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 […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Grilled Cheese

Strawberry Rhubarb Grilled Cheese | Melanie Makes

Forget the savory and welcome to the sweet side of grilled cheese sandwiches!  Hawaiian bread, mascarpone cheese, fresh strawberries and rhubarb strawberry preserves combine to create a Strawberry Rhubarb Grilled Cheese that is nothing short of melty perfection.  Each sandwich is served alongside a velvety chocolate ganache which acts as the ultimate dipping sauce for this […]

No Bake Dark Chocolate Truffle Key Lime Cheesecake

No Bake Dark Chocolate Truffle Key Lime Cheesecake | Melanie Makes

Spring means starting fresh and bright citrus flavors and that’s exactly what this No Bake Dark Chocolate Truffle Key Lime Cheesecake brings to the table.  Literally.  Just because this is a fruit based dessert doesn’t mean it can’t be indulgent!  An Oreo crust and a chocolate ganache drizzle pair perfectly with the luscious lime filling of […]

Oatmeal Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies | Lulu the Baker 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 Melissa of Lulu the Baker is sharing an awesome cookie […]

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 […]