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 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

Cheesy Breakfast Casserole

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! OH man, I love breakfast! I’ve talked about this many times before, but our family loves to enjoy breakfast for dinner at least once a week. That is because our mornings are usually so crazy and rushed that we rarely have time […]

Asian Honey Garlic Chicken

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! Who here loves CHICKEN?! I admit it’s my favorite meat. We have chicken at least a few times each week and it’s something everyone in my family enjoys. Now, to be honest, my kids don’t like real chicken and more keen on […]

Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! Not sure how it happened, but Sunday has become Grilled Cheese Day at the Merkley house. Every Sunday for lunch we make Grilled cheese sandwiches, and it’s mostly because it’s an easy recipe and one that everyone in the family loves. Although […]

Weekly Menu Plan 88

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! 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 […]

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! It makes sense that every recipe we try, we think is going to taste great, right? I mean, why try a recipe if it doesn’t even look good? It’s simply pointless. Today’s recipe was one that I thought was going to be […]

Spinach and Artichoke Taquitos

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! Let’s talk about FLAUTAS for a little bit. Most people don’t know what they are, but I grew up eating them. They’re pretty much taquitos, and although I definitely consider today’s recipe flautas, I decided to call them Taquitos so more people […]

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An all new delicious weekly menu plan to help you plan out your week! 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 […]

Cheesy Spinach Roll-Ups

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! I think it’s safe to say that most of us thought of spinach as being gross and something only Popeye ate, when we were little kids. I don’t think I would have tried it for a million dollars back then just because […]

Cheesy Garlic Tortellini Pasta

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! My kids are picky eaters, and it’s starting to drive me up the walls. I’m sure many of you can relate because I’m constantly asked for simple dinner ideas that the whole family will love. I try to come up with as […]

$600 PayPal Cash Giveaway

Happy Monday friends! It’s our first official giveaway of 2017! Woohoo! Who’s still feeling a little short on cash after all the holiday spending? I know I am! Who would love…….. $600 in PAYPAL CASH! Me me me! Today I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to give one lucky winner just that – […]

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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 […]

20+ Valentine’s Day Desserts

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! From Lil’ Luna: It’s time to start looking for all these red and pink treats. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and the blog is filled with so many festive and delicious treats! Growing up, my mom always made Valentine’s dinner […]

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! Appetizers are a must at any function we like to host. While we lived in Texas, we made it a tradition to invite all of my hubby’s students over on the First Friday of the month. We’d pick up loads of pizzas […]

Biscuits and Gravy recipe

Morning ya’ll! I have no right to say ya’ll because I’ve never lived in the south. But, it goes so perfectly with today’s Tried and True that it just seemed fitting 🙂 Years ago when I was a working woman got a paycheck for working (moms should get paid!), I had a coworker change my life […]

No One Measures Up Gift – Valentine’s

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! Where did January go?? And wasn’t it just Christmas yesterday?! I’m kind of feeling like the days are just slipping by way too quickly and now Valentine’s Day is just two weeks away. When did THAT happen?? Apparently it happened when I […]

Valentine Popcorn Treat and Tag

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! Hi, it’s me Lily again! Remember last week when I shared some Butterfly Valentines? I got another Valentines idea for you today. If you like popcorn, I think you’re going to love this. Today’s post is for a Valentine Popcorn Treat and […]

Weekly Menu Plan 85

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! 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 […]

20+ Handmade Valentines

I’m pretty much in denial that Valentine’s is just a few weeks away. I feel like January came and went so quickly, that it was a dream. Maybe you’re feeling the same way. In an effort to be on top of my game and not running around the night of February 13th, I wanted to […]

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! Why is pasta sooo good? I mean, I just cant seem to stay away from any kind of pasta dish. They come in so many different shapes, colors, varieties and flavors – you just really can’t go wrong. Today’s recipe is simple and […]

Greek Chicken Wrap

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! Do you like Greek food? I never knew how much I really liked it until we started going to a restaurant called Zoe’s Kitchen while we lived in Houston. Have you been there? We had some friends suggest it, and I’m so […]

Game Day Veggie Trays

After the start of a new year, I always try to focus a little more on what our family eats. When game day comes along, we always have so much fun creating a menu, but one of the things we always like to serve is veggies! One of my favorite ways to serve vegetables is […]

Quick Caprese Salad

It’s January – a month where many commit to eating better. I’m one of those people and every new year I try to eat less junk food and exercise more. As I’ve been trying to come up with “healthier” meals and lunch ideas, I remembered my love for Caprese recipes. The mozzarella, basil and tomato […]

Butterfly Valentines

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! Hi, it’s me Lily again! It’s been a long time since we’ve been doing these blog posts. We took a break during winter break, but it’s great to be back!! Did you have a great Christmas and New Years? I definitely did. […]

Weekly Menu Plan 84

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! 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 […]