About Melissa

Melissa is a wife, mother, family cook, and romance novelist. The very first thing she learned in the kitchen was how to scramble eggs in an old cast iron skillet at the age of five. Her great-grandmother put her on a step-stool at the stove and thus began her passion for whipping up great tasting foods.

Della’s Luscious Lasagna

Della's Luscious Lasagna | Culinary Craftiness

This luscious lasagna is filled with savory umami flavor! In some recipes, the brand of ingredients really do make a difference. These are perfect together! Continue Reading →

Tammy’s Turkey Hash on Toast

Tammy's Turkey Hash on Toast | Culinary Craftiness

Tammy’s Turkey Hash on Toast is the perfect dish for leftover holiday turkey. Add root vegetables for an incredible savory stew to warm your chilly toes! Continue Reading →

Tomato Bacon Dip with Corn Chips

Tomato Bacon Dip with Corn Chips | Culinary Craftiness

Tomato Bacon Dip with Corn Chips is incredibly addictive. Super easy to make with just 4 simple ingredients you probably have on hand! Continue Reading →

Smuggler’s Bride Persimmon Cake by Darlene Marshall, Award-Winning Historical Romance Author !

Smuggler's Bride Persimmon Cake by award-winning historical romance author Darlene Marshall! | Culinary Craftiness

Smuggler’s Bride Persimmon Cake is a delightful autumn treat by award-winning historical romance author Darlene Marshall! YUM! Continue Reading →

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake from Bestselling Romance Author Rebecca Heflin!

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake by Rebecca Heflin | Culinary Craftiness

Nothing says Fall like a spicy, yummy Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake! Bestselling romance author Rebecca Heflin shares her recipe with us! Continue Reading →

Greek Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

Easy Greek Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce | Culinary Craftiness

Greek Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce is perfect for grilling or roasting in the oven. The cool cucumber sauce is light, refreshing, and easy to make! Continue Reading →

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Roll

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Roll - An Autumn Treat! | Culinary Craftiness

This Cream Cheese Pumpkin Roll might look really hard to make, but they’re easier than you may think. They’re very moist and make a fancy holiday treat! Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake + Its 1930s History

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake | Culinary Craftiness

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake – If you’re totally into the wonderful flavors of autumn, give this historic St. Louis dessert a try. You won’t be disappointed! Continue Reading →

5 Foods to Eat for Better Sleep

Foods to Eat for Better Sleep | Culinary Craftiness

What you eat matters a lot when it comes to your quantity and quality of sleep. This article explores foods to eat that help you sleep with links to why. Continue Reading →

Toad in the Hole vs. One-Eyed Jack: What’s the History?

Toad in the Hole vs. One-Eyed Jack: What's the History | Culinary Craftiness

According to Wikipedia, Toad in the Hole isn’t at all what I thought it was. 🤨 Various and sundry websites on this side of the Atlantic led me to believe the Continue Reading →