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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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Strawberry Pina Colada

Strawberry Pina Colada

This post includes a recipe for alcohol. Drink responsibly. Sparkles to Sprinkles and it’s authors are not responsible for the actions of our readers should they choose to make this recipe and consume it. Please drink responsibly. This Strawberry Pina Colada takes you to a tropical paradise. Made with frozen strawberries, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, white…

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Strawberry Mojito

Strawberry Mojito

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This Strawberry Mojito made with a strawberry simple syrup is the perfect way to welcome summer. It is light and refreshing and the combination of the strawberry, lime, and mint…
Frozen Cool Whip Rainbow Sandwiches

Frozen Cool Whip Rainbow Sandwiches 

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Ready for a perfect summer treat that is only 100 calories? These Frozen Cool Whip Rainbow Sandwiches are just the treat you have been looking for! They are easy to…
Pesto Gnocchi

Pesto Gnocchi

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Pesto Gnocchi is the perfect addition to meatless Monday! It is so easy to make and a family favorite! So grab your favorite gnocchi noodles and make this easy homemade…
Japanese cheesecake

Japanese Cheesecake

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Japanese cheesecake is a light, fluffy and crustless cheesecake that you will love. It is so delicious and uses way less cream cheese than traditional cheesecake without sacrificing the cheesecake…
Mojito Recipe

Mojito Recipe

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matcha energy balls

Matcha Energy Balls

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Matcha energy balls are an easy snack with just a few ingredients that give you the pick-me-up you are looking for as the afternoon slump hits! With about 15 minutes…
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