No. 2 Pencil Cook, Bake & Create 2014-08-30T01:56:58Z http://www.number-2-pencil.com/feed Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[One-Pan Taco Casserole]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3679 2014-08-30T01:56:58Z 2014-08-30T01:56:58Z   This post is sponsored by: I have two tasty things to share today. The first is my latest one-pan recipe, One-Pan Taco Casserole. It’s a variation of my popular one-pot cheeseburger casserole. One-pot meals are a favorite in our house, and this one is definitely a keeper. The pasta and ground beef is simmered […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[Printing Instagram and Mobile Phone Photos #savorsummer]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3666 2014-08-29T19:25:06Z 2014-08-29T19:14:50Z             I’m working with the creative minds at Martha Stewart and a few other bloggers on a special project called Savor Summer. This is my second post in the series, you can find my introduction post here. In my last post, I challenged myself (and you!) to get my summertime […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[Orange Sweet Roll Pancakes]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3660 2014-08-28T02:41:44Z 2014-08-28T02:34:18Z   Cinnamon Roll Pancakes are a really amazing thing. Two of my all-time favorite recipes are my Sour Cream Cinnamon Roll Pancakes and my Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. My family loves orange sweet rolls probably just as much, if not more, than traditional cinnamon rolls. Clearly, the combination of orange sweet roll and pancake was […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[Zucchini and Parmesan Pasta]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3647 2014-08-23T00:12:27Z 2014-08-23T00:03:59Z This Zucchini and Parmesan Pasta is one of my favorite side dishes. It’s inexpensive to make, extremely tasty and you can whip it up so quickly!  It’s the perfect side for my slow cooker chicken recipe or my easy grilled salmon recipe. This recipe has a lot of variations. One of my favorites is to […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3628 2014-08-18T22:44:25Z 2014-08-17T22:25:56Z   There are a lot of recipes for chocolate chip cookies out there, and I’m going to go ahead and add another to the mix. I think these are perfect chocolate chip cookies, let me make my case for you.   Here is why these cookies are so great: Soft in the middle, but chewy […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[Martha Stewart & No. 2 Pencil #savorsummer]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3616 2014-08-14T02:42:55Z 2014-08-14T02:40:49Z I’m was absolutely thrilled to be contacted by the Martha Stewart team to contribute to the Savor Summer series on Martha Stewart Living. This summer has been a big one for me and my family. Our baby girl, Ruby was born at the beginning of July and we have been spending a lot of time […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[One-Pan Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli with Rice]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3602 2014-07-30T23:45:42Z 2014-07-30T23:45:42Z   I’m so excited to share a new one-pan recipe with you guys. Dinner recipes are some of my most popular posts, and I think it’s because new ideas for dinner are always welcome. New one-pot dinners are especially welcome because they are so easy. Today, I’m sharing this easy One-Pan Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[DIY Gallery Wall for Little Girl Room & Cut It Out Frames Giveaway]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3582 2014-07-15T23:59:02Z 2014-07-15T20:49:12Z   A few months ago, when we found out baby number three was going to be a girl, we started making plans to convert my daughter’s room into a shared space for both girls. Earlier this month, our daughter Ruby was born and right before she came home, we finally (mostly) finished the room! My […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[DIY Stenciled Kitchen Canisters]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3537 2014-06-13T03:56:59Z 2014-06-13T13:00:12Z Thank you to Martha Stewart Living and Weight Watchers for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.   Anytime I have a chance to work with Martha Stewart Craft supplies, I jump right in! I was thrilled to receive a blogger box filled with these chic kitchen canisters and Martha Stewart Craft supplies courtesy […]

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Melissa http://www.number-2-pencil.com <![CDATA[Shrimp and Bacon Pasta Carbonara]]> http://www.number-2-pencil.com/?p=3557 2014-06-09T23:44:04Z 2014-06-09T04:10:00Z     I’ve partnered with SeaPak to bring you this sponsored post. All opinions are my own and I know you are going to love this recipe! SeaPak asked me to create a recipe for their #CoastIntoSummer series, and I was very excited to use the Shrimp Scampi. I’ve used it in one of our […]

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