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 four children, an additional cat, a dog and a turtle. Oh yeah, and those 17 goldfish that were purchased as a snack for said turtle when we were traveling this summer and were never eaten.
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.
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.
We’re about to wrap-up our three year stint in Ohio so although things are chaotic, our family still needs to eat and you’ll still find me in the kitchen several – SEVERAL! – times a day. Thus you’ll see new recipes from me and a new meal plan shared here each week.
I so appreciate you stopping by! If you try a recipe from Melanie Makes, please let me know. I love to hear your feedback! Have a question, comment or want to partner together on a project? You can e-mail me at melanie [at] melaniemakes.com