Garlic and Roasted Eggplant Hummus

Garlic and Roasted Eggplant Hummus | Melanie Makes

Hands down the creamiest hummus ever!  All of the ingredients are whirled together in a blender to create a flavor packed spread.  I love the flecks of eggplant that are swirled throughout and the eight – Yes, eight! – cloves of garlic are the perfect accompaniment. If you decide to eat this Garlic and Roasted Eggplant […]

Chili Cilantro Blender Hummus

Chili Cilantro Blender Hummus | Melanie Makes

Shove the store bought hummus tub to the side as you can create your own at home in just minutes!  A handful of ingredients is dropped into a blender and whirled together until creamy and smooth.  Fresh cilantro and lime pair with red bell and crushed red peppers for a one-two sweet and heat combo punch.  This […]

Raspberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

Raspberry Peanut Butter Smoothie | The Food Charlatan for Melanie Makes

I’m stepping back from Melanie Makes for a few weeks to enjoy a maternity leave of sorts with our new arrival.  In the meantime, I’m thrilled to be sharing recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers who I’m also lucky enough to call friends.  Today, my friend Karen of The Food Charlatan is sharing an amazing […]

Chili Garlic Meatballs

Chili Garlic Meatballs | Melanie Makes

Easy oven baked meatballs are spiked with garlic, ginger and cilantro before being adorned with an amazingly flavorful chili garlic sauce.  These Chili Garlic Meatballs are the perfect appetizer for game day, a holiday or any day of the week! 

Oven Baked Pickle Chips with Horseradish Chipotle Sauce

Oven Baked Pickle Chips with Horseradish Chipotle Sauce | Melanie Makes

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.