Author Archive for Valerie Mitchell

Ginger Cookies

ginger cookies

Ginger Cookies by Chef Tom Fraker of Melissa’s Produce Ingredients: 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted buter, softened 1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 2 eggs 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 T finely minced fresh ginger 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour…

Breakfast at IHOP

chocolate chocolate chip pancakes

IHOP When I think of IHOP, the first thing that comes to mind is their fluffy buttermilk pancakes. I like them with butter only, no syrup. But …. they also have a lot of other food that is quite tasty.…

Cucumber Beet Salad

Cucumber Beet Salad

Cucumber Beet Salad Ingredients: 4 Melissa’s Baby Cucumbers, sliced 1 Pkg Melissa’s Steamed Peeled Red Baby Beets (5 small beets), sliced 2 T Balsamic Vinegar Queso Fresco* Optional – Salt to taste Instructions: Gently toss cucumbers and beets Add balsamic vinegar – gently toss…

Hatch Chile Devil’s Food Cookies

chocolate cookies

Hatch Chile Devil’s Food Cookies by Chef Tom Fraker of Melissa’s Produce Ingredients: 1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix 2 teaspoons New Mexico Hatch Chile Powder 1 cup Unsalted Butter – melted Instructions: Preheat oven to 350º In a mixing…

Lentil, Baby Beet and Edamame Salad

lentil beet edamame salad

Lentil, Baby Beet and Edamame Salad by Chef Tom Fraker of Melissa’s Produce Ingredients: 2 packages Melissa’s Steamed Lentils 2 packages Melissa’s Edamame – shelled 1 package Melissa’s Peeled Red Baby Beets – diced 1 package Melissa’s Mini Cucumbers –…

Holiday Fruit Rum Cake

holiday fruit rum cake

Holiday Fruit Rum Cake by Chef Tom Fraker of Melissa’s Produce Chef Tom set out to create a fruit cake that would not be the brunt of jokes. He has succeeded! Instead of artificially colored candied fruit, he uses dried…