Who doesn’t love taco night? Instead of using pork (the traditional meat in carnitas), this recipe substitutes flank steak that is rubbed with a homemade Mexican spice blend then slow cooked in the crockpot with peppers, onions, and jalapenos until falling apart and tender. After 8 hours of braising, you can easily shred the meat… Read More »
“ I love to cook delicious family-friendly meals from scratch. I'm a back to basics kind of woman who loves butter, whole-wheat flour, and fresh cilantro. I believe a loaf of homemade bread or a warm cookie can cure all ills. ”
We can’t help but admire what Melissa has been able to achieve in her kitchen…or lack thereof. She and her family set out out to remodel their house, 100% with their own hands, and even while having to wash dishes in a bucket for 8 months, Melissa has managed to put handmade, delicious food on the table for her family. One of the things we love most about Melissa’s style is her commitment to doing things from scratch, from baking her own bread (with wheat that she ground herself) to canning to raising chickens in their backyard, all while being a mom to 3 and blogging about her adventures along the way!
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