife. Another stacker featured on my blog is a Thanksgiving Turkey Stacker. Here’s…

oreo cookies & cream dream shake

Sometimes it’s fun to enjoy a cocktail that’s masquerading as a decadent ice cream treat! We decided to create one for our New Year’s Eve celebration this year. You could omit the alcohol for the kiddos or for people who don’t imbibe. I think you’re going to love this creamy, dreamy shake! If you don’t…

grandma’s morning glory salad

Here’s a little salad that I like to make as an addition to breakfast and brunch menus. It’s so delicious and fruity. A little tangy, a little crunchy with a hint of lemon. It’s pretty sweet, so it could even double as dessert! Don’t be tempted to add marshmallows to this salad. It doesn’t need…

ben & jerry’s hot fudge

Yummy! Who doesn’t love an excellent ice cream sundae with a premium hot fudge poured over the top of it? You have to indulge from time to time, and when I do, I go all out! This is the authentic, original recipe for the famous Ben & Jerry’s Hot Fudge! Since this recipe does take…

cream cheese christmas tree appetizer

This is my go-to recipe when someone asks me to bring an appetizer to a Christmas party. It’s fast, easy, delicious, and calls for minimal ingredients! Everyone loves it. Last night I made one with hot pepper jelly, and another with seedless raspberry jam (for the kiddos who don’t like spicy stuff.) Once again, it…

eggnog bread

This yummy quick bread is perfect for Christmas! I like to make mini loaves and add them to my Christmas gift baskets. It tastes just like the holiday beverage you know an love! ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. ~ 2 large eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup dairy eggnog 1/2 cup melted, unsalted…

chocolate lemon truffle kisses

Looking for a unique Christmas cookie? Something a bit different? Here’s a little recipe I dreamed up that was inspired by my favorite truffle flavor… Chocolate lemon. It translated to shortbread-covered cookie kisses very well. These are amazing with a cup of coffee, milk, or tea! Feel free to substitute Hershey’s hugs for the kisses,…

red wing holiday stroll & yuletide village festival

scenes from the red wing holiday stroll and yuletide village festival ~ a one man band ~ the scents of woodsmoke, kettle corn, cocoa, and pine in the air ~ me and the hubby toast the christmas season with mulled wine (served in fancy styrofoam cups) ~ christmas trees all decked out with fairy lights…

eggnog milk shake

A yummy, creamy, dreamy eggnog shake! You can make this with or without a shot of rum, depending on who you’re mixing it for. We love these because they make an awesome cocktail for the adults and a fun, sweet dessert for the kiddos! for one eggnog shake: 3 large scoops vanilla ice cream 1…