When you are ask to make cookies even if you’re really not in the mood too, and can’t decide you make “Brookies.” These cookies are the best of both worlds and they won’t disappoint, Kid approve I can assure. I love brownies and cookies so these were the perfect combination and they make any cookie jar stand out. Click link below for recipe: https://www.melskitchencafe.com/brookies/#_a5y_p=2483802   You may need an extra hand in the kitchen to prepare these cookies. I got a hand from my little nephew who volunteer to help me make them. Once the two doughs are made you are ready to roll themRead More →

Yes, you can have your cookie and eat it too! Thanks to the new phenomenon of Aquafaba (bean- water), which can be found in your pantry or you can make it at home. Vegans everywhere will be please, who said you couldn’t have a cookie that looks like it was made from egg whites ? Aquafaba can be used to make Vegan Mayo/whipped cream/meringues and so much more. Today I wanted to make meringues, I personally never made a Meringue Ever! Whats the worst that could happen I open up a can of chickpeas save it for lunch later and use the water. Well IRead More →

    So lately the new trend has been “Vegan,” I personally did not know any Vegans until recently. I myself I’m not a Vegan but one of my very close friends “sister” if you will has adopted the Vegan diet and she did so for health reason. I respect the plant base diet and I know its a great thing to eat more of our vegetables and fruits and any other superfoods that we as humans may benefit from. For myself I have tried to make better choices in what I consume but every now and then I love to indulged in something sweet,Read More →

                 Limes not just for Margaritas!! Here I like my limes just a bit more sweeter, sweet like me. I really wanted to make a Key lime pie but lets be real who could find them at their local supermarkets? So I use the next best thing “Limes.” Limes are easy and can be found pretty much everywhere. I bought mine from my local supermarket and got about a pound of them. The cashier asked me if I was planning on making Margaritas I told him , “no sir, I’m making Pie”! He gave me a confused lookRead More →

After having a family taco Tuesday, I noticed that there was some extra left over sour cream in the refrigerator. Well since taco Tuesday is now once a month I knew that I just had to put that sour cream in use. Sour cream is a great ingredient in baking or cooking, I especially enjoy it in bake goods such as cakes, and biscuits. I hate to see food go to waste so I searched for recipes with sour cream and of course I chose to go with cake. I found one recipe that seem pretty easy to make but the only problem was thatRead More →

Every now and then I always crave something sweet, sometimes my sweet tooth gets a bit out of hand. So when I am at home I like to bake substituting healthier ingredients into my bake goods. I love having coconut oil on hand whenever possible, its such a great alternative in bake goods. However sometimes using butter is good too. So this week has been a very busy week for me I haven’t had much time for myself but today was an exception. I got home a bit early today and of course tired and all I wanted to have something sweet after my dinner. IRead More →

Making homemade granola can sound like an daunting task, I should know. It never occurred to me that making granola at home is way better than buying it at the store. There are great brands out there that sell granola, but Why should you buy it already made ? I prefer making it at home because I know exactly whats going in my granola, and customizing it is such a fun perk. I decided I wanted to make granola at home after seeing my mother stock up on cheap granola cereals, made with ingredients that I could not understand. I told her to throw them away becauseRead More →

This holiday season we celebrated my nieces’s birthday and Christmas. I wanted to make something fun for the kiddos to enjoy. My obsession with Oreo cookies lead me to make some crispy treats for my family. I wanted to make some unique sweets, so I decided to search the web for some insight in creating this unique sweet concoction. Since I did not find an exact recipe for Oreo Chex that I liked, I made my own. Just a few simple ingredients and magic was made, tasty deliciousness magic. This treat bar was a hit with the adults and kids, and a real time saverRead More →

The other day I  juice at home, I had some left over oranges and lemon peels. I felt a little guilty just throwing it away, so the Chef in me decided that I was going to make some  Orange/Lemon syrup! I knew that making a syrup would come in handy especially in my bake goods.  I had about 2lbs of orange and lemon peels leftover from my juicing. For every pound of citrus peel I was going to use a cup of sugar. So I muddled the citrus and sugar together, making sure that I extracted as much juice from the peels as I could.Read More →

If you want to try something that won’t make you feel guilty then these protein bites are just the thing, they’re great for anyone looking to have a sweet treat. I have made these protein bites before and they are as delicious as I remember. I love having a sweet treat after dinner or just as a snack anytime of the day. I also try to work out as much as I can during the week so these little bites are perfect to keep me in line.   These can be made with any dried fruit, chocolate or anything in between. I got the ideaRead More →