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Cornbread waffles have a nice crunch on the outside with a soft, slightly crumbly inside, and they are a fun remix of the traditional savory bread that goes great with chili, barbecue, or just a swipe of simple honey butter.
16
Jul

Cornbread Waffles

Cornbread waffles have a nice crunch on the outside with a soft, slightly crumbly inside, and they are a fun remix of the traditional savory bread that goes great with chili, barbecue, or just a swipe of simple honey butter. Cornbread Waffles You know that feeling when you put two random things together and suddenly...
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Cheesy chicken and broccoli calzones are gooey bites of pizza-reminiscent goodness that are easy to make and enjoy!
15
Jul

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Calzones

Cheesy chicken and broccoli calzones are gooey bites of pizza-reminiscent goodness that are easy to make and enjoy! Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Calzones Were you ever a fan of Hot Pockets? They’re like these fun little handheld pizza rolls filled with the most incredible toppings. These cheesy chicken and broccoli calzones are basically like Hot...
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Fresh and crunchy with a dangerously addicting dressing, this Thai chopped salad with the best peanut dressing is everything you could want and beyond in a salad.
14
Jul

Thai Chopped Salad with the Best Peanut Dressing

Fresh and crunchy with a dangerously addicting dressing, this Thai chopped salad with the best peanut dressing is everything you could want and beyond in a salad. Thai Chopped Salad with the Best Peanut Dressing I think we need a salad revolution. Enough with that boring spring mix with cherry tomato and red onion. That’s...
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One pot cheesy sausage pasta is a decadent and rich one-pot meal, full of melty cheese and bites of summer sausage, and perfect for an easy meal at home when you don't want a lot of cleanup!
13
Jul

One Pot Cheesy Sausage Pasta

One pot cheesy sausage pasta is a decadent and rich one-pot meal, full of melty cheese and bites of summer sausage, and perfect for an easy meal at home when you don’t want a lot of cleanup! One Pot Cheesy Sausage Pasta If you’re not on the one pot meal train yet, hop right on,...
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Light, sweet, and crunchy, easy meringue cookies are cute little bites of dessert that are as fun to eat as they are to make.
12
Jul

Easy Meringue Cookies

Light, sweet, and crunchy, easy meringue cookies are cute little bites of dessert that are as fun to eat as they are to make. Easy Meringue Cookies Meringue cookies might not look like much, but these dainty bites are some of my favorite cookies ever. They’re crunchy and sweet but not over the top, and...
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My mom's blueberry topping for waffles, pancakes, or ice cream (or anything else your heart desires!) is so fun, fresh, and sweet, making it the perfect addition to so many breakfast and dessert favorites!
11
Jul

Blueberry Topping for Waffles, Pancakes, or Ice Cream

My mom’s blueberry topping for waffles, pancakes, or ice cream (or anything else your heart desires!) is so fun, fresh, and sweet, making it the perfect addition to so many breakfast and dessert favorites! Blueberry Topping for Waffles, Pancakes, or Ice Cream Are you a sweet or a savory breakfast kind of person? I hate...
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Fire up the grill and make grilled butternut squash in a foil packet for a super simple side that's perfect for fresh summer meals!
10
Jul

Grilled Butternut Squash in a foil packet

Fire up the grill and make grilled butternut squash in a foil packet for a super simple side that’s perfect for fresh summer meals! Grilled Butternut Squash in a Foil Packet I love this recipe because you don’t have to heat up the oven in the summer to enjoy a squash that’s typically eaten more...
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Attract beautiful hummingbirds to your backyard or garden with this simple homemade hummingbird food recipe!
09
Jul

The Best Homemade Hummingbird Food – attract beautiful birds with this recipe!

Attract beautiful hummingbirds to your backyard or garden with this simple homemade hummingbird food recipe!  Homemade Hummingbird Food Recipe I’ve written before about my adoration for the whimsical creatures that are hummingbirds. Last month, I shared about how to attract them to your own yard in this blog post! They just fascinate me and bring...
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08
Jul

Barbecue Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad

Barbecue ranch grilled chicken salad is the most flavorful salad you’ll ever eat, complete with a smoky and sweet dressing, grilled chicken, avocado, tomato, corn, romaine, and a whole lot of other vibrant veggies. Barbecue Ranch Chicken Salad Confession #1: I tried BBQ ranch for the first time just a few years ago. The combo...
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These old fashioned iced oatmeal cookies have a lovely balance of warm spices, milky sweetness, and oatmeal earthiness.
07
Jul

Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies

These old fashioned iced oatmeal cookies have a lovely balance of warm spices, milky sweetness, and oatmeal earthiness. Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies Are you a crunchy cookie person or a chewy? I tend to not discriminate — if it’s round and sweet, I’ll eat it. But the beauty of these old fashioned iced oatmeal...
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06
Jul

Crunchy Oat and Honey Granola Bars

Crunchy oat and honey granola bars are sweet and packed with wholesome ingredients, plus they travel well, making them the perfect contenders for snacks on-the-go or boxed lunches! Crunchy Oat and Honey Granola Bars Give me all the snacks that are easy to make, easy to pack, and taste really, really great, please. Snacks are...
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Smoky and savory with just a hint of sweetness, Grandma Lucy's baked beans recipe is famous around my household, and I know it'll be a staple in yours, too.
05
Jul

Grandma Lucy’s Baked Beans Recipe

Smoky and savory with just a hint of sweetness, Grandma Lucy’s baked beans recipe is famous around my household, and I know it’ll be a staple in yours, too. Grandma Lucy’s Baked Beans Recipe My mother-in-law sure knows what she’s doing in the kitchen, and she’s passed down so many awesome recipes through the years...
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Bless This Mess - About Me

I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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