Melissa

vegan crock pot creamy baked spaghetti

Whoa. This was fan-freaking-tastic, and so easy it’s going to blow your mind. Ya know all those crazy, cream-cheese-laden, “million dollar spaghetti” recipes out there that no human can eat without gaining 10 lb.? This isn’t that. It IS delicious and creamy though. I came up with it myself, and it’s going in the “meals…

collard greens wraps

Hello, Lovelies! I spent the day with my daughter, her husband, and my grand girls yesterday. Me and my daughter made collard green wraps and they turned out sooooo good, and so ridiculously pretty, I just had to share the recipe! These healthy little collard green veggie wraps are actually really easy to prepare. Just…

vegan “beyond meat” swedish meatballs

We made Swedish meatballs for Christmas and they turned out so completely amazing I could hardly believe it! I was a little worried that Beyond Meat wouldn’t translate to Swedish meatballs, and took another risk by not doing a test run prior to Christmas day. Everyone, including the meat eaters, loved these meatballs! I was…

crispy italian fries {air fryer recipe}

So have you bought an air fryer yet? I’m in love with mine. Once you get the hang of using one you can create crispy, delicious foods that have virtually no oil in them. Junk food without the junk. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a pile of crispy french fries every day? With an air…

soft brownie cookies {brookies}

It’s official. I’m on a chocolate kick. I haven’t really made anything other than chocolate treats for Christmas this year and we only have a few days to go. I have plans for making more stuff, but we’ll see. Who else makes grand plans for cooking, baking, crafting, and decorating EVERY year, and ends up…

big chocolate peanut butter cups

What’s been cooking in your kitchen these days? I’ve been making stuff with LOTS of chocolate. I guess it’s that time of year, right? What would Christmas be without chocolate? The first thing in our lineup of goodies are these BIG, homemade, chocolate peanut butter cups! You aren’t going to believe how easy they are…

chocolate brownie batter hummus

Hello, Friends! Are you ready for a healthy, delicious, amazing dessert idea? You may have seen chocolate hummus at different stores like Trader Joes, Aldi, and specialty food stores and wondered what in the heck it was. The first time I saw it in the store my first reaction was NO. Beans and chocolate? No…

cinnamon maple butter

Hello, Friends! I made up a big batch of cornbread to go with our Thanksgiving feast this year, and this delicious cinnamon maple butter to slather on top of it. It was the star of the show! It was the easiest thing I made, and of course it got all the attention. Hee hee. Figures,…

port cherry cranberry sauce

Hello, Friends! I hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving. We spent it with all of our girls and it was so relaxing. We even had a Christmas movie double feature after dinner (Christmas Vacation and Home Alone. Classics!), sipped a little red wine and ate pumpkin pie. Everything tasted wonderful this year. I decided,…

stuffed dumpling squash

Here’s a cute, different way to serve stuffing and squash for your holiday meals. Each person gets their own little stuffed dumpling squash. It’s definitely a more elegant presentation, and delicious too! I know this looks pretty fancy, but that doesn’t mean it’s complicated. Level up your stuffing game and give it a try. This…