Healthy Eating at Baseball Stadiums

Baseball fans have plenty of excitement to look forward to this week. The season kicked off with the Dodgers Opening Series at the Dodger Stadium this past Monday and the Angels play against the Royals tomorrow at the Angel Stadium. In addition, the San Diego Padres take on the Giants at Petco Park today. And if […]

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Asian Vegetables for Chinese New Year

As the biggest holiday of the year in Chinese culture, Chinese New Year is commemorated around the world. This period of time marks the start of the new Lunar calendar and friends and family gather to honor traditions, ensure luck and of course, celebrate with food. Food plays a very central role in Chinese New Year […]

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New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party

2014 has been quite the journey for us since the conception of Melissa’s Foodies. From learning all about truffles and hatch chiles to mastering plum galettes, our blog was created to help readers around the world discover the many different treasures that can be found in the culinary world.  . It’s been one amazing year […]

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Halloween Party Menu

Halloween is right around the corner and we’ve got some treats for you this year. If you’re planning to host a Halloween party for friends or family, you’re going to want to have a creepy menu to match your Monster Mash. Small bites that’s easy for guests to grab make the perfect accompaniment to this ghoulish affair and […]

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10 Things You Need to Know about Truffles

There’s something about truffles that seems to drive foodies and chefs into a frenzy. We don’t often see people go crazy over fungus (quite the opposite, really), but when they do, it’s always truffles.  Fall season gives way to many wonderful culinary treasures, truffles included and we’ve been waiting all year. Those who are unfamiliar […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Pineapple

  Fresh-cut pineapple always makes a wonderful treat. One bite into its sweet and juicy flesh is enough to send us on an imaginary trip to the tropics. While eating pineapple is an easy task, cutting and slicing it is a different story. Because it’s a bit of a more arduous task, it’s important to […]

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Ingredient Spotlight: Passion Fruit

  Few things come to mind when talking about passion fruit. For one, its name is already exciting in itself and seems to incite feelings of well, passion. A favorite among fruit aficionados and gourmet chefs alike, passion fruit produces a strong, tart and vibrant flavor that’s great for cooking or enjoying on its own. […]

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Easy Summer Crepes

There’s a reason why we like to keep things light in the summer, including our breakfast items–the beautiful summer ingredients often stand out on their own. Fresh fruit in the morning and crisp summer vegetables makes planning out what’s for breakfast a breeze. And this summer, we’ve been all about crêpes. Paper thin pancakes with […]

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5 Delicious Potato Salad Recipes

Potato salad and picnics go together like turkey and Thanksgiving, cake and birthdays and just about anything that calls for something festive. Cool, creamy and savory, potato salad is a go-to side dish with many parties and potlucks. With summer officially here and July 4th just around the corner, we’ve got you covered in the potato […]

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Learn How: Grilling Fruits and Vegetables

July 4th is coming up in a couple of weeks, which means once again, it’s time to fire up the grill. Smack dab in the middle of summer, Independence Day is always a fun-filled day of outdoor BBQs, followed by fireworks at night. If you wish to try your hand at mastering the grill this year, […]

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