Marketer by day. Foodie by night (and weekends)! Hi! I'm Melanie. Welcome to my blog.
Over the past 10 years, I've become more and more obsessed with food, cooking, and making things from scratch. I like to call myself adventurous when it comes to cooking. I'll try pretty much anything once. And I'm obsessed with testing myself to see if I can master a new technique, make a new type of food, or learn a new skill. In other words, I like to teach myself. A. LOT.
While I won't go so far as to promise that EVERYTHING on this site will be from scratch (let's face it...that takes a lot of time!!), I can say that mostly everything will be. I might use frozen fruit or canned tomatoes here and there, but I won't use a cake mix. I'll give you a recipe for making homemade tortillas, but I won't judge you if you substitute for store bought.
I come from a long line of good cooks. (Hi, Grandma!) Though in my younger years, I had absolutely zero interest in learning how to cook. I was well into my 20s before I thought much about cooking at all. Now I can pretty much be found in my kitchen every weekend and most nights.
When I'm not slaving away in the kitchen, I like to get outside as much as possible! When I swapped my city girl life for Colorado, I found an intense love for nature, the mountains, hiking, and most of all...camping. So, don't be surprised to see a trail recipe or two here. Through it all my trusty and ever so cute dog, Storm, is by my side. And I need to add "strong willed" and "very energetic" to that list of descriptors.
Okay, then. Welcome!