If You’re Looking For:


  • Easy, delicious and budget friendly recipes prepared and tested in my own kitchen to ensure quality

  • Printable Recipes that are detailed and easy to follow

  • Honest Product Reviews

  • Home and Kitchen Hacks and Ideas for saving money, time and make your life easier  

  • DIY Home Decor and Craft Project Tutorials and Posts – always done with a tight budget in mind.  

  • A fun place for you to visit that you know will always have wholesome, family friendly content that is updated on a regular basis

       Then you’ve come the right place!

Have a question about a recipe or project? Ask me. I’d love to help !

Melissa Claire, Founder and Perfectly, imperfect CEC (Chief Executive Cook) and Crafter of MelClaire. My moto is that It’s better to do something…anything and fail than to never try in the first place!



More About Melissa – Welcome to my world of food, fun and craftiness!

As the offspring of a Sicilian American father and Irish American 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 two Italian Restaurants 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, 8 beautiful grandchildren and 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!

Melissa Claire

I have contributed recipes to AllSheCooks.com. You will find some of my recipes and many other great recipes over there too!!



I hope you’ll check back here often. I promise there will be delicious,

mouthwatering recipes and crafty fun around every corner!

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