Let’s set the scene. You push the doorbell on a familiar, yet intriguing house. Your nose perks up because you can faintly smell a scent of spice and sweetness coming from the kitchen. You make your way to the oversized table and every step closer you feel your senses go into overload from the aromas. Your taste buds start to wake up with excitement and you find yourself salivating in anticipation for the food that is about to be served. Then, Voila! You finally touch the fork to your mouth and every morsel is bursting with deliciousness. This is what I love about cooking!
My name is Melissa and diving into different food creations is my life’s passion. I’m a crazy-cat mom of two girls and I’ve been happily married to my husband for 8 years. At home, I love putting something delicious and healthy on the table for my tribe to devour. But what really lights up my taste buds are sweets, treats, candies and frosting. And, I want something equally as beautiful as it is sweet. Right now, I’m really into making these Spiced Pumpkin Carrot Cheesecake Cupcakes. I love fall, so this is one of my favorite times of the year for baking. Be sure to subscribe to our blog so that you know first-hand what is coming out of the kitchen!
Next up is my girl, Abby. She is all about a balanced lifestyle. And yes, that of course includes food! She wants to make things easier for busy people on the go. She works hard putting together healthy, wholesome ingredients that even little ones will love. Abby can be found sitting pool-side in her backyard, testing out new ingredients and recipes, or just relaxing with friends. She’s an amazing partner to have on this culinary journey (especially if you have a nutrition question!) Currently, her favorite recipe to try is a Raspberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl. Try it out!
Last, but not least, is Haley. Newlywed and dog-mom, Haley is all about main dishes. She says, “forget the sides, I want the good stuff!” Just because she is all about the main course, that doesn’t mean it’s bland and boring. From a Green Chili Jack Smash Burger to a Cilantro Cream Sauce over Chicken, she has the best recommendations for almost any occasion. Also, if you are hosting the holidays and stressing over holiday cooking or even décor, she’s your go-to. Trust me!
Why should you connect with our team and why Culinary Connections? Well, you can come here to our blog to find recipes you can and will make at home surrounded by your loved ones. These recipes are too good to resist, trust me, I’ve tried most of them myself. And, you can come here knowing it’s more than just a meal, it’s a connection. A community if you will. Our Culinary team, consisting of myself, Abby and Haley, are here to not only provide top-notch, heavenly home recipes but we will also discuss this crazy-fun, imaginative culinary world we live in.
We will be here weekly to update you and share some passed down secrets. We can’t wait to show you what we have up our sleeves! If you love food, this blog is for you.
The culinary conversation starts today! We can’t wait to meet you.
Hi! I’m Melissa (I don’t think we need to offer our last names, too much personal info in my opinion) I’m the Videographer and Photographer of some of the content distributed within Family Features Editorial site and the consumer brand food website, Culinary.net. I’m constantly thinking of ways to up my game when it comes to recipes to make and shoot.