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Easy Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies {No Rolling or Cutting Out!}

Easy Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies {No Rolling or Cutting Out!}

These soft and chewy sugar cookies are so easy and so delicious, you may never want to go to the work of rolling and cutting out sugar cookies again! I love a good traditional, cutout sugar cookie. I really do. And I think there’s definitely a...
recipes - 2018-02-14 16:06:35
Shepherd?s Pie Baked Potatoes

Shepherd?s Pie Baked Potatoes

Shepherd’s Pie Baked Potatoes! All the flavors of the classic casserole served over baked potatoes (russet OR sweet potatoes!). So easy, so delicious! You guys, I’ve eaten a lot of good food in my day. But I have to tell you that these...
recipes - 2018-02-13 16:05:33
One-Bowl Fudgy Brownie Cookies {+ Cookies for Kid?s Cancer}

One-Bowl Fudgy Brownie Cookies {+ Cookies for Kid?s Cancer}

Ever wanted the chewy, fudgy gloriousness of brownies in cookie form (if you haven’t, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU)" Look no further! These insanely delicious one-bowl brownie cookies are amazing and completely irresistible! I’m excited...
recipes - 2018-02-09 16:06:21
10th Anniversary Giveaway Winners + MY Favorite Recipes From the Last 10 Years

10th Anniversary Giveaway Winners + MY Favorite Recipes From the Last 10 Years

Well, to say that you guys made the last TEN years of blogging worth it with all your comments on the anniversary/giveaway post last week would be a serious understatement! I have spent hours reading your comments. You’ve made me laugh, cry,...
recipes - 2018-02-06 16:06:14
Amazing Instant Pot Indian Butter Chicken and Potato Curry

Amazing Instant Pot Indian Butter Chicken and Potato Curry

This tasty and easy Instant Pot Indian butter chicken and potato curry recipe is amazing! All the flavors of a delicious and hearty Indian curry made start-to-finish in the Instant Pot! I have been working on an Instant Pot Indian-style curry recipe...
recipes - 2018-02-05 16:06:23
How to Make Cinnamon Rolls Ahead of Time

How to Make Cinnamon Rolls Ahead of Time

Ever wondered how to make cinnamon rolls ahead of time" This simple and quick tutorial is for you! By and large, one of the most frequent questions I get (especially around the holidays!) is: Can I make these {insert name of favorite cinnamon...
recipes - 2018-02-02 16:05:58
This Blog Turns 10 + Giveaway to End All Giveaways

This Blog Turns 10 + Giveaway to End All Giveaways

As the holidays were in full swing a few months ago, my blog hit a major milestone. In the quiet of a cold night late in November 2017, Mel’s Kitchen Cafe (formerly My Kitchen Cafe) turned ten. TEN YEARS OLD! I mentioned it briefly in a few...
recipes - 2018-01-31 16:06:57
Pull-Apart Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

Pull-Apart Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

These quick and easy pepperoni pizza sliders make a perfect game day/party food OR a delicious dinner that’s a fun spinoff from traditional pizza night! Do you do the whole Super Bowl Party thing"" I guess at the end of the day, it...
recipes - 2018-01-29 16:06:17
Let?s Talk: 5 Best {and Easiest!} Recipes for Beginner Bread Makers

Let?s Talk: 5 Best {and Easiest!} Recipes for Beginner Bread Makers

Intimidated by homemade bread" Never fear! Here are FIVE of the best bread recipes for beginners! These recipes are all foolproof, easy, and delicious! It’s been my lifelong goal to make rock star bread makers out of everyone I meet....
recipes - 2018-01-26 16:05:22
Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken + Veggies Dinner {30-Minute Meal}

Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken + Veggies Dinner {30-Minute Meal}

Dinner has never been tastier (or easier!). This healthy sheet pan balsamic chicken meal can be yours in less than 30 minutes; it is delicious served on its own or over pasta! Well, if this delectable sheet pan balsamic chicken and veggie meal has...
recipes - 2018-01-24 16:08:38
Healthy Yogurt Oat Blueberry {or Chocolate Chip!} Muffins

