Melissa's Cuisine

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Stuffed Bubble Pizza

This bubble pizza is stuffed with pepperoni and mozzarella and baked in a cast iron skillet for a fun pull-apart dinner.  It's a kid and adult pleaser and the perfect Superbowl snack!
Melissa's Cuisine: Stuffed Bubble Pizza

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cook it! Craft it! Share it! {Link Party #36}

Hello!  Welcome to week #36 of the Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Link Party!  I'm so glad you're joining us today!

Last week's party had 329 links--wow!  Thank you to everyone who linked up and shared with us :)

Now, onto the party!


MEET THE HOSTESSES
Welcome to Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Link Party hosted by
ANG at JUGGLING ACT MAMA and,
Melissa from MELISSA'S CUISINE!!!
Melissa's Cuisine: Cook It! Craft It! Share It!


Monday, January 19, 2015

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash baked in a cheesy sauce is a side dish sure to please both kids and adults!
Melissa's Cuisine: Cheesy Spaghetti Squash

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cook it! Craft it! Share it! {Link Party #35}

Hello!  Welcome to week #35 of the Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Link Party!  I'm so glad you're joining us today!

How was your holiday season?  Have you managed to get back into the swing of things yet? You probably noticed that it's been a few weeks since our last party--that's because all of us co-hosts have been dragging!  But, we're back into the swing of things and it's time to party!

Our last party had 298 links!  Thank you to everyone who linked up and shared with us :)

Now, onto the party!


MEET THE HOSTESSES
Welcome to Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Link Party hosted by
ANG at JUGGLING ACT MAMA and,
Melissa from MELISSA'S CUISINE!!!
Melissa's Cuisine: Cook It! Craft It! Share It!


Monday, January 12, 2015

Sweet Potato Tots

Two simple ingredients, sweet potatoes and Parmesan cheese, make up these delicious and healthy Sweet Potato Tots.
Melissa's Cuisine: Sweet Potato Tots

Friday, January 09, 2015

Sparkling Soda Squares- Juggling Act Mama

These kid friendly Sparkling Soda Squares are fun to make and even more fun to eat!
I'm posting over at Juggling Act Mama today!  Please head over there to Ang's blog to read my post.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Caramel Corn

This sweet and crunchy Caramel Corn is delicious treat and makes a fun homemade Christmas gift!
Melissa's Cuisine: Caramel Corn
Christmas is only 3 days away--is anyone else in shock?  It's finally starting to feel like Christmas since we had our first family Christmas party in Canada on Saturday.  We had a great time with our family and Summer loved seeing everyone!

Now we are back home and it's crunch time!  I have about half my gifts left to wrap and I still have some baking to do so I can bring some treats over to our neighbors.  Since I'm a little short on time I'll be making something quick and easy.  The recipe topping that list is my dad's Caramel Corn recipe.  I made a batch last week for my co-workers.  I filled little ramkins with the treat and packaged it up in a clear cellophane bag with a pretty bow.  My co-workers loved it!
Melissa's Cuisine: Caramel Corn
This caramel corn is a recipe I grew up making.  My dad always made it in the microwave and my brother and I loved helping him pour it into a brown paper bag and then stir it up.  As kids we couldn't believe the magic that happened in the microwave ;)  You can make this recipe in the oven too if that's more your thing, I just choose to use the microwave because it's faster!  Either way, the caramel corn tastes amazing!

Melissa's Cuisine: Caramel Corn
Caramel Corn

Makes 24 1 cup servings

Ingredients:
1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 quarts popped popcorn

1.  Melt the butter in a large saucepan.

2.  Add the brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

3.  Allow the mixture to boil for 5 minutes without stirring.

4.  Remove the caramel from the heat and stir in the vanilla and baking soda.  It will expand when you add the baking soda, so be sure to use a large pan!

5.  Microwave directions:  Coat the inside of a brown grocery bag with cooking spray.  Pour the popcorn into the bag and pour the caramel over the popcorn.  Stir to coat.  Fold the bag over and microwave for 2 minutes, then remove the bag from the microwave and stir.  Microwave another 2 minutes and stir, then an additional 2 minutes and stir.  Spread caramel corn on a baking sheet to cool.

6.  Oven directions:  Place the popcorn in a large bowl and pour the caramel over it.  Stir to coat.  Spread on two cookie sheets and bake at 250 for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.  Remove from the oven and cool.

When the caramel corn is cool, break it apart and store in an airtight container.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cook it! Craft it! Share it! {Link Party #34}

Hello!  Welcome to week #34 of the Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Link Party!  I'm so glad you're joining us today!

Are you getting ready for Christmas?  We're just over a week away from the big day!  What are your plans?

A quick note that next week we will not be hosting a Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Link Party--enjoy Christmas Eve with your family!

Last week's party had 257 links!  Thank you to everyone who linked up and shared with us :)

Now, onto the party!


MEET THE HOSTESSES
Welcome to Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Link Party hosted by
ANG at JUGGLING ACT MAMA and,
Melissa from MELISSA'S CUISINE!!!
Melissa's Cuisine: Cook It! Craft It! Share It!


Monday, December 15, 2014

Donut Snowmen

These Donut Snowmen are a fun and festive (not to mention, delicious!) winter treat!
Melissa's Cuisine: Donut Snowmen

Friday, December 12, 2014

White Chocolate Christmas Trees--Juggling Act Mama

I'm blogging over at Juggling Act Mama today where I'm sharing fun and kid-friendly instructions for White Chocolate Christmas Trees.  Head over to check it out!


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