Food

Meal Planning 101

Here’s a crash-course on how I go about creating a meal plan each week. I’m sharing the why, the how, and my favorite tools to getting the dreaded question “what’s for dinner” answered for you – painlessly!

 

Wing It Wednesday: Valentine’s Day Cookies

Buckle up because this recipe is going to become your new favorite. This cookie is [cross-my-heart-and-hope-to-die] perfect. It’s got a crunchy outside but then when you bite into it it’s so soft and chewy, and the texture and dough is so dense and thick that you know that this cookie is legit. Make this cookie. Save the recipe forever and ever. Memorize it. Customize this cookie for any season, reason, and/or occasion.

 

Air-Fryer Carrot Fries

There is truly no better addition to your plate than these carrot fries, begging you to stuff your face with this amazing, zero-point veggie side that doesn’t really taste like a vegetable anymore!

 

Melissa’s Fancy Sandwiches

This sandwich will make all of your sweet & savory dreams come true. The salty ham and prosciutto meet their match when combined with the smooth, luscious Brie that’s smeared into the nooks & crannies of the crusty Ciabatta roll. It reaches the next level with a delicious, sweet punch to your tastebuds the Fig preserves adds. This fancy sandwich is perfectly fit for a meal or as part of an amazing appetizer spread!

 

The Food Diary of a 1-Year-Old

Surprise, you do actually have to keep a tiny human alive with real food! I started taking pictures of his tiny plates because I thought that some way, somehow I could help some other parents (who google what to feed their baby) remember that real food exists and you can, indeed, feed it to your baby.

 

Chocolate Pretzel Hugs

These Chocolate Pretzel Hugs are the perfect quick & easy addition to any holiday spread because they’re festive and a great poppable snack! If you need just one tiny bite of something sweet, this is a perfect salty-and-sweet treat to have at your fingertips!

 

Fall Favorite: Pumpkin Cake

This sweet treat feeds a crowd and is a great dish to bring to family gatherings, work potlucks, or even your annual Friendsgiving! Even though it’s generally served as a dessert, it’s also a perfect addition to a brunch spread!