Hi! I'm Melissa, mother of two daughters, one in college, the other currently sitting patiently at my feet....she's an Akita! I am happily married, a HUGE football fan (Go Gamecocks!) and most importantly, I am a foodie. I love eveything about food from planning menus and partys, to selecting the ingredients and the final preparation. Currently, my kitchen favorites are all the fall goodies like fresh apples, figs, cheeses and homemade breads. I also like wine and as the old saying goes, "I cook with wine..and sometimes a little makes it into the pot"!