Melissa

Wall Drug Cafe Speedy Beer Bread

I’ve had this little Wall Drug Cafe recipe book for years. We visited Wall Drug in South Dakota when Grace was about two years old, so almost 20 years ago. I have been meaning to share this super easy, delicious recipe for beer bread for EVER. I can’t explain why it’s taken me so long.…

Minnesota State Fair ~ 2021

Can I just tell you how completely amazing and fabulous the Minnesota State Fair was this year? It was so much fun and such a great feeling to be in a crowd of people again. I didn’t realize how much I’d missed it until I experienced it again. I missed people! We had a beautiful…

chocolate chip scones

I’ve had a craving for scones the last couple days. The tall, flaky, buttery kind I used to make every day at the tearoom. I haven’t attempted making them vegan until now, and they really did turn out great! So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and put the kettle on. Time to make…

2 ingredient chocolate cake

This is one of those recipes that I’d heard about for years and never trusted that it actually worked. I decided to give it a try when making my Easy Flag Cake for the 4th of July. Guess what? It works! I was amazed and delighted at how easy it is to throw a delicious,…

An Eleanor Oliphant Book Club Lunch

“No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.  Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.  But…

iced london fog {iced earl grey latte}

We love this classic iced beverage on hot summer days! A London Fog is an Earl Grey tea latte. Wonderful served hot in Autumn and Winter, and iced during the warm months. A London Fog is served with sugar and milk. Earl Grey tea is black tea scented/flavored with bergamot. The tea we’ve selected to…

vegan elvis sandwich

What is an Elvis Sandwich? Here, Southern Living Magazine sheds more light on the history of the King’s favorite sandwich! I love it so much that I had to make a vegan version, and now you can too! This sandwich is creamy, salty, smoky, and sweet. The tofu bacon is chewy, and delicious and perfect.…

cheesy spanish rice zucchini boats

Hello Friends! Here’s another amazing recipe for all of those zucchinis you have growing in your garden. I’ve created other zucchini boat recipes prior to going vegan that can easily be veganized if you’re looking for inspiration. Everyone loves Pizza Zucchini Boats, Taco Zucchini Boats, and Lebanese stuffed zucchini (known as Kousa Mihshi.) Last night…

garlicky summer squash refrigerator pickles

It’s that time of year again. Everyone seems to have excess zucchini and summer squash on their hands. I didn’t this year because I didn’t plant a garden, but our neighbors generously shared some of their harvest with us. I made zucchini bread so far, and am planning on making some pizza zucchini boats and…

crock pot buffalo “chicken” subs {vegan}

This week I thought I’d try something different just to see what happens. I used to use my Crock Pot a LOT prior to going vegan. One of my favorite, “go to” dinners was chicken tacos. It’s literally three ingredients. So easy. And while I love my slow cooker for making things like applesauce, bean…