Melanie Makes
Melanie Makes
Melanie Makes

Melanie Makes

Food blogger, recipe developer + photographer. Making everyday eats a bit more interesting. facebook.com/melaniemakes

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Roasted Tomato and Green Chile Soup

My Roasted Tomato and Green Chile Soup is a Mexican spin on your childhood favorite and guaranteed to ward off winter's chill. Roasted tomatoes, green onions, carrots and green chiles provide the base flavors for this homemade soup that's better than anything you'll find in a can.

Oven Baked Pickle Chips with Horseradish Chipotle Sauce

A favorite appetizer gets a makeover! These Oven Baked Pickle Chips with Horseradish Chipotle Sauce are not only baked instead of fried, but their flavor quotient has been upped thanks to being dredged in an amazing horseradish sauce.

Southwest Carrot and Black Bean Soup

This velvety Southwest Carrot and Black Bean Soup is both hearty and satisfying and you won't want to share a single spoonful. Roasted carrots are pureed and studded with spiced black beans before being crowned with a generous tangle of fried onions and fresh cilantro.

Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad

Sure, you could serve this Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad in a lettuce cup but it's absolutely out of this world when served on a fresh, flaky croissant! Mandarin oranges, fresh basil and sliced almonds make this chicken salad one you won't soon forget.

Slow Cooker Lemon Rosemary Lentil Soup

This Slow Cooker Lemon Rosemary Lentil Soup is one of the easiest soups to ever come out of your kitchen. Fresh vegetables, lemon and rosemary become an amazingly hearty soup with minimal effort. Carrots, onion, yellow bell pepper and red lentils are flavored with garlic and a dash of cayenne pepper and slow cooked until tender.

Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie

This four ingredient Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie couldn't be easier! A ruby red grapefruit, strawberries, banana and orange juice are blended together in just seconds to create the perfect easy breakfast or snack.

Barbecue Chicken Pizza Skillet Lasagna

This Barbecue Chicken Pizza Skillet Lasagna is sure to win a frequent spot on your menu plan. Diced barbecued chicken breast, red onions and cilantro are married with pasta, ricotta and mozzarella cheeses to create an amazingly flavorful one dish meal that's ready in just 30 minutes.

Cheddar and Cream Cheese Skillet Cornbread

This Cheddar and Cream Cheese Skillet Cornbread will have you reaching for just “one more piece” again and again. Butter, cheddar and cream cheese are swirled together within the batter before being poured into a piping hot iron skillet. The result? A mile high hearty cornbread that is perfect warm from the oven, at room temperature and at any time of day.

Cheesy Corn Casserole + Giveaway

This comforting six ingredient Cheesy Corn Casserole takes just 10 minutes to prepare and will be requested for Sunday dinner, holiday dinners or any day ending with the letter Y.

Slow Cooker Hoisin Chili Chicken Tacos

These Slow Cooker Hoisin Chili Chicken Tacos are an amazingly easy weeknight meal and the perfect way to keep Taco Tuesday the best menu of the week. Blistered corn tortillas are wrapped around succulent, Asian barbecue spiced chicken and a crunchy cabbage and carrot slaw. Make dinner even easier by letting everyone assemble their own at the table!