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. 

Pumpkin Pasta with Sausage and Apples

Pumpkin Pasta with Sausage and Apples | Melanie Makes

This Pumpkin Pasta with Sausage and Apples screams Fall harvest.  Sausage, apples and onions stud a rich pumpkin cream sauce flecked with cinnamon and nutmeg.  This mountain of deliciousness is then topped with a blizzard of Parmesan cheese and I chose to take it a step further with chopped parsley and additional chopped apple. 

Creole Pasta Soup with Cornbread Croutons

Creole Pasta Soup with Cornbread Croutons | Melanie Makes

A spicy tomato based broth surrounds browned chicken, smoked sausage, pasta and a plethora of vegetables in this Creole Pasta Soup.  Topped with oversized cornbread croutons, this soup is sure to warm you inside and out!

Slow Cooker Pork Roast and Cherries

Slow Cooker Pork Roast and Cherries | Melanie Makes

A pork roast seasoned with thyme and bathed in apple juice and nestled into a slow cooker surrounded by sliced onions and dried cherries.  A perfect minimal prep, full of flavor dish, this Slow Cooker Pork Roast and Cherries will make your house smell absolutely divine all day as it cooks.

Four Cheese Meatball and Sweet Pepper Lasagna

Four Cheese Meatball and Sweet Pepper Lasagna | Melanie Makes

Lasagna noodles, four types of cheese – seven cups total!, sweet peppers, meatballs and marinara sauce are layered and then baked together to create the cheesiest, most satisfying lasagna.  This Four Cheese Meatball and Sweet Pepper Lasagna is the perfect dish to feed a crowd.