How it all began...

I love to eat, but more importantly I love to cook!  I started cooking when I was just a small child helping my mother in the kitchen.  I can remember stirring anything she would let me stir.  Then I graduated to using the hand mixer!  Oh my, that was so exciting and the beginning of my fascination with food.  I would watch any cooking program on television and I remember reading her cookbooks for hours.

I worked in the restaurant industry in various positions for ten years and I attended the Culinary Arts Program at San Jacinto College.  I met my husband working in a restaurant.  I eventually left the restaurant industry to start a family.  I am fortunate to have two beautiful daughters who are picking up the cooking bug.  We have so much fun cooking as a family.  We love to come up with new dishes.


Recently...

After starting a family and moving to The Woodlands, I started Melissa's Minute Meals in 2007 to help busy families put healthy meals on the table in just a few minutes.  I  also work with people with various allergies and special diets.  I find it gratifying to help someone navigate the daunting task of meal time when they have an allergy or special diet.  They know the meals that I have prepared for them are safe and delicious. 
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