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Hi! I’m Melissa. I made you some brownies.

Here you will find family friendly recipes that even the most persnickety taste buds will enjoy. There is something for everyone so grab a brownie and have a look around.

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Remember going to the mall & getting a Sugar Butter M&M Cookie from Mrs. Fields? 

These are like those, but without having to go to the mall. 

Comment COOKIE and I'll DM you a link to the full recipe. 

https://www.persnicketyplates.com/chewy-mm-sugar-cookies/

#cookiesofig #cookiestagram #mrsfieldscookies #mmcookies #bakefromscratch
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Blondies - one bowl, no mixer ๐ŸŽ‰

Comment BLONDIES & I'll DM you a link to the full recipe. 

https://www.persnicketyplates.com/peanut-butter-blondies/

#peanutbutterlover #bakefromscratch #cookiebars #chocolatelovers #persnicketyplates
Fairly recently I had a Cosmic Brownie for the first time and to say I was disappointed is an understatement. This homemade version is 1000% better.

Comment COSMIC & I'll DM you a link to the full recipe 

https://www.persnicketyplates.com/homemade-cosmic-brownies/

#brownieslover #browniesofinstagram #cosmicbrownies #chocolatelovers #bakefromscratch #persnicketyplates
Cosmic Brownie Pie ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ look at all that chocolate.

Comment PIE below & I'll DM you a link to the full recipe.

https://www.persnicketyplates.com/brownie-pie/

#brownieslover #browniesofinstagram #browniepie #cosmicbrownies #bakefromscratch #chocolatelovers #persnicketyplates
These super cold days call for baking - Oatmeal Quick Bread because oatmeal is healthy....right? 

Comment BREAD & I'll DM you a link to the full recipe.

https://www.persnicketyplates.com/oatmeal-chocolate-chip-quick-bread/

#quickbread #quickbreads #oatmealchocolatechip #bakingseason #bakefromscratch #persnicketyplates
I don't really care about sports (๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŽ‰) but I'm always down for some game day food. This BBQ pulled chicken is so easy & a favorite.

Comment CHICKEN and I'll DM you a link to the full recipe. 

https://www.persnicketyplates.com/crock-pot-bbq-chicken/

#crockpotmeals #crockpotcooking #gamedayfood #chickensliders #pulledchickensandwich #slowcookerchicken #bbqchickenbreast #persnicketyplates
Add some brown butter to your cookie bars ๐Ÿ˜‹ and chocolate, pecans, and sea salt.

Comment BARS and I'll DM you a link to the full recipe.

https://www.persnicketyplates.com/salted-brown-butter-chocolate-chip-cookie-bars/

#cookiesofig #cookiebars #brownbuttercookies #chocolatelovers #bakefromscratch #persnicketyplates
If I'm gonna have cheesecake, chocolate is going to be involved. Preferably in the crust, in the filling, and on top ๐Ÿ˜‹

Comment CHEESECAKE and I'll DM you a link to the full recipe. 

#chocolatelovers #cheesecakelove #cheesecakerecipe #triplechocolate #bakefromscratch #persnicketyplates

https://www.persnicketyplates.com/triple-chocolate-cheesecake-oreo-crust/
Slow Cooker Lasagna - I've been eating leftovers the last 2 days.

So easy & you don't have to boil the noodles first.

Comment LASAGNA & I'll DM you a link to the full recipe.

https://www.persnicketyplates.com/slow-cooker-lasagna/

#slowcookerrecipes #crockpotmeals #slowcookermeals #lasagna #easydinnerideas #persnicketyplates
Merry Christmas from the family behind the food.

Year after year, I'm honored that you invite my recipes into your homes โ™ฅ๏ธ

๐ŸŽ„Melissa
I know you love brownies but can I interest you in a soft & chewy ginger snap...? 

I first shared these in 2016 & they've been a hit ever since.

