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.

How to Drop Those Extra Quarantine Pounds

How to End Quarantine Emotional Eating | Culinary Craftiness

Useful info to help you drop those extra quarantine pounds. Check out all the ways you can get back on the right road to a healthier and happier you! Continue Reading →

Decadently Sweet Mini Keto Cheesecakes

Sweet Mini Keto Cheesecakes | Culinary Craftiness

These decadently sweet Mini Keto Cheesecakes are the best I’ve ever had! Make a triple batch and freeze for quick go-to treats! Only 4.4 net carbs per 2! Continue Reading →

Grandma Betty's Old Fashioned Sweet Potatoes (aka Candied Yams)

Old Fashioned Sweet Potatoes (aka Candied Yams). Grandma Betty’s recipe comes out perfect every time with with or without marshmallows! Continue Reading →

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 →