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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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Drinks | Recipes

Pickle Shots

This post includes a recipe for alcohol. Drink responsibly. Sparkles to Sprinkles and it’s authors are not responsible for the actions…

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Recipe Roundups | Recipes | Salad | Side Dish

Cucumber Salad Recipes, No BBQ Is Complete Without One of These Delicious Cucumber Salads

Cucumbers are a versatile and refreshing ingredient, perfect for creating an array of delightful cucumber salad recipes that cater to every taste. Whether you’re a fan of tangy, traditional flavors or you’re looking to explore more exotic combinations, cucumbers can be your go-to vegetable. In this article, we’ll dive into a collection of cucumber salad…

Air fryer meatloaf
Air Fryer | Dinner | Lunch | Recipes

Air Fryer Meatloaf

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy dinner idea, this Air Fryer Meatloaf recipe is a game-changer. Perfectly cooked in an air fryer, this meatloaf comes out juicy on the inside and perfectly caramelized on the outside. It’s a great option for busy weeknights when you want a home-cooked meal without spending hours in…

dehydrated garlic
Gardening | Preservation | Recipes

Dehydrated Garlic + Homemade Garlic Powder

Dehydrated garlic is a fantastic way to preserve its intense flavor and versatility. Making homemade garlic powder from dehydrated garlic not only enhances your culinary creations but also ensures you have a natural, additive-free spice on hand. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of dehydrating garlic and turning it into a…

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