Mum Cupcake Bouquet – Video for Mother’s Day

Several years ago I created this Mum Cupcake Bouquet.  I first posted the recipe in 2014, and then in 2015 I created a video where I’m talking and demonstrating how to make them. Now that 1 minute videos are all the rage, I decided to recreate it.  I’m still...

Childhood Favorite – Best Sloppy Joe’s

We’ve all had those favorite dishes when we were a kid.  For me growing up they were Sloppy Joe’s, Spaghetti with meat sauce, and Dreamsicles. As an adult when I get the occasional craving for those I’ll make them at home. 

Baked Salmon with Avocado Mango Salsa over Coconut Lime Rice

My daughter who rarely gets off work came in town for a long weekend.  It was great seeing her and spending time doing what she enjoys, together. We cooked, a favorite hobby of hers now, and created this Baked Salmon with Avocado Mango Salsa over Coconut Lime Rice. 

Homemade Horseradish

Homemade Horseradish is something I never considered making on my own but like most dishes, homemade always trumps store bought. 

Caprese Tart

One of my favorite salads is a Caprese Salad, with fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and drizzled with a balsamic reduction. Once the warmer weather moves in I find I’m all about finding ways to incorporate those ingredients into my dishes, and that’s what happened when I created...

Melissa’s Healthy & Convenient Foods

  Do you find yourself most days sitting at your desk pounding away at the computer for hours? When you’re at the office and feel the need for a quick pick-me-up or snack do you run down to the vending machine and grab whatever sounds best, but wishing Melissa’s products were available? Or maybe...

Video: Chocolate Ganache/Fudge Sauce

  What could be more sensuous than extra rich Chocolate Ganache or Fudge Sauce cascading down a cake or blanketing a brownie with ice cream? Well maybe you can think of other things too, but when it comes to desserts these certainly set the mood. 

Avocado Deviled Eggs

What better time to share a recipe for Deviled Eggs than just weeks before Easter!  I love Deviled Eggs and have to say I’m certain my mom makes the best ones on the planet.