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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 tanghulu
Dessert | Recipes | Snack

Strawberry Tanghulu

Looking to add a little sweetness to your day? Look no further than this delightful recipe for homemade strawberry tanghulu! Tanghulu is a traditional Chinese treat that features fruit skewered on wooden sticks and coated in a crunchy sugar shell. In this version, we’re using fresh strawberries to create a deliciously addictive snack that’s perfect…

macaroni salad recipes
Recipe Roundups | Recipes | Side Dish

Macaroni Salad Recipes

Hey there, pasta lovers! Get ready to dive into a mouthwatering round-up of some of the most delectable macaroni salad recipes that’ll have your taste buds singing with delight. Whether you’re craving a classic favorite or itching to try something new and exciting, this round-up has got you covered. From traditional macaroni salad to tantalizing…

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