Author Archive | Melissa

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Cooking Crate Parties: Hands-On Cooking Experiences ​Shipped Directly To You

{Disclosure: We’re more than excited to have partnered with Way Cool Cooking School to share their new product: Cooking Crate Parties. This is an incredible way to bring their highly sought after classes right into your home and build new and treasured memories.} I hope your holidays are off to a fantastic start, I know mine are. […]

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Banana Chocolate Muffins

These muffins.  My kids will fight you to the end over these muffins.  My husband just might, too.  They are so, so yummy, and you wont believe how much more healthy they are than your typical muffin recipe! I love so much about this recipe:  it doesn’t require a mixer or any fancy tools, it’s […]

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Family Favorite Weeknight Meal: One Pot Chicken + Asparagus Lemon Cream Pasta

This is one of those no-fail, works-every-time, tastes-amazing, kiddos-adored, easy-as-pie meals that we just can’t get enough of.  It tastes indulgent.  It’s full of nutrients.  And it’s quick enough for a busy weeknight but elegant enough for a Sunday meal or entertaining. Really, there’s nothing to it.  Brown your chicken and asparagus.  Drop the rest […]

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6 Simple, Fun Ways to Get Your Kiddos Involved in the Kitchen

Am I alone when I say that the 4-5 o’clock hours of the day, heck, maybe even 4-6 o’clock, can be the most challenging of them all?   The kids are tired.  The house looks like a major war zone.  We’ve run out of things to do.  And I NEED to get dinner on the […]

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Our Favorite Tostadas

With Cinco De Mayo quickly approaching it’s time to start thinking about what’s for dinner!  I love celebrating these “holidays” in the kitchen with my kiddos.  Such a fun way to teach them about other cultures and cuisines. These weeknight tostadas are an absolute hit in my home.  They are so very kid-friendly…my littles love […]

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Italian Eggplant Bake with Tomato Cream Sauce

{Disclosure: Twin Cities Moms Blog has partnered with Lunchbox for this sponsored post, however all opinions are 100% our own. We’re thrilled to have Melissa sharing another of her amazing recipes using Bertolli’s Reserva collection!} If you’re looking for a more nutritious take on a typical ‘lasagna-like’ dish, I’ve got you smack-dab covered here, friends. […]

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Quick Sausage, Bean and Veggie Soup

What could possibly be better than a pot of comforting, warm, delicious soup this time of year?  A pot of comforting, warm, delicious soup that just so happens to be super speedy to prepare and perfectly healthful, right?  This Quick Sausage, Bean and Vegetable soup is all that and then some. It always makes our […]

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