Hi, I’m Melissa Claire!
Welcome to my world of food, fun and craftiness!
As the offspring of a Sicilian father and Irish (?) mother, I grew up learning to love the time we spent eating wonderful and delicious meals as a family. My grandmothers were both excellent cooks and my father’s parents owned an Italian Restaurant in Baton Rouge, LA. Both of my grandmothers and my father passed on the love of cooking and feeding others delicious, home cooked meals.
I love cooking for family and friends and can be found cooking nearly everyday in my coastal beach inspired kitchen. When not cooking, you might find me working my full time job in my home office or working on a project at my house. I don’t know a lot about “down time” and like it that way. I have wonderful children and 8 beautiful grandchildren. I’m blessed with a loving and supportive husband too. I am a lucky girl.
This reason for this blog boils down to two things:
1. I’m documenting family recipes that are special to my children and will help them and our grandchildren remember their grandparents and great grandparents for years to come.
2. I was blessed with the cooking and crafting bug from wonderful family members that are no longer with us. It’s time for me to pass that down and pay it forward. If I can show you how to do one thing that makes your life easier and more fulfilling I’ll feel like I’ve done my job. If you love one of my recipes and it becomes a family favorite at your house, that will make me so happy and I’d love to hear about it.
I will continue to add fresh content and recipes so that you’ll never get bored and I promise this will be a place where you’ll be happy to visit often for recipes, kitchen hacks, DIY/craft project tutorials, Product reviews and more!
I am so excited to have you here today!
I have contributed recipes to AllSheCooks.com. You will find some of my recipes and many other great recipes over there too!!
If you are interested in Advertising or working with me you can complete the contact form or email me at: Melissa@MelClaire.com.