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

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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

slice of strawberry pretzel dessert topped with whipped cream.

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

stack of 3 fudgy brownies on a plate.

Easy Saucepan Brownies

overhead shot of salad topped with za'atar chicken.

Za’atar Chicken Salad

chocolate chip cookie cup topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Sea Salt

overhead shot of marry me chicken on a bed of noodles.

Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken

overhead shot of hoagie pasta salad in a bowl.

Hoagie Salad: Italian Sub Pasta Salad

bowl of cracker barrel style fried apples.

Slow Cooker Fried Apples – Cracker Barrel Copycat

arby's copycat beef 'n cheddar sandwich.

Slow Cooker Beef and Cheddar Sandwiches – Arby’s copycat!

Bars & Brownies

Cookie bars and brownies are the perfect hand held dessert!

stack of 3 fudgy brownies on a plate.

Easy Saucepan Brownies

stack of oatmeal peanut butter bars.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars

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

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!

wood spoon lifting a scoop of beef & broccoli from a slow cooker.

Easy Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

bacon ranch chicken sandwich topped with cucumbers.

Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches (AKA Crack Chicken)

overhead shot of raw chicken in a crockpot with green beans and potatoes.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes with Green Beans

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Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan 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 salad topped with za'atar chicken.

Za’atar Chicken Salad

overhead shot of marry me chicken on a bed of noodles.

Slow Cooker Marry Me Chicken

overhead shot of plated chicken parmesan with tortellini.

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan with Tortellini

wooden spoon lifting a scoop of sweet & sour chicken.

Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken