About Lil' Luna

Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta

Hey recipe lovers! Where are my pasta people?? Pasta is something I NEVER tire of. There are some many different recipes out there and it just never gets old with me. Do you feel the same way? If so, I’ve got another great recipe to add to your pasta loving list. Today’s Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta […]

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Who here loves COFFEE CAKE? I remember my mom making it for me before I went to a summer camp as an early teen. I can’t remember ever having it before that, but once I tried it I was hooked. Maybe it’s something about butter, cinnamon and sugar that is so addicting but I knew […]

Pumpkin Dump Cake

It’s PUMPKIN time!! We’re officially sharing our FIRST pumpkin recipe of the season, and I couldn’t be more excited. It means pumpkin and soup recipes will be popping up every where and fall is on it’s way! I love this time of year because I love the holidays and they literally make me giddy with […]

Weekly Menu Plan #114

We have gotten together with some of our favorite food bloggers to bring you this custom weekly menu plan. We will all be sharing some of our favorite recipe ideas for you to use as you are planning out your meals for the week. Just click any of the recipe titles or pictures to get […]

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Pancakes have got to be one of the best breakfast foods out there. Who agrees?? My whole family loves them so you better believe we have them a few times a month. Not only are they easy (and inexpensive) but they are delicious and can be easily changed up based on the ingredients you add to […]

BEST Pumpkin Recipes

It’s time to get ready for Fall!! Are you excited?! I admit this is my favorite time of year but it’s also the craziest time of year!! Looking at our calendar it looks like every Saturday is booked with something from here until mid-November. No joke. Pretty crazy! One of the best things about fall […]

Crockpot Ranch Chicken

It’s Wednesday! And that means, it’s time for another Tried and True recipe!! Today’s winner is a super simple but delicious Crockpot Ranch Chicken, cooked up the easy way – in a crock pot! My favorite thing about this recipe is that the ingredients are all items I keep handy in my kitchen at all times. […]

Chicken and Rice Soup

We’ve discussed our love for soups about a gazillion times here on the site. It’s almost as if there is nothing more delicious than a big, warm bowl of soup when the weather is cold and Christmas is around the corner. Just the thought of this makes my heart swells with happiness. 😀 Because we […]

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

Happy Wednesday, folks! Kellyn here, with another tried and true recipe. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, can you believe it?? Did you know that over 700 million pounds of turkey is consumed on Thanksgiving day? That’s a lot of turkey!! Our meal assignments are usually made based on who is good at what. We have […]

Pumpkin Lasagna

Have you noticed that I’ve already been posting PUMPKIN recipes?! Don’t go hating on me for it. I like to be ahead of schedule to make sure you guys have plenty of time to see all of the recipes before the actual holidays and seasons. ;D Pumpkin Season is something I’ve been gearing up for […]

General Tso’s Chicken

With all the Asian recipes we have on the site it’s no surprise how much we love our Asian food! I think it’s safe to say that it’s my favorite kind of food and my extended family agrees. Unfortunately, only a few of my kids like it and the hubby isn’t a fan. 🙁 That […]

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

It’s no secret that our family loves potatoes. That would be easy to confirm if you just searched “potato” here on the site and saw the dozens of recipes that showed up. 😉 We also like to try out new potato recipes so we can share out favorites with all of you. Today’s recipe for […]

Weekly Menu Plan #113

We have gotten together with some of our favorite food bloggers to bring you this custom weekly menu plan. We will all be sharing some of our favorite recipe ideas for you to use as you are planning out your meals for the week. Just click any of the recipe titles or pictures to get […]

Loaded Mashed Potatoes Casserole

Have I mentioned my love for potatoes?! The starchy vegetable is my favorite, and it’s probably a favorite of yours too since I haven’t met a person who doesn’t like potatoes. 😉 Ever since I was little, mashed potatoes have been a favorite and is something my mom made at least once or twice a […]

Taco Casserole

Taco Salad is one of those recipes that I can remember eating since I was a little girl. I always enjoyed it but never realized why I remembered it so well being a staple dinner in our home. Now that I’m a mom myself and realize just how yummy and easy it is, I know why […]

Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cookies

I’m on a PUMPKIN kick. I’m apologizing now if you’re not a pumpkin lover because I may have a few more Pumpkin recipes in the works. If you love pumpkin, then you’ll be happy because every PUMPKIN recipe I’ve made so far has turned out FABULOUS!! And that means a lot coming from me because […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Did you guys know that I’m due to have baby #5 three weeks before Kristyn has #6?? We are so excited to have cousins so close together, and I’m excited that I’ll be having this baby in next week or two!! As we prepare for the celebration of baby, we’ve been trying out new desserts […]

Green Bean Casserole

Today’s dish happens to be one of the recipes I dreaded as a child. I hated green beans, and I hated onions so this recipe was pretty much the epitome of everything I despised when I was younger. I think I’ve grown up (for the most part) because this is now one of my favorite […]

50 Halloween Treats

In case you are looking for some last-minute Halloween Treats for your upcoming parties, I thought I’d do a fun round-up of my favorite Halloween goodies from the web. I’m telling you friends – there are some amazing creations in Blog Land!! Some of these ideas come here from the site, and you’ll notice there […]

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

If anyone has ever been to the Pacific Wharf Cafe at California Adventure in Anaheim, you may have tried their Broccoli Cheese Soup in a Bread bowl. If not, you must try it – it’s practically HEAVEN!! Well, we recently went to Disneyland and California Adventure (which I will be blogging about in the coming […]

50+ Crock Pot Meals

Who loves a good Crock Pot meal?! I sure do! I pretty much only do Crock Pot meals on Sundays because after going to church for 3 hours and being a Sunday School teacher for the 3 and 4 year olds, it’s all I can muster. LOL! The best think about Crock Pot meals is […]

Funeral Potatoes

There are certain dishes that have to be made on Thanksgiving in our family. Some of those include my aunt’s super yummy Ham, my mom’s rolls, and several side dishes, including Funeral Potatoes (also known as Cheesy Potato Casserole). Yes, we do have regular Mashed Potatoes as well (recipe to come later this week), but we […]

Black Bean Dip + #FuelURAdventure

The end of July and August in Arizona means monsoon season. That means that temperatures drop a little (we were excited about it only being 105 degrees the other day!), and it is easier to get out during the day for what my family affectionately calls “Merkley Adventures.” These sometimes include going swimming, bowling, or […]

Cheesy Pizza Rolls

I can honestly say that I never get of sick of finding and trying new recipes. It’s so much fun, and I love adding these new found recipes to the monthly menu plan because it guarantees the kids won’t get bored with the same ol’ dinner ideas. Today’s recipe happens to be one that I […]