I don’t know about you (if you have a garden), but my garden is exploding right now! Not sure who’s great idea it was to plant the entire fence line in green beans… or to put 6 seeds in each mound… but it worked. And […]
I never thought I would be a mom. Didn’t want to deal with all of that. Never sounded like any fun. I didn’t babysit as a teenager more than a handful of times (and it was terrifying!). In fact, my first job when I turned […]
Ah, basil… how I love thee. And I will love you in a jar, and I will love you in the car, and in some pasta, with lotsa and lotsa… um, tomatoes? Ha! I am not a poet. My favorite way to indulge in basil […]
I love bread. Especially thick crusty bread. And even more when its soaked in fruity, eggy goodness with a splash of syrup on top… mmmm. This is an amazing make ahead breakfast recipe for the whole family! Unless you have a crazy toddler who thinks […]
Popularity is a funny thing, isn’t it? I had never had an avocado until they became “cool” and a super popular ingredient for a healthy, nutritious lifestyle. So let’s chat about how to prepare these things! Nobody showed me how to pick out a ripe […]
I love summer. And summer fun. And especially summer food! Zucchini is one of my favorite summer foods. Sure you can get them all year long, but nothing is better than fresh from the garden! We always seem to miss one. They hide really well […]
My name is Melissa, but please call me Mel! I’m a sarcastic wife, mother, self-proclaimed frugal foodie, and DIY addict. I’ve always said that I deserve the world, but no silver platter desired. This is my world… on a paper plate.
I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to shoot me an email at melissa@PaperPlateLifestyle.com