Comment SNAPS below & I'll DM you the full recipe.

https://www.persnicketyplates.com/soft-chewy-ginger-snaps/

#christmasbaking #christmascookies #holidaybaking #cookiestagram #gingersnaps #bakefromscratch #persnicketyplates
All I want for Christmas is... brownies. You surprised? ๐Ÿ˜œ

Comment BROWNIES below & I'll DM you a link to the recipe.

https://www.persnicketyplates.com/better-than-box-mix-brownies/

#brownieslover #browniesofinstagram #brownies #chocolatelovers #blackcocoapowder #bakingseason #bakefromscratch #persnicketyplates
Chocolate Saltine Toffee (aka Christmas Crack) but with PEANUT BUTTER ๐Ÿ˜‹

Comment CRACK below & I'll DM you the full recipe.

https://www.persnicketyplates.com/chocolate-saltine-peanut-butter-toffee-christmas-crack/

#christmascandy #christmascrack #saltinetoffee #holidaytreats #peanutbutterlover #bakingseason #christmascookies #persnicketyplates
Day 12 (we made it!) - Rolo Pretzels, 3 different ways ๐Ÿ’šโ™ฅ๏ธ 

A classic but so easy & always a favorite.

Comment ROLOS & I'll DM you a link to my full "recipe" & tips.

https://www.persnicketyplates.com/rolo-pretzels/

#rolopretzels #holidaybaking #holidaytreats #christmascandies #christmascookies #persnicketyplates
Day 11 - an antipasto wreath - looks a lil fancy but can be put together in minutes.

I used ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ
12 ounces mozzarella balls 
10 ounces cherry tomatoes
8 ounces salami
8 ounces Spanish manzanilla olives pitted
6 ounces rosemary

Comment WREATH for the full recipe & tips to your DMs or tap the link in my bio.

https://www.persnicketyplates.com/christmas-antipasto-wreath/

#christmasappetizers #antipastoplatter #christmascooking #holidayparty #persnicketyplates
Day 10 - homemade caramels, but upgraded to Chocolate Espresso Caramels ๐Ÿ˜‹

You'll need ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ
ยฝ cup unsalted butter
1 cup heavy cream
ยฝ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon instant espresso
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
Flaky sea salt

Comment CARAMELS below & I'll DM you a link to the full recipe, or tap the link in my bio. 

https://www.persnicketyplates.com/soft-chewy-chocolate-espresso-caramels-heavy-cream-recipe/

#homemadecandy #caramels #christmascandy #christmascandies #chocolatelovers #bakingseason #persnicketyplates
Day 9 - Christmas Bundt Cake ๐ŸŽ„ from scratch but so easy, you don't even need to get the mixer out.

Comment CAKE below & I'll DM you a link to the full recipe or tap the link in my bio. 

https://www.persnicketyplates.com/christmas-bundt-cake/

#christmasbaking #bundtcake #bundtcakes #christmascakes #bakefromscratch #bakinglove #persnicketyplates
DAY 8 - Christmas Morning Punch ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ
This is a fun & pretty drink to have on your holiday tables (morning or otherwise).

You'll need ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ
Cranberry Juice
Orange Juice
Pineapple Juice
Ginger Ale
Orange slices & cranberries

Comment PUNCH & I'll DM you a link to the full recipe or tap the link in my bio.

https://www.persnicketyplates.com/easy-christmas-morning-punch-recipe/

#christmasdrinks #christmasdrink #punchrecipe #christmasparty #drinksdrinksdrinks #kidfriendlydrinks #persnicketyplates
Day 8 of 12 Days of Christmas Treats - Christmas Cookie Bars. I can pick up a cookie with the best of them ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

You'll need ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ
3 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
ยพ cup granulated white sugar
2 large eggs 
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup Christmas mini M&Mโ€™s, plus more for topping
ยพ cup chocolate chips, plus more for topping
โ…“ cup holiday sprinkles, plus more for topping

Comment BARS below & I'll DM you the link to the full recipe, or tap the link in my bio. 

These are SO good & you skip all the work of scooping out dough.

https://www.persnicketyplates.com/mm-christmas-cookie-bars/

#cookiebars #christmascookies #holidaybaking #bakefromscratch #chocolatechipcookies #persnicketyplates

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