Our Favorite Things

Chicken Gnocchi Soup – Olive Garden Copy Cat

When the temperature starts to drop, I go into full on soup making mode. My Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup is by far my favorite but this Chicken Gnocchi Soup is a close second.  It is so easy to make you cannot mess it up (especially since I use store bought gnocchi). Here is what you […]

Recipe: Bruschetta Chicken Dinner

I am very excited about this new healthy, easy and delicious meal! The best part is it makes awesome leftover salads for lunch the next day. If you are a bruschetta fan, this one’s for you! Ingredients you will need (Serves 2): Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash and Dry all […]

Fun Games To Play With Friends and Family

I had a group of friends visit this weekend and while we were gathered around the sofa to play a game one of my close friends pointed out how many board games my family plays. She was absolutely right. One of my family’s favorite activities together was to play a fun board game. Let me […]

Mini Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

This recipe may be a fan favorite for the fall but I am 100% addicted to pumpkin muffins and enjoy them all year around. They are easy to grab for breakfast on your way out the door. I used to pack a bag of 3 mini muffins in my backpack as a snack throughout the […]

Cowboy Caviar Recipe – Party Appetizer

The name of this dish scared me away from it for many years but I am officially hooked on Cowboy Caviar (don’t worry there are no fish involved in this recipe)! The dish is easy to make, but you should prepare it 1 day in advance if you plan to bring it to a party […]

Christmas Gift List for Men

Gifts Under $20 Sphere Ice Mold for Whiskey ($10) Dad Jokes Box Calendar for Desk ($13) What Happened in History Box Calendar ($13) CodeNames Strategy Game ($15) Carhartt Winter Gloves ($20) Beer Chiller Sticks ($20) Gifts Under $40 Memory Foam House Slippers ($22) Comfortable Bike Seat ($22) Noise Cancelling Gaming Headset ($27) Yeti 30 Oz […]

Amazon Christmas Gifts for Women

Gifts Under $20 Makeup Brush Set ($9)  Women’s Beanie ($11)  Bath Bombs Fun Shapes ($13) Multilayer Necklace ($15) Facial Mask Variety Pack ($15) Inflatable Travel Pillow ($16) Bluelight Glasses 3-Pack ($17) Cross Slippers ($18) Daily Quote Card Deck ($18)  Panini Maker ($18) Gifts Under $30 Electric Wine Bottle Opener ($20) Makeup Eraser WashCloth ($20)  Lightweight […]

5-Minute Delicious Asian Salad

I am so excited for you to try this easy to make recipe! It is one of my absolute favorite salads! I cannot take credit for the recipe, this one was passed onto me from my mom and I am now sharing it with you! Another awesome thing about this salad is because it is […]

Fall Recipe: Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup

Fall has officially arrived. The weather is cooling off, sweaters are coming out and weekends are spent watching football. There is one other great thing that returns with fall: soup. I love making soup. Soup is filling and full of flavor. It warms you up and it is relatively low calorie. Today I am going […]

Bedtime Items for Better Sleep

Hello my name is Melanie and I am a pajamaholic. COVID-19 has only enhanced my ability to live in pajamas for the majority of the week. I have more pairs of pajamas than there are days in the week. So I am here to share the wealth and spread the joy. Below are my favorite […]

Feel-Good Shows to Watch on Netflix

I am all about shows that have 30-minute episodes and leave me feeling happy. I like to laugh at and with the characters while I am on the couch with my popcorn. If you’re looking for a new series to dive into on Netflix, I have shared some of my latest recommendations below. New Girl […]

30 Gifts for Dad on Amazon

Grill Tool Set ($39) Outdoor Yahtzee Dice ($29)  Thermos Koozies ($35) Bicycle Phone Mount ($17) Drone with Camera ($60) Adidas Mens Golf Shoes ($60) Golf Shoe Bag ($23) Magnetic Wristband for Holding Screws/Nails/Drill Bits ($17) MyCharge Portable Power Bank ($65) Whiskey Ice Cube Sphere Trays ($14) Neck Massager ($60) George Foreman Indoor Grill & Panini […]

Favorite Affordable New Apartment Purchases

I move a lot. About every 6-12 months I find myself moving into another 700 square foot apartment. What this means for me is that I can’t have super nice things (I also can’t afford nice things so this works out well). Additionally, I was recently reminded that material items do not make us happy […]

Quarantine Gift Ideas for Her

Is there anything more heartwarming than getting a package in the mail from someone you love? Gift giving solves 2 of the world’s biggest problems right now: Helps people feel connected and loved during isolation Keeps the economy stimulated Additionally, my mom’s birthday happened over quarantine and Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It […]

Favorite Healthy Snack: Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites

These protein bites are an awesome treat to keep in the fridge for many reasons: They are a great substitute for breakfast when you’re running out the door. They tide you over between meals so that you don’t over-snack. They also have a long shelf life in the fridge. You can freeze them which means […]

Why HelloFresh is Game Changing

I have always enjoyed cooking, but HelloFresh has made dinner so exciting! When I was little my mom owned her own business, I would get off the school bus in 3rd grade with my 6-year-old brother around 3:30 PM but mom wouldn’t get home till about 6 PM. This is how I first learned to […]

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