Melissa

bbq tempeh tacos

It’s Taco Tuesday! But do we ever really need an excuse to eat tacos? There were a couple years where I had tacos for breakfast or lunch ever day. No lie. I’m obsessed. This is one of the easiest, most delicious recipes for vegan tacos that I’ve ever made. They go together in like 5…

strawberry melon cucumber salad

We eat cucumber salad all year long. I make several different varieties of cucumber salad. Some of our favorites are: Grandma’s Creamy Cucumber Salad, Grandma’s Creamy Italian Cucumber Salad, Asian Cucumber Salad, and Grandma’s Creamy Cucumber Macaroni Salad. Cucumber Salad goes with everything. It really does! And it’s so refreshing. It’s adds that cold, crunchy…

air fryer mexican street corn {elotes}

Have you tried Mexican street corn? It’s also called elotes. Whatever you call it, it’s incredibly delicious and easier than ever to prepare in your air fryer. Traditionally elotes are grilled over charcoal, but if you don’t happen to be grilling, and want to make some street corn the easy way, preheat your air fryer…

crock pot walking gyro bar

Hello friends! How are you all enjoying summer? Is is hotter than the blazes where you are? Minnesota has been unpredictable, but that’s pretty standard for this state. 100 degrees one day, chilly the next, and on a sunny day the storm clouds might start rolling in just in time to disrupt your beach day.…

Italian Sheet Pan Gnocchi & Vegetables

Looking for something super delicious, different, and easy for lunch or dinner? This sheet pan gnocchi is fab-u-lous! The gnocchi gets light and tender, and the veggies become sweet and caramelized as they roast in the oven. The whole meal goes together quickly and takes less than a half hour to cook, so it’s a…

KFC potato salad {copycat}

Hello there! Time for another amazing, copycat, KFC recipe! Everyone went bonkers over my Copycat KFC Coleslaw, and my Copycat KFC Biscuits, so I decided it was time to share another KFC riff. My daughter made up a big batch of Copycat KFC Potato Salad for our 4th of July gathering this year and it…

easy flag cake

Hello, Lovelies! Happy 4th of July! I thought I’d stop by the blog and share a cake recipe with you. I whipped up the cake last night, frosted it this morning, and decorated it right before we ate it. It’s super simple to make, and it’s a show stopper. This would make a pretty cake…

hawaiian sweet & sour meatballs

Sweet and sour meatballs over white rice is one of those things I crave a couple times a year. It’s comfort food for summer, in my opinion. Great for those rainy, somewhat cool days when you can’t really go outside. It’s warm and delicious without being creamy and heavy, and a nice change from boring…

Door County Wisconsin 2021

Jeff and I recently spent a relaxing four days in Door County Wisconsin. We used to go every couple years, but hadn’t been there since the girls were little, so we thought it might be fun to go back. It was SO nice to take a few days after the crazy year we’ve had. We’ve…

asian cucumber salad

Cucumber salad is so light and refreshing! We love to eat it all summer long. I’ve created lots of different variations of this salad so it never gets boring. This Asian version is wonderful with everything, but especially as a side dish to sushi, chow mein, and egg rolls. I like to add it to…