Baking with Melissa on the Home and Family Show on Monday, Sept. 18th!

GREAT NEWS!!!

Melissa of Baking with Melissa will be appearing on The Home and Family Show on Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 10am/9c on The Hallmark Channel! Be sure to set your DVR’s and watch Melissa in the kitchen baking up her famous Mississippi Mud Cake with show host, Mark Steines!

Mark Steines, Melissa Randall, and Debbie Matenopoulos Credit: © 2017 Crown Media United States, LLC | Photo: Alexx Henry Studios, LLC / Erica Avila

Also on the show: Mark Steines and Debbie Matenopoulos welcome the winners of the American Humane Hero Dog Awards. Miss America 2018, Cara Mund visits our home. “Mean Girls” actor and “Elephants in My Backyard” author, Rajiv Surendra shows us basic calligraphy. Baker Melissa Randall whips up a Mississippi mud cake. “The Fine Art of Paper Flowers” author, Tiffanie Turner makes paper fall magnolia leaves. Kym Douglas is here with products to help us look like beauty queens. Maria Provenzano cooks smoked mozzarella stuffed meatballs. Dr. Matt Iseman shows us the best new medical apps. Paige Hemmis creates a laundry room drying rack”.

Check out these delicious treats featured on the show! Mississippi Mud Cake, Lady Bug Cupcakes, and Everything but the Kitchen Sink Brownies.

Be sure to watch Melissa from Baking with Melissa on the Home and Family Show on Monday, September 18th, 2017! Photo Credit: © 2017 Crown Media United States, LLC | Photo: Alexx Henry Studios, LLC / Erica Avila

Baking with Melissa hosts in-home baking parties, cooking parties, and cupcake decorating parties for kids and teens in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas! Melissa brings all of the dishes, the ingredients, and the FUN to your party! She sets everything up and engages and entertains your children for the duration of the party! Once the party is over and the sweet treats are complete, Melissa cleans everything up! This will be the easiest party you ever throw! All parties are customized and created to fit your party vision. Does your child love Cupcake Wars? If so, Melissa even has a Cupcake Decorating Challenge Party theme that will be sure to be a blast at your next party!

Be sure to watch Melissa from Baking with Melissa on the Home and Family Show on Monday, September 18th, 2017! Photo Credit: © 2017 Crown Media United States, LLC | Photo: Alexx Henry Studios, LLC / Erica Avila

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Learn to Bake with Love with new children’s book, “Albert”!

Learn to Bake with Love with new children’s book, “Albert”!

 Story and Illustrations by Beth W. Roberts

This is the sweetest little story about a cute little mouse named; Albert! Not only is this the perfect bed time story, but it also includes two delicious recipes that you can make with your kids! The recipes included in the book are Albert’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies and Fran’s Bran Oatmeal Cookies! There are even cookie delivery labels in the book that you can cut out and use as well! SO CUTE!!!

Here’s a sneak peek of the book and some notes from the author.

Learn to Bake with Love with new children's book, "Albert"!

Learn to Bake with Love with new children’s book, “Albert”!

Albert is the story of a mouse—a mischievous, fun loving and very special mouse. There have been many stories about adventurous, talking mice, but there’s never been a story about a mouse who bakes delicious treats with love and sunshine and delivers them to your doorstep all wrapped in red bows. This is a story about how Albert came to live with Bob and Franny, and how he learned to share love, kindness and sweet surprises with everyone, just to make them merry.

Albert is about loving, baking, and giving. And inside, you’ll find recipes, labels, and inspiration for finding the Albert in your own heart.

Learn to Bake with Love with new children's book, "Albert"!

Notes From the Author:

My book, Albert, has just been published by Belle Isle Books (www.belleislebooks.com), an imprint of Brandylane Publishers, Inc., and it is a tale about our family’s passion for baking and sharing it with others.  Below, I’m attaching some sneak peek photos of the book, as well as a dashing picture of Albert. The book was inspired by my husband’s now 101 years “young” (she refuses to say “years old”) great aunt, who still bakes cookies every week for everyone’s birthday in her retirement community in South Carolina. After I published my first book, The Christmas Spider, she was asking me to write one about the mouse her husband used to tell stories about to their 3 sons. The book is a bit about that mischievous mouse of her husband’s imagination and bit about the spirit of joy and love that she emanates as an individual. One of the recipes in the book is hers and one is mine, so it ties our family together in a sweet way. The book also has cut out baking labels that kids can wrap their cookies up with and send about.

Learn to Bake with Love with new children's book, "Albert"!

Albert the adorable mouse!

To find out more information about Beth W. Roberts, check out her website . You can also find more of Beth’s work on her Amazon Author Page, Facebook Page, Autographed books on Etsy and on Books at Barnes and Noble!

The story behind the story:

The story behind Albert

Learn to Bake with Love with new children’s book, “Albert”!

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GREAT NEWS!!!

Speaking of learning to bake with love, Melissa will be making her FAMOUS MISSISSIPPI MUD CAKE ON THE HOME AND FAMILY SHOW ON THE HALLMARK CHANNEL ON SEPT. 18th, 2017! Be sure to set your DVR’S or catch it again on SEPT 19th, 2017! Check your local listings!

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Unicorn Cookies

Unicorn Cookies

Baking with Melissa: Unicorn Cookies

Unicorns are all the craze on Instagram right now! So, I decided that I need to get in on the craze and create some FUN kid friendly cookies!!! And boy are these Unicorn Cookies delicious and easy to make! The BEST part about these colorful cookies is you only need four ingredients to make them and they are all items that you likely already have in your pantry!! Are you ready for some FUN!?

Ingredients:

Makes 15-18 cookies. Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

  • 2 sticks of butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla (use extract or vanilla beans/paste)
  • food coloring (if desired)
Unicorn Cookies

For vibrant colors; I use Artisan Accents food coloring!

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put softened butter into a bowl of a stand mixer and mix until smooth.
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix together on slow/medium speed until all ingredients are incorporated.
  4. Divide cookie dough into small bowls.
  5. Add food coloring of choice into the bowls and mix with a fork until the food coloring is thoroughly mixed into the dough.
  6. Using a small cookie scoop (or spoon) scoop out a small amount of each color and place into a large cookie scoop (press lightly into scoop) and then release onto a cookie sheet OR place all of the dough into one bowl and scoop out cookie dough grabbing a little of each color in each scoop.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5-10 minutes and then remove and place on a cooling rack.
  9. Share and Enjoy!
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When you scooping dough, make sure you grab a little of each color!

This is such a FUN activity to do with your kids! And it’s easy enough for them to do without much supervision!

Unicorn Cookies

I mean, how beautiful are these!?

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Unicorn Cookies

YUM!

For this amazing and vibrant food coloring, find my friends at Artisan Accents HERE!

 

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