Welcome to Made in Melissa’s Kitchen!

{About Melissa}

What do you want to know?!

Hmmm… My name is Melissa (but I am frequently also called Melanie, Michelle and Martha). I am 28 years old and I live in New Hampshire with my wonderful family. I love living in New England, and I especially love fall. My paycheck comes from working as a registered nurse, and while I love my job, my passion is cooking and baking! I am a home cook and have no formal culinary training. But I do have a dad who can cook anything without a recipe, and a mom who is very well known for her amazing baked goods.

When I am not working, cooking or baking, I am trying to learn how to use my very complicated Canon Rebel T1i. I am slowly playing with and learning more about my camera, but thank goodness for automatic mode! 

{About the Blog}

I created my original blog, Made by Melissa, back in January of 2008 as a way of keeping track of recipes and also to share them with family and friends. Since then, the food blogging community has grown tremendously and in order to keep up, I switched over to my own domain in October of 2010. If you take a look back through the archives, you will see that my cooking and photography skills have greatly improved!

Blog design by Jessica over at The Frilly Coconut. If you are looking for a wonderful designer, I highly recommend Jessica! She is incredibly creative and amazing to work with!

{About the Mixer}

“It all started when you got your stand mixer” This was what my husband said to me a couple of months ago when we were talking about how far I have come in the kitchen. And, don’t tell him, but he was right! I started out like most young adults fresh out of college, a very basic kitchen and very little knowlegde about what to do in it. Then one day, I got a steal of a deal on a Kitchen Aid Standmixer. While it was a great deal, it was still more money than I had ever spent on any kitchen appliance and if I was going to spend that amount of money on something, I was going to use it! And I did, I used it as often as I could and by doing so, I learned how much I loved being in the kitchen. So, when I was going through the blog redesign and transfer, and my wonderful blog designer sent me a mock up of the header above, I knew it was perfect! Not to get all mushy on you, but my stand mixer is the heart of my kitchen. OK, so that was pretty cheesy, but now you understand! :)

{Contact Melissa}

I love hearing from readers! Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me at madeinmelskitchen@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter and Stumbleupon!


This site carries a Creative Commons License.  All texts and images ©2008-Present by Made by Melissa/Made in Melissa’s Kitchen.  If you use/link any content or images from this blog, please give credit and link to the original post. Thank you!

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Jenna October 18, 2010 at 3:16 pm

I really like your blog! Great pictures and recipes!


Melissa October 18, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Thank you! :)


Viole October 29, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Great blog!
I linked your Pumpkin Cupcakes’ recipe on my blog… inItaly there aren’t proper recipes with pumpkin for Halloween!

And…I love your blog, so you’ll be on my blogroll (in a couple of days, because I have to fix something!)


Melissa Scott January 25, 2011 at 6:57 pm

I stubbled on your site while looking for ideas for a red velvet cake. I read your statement about being called several different names. I giggled and wanted to share with you that I get called the same exact things! Just funny. Nice blog, happy baking! :)


Melissa February 4, 2011 at 11:46 am

I thought it was funny that people call you Martha too….I’m using your receipe for raspberry filling for cupcakes!


Jill (RedKitchensRock) February 9, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Just found your blog via WC and I love it! Your photos and writing style are fabulous! I’ve added you to my reader and look forward to following you and trying many of your recipes!


Ann @ Cooking with Wine February 9, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Love your blog…I’ve added tons of your stuff to my collection to make on my own blog. I’ve been wanting a stand mixer, and my husband always asks, “are you sure you’re ready for that?”. I like to think so! :-)


Melissa September 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm

LOVE it! My name is Melissa, I am 28, from New England (CT to be a little more precise) , I have always been called Michelle, Megan etc, and I also LOVE to bake!!! Welcome Fall!!!


Erica November 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I just came across your blog via foodbuzz! It is so nice to ‘meet’ fellow New Hampshire bloggers!


Michelle February 6, 2012 at 12:42 am

You have made it big! I found you on Pinterest!!! :-) I look forward to trying your crock pot pulled pork recipe! Looks yummy!


charity June 7, 2012 at 1:56 pm

i love your blog i was looking at your old blog and then found this one off a pic on google ,i was looking for you kit kat cake. I love your recipes a lot of them are ones that anyone can make and arnt way out there!


Melissa October 18, 2012 at 11:12 am

Hi Melissa! I’m Melissa! A friend of mine just sent me your blog because I love to bake too! But I am writing to tell you how much I love this sentence “My name is Melissa (but I am frequently also called Melanie, Michelle and Martha”. I was cracking up. I thought I was the only Melissa called Martha! Hilarious!
Love your blog!


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