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One Pot Chili with Noodles

Need a one pot meal that the whole family will love?  Our One Pot Chili with Noodles is a family friendly recipe that everyone will love. For the longest time we’ve tried to get our girls to eat chili.  It is my absolute favorite Sunday dinner.  A meal that you can start around the football games and then enjoy while watching the games.  Plus, it’s a meal that my husband …continue reading


Two Ingredient Homemade Play dough

This homemade play dough recipe only requires two ingredients and the kids will love how soft it is to mold and roll into different shapes. Two Ingredient Homemade Play Dough   Hi there! It’s Kelly from Typically Simple with a fun kids’ activity! As a former teacher and now mom to a preschooler, I love coming up crafts and activities that are not only fun, but have a bit of …continue reading


Thick and Hearty Fresh Pumpkin Butter

This thick and hearty fresh pumpkin butter is loaded with fall flavors and is the perfect topping for toast, ice-cream, or even stirred into oatmeal!   Hey there! It’s Kristine from Kristine in between again, stopping by with another wonderful fall recipe for you. I personally start my pumpkin season early, like let’s say late August and I keep it going clear through Thanksgiving! There are just too many incredible …continue reading

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings are always a family crowd pleaser on game days! These are the perfect combination of heat and sweetness with that classic chicken wing flavor. Touchdown! Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings Hi there! It’s Heather from Totally Tailgates, and I am so excited to share this wing recipe with you today. You can make restaurant-style chicken wings right at home! And with only four ingredients, not …continue reading

Potty Training Made Fun for Everyone

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Squatty Potty.  All opinions are my own. Potty training.  It’s probably the most frustrating part of parenting that you’ll EVER deal with. You have to teach a toddler how to understand the signs that they need to use the bathroom.  Yet, that very same toddler doesn’t even like to stop playing to eat lunch or FaceTime with grandma.  It is a battle …continue reading


Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe

Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe You don’t have to go out to your favorite Italian Restaurant to enjoy restaurant style soup at home! Zuppa Toscana Soup is a quick and easy meal to make. So savory and delicious! This soup and a great loaf of bread (like this Ranch Cheesy Bread) makes this an easy weeknight meal! Hi everyone it’s Deb stopping by from Bowl Me Over – I’ve been sharing …continue reading

Spicy and Tangy Quinoa

Spicy and Tangy Quinoa A quick make-ahead snack that you eat instead of a bag of chips. This spicy and tangy quinoa is ready in 20 minutes Hello, I am Rini from Healing Tomato and I have an idea for a very quick and simple healthy snack idea that you can eat without feeling guilty.

Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja (Slow Cooker Recipe) Hi, I’m so glad to be back here at The Melrose Family today with another delicious recipe for you all! Today’s recipe is for Ropa vieja which is spanish for old clothes. Can you see why this dish is called that? It does kind of resemble a pile of “old clothes” right? Ropa vieja is a Cuban dish that is served with rice. Fried plantains …continue reading

Lobster Mac and Cheese Casserole

Hey there! This is Heather from Totally Tailgates! Jenny invited me over to share with you one of family’s favorite “company is coming” casseroles. I am thrilled to be here at The Melrose Family to tell you how incredibly easy it is to wow your friends with a decadent Lobster Mac & Cheese casserole!   Not every day is game day, and at Totally Tailgates we enjoy sharing incredible meals …continue reading

All Purpose Chicken Meatballs

All purpose chicken meatballs can be used for many different meals. A great basic recipe to have on hand for easy dinners. It is nice to have go-to recipes on hand so when you are in a pinch and don’t know what to make you pull them out. That is why I love these baked, all purpose chicken meatballs. They can be served with a side of marinara or BBQ …continue reading

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate chip banana bread is a delicious breakfast recipe the whole family will enjoy! All you will need is a few basic baking ingredients, one bowl, and one pan to make this tasty treat! Chocolate Chip Banana Bread   Hi there! It’s Kelly from Typically Simple and I’m back with another yummy recipe. This chocolate chip banana bread is a family favorite! My little guy requests it at least once …continue reading

Thin and Chewy Maple Sugar Cookies

When it comes to cookies, I’m pretty much an expert! So you can trust me completely when I tell you that these thin and chewy maple sugar cookies are the bomb! Hey there! In case we haven’t met, I’m Kristine from Kristine in between and I love cookies. So naturally, I’m stopping by to share one of my very favorite small-batch cookie recipes with you today!

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