All your favorite holiday recipes, including breakfast ideas, Christmas dinner, sides, and desserts!


Re-discover family favorite comfort foods from days gone by, and learn how to make them in your kitchen today.


Latest Recipes


Favorite finger foods, dips, party appetizers, holiday appetizers, and all sorts of snack ideas.

Breakfast & Brunch

My favorite meal of the day! Delicious breakfast ideas, including eggs, French toast, and more.


Chocolate and sweets that will satisfy any sweet tooth.


Let your inner Cookie Monster out, and bake up a batch of cookies, chewy bars, or brownies.

Welcome to my kitchen!

My name is Mel and I love making family-friendly comfort food in my kitchen on our Missouri Ozarks farm. I also love sharing those
recipes with you. Join me for simple breakfast, dinner, and dessert recipes the whole family will love! Read more about me ->


Make dinner in a cinch with easy recipes for beef, pork, chicken, sandwiches, soups, and more!

Side Dish Heaven

A really good side dish can totally trump the main dish and bring them back for seconds!

Quick & Easy Meals

Make weeknight meals a priority with these quick and easy dinner ideas for busy families!

Slow Cooker

You can make anything with a slow cooker. Choose from soups, casseroles, sandwiches, and more!

kitchen tips & tools

Favorite kitchen hacks and tools from my kitchen to yours.

reader favorites

I love my readers! Here's a handful of their most loved recipes.

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