Monday, November 21, 2016

9+ Delicious Recipes from Guest Blogger Mel Larson

Good morning!

Matt and I are away celebrating our 9 year anniversary in Highlands, NC today and tomorrow (TWO NIGHTS away with just the TWO of us!) We are missing our kiddos but soaking up the relaxation!

Today, I am so excited to have Mel Larson guest posting with us. She is a super cute, hard working, crafty mama of 3 who loves to cook as much as I do. And today, she and I are post-swapping some of our favorite recipes with you guys! You can check out my post on Mel's blog here and browse the rest of her blog while you're there. If you're not following her blog already, I'm certain you will be after today!


Hi! I'm Mel & I am so excited to be swapping spaces with Heather today!
Kevin & I have been married since 2002 & we have 3 kids.... Kate (9.5), Claire (8) and Luke (4)
I am a middle school math teacher.
Born & Raised in California.
Target & Lake Tahoe are my happy places.
I am obsessed with taking pictures, Thinking of Baby Names & Pinterest. 

I am slightly obsessed with college football & love cheering on my Buffs!
(I played college soccer at University of Colorado)
I love Throwing Parties, Reading, Running, Binge watching Netflix & Eating Pizza Every Friday Night.

You can find me on my blog The Larson Lingo where I blog about our life, my favorite recipes, throwing parties, motherhood and a whole lot of randomness! 
You can also find me on Facebook (here) and Instagram (here)

 I am so excited to be guest posting on Heather's blog! 
We have been reading each other's blogs for YEARS!
Before she had her kids and before my Luke was born.

One of my favorite things to blog about (besides my kids birthday parties, which you can see HERE) is recipes.
I love cooking & baking and I love sharing my tried & true recipes with my blog readers.

Heather & I are swapping spaces today & sharing some of our favorite recipes, so here are some of mine....several include using my Crock Pot because as a busy working mom with 3 kids, my Crock pot is a life saver! I use it at least once a week.

Easiest Dinner Ever (HERE)

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas (HERE)

Fiesta Stuffed Bell Peppers (HERE)

Chicken Tortilla Casserole (HERE)

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta (HERE)

 Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins (HERE)

Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies (HERE)

And, if you need a dessert for Thanksgiving, here are 2 really easy ones that you can make!
Pumpkin Spice Cake (HERE)

I will be making my Pumpkin Cheesecake with Maple Whipped Cream (HERE)

Thanks again for having me, Heather!
I hope your readers love some of my recipes.
If you want to see more of them, you can click on my Recipe Box (HERE) where I have over 150 recipes :)

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family & good food!


  1. Hello! Stopping by from Mel's blog. Loving all of your recipes :)

    1. Thank you, Karen! And so glad you stopped by and said hello! :)

  2. Thank you so much for having me guest post! You are just precious! I loved blog swapping with you!