Melissa’s St. Pete Beach Vacation


For my 25th birthday, instead of a simple, traditional present, my mama decided to take me to the beach! She always has a way of taking something that could be just another ordinary day (or birthday, in my case) and making it extra special. This was no exception. So after figuring out how to cover […]

Monday Night Football recap + game day eats!

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Last night our beloved Cincinnati Bengals took their first loss of the season to the Houston Texans (which is still breaking our hearts and confusing us all). Although it was a heartbreaker, the atmosphere of prime time football is unlike anything else. Initially when we planned to go to the game, we were expecting a […]

Weekend at Biltmore Estate – Asheville, NC

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This past weekend I was in Asheville with my mom, my aunt, and 2 of my cousins. My Aunt Julie, for my 21st birthday (I’m 24), promised to take a girls trip with her daughters and my mom and me. I honestly didn’t even realize we never did it until a few months ago when […]

Crock Pot Game Day Chili (ONLY FIVE INGREDIENTS!!!)

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Okay, so quite obviously we are just loving the fall! From the crisp fall temperatures, bonfires, football, and pumpkin everything we are just so happy!! Today, we wanted to share our go-to fall lunch/dinner that is perfect (and soooooo easy) if you’re having a crowd over for an evening bonfire or an afternoon football game. […]

A Beginner’s Guide to creating a Charcuterie Board

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You guys! Today we’re pretending to be super sophisticated with this adorable little charcuterie board but really it’s just a super easy and ridiculously delicious appetizer you can take to all your parties! We first decided we wanted to make our own board when Megan returned home from a trip to Chicago with some girls […]

Honey Peach Bruschetta with Goat Cheese + Thyme

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You know what we think is fun? Making an appetizer before dinner. You know? Like how often do we actually prepare something for our families to enjoy before dinner is served!? At parties and formal dinners it’s common, so we think we should make it a commonality at home, too! Today we’re sharing an Avenue […]

The Perfect Picnic

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What’s more perfect for a summertime date than a picnic!? (And who said you need a man to have a date!? Grab your besties and meet at the park for this one!) Whether in the middle of the afternoon or at that golden hour as the sun sets into the balmy pink sky, everybody loves […]

Strawberry Summer Salad

Avenue 126 Strawberry Summer Salad

HAPPY (just-about) SUMMER! Welcome to one of our most favorite seasons of the year! Summer to us means laying by Mel’s pool, reading good books, getting tan, hanging outside late at night, and laughing with friends. Summer for us also/especially means delicious, fresh food! (But let’s be honest, we can make every season about food. […]

Staple Series – Kitchen Edition + Bonus Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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Coming at you today with our second round of our Staple Series! It’s our kitchen edition! For both of us, one of our main staples in the kitchen is our Kitchen Aid mixer. We both have one, we both love it, and we both use it all the time. This thing is a miracle worker. […]

Chicken Taco Bake

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Hola Senioritas! (See what we did there?!) We are coming at you with an original Avenue 126 recipe today — the yummiest little chicken taco bake! And it is about as simple as they come! If you like Mexican food your taste buds will just adore this dish and if you don’t WHAT THE HECK […]


Turkey & Avocado BLT

We have an awesomely easy lunch for you guys today. It’s so delicious, and so easy. Did we mention easy?  This little sandwich is a riff off your classic BLT. Like we wanted BLTs, but B, L, and T alone were not gonna cut it. So we added two of our favorite things – turkey […]

Tuesday Tip: Bakin’ Bacon

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Who loves bacon!? **raising our hands like we just don’t care.** Everybody loves bacon. Everybody. But nobody likes the greasy mess it leaves after making it, right? Or the smell that lingers in your house for what seems like years? Yeah, stank. Well, we have a (brilliantly easy) solution for you. Bacon in the oven, […]

Creamy Tortellini Soup

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It is heartbreakingly cold outside, people. But tis the season to have a warm, savory bowl of something yummy in hand. Did we mention warm? TIS. THE. SEASON. So we’re here to deliver. We have a warm, savory bowl of something yummy ready for you to make. We’re calling it Creamy Tortellini Soup. And you […]

One Skillet Dinner – Four Ingredient Tortellini Marinara

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You all know how much you love a good home-cooked meal, right? Right. So how much more do you love a home-cooked meal that comes together in only 10 minutes?! We’re talking 4 ingredients, 1 pot, 10 minutes and dinner is on the table. So here’s what you’ll need: ½ lb ground beef or turkey […]