Cinnamon Pecan Streusel Cheesecake Bars

Cinnamon Pecan Streusel Cheesecake Bars | Melanie Makes

A creamy cheesecake filling is sandwiched between a sugar cookie bar base and a cinnamon pecan streusel.  Cheesecake.  Cookie.  Streusel.  Three words that can only mean delicious – especially when included in each and every bite of this easy dessert!

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Citrus Chardonnay Cranberry Grilled Cheese

Citrus Chardonnay Cranberry Grilled Cheese | Melanie Makes

A bit sweet and a bit tart and surrounded by layers of melted sharp cheddar cheese.  This Citrus Chardonnay Cranberry Grilled Cheese is layer upon layer of grown-up flavor – literally! – yet takes only minutes to prepare. 

$300 Jumpstart Holiday Cash Giveaway

$300 Jumpstart Holiday Cash Giveaway | Melanie Makes

I’ve partnered with some of my favorite food bloggers to give you a chance to win $300 in cash or as an Amazon gift card to give you a jumpstart on your holiday shopping.

Menu Plan Monday – October 27, 2014

Menu Plan Monday - October 27, 2104 | Melanie Makes

A visual menu of what we’ll be eating for dinner each night this week, including links to each recipe with multiple photos for each dish.

Show Stopper #63 with Salad Recipes

Show Stopper Saturday | Melanie Makes

A weekly link party allowing you to share your latest projects and gain inspiration from others who are doing the same.

Twix Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Twix Banana Oatmeal Muffins | Melanie Makes

The classic banana oatmeal flavor combination gets a bit more interesting with the addition of sliced Twix candy bars.  Caramel, chocolate and a cookie crunch make these Twix Banana Oatmeal Muffins taste like luscious bites of Bananas Foster with a hint of chocolate. 

Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread | Melanie Makes

Not one, not two, not three, but FOUR bananas packed into a single loaf of this Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread.  A bread absolutely bedazzled with chocolate chips and walnuts.  It’s impossible to take a bite without tasting them both!