Holidays

06
Nov

The Best Pecan Pie Recipe

The best pecan pie recipe is made with a secret ingredient that you have in your kitchen right now – browned butter! This pecan pie is the best. I’ve made a lot of different pecan pie...
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29
Oct

Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

Simple dutch apple pie recipe made with fresh apples, a homemade crust, and a streusel topping with a secret ingredient: cornmeal! The best part about this Dutch apple pie? You only have to make a single...
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10
Oct

Cake Mix Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Quick and easy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies made with only 4 ingredients including a cake mix. I’m sure that you’ve seen and probably even made this really easy cake mix pumpkin cookie recipe; it’s been floating...
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05
Oct

Easy Oreo Spider Halloween Snacks

Easy Oreo Spider Halloween Snacks are made with cookies, licorice, and chocolate candies and make the perfect edible craft project. I have planned on sharing this “recipe” for our all-time favorite Halloween snack with you for...
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03
Oct

5 Easy No-Bake Halloween Treats

5 fast, kid-friendly, no-bake Halloween treats that are so easy to make, your kids could do it on their own. Who else loves all things October?! Bring on the pumpkins, parties, homemade donuts, and all things...
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03
Oct

Halloween Cheese Board

Fun and festive Halloween Cheese Board made with simple cheese, crackers, pumpkins, and or course, lots of Halloween candy. Who doesn’t love a cheese board?! Add some candy corn and turn it into a festive Halloween-themed...
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02
Oct

Basic Apple Pie Recipe (Using Fresh Apples)

Your go-to basic apple pie recipe using fresh apples in a homemade crust with very little added sugar. A basic apple pie recipe is simple and the end results are just plain tasty. It’s a recipe...
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15
Jun

Instant Pot Potato Salad

Instant Pot Potato Salad that only has a 5 minute cook time. The eggs cook right along with the potatoes – plus there’s a secret ingredient! Spoiler alert: not everyone who buys and tries an Instant...
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22
Dec

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Healthy pumpkin pie in a whole wheat crust sweetened with real cream and maple syrup. One of my favorite whole food pie desserts! I LOVE naturally sweetened desserts and this pumpkin pie does not disappoint! The...
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19
Dec

Gooey Marshmallow Christmas Popcorn with Chocolate

The best gooey Marshmallow Christmas Popcorn with Chocolate is a treat that your whole family will love! One more popcorn recipe before Christmas, OK?!  I know my love of popcorn is bordering on addiction, but I also know...
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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.