About

Melanie Bauer | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

I’m Melanie, the girl behind the curtain of Melanie Makes.

I started blogging in 2006, the year that my husband was interviewing for a neurosurgery residency position.  Documenting what I was creating, what we were eating and what we were up to became an amazing outlet for the wife of a medical student with some free time on her hands.  I love that I’ve documented so much of our life together.

Oh, how things have changed since then – insert three children, an additional cat, a dog and a turtle.  Did I mention an 8+ hour move across the country as well?  Yeah, there was that.

In February 2013, I decided to focus on my passion of creating new dishes in the kitchen and purchased my own domain name.  I love to to make everyday eats a little more interesting, but also work hard to insure the end result is attainable by almost any home cook.  All recipes shared on this site were developed and written by me unless otherwise noted.

We moved to Cleveland in June 2013, following my husband’s seven year residency in Wisconsin, and I’ve absolutely fallen in love with the city.  I’m not quite sure how it’s gotten a less than stellar reputation as the people are friendly, the food scene is amazing and I honestly live in a neighborhood that’s a cross between Mayberry and a Norman Rockwell painting.  

Besides spending time in the kitchen, I love to use my interior design degree to make our nearly 100 year old house a bit more my style.  It’s a definite work in progress, but slow and steady…

Have a question, comment or want to partner together on a project?  You can e-mail me at melanie [at] melaniemakes.com

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