Melted Rudolph Popcorn

December 2, 2016 by Jenny Melrose

Who is your favorite Christmas character?  There are some consistent Christmas characters that appear over at The Melrose Family.  You can easily find Rudolph and certainly the Grinch.  My girls love the holidays and we especially love cute snack ideas that they can help make like this Melted Rudolph Popcorn. It’s simple, easy and so good! Melted Rudolph Popcorn I was inspired by these simple Rudolph candies to make the …continue reading


Baked Ham with Marsala Sauce

Are you ready for an easy recipe that’s perfect for a special occasion or Sunday dinner?  This Baked Ham with Marsala Sauce is the perfect meal because it’s super easy and the sauce only consists of 5 ingredients.  You really can’t mess this up, which is why I love making baked ham. This is a sponsored post on behalf of Holland House, but all opinions are my own. Baked Ham …continue reading

Tips to Survive Cyber Monday

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Toys“R“Us for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s officially Cyber Monday!  Are you ready?  We have some tips to help you survive. Tips for Surviving Cyber Monday Have a Plan It is absolutely necessary to go shopping on Cyber Monday with a plan.  You have to know what family members have already purchased so that you don’t end …continue reading

Cranberry Lemon Gooey Bars

Are you ready for the holiday season?  Two of my favorite flavors for the holidays are lemon and cranberry.  There’s just something about the two of them together.  Plus, when you add in a gooey layer between the two it just becomes perfection.  These Cranberry Lemon Gooey Bars are definitely the must-make dessert for the holidays. Cranberry Lemon Gooey Bars   I first realized my love for gooey bars last …continue reading

Give the Gift of Family Memories

The holidays always make me nostalgic.  I love finding the perfect gift idea for everyone on my list, but sometimes you manage to hit the jackpot with a gift idea.  This year join me in giving the gift of family memories with Thymes Frasier Fir candles.  If you’ve ever had a fresh Christmas tree then you know the type of memories that I’m talking about.   Let me take you …continue reading

Chocolate Peppermint Baked Oatmeal

Get in the holiday spirit with this chocolate peppermint baked oatmeal! Quick and easy to make, it’s a simple way to add a festive touch to your mornings! Chocolate Peppermint Baked Oatmeal   Hello, Melrose Family readers! This is Courtney from, and I am so happy to be back and sharing this recipe with all of you today! With Thanksgiving over, I know that my tastebuds will switch from …continue reading

Lentil & Butternut Squash Slow Cooker Soup

Well hello again friends! I’m Allie with Miss Allie’s Kitchen, and I’m so glad to be sharing on The Melrose Family for the second time this year! Today we’ll be making my recipe for creamy Lentil & Butternut Squash Slow Cooker Soup. It’s dairy free, gluten free, and oh so comforting and filling. Lentil & Butternut Squash Slow Cooker Soup Since we’re getting to know each other now, I’ll be …continue reading

Grinch Oreo Balls

Are you ready for some holiday cuteness?  There is nothing I love better than creating an adorable dessert that my girls go absolutely nuts over.  One of our favorite holiday characters is the Grinch.  I love that there’s a bigger message in the story than just buying gifts for others.  I want my girls to know that the good that can be found in every single person and the Grinch …continue reading

Date Night Hacks

This is a paid post written by me on behalf of P&G.  The opinions and texts are all mine. One of the most important and most difficult things to find the time for are date nights.  Your marriage is largely dependent upon the time that you get to relax and enjoy each other’s company, but when it’s so expensive between a sitter and a fancy dinner it’s hard to justify …continue reading

Printable Santa Wish List

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Toys“R“Us for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m not sure who gets more excited for Christmas, my girls or me.  There are people out there that can’t stand the fact that Christmas trees are in stores the day after Halloween.  I am not one of those people.  I love it!  In order to get ahead of the craziness …continue reading

Penguin Pudding Cups

 We love cute, easy holiday inspiration.  Since both of my girls are at an age where they appreciate the cuteness, I take full advantage of it because before I know it I’ll have teenagers that want nothing to do with all my cuteness.  Although, who in their right mind could possibly say no to these Penguin Pudding Cups?  They are just too cute!   Penguin Pudding Cups I love crafting …continue reading

Shallot Herb Compound Butter

This Shallot Herb Compound Butter is so easy to prepare and will give new life to everything from your favorite steak to sauteed vegetables. Make it ahead and keep it in the freezer for a quick dinner shortcut. Shallot Herb Compound Butter Every once in awhile an idea is so simple that I forget to share it with everyone else. Shallot Herb Compound Butter is one of those ideas. It …continue reading

The Perfect Roast Turkey Recipe

There is nothing that says a holiday more to me then the perfect roast turkey recipe.  I can vividly remember my mom patiently keeping an eye on the turkey to make sure that it was cooked exactly the way my dad liked, which by the way was dried out.  Ssh!  Don’t tell him I told you, but for the longest time I refused to eat any type of meat because …continue reading

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