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Butternut Squash and Orange Salad

Butternut Squash and Orange Salad

Recipe testing has it’s good and bad days. On a good day, a dish will turn out exactly the way I want. On a bad day, I’ll forget to buy the one ingredient needed to make the dish extra special. I’ve learned not to stress […]

Baked Honey Chicken with Brussel Sprouts

Baked Honey Chicken with Brussel Sprouts

Hey everyone! First and foremost, thank goodness for IG! I deleted all my meal prep photos by accident, but you can find my step-by-step instructions on how to make many of my dishes on my Instagram account, @melsdishes! Baked honey chicken is my all-time favorite healthy guilty […]

Weekend Beef Stew

Weekend Beef Stew

It’s been a month since my last blog post and so much happened in and outside the kitchen. As I look back at 2017 and prepare for what will be an amazing 2018, my heart is full. I am grateful for the love and support […]

Apple Bosc Stuffing

Apple Bosc Stuffing

By now everyone has made Thanksgiving plans and are gearing up for the big day. There’s so much history behind Thanksgiving and while some folks actually dislike the holiday, I think it’s safe to say most people enjoy taking a long break to spend time with family […]

Autumn Quinoa Bowl

Autumn Quinoa Bowl

You can never go wrong with a simple hearty meal in a bowl on an autumn day, but hearty dishes don’t necessarily need to consist of meat or meat products. It can be some sort of starchy vegetable best consumed in the fall and winter seasons […]

Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges

Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges

Red or golden, beets are a wonderful way to bring a pop of color to any salad. When I pick beets, I make sure they’re firm, heavy, and bright in color. Beets go well with a fennel, nuts and some cheeses, but I like pairing them with […]

One-Skillet Meat & Potatoes with Carrots

One-Skillet Meat & Potatoes with Carrots

I noticed something odd on my way home the other day. The leaves have started to turn brown, red and orange. Some have fallen to the ground and have covered the bright green grass, signaling the end of summer. It seems that autumn has decided […]