Lavender & Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups

Lavender & Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups

I didn't realize how much I truly loved cheesecake until I made my Lime Cheesecake Shooters, which were absolutely amazing!  I decided that I needed to create another quick and easy cheesecake recipe that was individual sized.  These Lavender & Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups are made using cookie dough and a super simple lavender & lemon … Read More...

Rose Water Pistachio Cream Pound Cake

Rose Water Pistachio Cream Pound Cakes

Hi everyone, it’s Cindy from Little Miss Celebration and I’m so excited to share this recipe for your spring celebrations! Pound cake is a big favorite in my family and my grandmother’s cream pound cake is made for every holiday and special celebration. I gave our much loved family recipe a makeover with rose water and pistachios. If you’ve never … Read More...

Whimsy Wednesdays 165

No Bake Strawberry Cream Refrigerator Cake by The Pin Junkie

As the weather starts to get warmer and all my girls want to do is play outside, I'm always looking for a simple no bake dessert.  I want something pretty as well as sweet.  Luckily, this No Bake Strawberry & Cream Refrigerator Cake from The Pin Junkie has all of those attributes.  It's ready in about ten minutes and it's only four ingredients. … Read More...

Mother’s Day Gifts with Groupon

Mother's Day Gifts

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I have the tendency to feel like I always get my mom the same Mother's Day Gifts year after year.  I love getting her a gift card to one of her favorite restaurants, but I'm pretty sure that my parents have tried everything on the menu by now. … Read More...

5 Gardening Tips

5 Gardening Tips o make your garden grow

When the weather here in NY finally takes a turn for Spring it is so hard for me to not to rush into planting willy nilly.  It literally as if I want to turn my backyard into the scene from the Wizard of Oz where they fall asleep amongst the Poppy flowers.  I've learned over the years that rushing into planting is not smart though.  Especially when … Read More...

Must-Have Summer Items

Must-Have Summer Items

Last week's Whimsy Wednesdays was so full of refreshing items that made me think of Summer that I couldn't just stick to one category so instead I put together my must-have summer items all in one fabulous collection.  There's everything from fun scented sidewalk chalk to a simply stunning backyard fire pit.  You don't want to miss this! Must-Have … Read More...

San Diego Family Getaway

San Diego Family Getaway

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon Getaways for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Joe and I recently had the opportunity for a Couples Getaway in San Diego and we stayed at the gorgeous Omni La Costa Resort & Spa.  Since the flight to California was six hours and our girls are five and not even two, we decided it … Read More...

Ultimate Layer Snack Cake

Ultimate Layer Snack Cake

Hi Everyone! This is Aida from The Crafting Foodie, and I'm so excited to be back at The NY Melrose Family sharing this whimsical, easy, and delicious Ultimate Layer Snack Cake. So, I know the world "ultimate" is a little loaded. Okay. It's really loaded. But this Ultimate Layer Snack Cake is made up of three of my all-time-favorite sweet treats: … Read More...


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