My First Ever Blog, EVER!!!!

Hi! My name is Melissa and this is my first official blog, ever! I have been on social media for such a long time that it feels weird to finally be here.  I really love spending time in the kitchen cooking and creating recipes. I also have a background in comedy writing/performing, so I combined my love of cooking and comedy to create a show on YouTube called 'Mock Food Network Mystery Basket Challenge'.  I actually spoof a few of my favorite cooks/chefs from the Food Network and the one I am sharing with you today features Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman....more


If you are a foodie or a food network junkie (like me!) You already know all about Chopped!...more

#274 Present, Day 18 of 31

I love watching cooking shows.  "Chopped," "Sweet Genius," "Iron Chef," etc.   And, to be honest, I never used to watch them until a friend came over for dinner and started talking about "Chopped."  I was intrigued, so I started watching, and now DH and I are hooked....more

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

This weekend I made roasted broccoli for the first time.  The hubs doesn't like broccoli at all; in fact, he thinks it's one of the most stinkiest, smelling vegetables!  And I absolutely love broccoli!!...more
I might do this tonight! I have broccoli in the fridge and wanted to use it before it goes bad :)more

Really Paula? Y'all Don't See the Disconnect?

For years I have been a captive viewer of the Food Network and have enjoyed, learned and experimented with many recipes and ideas from the chefs on the programs.  Some of them (like Emeril) you tire of and other's are just entertaining.  Paula hit the scene and we were all mesmerized by the sheer volume of fat, butter and sugar she laced into every recipe.  He ha...Southern Cooking.  The stuff that plugs up arteries and sends ...more

Fusilli With Spinach-Nut Pesto

By: Becky Berowski©iStockphoto.comkeko641Don’t Be Fusilli...more

How the Food Network Changed My Life

I don’t watch all that much TV, but when I do watch, it’s almost always the Food Network.  It beats watching the local news, which, where I live, would cause a case of agoraphobia if you’d let it.  Besides, I think it makes me sophisticated to watch the Food Network.  Everybody on there is so intellectual and enlightened....more

Have you ever dreamed of being a Food Network Star?

Ever dreamed of being on the Food Network?  FOOD ENTREPRENEURS here is your chance to hit the big time on the Food Network. A new show is in the works and this could be the chance to have your dream come true!Ever dreamed of being on the Food Network? Click on the link for the details!New Food Network Show looking for Foodies. ...more

Starting Tomorrow, Sneak a Peek at The Pioneer Woman's TV Show!

Here at BlogHer, we're awfully excited about Ree Drummond's Pioneer Woman Food Network show, which premieres Saturday, August 27, at 11:30 am ET/10:30 am CT. But starting tomorrow, you can get a sneak peek at the show based on Ree's The Pioneer Woman blog, best-selling cookbook and memoir. ...more
Agree! Love Ree's blog and recipes.more

Exclusive: Ree Drummond on Her Pioneer Woman Food Network Show

Editor's note: On July 19, The Food Network announced that Ree Drummond's TV show will premiere Saturday, August 27 at 11:30AM ET/PT. ...more
I love the show!  Use the recipes all the time.  Thank you for being pure and real.  I grew up ...more