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I’m hosting bunco at my house tomorrow night… looking for delicious, easy recipes… I am thinking the turkey wraps… I must make that recipe on your homepage for the raspberry brownies… yummy!!!
Hi! We met you at the food pairing for 3 Wine Company last weekend and I’m dying for the spinach/puff pastry appetizers you had there? I printed the delicious stew recipe but couldn’t find the other. Thank you! Your food was wonderful. Laurie Cannelora
I tasted your delicious dishes at the CAbi event in Palo Alto and…WOW! Overjoyed to have the recipes. Can’t find the”portable strawberry shortcake” though… Toasted pound cake, chopped strawberries and…? What was the creamy stuff?
Thanks and keep up the good work.
Hi Elizabeth, So glad you enjoyed everything at the Corner! The little dessert that you are talking about can be found under Desserts OR appetizers and the name of it is Strawberry Bruschetta. The ingredients might seem a little crazy, but they sure are delicious together. Hope you get to make it soon. Thanks for stopping by! Melissa
I’m a friend of Debbie Lawrence here in El Dorado Hills. She made your delicious puff pastry filled with beef and a mushroom sauce.
Question: Is this something I can make ahead of time (2 hours before baking)?, or do I make them and put in the oven immediately?
Thanks…..love you blog!
Yes, you can absolutely make beef wellington bites 2 hours ahead of time. Just be sure that the mushroom mixture is completely cooled. I would recommend placing the bites on a parchment lined baking sheet and just do the egg wash right before baking. Hope you enjoy these delicious little bites, and thank you so much for stopping by!
Hi, I was at the 3 winery release party and had the pasta, it was wonderful! Is that recipe on your website? could not find it but would love to make it. Just delicious as was everything there.
Hi! We met you at the 3 Wine Release party on Saturday and I’m trying to find the recipes for the pasta dish and pork dish you had there. I printed the Strawberry Bruschetta and Sweet Cream Dip recipes but couldn’t find the other. Thank you! Your food was wonderful.
Hi Marina. I am so glad that you enjoyed the Asian Peanutty Pasta Salad. Here is the LINK to the salad you enjoyed at Three Wines on Saturday. Hope to see you again at Three and enjoy the recipes!
Incredible and certainly delicious for sure. Need I say more. T
Hi Melissa! We’re having some friends over tomorrow night and it will be Delicious Dishes Recipes night – I just wish you could be there! I was planning on making the Butternut Squash Lasagna, but also came away with Jalapeno Poppers, Peanutty Asian Noodle and Shrimp Cups, Apple Pie Surprise, and maybe one of the chocolate cakes or brownies. Okay, maybe a bit ambitious, I’ll let you know what I actually end up making. Thanks for all the great ideas.
Let me know how it all turns out. The apple pie is super easy and everyone always loves the Raspberry Brownies…..and they are easy, too! Miss you!
Jalapeno poppers disappeared off the plate; butternut squash/spinach lasagna was a big hit and a few people took the recipe; apple pie and cream cheese swirl brownies were delicous. Thanks again!
Great to meet you at Kristi’s back in August! I am finally checking out your blog and am so excited to try these recipes!!! I am so grateful to be able to come here and know that whatever I choose will be a good choice;)
Hope you are well!
Thanks for connecting me with your blog AND your recipes!!! You don’t need to respond…I know where to find you! Thinking I need to do the butternut squash lasagna after Thanksgiving. I was planning on Lasagna anyway…a different twist! Yum!
Thanks so much Melissa!!
Is it possible to make the yeast dinner rolls “mama rolls” in balls instead of roll in crescents? Thanks for the pics along with the process for making the rolls. I’ve tried for years making rolls and haven’t come across I yet that works for my family. Your recipe looks like a winner. I’m trying it for Thanksgiving.
Hi Joyce. I don’t see why you couldn’t make them in a “ball” style. It is just one of those things that they have always been made crescent style. Old habits die hard. Let me know how they turn out. It isn’t a thanksgiving without these delicious bundles of love!
Hi! Your cinnamon palmiers looked beautiful! Glad to know you liked them. Now I’m going to try the pesto palmiers. Gotta love puff pastry.
I found your web site accidentally but now you are my “go to” site for consistently wonderful and well documented recipes. It could be called fabulous food for “dummies”!!!
One of my favorite recipes is the Chinese chicken salad….sooooo yummy!!
And I learned about a new ingredient (Sabol) in the process…I love the pictures. The entire process is documented….great for everyone. I just wanted to let you know how great your web site is and that it makes me actually interested in cooking again….;)
Thank you so much for coming to visit my website. I gotta tell you that I feel like the lonley blogger sometimes. Good to know that someone is out there using my recipes come back and visit again!
Everyone loved your beef stew recipe. I didn’t have beef consumme or tomatoe paste, so I used a large can of chopped whole tomatoes w/juice.
It was great. So good, everyone is asking for your website.
Also I made the vegetable strata last weekend. I used the feta cheese and it gave it a great punch of flavor. I used the strata as a side dish with dinner. It will be my “take to” casserole for parties/brunches/pot lucks!
