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Welcome! I’m Melissa

Meet Melissa, a proud Jersey girl who found love with a New York boy. As a mom to four wonderful boys and a few fur babies, her journey into the world of blogging began after making the life-changing decision to stay home and raise her children. Previously a dedicated workaholic, Melissa’s blog became her creative outlet and passion project. Inspired by her mother-in-law, a masterful cook renowned for her delicious home-cooked meals and legendary holiday feasts (think mouthwatering sausage stuffing), Melissa honed her culinary skills through a combination of family recipes and countless cooking classes. She often attended these classes with her son Michael, who shared her enthusiasm for cooking from a young age. Melissa’s love for learning extends beyond familiar cuisines, as she enjoys exploring international recipes in hands-on cooking classes. Her blog features a diverse array of recipes, showcasing her expertise with various kitchen appliances such as the Instant Pot, air fryer, Slow Cooker, Ninja Foodi, Instant Vortex Plus, and more. Join Melissa on her culinary adventures as she shares tried-and-true family favorites alongside exciting new discoveries!

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Air Fryer | Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Vortex Plus | Ninja Foodi | Recipes

Easy Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini, the versatile summer squash, is a superstar in the kitchen, perfect for transforming into all sorts of delicious dishes. Whether you’re on the hunt for a healthy snack, a savory side, or a sweet treat, zucchini has got you covered. This round-up of easy zucchini recipes will inspire you to get creative with this…

Shrimp Pasta Salad
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Shrimp Pasta Salad

Looking for a refreshing and satisfying dish to enjoy on a warm day? Shrimp Pasta Salad is the perfect solution—a delightful combination of tender shrimp, fresh vegetables, and creamy dressing tossed with pasta shells. This recipe is not only quick and easy to prepare but also versatile enough to serve as a main dish or…

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