Apple Maple Bacon Drop Biscuits

Apple Maple Bacon Drop Biscuits | Melanie Makes

No kneading.  No rolling.  No biscuit cutters required.  The perfect marriage of the classic sweet and salty combination.  Studded with applewood smoked bacon and granny smith apples with a touch of maple,  there’s no denying that these easy Apple Maple Bacon Drop Biscuits were meant to be a standout!

Roasted Balsamic Rosemary Potato Salad

Roasted Balsamic Rosemary Potato Salad | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

My Roasted Balsamic Rosemary Potato Salad says sianara to mayonnaise!  Instead, these rosemary flecked potatoes are roasted with red onion  and garlic and dressed with a light touch of extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Served warm or at room temperature, this potato salad aims to please.

Sweet and Spicy Quinoa Fruit Salad

Sweet and Spicy Quinoa Fruit Salad | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

Full of protein packed quinoa, orange bell pepper and roasted mango and peaches, this Sweet and Spicy Quinoa Fruit Salad is like an escape to a tropical island.  A bit of sweet heat and a sprinkling of toasted coconut finish this salad that’s perfect to bring to your next get together.

Hot Pepper and Peach Cornbread Muffins

Hot Pepper & Peach Cornbread Muffins | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

Small cubes of peaches are swirled throughout this batter along with a bit of heat from crushed red chili peppers.  The small flecks of both throughout make for one gorgeous Hot Pepper & Peach Cornbread Muffin and the sweet heat that they bring to the table is amazing.  

Aunt Ruthie Mashed Potatoes

Aunt Ruthie Mashed Potatoes | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

Cream cheese, yogurt and green onions are mixed into fluffy clouds of mashed potatoes to create the most amazing side dish that you’ll wish was your main course.  Nothing compares to my Aunt Ruthie Mashed Potatoes that are prepped the day before and topped with cheddar cheese.  No other mashed potatoes come close.