Healthy Yogurt Oat Blueberry {or Chocolate Chip!} Muffins

Easy and so delicious, these healthy yogurt oat blueberry muffins have no refined sugar and are packed with whole grains – yet they still manage to be fluffy and so tasty (with blueberries OR chocolate chips!).  These muffins. I think...
recipes - 2018-01-24 16:08:38
Perfect Instant Pot Beef Stew

Perfect Instant Pot Beef Stew

It’s about time we had a perfect Instant Pot beef stew recipe, don’t you think" No fuss and completely delicious, this stew is packed with flavor (and tender, fall-apart meat), and it is easy as can be to make. Instant Pot recipes...
recipes - 2018-01-17 16:07:03
Easy 7-Layer Greek Hummus Dip

Easy 7-Layer Greek Hummus Dip

So delicious, this layered Greek hummus dip is the perfect healthy snack or appetizer. Hummus, yogurt, spinach, feta…all sorts of good things going on here! Guys, I know I already waxed poetic about my love for Greek-style food just a few...
recipes - 2018-01-17 16:07:03
Tender Greek Pork {Instant Pot or Slow Cooker}

Tender Greek Pork {Instant Pot or Slow Cooker}

This flavorful Instant Pot Greek pork is fall-apart tender (in just about an hour!) and so fantastic served in soft flatbread with tzatziki sauce (equally delicious over a salad or rice!). Bonus: slow cooker directions also included! One of the...
recipes - 2018-01-10 16:07:39
Healthy Dark Chocolate Almond Joy Bites

Healthy Dark Chocolate Almond Joy Bites

Want a chocolate fix without ruining your healthy eating plan" These no-bake healthy dark chocolate almond joy bites have no refined sugar, take just minutes to make, and taste amazing! I’m always a little wary declaring a chocolate treat...
recipes - 2018-01-10 16:07:39
This is How I Diet: A Peek Into My Everyday Nutrition/Fitness Goals + January?s Healthy Eating Challenge

This is How I Diet: A Peek Into My Everyday Nutrition/Fitness Goals + January?s Healthy Eating Chall...

Happy New Year, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! Now it’s back to real life, right" I’m excited to get back to blogging after a few very sporadic weeks of holiday-ing and vacation-ing and general lazy-ing. I...
recipes - 2018-01-06 16:06:55
Top 17 Recipes of 2017!

Top 17 Recipes of 2017!

I wasn’t planning on posting a roundup of my most popular recipes of 2017, but after being inundated with requests/comments/emails this week asking to do just that, I couldn’t help but give in. I love you guys, what can I say. {I think...
recipes - 2018-01-06 16:06:55
My Favorite Appetizers + Most Popular Recipe of 2017

My Favorite Appetizers + Most Popular Recipe of 2017

Hello, hello! I’m currently hunkered down in a cabin in Island Park ice fishing with the family. And by ice fishing, I mean I’m staying cozy in the cabin keeping the hot chocolate warm and in great supply for the real, live ice...
recipes - 2017-12-28 16:06:42
White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cheesecake

White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cheesecake

Best cheesecake ever" So good you’ll cry" One million times better than any restaurant" Those are all the feels (and more) when it comes to this amazing white chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake. Today, it’s all about...
recipes - 2017-12-21 16:06:42
Yukon Gold Cinnamon Rolls with Perfect Icing {Step-by-Step Tutorial}

Yukon Gold Cinnamon Rolls with Perfect Icing {Step-by-Step Tutorial}

These Yukon Gold potato cinnamon rolls are fluffy and delicious, and the simple mashed potato mixture is worth the {easy} extra step. It keeps the dough so soft and moist for days!  I know I say this a lot, but I had no intention of posting another...
recipes - 2017-12-19 16:06:41
Cheesy Hash Brown + Egg Breakfast Casserole {Make-Aheadable}

Cheesy Hash Brown + Egg Breakfast Casserole {Make-Aheadable}

This cheesy hash brown egg breakfast casserole is so easy to throw together and can be made the night before! It makes a perfect easy and hearty breakfast for company…or just because! I love a good breakfast casserole! As long as there is no...
recipes - 2017-12-19 16:06:41
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