Welcome to my blog! My name is Melissa. I'm a young-at-heart 40-something, born and raised in Northern NJ, right outside of NYC. Cooking has always been a passion of mine and I'm thrilled to share it with all of you!
Category Archives: coconut
I have to admit, I’ve never been a big fan of coconut custard pie…but this one may have won me over. Earlier this summer we celebrated my sister and brother-in-law’s birthdays, and this was his pick for his birthday dessert. … Continue reading
Back after a short hiatus…we spent the last several days celebrating my Nana’s wonderful, full life. She was the matriarch of our family and the base of many of our traditions, which I will be writing about more in the … Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I get a craving I need to satisfy it ASAP. And sometimes, those cravings are so strange that even I wonder where they came from. Like a few weeks ago, when I … Continue reading
Another great recipe for you to consider when BBQ hopping this summer! I brought these to a friend’s house recently and as usual, they were a big hit. My mom has been making these FOREVER…I love how easy they come … Continue reading
I can’t even begin to tell you how many emails I’ve received in the past few weeks about Easter food. Easter appetizers, Easter main dishes, Easter side dishes, Easter brunch items, and of course – Easter desserts. It’s enough to … Continue reading
I’m a huge fan of spicy (as you may have already guessed!), but there’s something even better about sweet and spicy. The combination is so refreshing and challenging at the same time. I love discovering different meals that incorporate both … Continue reading