The Melrose Family

Oreo Cupcakes

These decadent Oreo Cupcakes have a rich chocolate cake with Oreo cookie chunks and chocolate chips baked right inside, and then are topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting and…

Apple Pie Bites

These apple pie bites are super easy to make and packed full of delicious cinnamon flavor! Why I love Apple Pie Bites Fall is just around the corner and you…

Easy Rum Cake Recipe

This is the best and easiest rum cake recipe that is bursting with rum flavor and soaked in a rum glaze. With the holidays coming up, a gorgeous rum cake…

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Christmas Pasta Salad

This colorful Christmas Pasta Salad displays the festive hues of winter, with zucchini and cherry tomatoes, and is a perfect addition to your holiday meal!

Mason Jar Ideas

If you are the kind of person who likes DIY stuff, then you are probably always on sites like Pinterest looking for new ideas that you can make right from the things in your home. Some of the most common and attractive DIY craft ideas incorporate one tried and true item in particular: the mason jar.

Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Bites

Updated December 2020 You know you’re already making a lunch or snack packed with veggies, whole grains, and protein, but it’s the bite-sized little tots

Oreo Cupcakes

These decadent Oreo Cupcakes have a rich chocolate cake with Oreo cookie chunks and chocolate chips baked right inside, and then are topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting and more Oreo cookie crumbles. Follow my tips below to make this amazing, chocolatey Oreo cupcake recipe.

Cranberry Dinner Party Appetizer

This cranberry appetizer is the perfect simple app because the cranberry is sweet while the cream cheese gives it a creamy finish. The secret ingredient in these cranberry crackers is the horseradish. Yep, you read that right. Horseradish!

Healthy Flatbread Pizza

Looking for a homemade, upscale recipe that is a sweet and savory take on traditional  crispy, cheesy pizza?
Look no further than this healthy flatbread pizza recipe made with butternut squash, maple syrup, pancetta, ricotta, and Swiss chard.

The Best Gravy Recipe EVER

I have struggled for years trying to find the perfect brown gravy recipe.  I could never quite get the consistency that I was looking for.


Hey, I’m Jenny!

As a working mom, I understand the importance of saving time and money. My hope is that my blog brings you countless resources for great, fast recipes and easy cleaning, health and DIY tips.
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