Tex-Mex Lasagna

February 17, 2017 by Jenny Melrose

 This Tex-Mex Lasagna is a Southwestern spin on a family favorite, with a healthy twist! Hi, again friends! I’m Allie with Miss Allie’s Kitchen, and I’m so glad to be sharing on The Melrose Family; it’s exciting to be here! Today I want to talk about mash-ups. Is there anything truly better than a great mash-up? Combining two flavors, components and ideas and helping them marry so well, you wonder …continue reading


The Best Classic Italian Meatballs

These are the best classic Italian meatballs around! They are full of Italian flavors and make a hearty dinner! Hi everyone! Amanda here from Old House to New Home. I am excited to be here today sharing my recipe for the best classic Italian meatballs! A traditional beef meatball recipe that has been my no-fail meatball recipe for years! I have had so many people ask me for this recipe …continue reading

Tips for Higher Education Success as an Adult

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ashworth College . The opinions and text are all mine.   Are you thinking of returning to school for a professional pivot in your career or just wanting to finish something you started, but never finished?  Both my husband and I went back to school as adults and we definitely learned a thing or two along the way, which …continue reading

Quick and Easy Salmon Baked in Parchment Paper

You’ll love this quick and easy salmon baked in parchment paper! It makes salmon a weeknight dinner! You know that feeling when you want to create a tasty, beautiful dish with simple, healthy ingredients that comes together quickly and easily? Yeah, that feeling! Well, this recipe is IT. You will be so happy you tried this quick and easy salmon baked in parchment paper! Salmon is one of our absolute favorite healthy, …continue reading

Veggie Muffins

Are you struggling to get “sneak” veggies into your kids diet?  These Veggie Muffins for Garden Lites are the perfect way to do it!  My girls didn’t even know that they had veggies in them and they’re usually little veggie detectors so it’s safe to say that these veggie muffins will definitely pass as kid friendly. Veggie Muffins I didn’t realize that muffins could be found in the freezer section. …continue reading

Fun Mini Valentine Cake With A Candy Surprise

Hi guys! I’m Lisa from Fun Money Mom and I’m popping in to share one of my new favorite Valentine’s Day recipes, our Mini Valentine Cake with a Candy Surprise. One of the things I love most about Valentine’s Day is all the sweet treats that go along with it and I have to admit, I’ve gone a little overboard this year. I’ve made everything from layered Valentine’s Day bark …continue reading

Red Velvet Heart Cake Cookies

I just recently realized my love of Red Velvet recipes.  I seriously thought I wasn’t a fan until a tried a couple recipes from our Red Velvet Collection.  So GOOD!  I thought it would only be fair that I created something for my girls that they could sink their teeth into and showed them a little love.  Our Red Velvet Heart Cake Cookies are the perfect Valentine day treat and they …continue reading

Heart Vegetable Platter

There is no denying that we love our vegetables.  We especially love them when we can dip them in Marzetti® Veggie Dip, which is why this Heart Vegetable Platter is such a huge hit for any occasion.   Heart Vegetable Platter With the holidays past us, I am looking for quick and easier ways to create the perfect snack idea or appetizer for company.  My girls love fresh broccoli, cucumbers, carrots …continue reading

Chocolate Angel Food Cake Raspberry Trifle

This Chocolate Angel Food Cake Raspberry Trifle is a simple and beautiful dessert that is sure to wow! Hi everyone, my name is Heather and I am here from Food Lovin’ Family. This is my first post on The Melrose Family and I am excited to share some delicious recipes with you this year. Today I want to talk trifles. They are one of my favorite desserts to make because …continue reading

Easy Valentine Pancakes

Wake up your little sweethearts with these easy valentine pancakes on Valentine’s Day! Well hi there! Let me introduce myself, I’m Kristine from Kristine in between! I wanted to stop by, say hello, and share one of my favorite Valentine’s Day recipes with you, these easy valentine pancakes! These pancakes have sprinkles on the inside and on the outside, making them our favorite pancakes EVER! When my girls where smaller (they …continue reading

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

This rich and decadent homemade chocolate pudding will quickly become one of your favorite desserts! As a kid, I can remember taking my salad plate to the Bonanza salad bar and filling it will chocolate pudding. I think this was probably typical 10-year-old behavior. I always loved family dinners out. And I always loved chocolate pudding. I also have memories of my mother making homemade chocolate pudding. I’m pretty sure …continue reading

Valentine’s Day Mailbox & Printable Valentine Cards

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Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner? I love the little break in between Christmas and Valentine’s Day because it gets me excited to come up with little ways that my girls can help show their friends and family that they care about them. We have come up with some adorable Valentines in the past, but I was the one always doing all the work. Not this year!

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

 Mashed potatoes are a favorite of mine and these Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes will not disappoint. Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Jennie here, stopping by from The Diary of a Real Housewife to share with you one of my favorites! Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite foods. I remember being pregnant with my first, and all I ever wanted to eat was mashed potatoes. I mean I could have had them …continue reading

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