Persnickety Plates

sliced honey bourbon chicken on a plate with rice and zucchini.

Crock Pot Honey Bourbon Chicken

baked potato topped with butter & chives

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

closeup of chicken pot pie with a slice missing

Homemade Easy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

bowl of beef ramen with a fork lifting a bite.

Slow Cooker Beef Ramen Noodles

Why make a box mix brownies when I'll bet you have everything on hand to make these? They really are "Better Than Box Mix" brownies! | Persnickety Plates

Better Than Box Mix Chocolate Brownies

Latest Recipes

overhead shot of a bowl of crispy chickpeas.

Oven-Roasted Chickpeas – crunchy snack!

overhead shot of bowl of green enchilada soup topped with tortilla strips & cilantro.

Slow Cooker Green Enchilada Soup with Chicken

slice of cinnamon roll poke cake with cream cheese frosting on a plate.

Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake

greek pasta salad with artichokes and olives in a glass bowl.

Greek Pasta Salad with Artichokes

a brookie cheesecake cup topped with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge dripping down.

Brookie Cheesecake Cups

short ribs on mashed potatoes and carrots.

Easy Slow Cooker Short Ribs

overhead shot of vodka rigatoni in a pan topped with parmesan.

Easy Vodka Rigatoni

slice of buttered bread on a plate.

Rustic Slow Cooker Bread

Bars & Brownies

Cookie bars and brownies are the perfect hand held dessert!

a brookie cheesecake cup topped with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge dripping down.

Brookie Cheesecake Cups

stack of 3 mini cadbury egg cookie bars.

Mini Cadbury Egg Cookie Bars

3 chocolate chip peanut butter blondies in a stack.

Peanut Butter Blondies

stack of two cosmic brownies with a bite missing from the top one.

Homemade Cosmic Brownie Recipe

stack of 3 festive christmas cookie bars.

M&M Christmas Cookie Bars

Hi, I’m Melissa!

If i make you hungry, i’m doing it right

I’m persnickety (hence the name) so I don’t make a lot of fancypants recipes with hard to find ingredients. I make everyday, family friendly recipes that anyone can enjoy.

Let me help you plan meals and feed your family!

Slow Cooker Recipes

I have many slow cooker recipes for chicken, beef, pork, and even desserts!

overhead shot of bowl of green enchilada soup topped with tortilla strips & cilantro.

Slow Cooker Green Enchilada Soup with Chicken

short ribs on mashed potatoes and carrots.

Easy Slow Cooker Short Ribs

slice of buttered bread on a plate.

Rustic Slow Cooker Bread

bacon ranch chicken sandwich topped with cucumbers.

Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches (AKA Crack Chicken)

Make This Tonight

Slow Cooker Steak Bites

This dump-and-set recipe is pure comfort food that is best served over mashed potatoes or noodles to soak up the delicious gravy!

Oatmeal Quick Bread

It was easy and we all really like the texture of it. All ingredients were in our pantry on hand as well.

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Made them for supper last night & they were a hit, a little crispy on the outside & fluffy inside. My new baked potato!

spoonful of pink sauce

Yum Yum Sauce

Tastes amazing! I make it all the time now!

Chicken Recipes

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Chicken doesn’t have to be boring. It is so versatile with so many ways to prepare it!

overhead shot of bowl of green enchilada soup topped with tortilla strips & cilantro.

Slow Cooker Green Enchilada Soup with Chicken

bacon ranch chicken sandwich topped with cucumbers.

Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches (AKA Crack Chicken)

stack of chicken & cheese quesadillas.

Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla – with copycat Taco Bell quesadilla sauce

baked chicken potatoes & green beans in a baking dish.

One Dish Ranch Baked Chicken Potatoes and Green Beans