Melissa Bahen
Modern country life 🐓 Oregon 🌳 ✉️ Author of Scandinavian Gatherings 📚 Buy my book at

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My Recipes
Me thinks I might need to follow up a week on Maui with a whole lotta salad. 😳 We ate so many delicious things! Would you guys be interested in a blog post about where and what we ate?
Fresh, hot malasadas awaiting a coating of even more sugar. Worth the detour!
Last year, we had church in the afternoon every Sunday, which made it easy to have really nice, delicious, weekend breakfasts all year long. This year, our church jumps to 9am. No more Sunday brunches! ? I’ll miss things like this amazing overnight French toast casserole stuffed with apples and cinnamon sugar. But you should make it this weekend and enjoy it in my honor. ? Go to and search for “French toast casserole.” ?
It’s a snowy morning here in Oregon—our first of the season! These cranberry multigrain muffins are the perfect breakfast for a morning like this. Hearty, warm, and just sweet enough, they are a delicious pre-sledding, pre-snowman-building treat. You can find the recipe on the blog (Link in profile,
My latest post for @orientaltrading’s site, Fun365, is up now! Homemade mint brownies, so rich and delicious—a perfect weekend treat! Head to for the recipe.
Another day, another sinful, chocolatey treat. My 9 year-old got a cute cookbook for Christmas with the recipe for these double chocolate crinkle cookies in it, and we had an impromptu mother-daughter baking session yesterday after school. The results were delicious. I highly recommend spontaneous cookie making.
We ate the last of these mint brownies last night. They will be missed. 💚
Starting a batch of cinnamon rolls at 11 last night was probably one of my best decisions ever. ❤️
Homemade biscuits and sausage gravy were the perfect lazy, rainy Sunday lunch. I should have stopped at two biscuits, but literally doubled down and went for four instead. Not even a little sorry.👌🏻
Getting into cookie mode. My gingerbread cookie helper chose stars and dala horses and classic people, but his favorite was the cookie stamp. It was like magic every time. ✨