Flatout Monster Sandwiches

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Flatout® Flatbread. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. The kids are back in school and we are finally back on a regular routine here at the Merkley house. Although we love the lazy days of summer, I love being back on a schedule and to have […]

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Who loves pumpkin pie? It’s something I look forward to baking every fall. Nothing beats a slice of homemade pie! I thought it would be fun to make miniature versions of classic pumpkin pie. These bite-size treats would be perfect for parties or special occasions. They look like you spent all day making them, but in reality, […]

No-Bake Cheesecake Bars

It’s no secret that our family LOVES cheesecake. But making a traditional cheesecake takes a lot of time, especially in the oven! That’s where these no-bake cheesecake bars come in. There’s NO baking involved. Everything comes together in the refrigerator & freezer. So on those hot, hot summer days when you’re in dire need of a […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin desserts are always a huge hit with me! It’s taken quite some time for certain members of my family to get on board, but recipes like this one have slowly converted them. These pumpkin cheesecake bars are a combination of two holiday classics: pumpkin pie and traditional cheesecake. They’re thick, sweet and full of […]

Pumpkin French Toast Sticks

I know it seems a little early for pumpkin, but fall is right around the corner! We’re always looking for new tasty breakfast ideas, especially for weekend mornings. These pumpkin french toast sticks were a total hit with the family. They’re drenched in a pumpkin spice egg mixture and rolled in cinnamon sugar. What’s not […]

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Hello Lil’ Luna readers! It’s me Natalie, from Life Made Simple.  Today I’m sharing a version of one of my favorite Texas sheet cake recipes. When I was growing up my mom would make Texas sheet cake for us on special occasions. I always loved it!!! It was super chocolatey, moist and covered in a rich frosting. What’s not […]

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Hello Lil’ Luna readers! It’s me Natalie, from Life Made Simple. I’m back with another no-bake recipe today (P.S. did you catch my last one? If not, you’ll definitely want to check it out here!) These individual no bake pumpkin cheesecakes are super easy to make and perfect for fall! Plus you can whip them up […]

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Guys, we’re total peanut butter addicts over here. This frozen peanut butter pie is a delicious (almost) no-bake treat that’s perfect for warm weather. It has a chocolate pretzel crust, a thick and creamy peanut butter filling, and is topped with a luscious ganache and lots of peanut butter cups and pretzels. If you love […]

S’mores Puppy Chow

Our family has taken a quick pitstop in Florida before we move on up to the D.C. area, and boy is it hot & humid here! We’ve been spending our days in the pool trying to beat the heat. I’ve been on the hunt for some easy no-bake treats for the kiddos and this s’mores […]

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Today I want to share with you a quick and easy recipe that everyone will LOVE! These chicken lettuce wraps are a copycat version of a restaurant favorite (P.F. Chang’s). They’re light yet surprisingly filling. They make great little appetizers or a flavorful meal. The best part is that you only need a handful of […]

Chicken Stroganoff

Hi there! Natalie from Life Made Simple here today!! This cozy, comforting dish is perfect for those busy weeknights! It’s packed full of flavor and ready to go in just 40 minutes! I always struggle with what to make for dinner during the week, how about you? That’s where this chicken stroganoff comes in. It […]

Easy Berry Icebox Cake

The weather here is finally warming up which means summer is almost here! While I love baking year-round, sometimes it gets so hot that turning on the oven means our air conditioning never turns off! That’s where this EASY no-bake icebox cake comes in. It’s kind of magic! It’s like a mash-up between cheesecake, tiramisu, […]

Key Lime Pie Bars

With summer on its way, I thought it would be the perfect time to share these refreshing key lime pie bars. They’re everything you love about traditional key lime pie, with a delicious twist! Many of my posts here on Lil’ Luna are recipes for cheesecake, this one is no different. What can I say? […]

Flatout Wraps – Weight Watchers approved!

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Flatout® Flatbread. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Spring is here, and we’ve been in full cleaning mode. We’ve been going through our house room by room and let me tell you, we’ve held on to SO much stuff! When we finally made it […]

Best Mini Cinnamon Rolls

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely adore cinnamon rolls! We make them for special occasions and they’re always the first thing to disappear. These are perfect for parties because they make two dozen bite-size rolls. Think gooey finger-food. They only require a few extra minutes of prep work (you’ll use a pizza cutter to […]

St. Patrick’s Day Slice and Bake Cookies

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! It’s Natalie from Life Made Simple, and I’m here sharing a really fun St. Patrick’s Day treat. I’ve always loved slice and bake cookies, especially the cute holiday ones. So I thought, why not try and make a homemade version?! At first […]

Lightened Up Flatbread Pizzas

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Flatout® Flatbread. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. It’s no secret that my family LOVES pizza! We make it for lunch and dinner, which means we eat it a lot! We like to change things up and try different recipes, which is what we […]

No-Bake Strawberry Nutella Cheesecakes

Don’t miss a thing – Sign up for the Lil’ Luna Newsletter today! I’m always on the hunt for a good cheesecake recipe! This one happens to be no-bake AND loaded with chocolate- perfect for Valentine’s Day. What treat do you make for Valentine’s Day? We typically make sugar cookies, but last year I surprised my husband with […]

White Chocolate Berry Pancakes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hungry Jack®. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. I’m back with another delicious breakfast recipe. With the holidays quickly approaching, I thought it would be fun to share a quick and easy way to jazz up buttermilk pancakes. We’re always looking for […]

Secret Life of Pets Movie Night

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, as always all opinions are 100% my own. Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home? The Secret Life of Pets is a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. To celebrate the film […]

French Toast Muffins

I’m kind of obsessed with breakfast and brunch, and thankfully my family is too! We especially love getting creative with French Toast, these little muffins were such a huge hit. They were a cinch to make and could easily be prepped the night before, refrigerated overnight and then baked in the morning. These would be perfect […]

Cherry Almond Cupcakes

Hello Lil’ Luna readers! It’s me Natalie, from Life Made Simple. Today I’m sharing some super sweet cupcakes with you all! They’re packed full of maraschino cherries which gives them that pretty pink tint. Don’t you think they’d be perfect for Valentines Day?! Cherry-almond is one of my husband’s favorite flavor combos. So I thought […]

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Hello Lil’ Luna readers! It’s me Natalie, from Life Made Simple. I’m back with another fall-inspired recipe today. P.S. did you catch my last one? If not, you’ll definitely want to check it out here! These sweet potato fries are some of the best homemade fries I’ve ever had! They’re crispy & flavorful and a whole lot […]

No-Bake Snickers Cheesecake

Hello Lil’ Luna readers! It’s me Natalie, from Life Made Simple. Today I’m really excited to share my no-bake snickers cheesecake recipe with you all! With summer in full swing I thought I would stick to something easy, simple and best of all, no-bake. That’s right, there’s no need to turn on your oven to create this […]