Celebrate National Pickle Month

This July, we’re celebrating all things pickled with National Pickle Month! Pickling not only prolongs the life of your favorite produce but also takes its flavor to a whole new level that you simply wouldn’t find when eaten fresh. Most of us have grown up on the common dill pickle where we added to them our […]

Melissa’s Top Holiday Gifts 2016

December is right around the corner which means the holiday season has officially begun! It’s time to get started on that search for the perfect gift for that special someone. Although the holiday season can sometimes illicit stress as everyone agonizes over crowded stores, long lines and last minute shopping, this year can be different. Planning […]

Ingredient Spotlight: Figs

This week’s Ingredient Spotlight is our ode to one of this season’s most desirable fruits: figs. Throughout the centuries, the luxurious flavor and texture of figs are simply unrivaled by any other fruits. One of the world’s oldest cultivated fruits, figs yield an intense, honeyed sweetness and jammy quality that tastes best when they are […]

Cooking with the Seasons: Summer

June Solstice is today, which marks the official beginning of the summertime. Spring has been good to us but we’re ready to say hello to the sunshine weather, longer days and all of the wonderful bounty of produce the summer brings. The season gives us sweeter fruits such as berries and stone fruit and crunchier vegetables such […]

10 Ways to Enjoy Melissa’s Chiles

Some like it hot. Some like it sweet. No matter the preference, chiles play an integral role in the many cuisines all around the world. And while there are the chile-heads who are all about pushing their Scoville unit limits, chiles and peppers are so much more than just about heat. Their flavor profiles can range from not […]

Winter Soups and Stews

Are you feeling that drop in temperature yet? As the winter chill sets in, we find ourselves craving comforting dishes. With winter officially here, it’s time to break out the slow cooker and stock pots. When it comes to keeping warm during this season, soups and stews do the job well. After all, a bowl […]

10 Ways to Enjoy Melissa’s Potatoes

As the most popular vegetable in the United States, potatoes are the quintessential everyday food staple. Not only are they healthy and delicious, they’re also incredibly versatile and can accompany nearly any main dish.Whether you prefer them baked, mashed or fried, potatoes are truly one of the all-stars of the culinary world and are valued […]