The Latest Recipes

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake with missing slice
16
Jan

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake

This old fashioned oatmeal cake is a rustic and warming cake with a bit of spice and sweetness that’s the perfect balance. It’s a simple cake that’s easy to make, rich, and full of sweet, spiced, and warming flavors that you’ll absolutely love! Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake This is a recipe from my Great Grandma...
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15
Jan

The Best Chicken Tacos Ever

Introducing the best chicken tacos ever. An easy chicken taco recipe made with chicken thighs, plus a simple onion & cilantro topping. This is our all-time favorite chicken taco recipe. They taste like they just came off a food truck! Everyone in your family will love this recipe — they’ll gobble it up, AND it...
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simple graham crackers on white dish and blue striped towel
14
Jan

Simple Graham Cracker Recipe

These super simple graham crackers are such a fun and easy treat that you can make and enjoy as a quick snack all week long! They’re just like the store-bought kind but even better with honey notes and just the right amount of crunch — they’re simple to make and loved by kids and parents...
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10
Jan

Quick and Easy Stir Fry

I love this quick and easy stir fry recipe so much! It tastes amazing and it’s so much healthier than take-out. This is the perfect recipe for hectic nights when you want something flavor-filled but don’t want to spend an hour cooking! With a few simple ingredients and a delectable sauce, you’ll love how easy...
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jalepeno grilled cheese sandwich
09
Jan

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon

Jalapeno popper grilled cheese sandwiches are everything you didn’t know you wanted or needed in a delicious and rich dinner! They’re simple and fun to make and don’t take much time to whip up a big batch! If you love grilled cheese and jalapeno poppers, then your mind’s about to be blown with these tasty...
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easy shrimp sushi
08
Jan

Easy Shrimp Sushi Recipe

The yummiest easy shrimp sushi recipe is such a stellar meal for a fancy at-home dinner that isn’t complicated to make but is satisfying in every way! Sushi doesn’t need to be saved for a nice dinner out, or take out! You can have it at home with this simple and scrumptious recipe! At-Home Easy...
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07
Jan

Healthy 30 Minute Alphabet Soup

My famous alphabet soup is super easy to make, packed with vegetables, kid-approved, and done in 30 minutes or less. Thanks to canned veggies and lots of good flavors, it comes together without a fuss for a simple weeknight meal, the perfect cold fighter, or something to warm you and your family up on a...
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Healthy Homemade Granola Bars
04
Jan

Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

These healthy granola bars are a perfect on-the-go snack for busy days, and they come together easily for stress-free, nutritious snacking for the whole family!  Easy Homemade Granola Bars My 4-year-old recently helped me make the most delicious and easiest-ever healthy granola bars. They’re full of simple, nourishing ingredients and come together so fast for...
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31
Dec

Chicken with Tomatoes and Garlic Pasta

Chicken with tomatoes and garlic pasta is a comforting, hearty, cozy meal that feels fancy but is secretly the easiest meal ever to throw together any night of the week! With simple ingredients and simpler instructions, this pasta has some big flavor that you’ll love to enjoy on chilly evenings when all you want is...
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27
Dec

General Tso’s Chicken Recipe

Fill your dinner plate with flavor with this easy, saucy, ultra-savory, just a bit tangy and sweet General Tso’s chicken recipe, perfect over rice with a bit of green onion and sesame seeds! With a little sweet, and little spice, and a whole lot of flavor, this chicken is a fun way to dress up...
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23
Dec

Homemade Double Chocolate Pudding

Homemade chocolate pudding is a simple, lavish, and chocolatey delight that you can make for dessert, after-school snacks, or anytime you need to satisfy your sweet tooth! This recipe comes together quickly and then you let the mixture set in the fridge for a few hours to get a silky, rich pudding that you’ll love...
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21
Dec

Easy Vegetable Curry

This easy vegetable curry is such a simple, flavorful, meatless dish that’s even better than takeout and perfect for a chilly evening! You’ll love how adaptable it is and how quickly it comes together for a perfect, hearty, big-flavor dinner any night of the week! Easy Veggie Curry Oh my goodness, you guys, I can’t...
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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.