Mel's Kitchen Cafe is one of the brightest (shining, bright, honest) blogs I've followed since I started blogging myself. Mel Gunnell is personal, unassuming, down-to-earth, and when she says "tried and true, baby" she knows of what she speaks. She's genuine. She mills her own flour, for cryin' out loud! Really!!
Mel pays homage to her Aunt Marilyn with an entire section titled "Aunt Marilyn's No Fail Recipes." Most worthy of an in-depth browse.
Mel doesn't walk casually into the realm of food talk. If she's tried a recipe once, she's tried it tens or hundreds of times; herself, friends, and family, always with feedback to make the recipe better. And Mel relies on her readers, too. When she gives advice, you can take it to the bank.
Several of her tutorials include experience with different ingredients: Why egg size makes a difference; How measuring flour makes a difference; Butter - the great cookie experiment; and How to cook with kids. Over time, she's embraced gluten-free recipes, even vegan. and paleo.
If you want to know how to bake fabulous dinner rolls, this is the ultimate source for dozens of how to's and dozens of recipes to make every guest's heart melt.
Mel is the mother of five children: four boys and the youngest a daughter. (Way to hang in there, girl!) All are invited and expected to participate in the miracle and joy of feeding family and people. It's not a burden. It's a pleasure and a lesson in personal satisfaction, emancipation and self-sufficiency.
And a very few of my favorite recipes:
Mel's Kitchen Cafe is the real deal. Old-fashioned or new age relevant dishes, readers should to take a peek at what she has tirelessly endeavored to bring us happiness.
Thanks, Mel for all you do!