Divorced mother of three kids; living in Concord, NC. I sell my photography of nature on Etsy.com/shop/melaniesartfulworld. I'm a foodie! I love cooking, trying new recipes and going out to restaurants. My favorite foods include sushi and fondue, and I enjoy making both at home. I was raised in FL, and so I love all kinds of seafood.
My favorite things to cook
I love to grill, since I enjoy the outdoors as much as good food. I like to try out new recipes, and new cooking methods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Lefse and Meatballs; (a Norweigan tradition), was taught to me and all the women in our family by my grandmother. We always made it on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
Roasted chicken, beef manicotti, and my chicken parmesan got rave reviews by my family and friends. I was proud when I successfully made several kinds of sushi, and it was delicious!
My cooking tragedies
I was baking some fish in a glass baking dish, and it started to get too dry in the pan, so I added water. The glass exploded everywhere! I'm just lucky I didn't get severely hurt!