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 […]

Best Reuben Casserole

Best Reuben Casserole | Melanie Makes

Corned beef and cabbage are sauteed in dark beer and topped with a homemade thousand island dressing before being sandwiched between two thick layers of mashed potatoes speckled with Swiss cheese.  One 9×13 pan of this hearty recipe can feed a crowd and is without a doubt the Best Reuben Casserole.

Bacon Wrapped Cherry Merlot Pork Tenderloin

Bacon Wrapped Cherry Merlot Pork Tenderloin | Melanie Makes

This Bacon Wrapped Cherry Merlot Pork Tenderloin takes just 10 minutes to prepare yet tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen. Pork tenderloin is seasoned with smoky mustard before taking a twirl with numerous slices of bacon and slathered with an amazing cherry merlot sauce.  Perfect for entertaining or any day of the week!

Chinese Chicken Spaghetti

Chinese Chicken Spaghetti | Melanie Makes

Whole grain spaghetti is topped with stir-fried carrots, snow peas and green onions and tossed in a soy based sauce, to create a quick and delicious main course.  Forget take-out!  If you can boil water and have minimal kitchen knife skills, you can have this Chinese Chicken Spaghetti on the table in no time.