Thank you, Melissa
LOVE THE WEBSITE, I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT ONE OF YOUR RECIPES. Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies with Chocolate Ganache
good job. it looks so gourmet!. does the brownies retain their glossy ganache look after you take it out of the fridge.or do they look dull. i want to serve these on a graduation party and I want them too stay shiny. what is the best way to do? and how early can i do it? are there any steps upto which I CAN DO THE DAY BEFORE. APPRECIATE IF YOU COULD HELP ME ON THIS
please reply to my e-mail.thanks
Hi, unfortunately you are right, the brownie does not retain their glossy look after you take them out of the refrigerator. What I would suggest you do is make the brownies a day in advance, allow them to cool. Cut them and put them in individual “cupcake” liners. Cover tightly and refrigerate. Before your guests arrive remove the cut brownies from the refrigerator and glaze with the ganache and leave out ready to serve. They will be the hit of the party! Good luck and let me know if you have any more questions. ~ Melissa
GREAT food the other night at the Olsen’s. I need your contact information for future parties.
how do I print just the recipe?
This is one of those things I really do not like about my blog. You can’t print the “full page” without printing all of the photos. Print either the 4×5 or 3×6 card option and you will get just the recipe. Thanks!
I was wondering if you were going to post the receipt you did for the previous CAbi corner event it had eggplant and was wonderful, I really dislike eggplant too
Hi Sandi, how are you? I can’t remember which CAbi corner event you were at. I don’t like eggplant either and I don’t remember making anything like that. What else did I serve? Was it the stuffed pasta shells? I want to figure this one out for you
I was just wanting to say how much I love your cooking for the CAbi corners. My guests Are always so impressed with your meals. Thank you for sharing your recipes. You are awesome!!
Hi Melissa! My husband and I met you on the plane recently. Really enjoyed our talk. Anyway, I wanted to say that I checked out your website, and boy these creations of yours look so yummy they make my mouth water just to look at them! I wanted to try something to make for our after church lunch. I can’t make the whole lunch because there are so many people, but I’d like to just bring something to add to the regular stuff. I could do a yummy dessert or maybe an appetizer. It has to sit for a whole sermon, so I have to do something that won’t get soggy. There is no oven at the church either. Any ideas? Sorry this was long!
Hi, it was so nice meeting you and your husband! So I am really into the Asian meatballs. Everyone really enjoys them and they can be kept warm in a crockpot. Let me know what you make! Hope to hear from you soon. Melissa
Very impressive site. Let’s shoot for the stars!
I was so excited to run across your website this morning! I have no idea if you remember me but you made a ton of goodies for me many years ago when I lived in Flower Mound, TX. I have never had a better tasting or more beautiful sugar cookie than the ones you made for me (for numerous occasions!). We moved to Alpharetta, GA about 7 years ago but my home state is CA so I get out there fairly frequently. Your blog is my new favorite!!
All the Best, Erica
Oh my gosh, hi! What a blast from the past. I can’t believe you ran across my blog Did you get my cookie recipe? Keep in touch and I promise I am going to start blogging again!! So wonderful hearing from you.
It was such a profound pleasure to meet you today. I look forward to the opportunity wherein I can explore and sample some of your wonderful recipes, as I believe we both share an incredibly “Convivial,” spirit.
I was looking for a new unique dinner idea to cook for my wife today. The plan was to leave work a little early, do the shopping & prepair dinner before she left for work in the evening. Your AngelHair Pasta with Scallops Shrimp, Arugula and Asparagas caught my attention instantly. I dont know much about cream sauces, and can honestly say I’ve never even looked at Arugula. I did know my wife & I loved all the other ingredients (though never used them together). ABSOLUTE SUCCESS!! THANK YOU! I did not add the red pepper(feeding a 2yr old too) & forgot the pine nuts (just forgot to buy, not something i’ve used). My wife & I loved it! If i could make a dish like this, there’s no reason to ever eat out! Thank you for helping to give me the pride that can be felt when a semi picky wife and hard to please 2yr old are absolutly destroying the meal I cooked for them. Thanks Again, Jon
corrected email. thx-Jon
Question: Have you ever partially baked the pumpkin dinner rolls (the look amazing!) refrigerated them overnight and then finished baking them before serving? I would like a “head start” on Thanksgiving and if this is possible I can make them Wednesday.
Thank you; really enjoying your site!
No, I haven’t ever “partially” baked and then reheated these rolls. BUT what I would do is make the dough on Wednesday and let the first rise occur in the refrigerator. Then on Thursday remove from fridge, roll out and form, second rise, then bake. Let me know what you end up doing. Now you have my curiousity going!!
Okay, doing lobster for Christmas Eve. I’ve googled it, but since you are such a good cook I thought I’d ask what to do with “It”. I know how to deshell it etc. but broil? bake? how hot and how long….that all eludes me. J.Lou
You catered a CAbi fashion show at the Blue Goose that I attended and I think your food and set up are amazing! Would love to have you cater my small 40th Birthday party in September. Please contact me so I can get an idea of menu options and cost.
Thank you Suzanne. I will contact you through your email!
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