Sweet and Smoky Quesadilla Casserole

Sweet and Smoky Quesadilla Casserole | Melanie Makes

Layers of tortillas, black beans, corn and cheese come together with a sweet and smoky sauce that’s a total game changer.  This meatless Sweet and Smoky Quesadilla Casserole can be prepped in just 15 minutes and is guaranteed to be loved by all who sit at your dining room table.

Tomato Tortellini Frittata

Tomato Tortellini Frittata | Melanie Makes

My Tomato Tortellini Frittata is the perfect dish for a warm weather breakfast or brunch.  Cheese filled tortellini and cherry tomatoes dot the top, bottom and everything in between of this egg white frittata which begins on the stovetop and is finished in the oven.  Before serving, a shower of Parmesan rains down upon the […]

Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad

Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad | Melanie Makes

Baked chicken breasts are shredded and combined with yogurt and a touch of mayonnaise before being introduced to the bright flavor of mandarin oranges.  Fresh basil and sliced almonds are then stirred in to round out the amazing wealth of flavors.  Sure, you could serve this Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad in a lettuce cup but […]

Pepper and Garlic Tortellini Stir Fry

Garlic and Pepper Tortellini Stir Fry | Melanie Makes

Taking shortcuts in the kitchen doesn’t have to mean a boring meal!  This four ingredient Pepper and Garlic Tortellini Stir Fry comes together in just 20 minutes and is guaranteed to make hungry bellies happy.  Refrigerated cheese tortellini and frozen stir fry vegetables – you definitely could substitute fresh veggies as well! – are the base […]

Lemon Chia Chicken Zucchini Noodles

Lemon Chia Chicken Zucchini Noodles | Food Faith Fitness 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, Taylor from Food Faith Fitness is sharing an easy weeknight meal […]