Hi, I’m Melissa. Welcome to Persnickety Plates!
I started Persnickety Plates after I was done wedding planning in 2009. I had just started following blogs and wanted a place to keep track of the recipes I’d tried and what changes I’d made to them. I needed a new hobby so I figured I’d start my own.
You’ll notice that my early posts have quick cell phone camera shots (back when phones had 3MP cameras!). Now that I know other people are reading, I spend more time taking pictures and writing up the recipes.
Blogging has grown into something I love doing.
I’m persnickety (hence the name) so I don’t make a lot of fancypants recipes with hard to find ingredients. I make everyday recipes that the average person would be interested in.
I try to use “real” ingredients and eat pretty clean, whenever possible. Obviously, there are exceptions to every rule. Everyone likes a shortcut now and then – especially this new-ish, full time working mom.
In March 2014, we added our baby girl. I’m partial, but she’s pretty amazing and more fun everyday.
I love my family, reading, nail polish, dance parties, text messages, vodka, pandas, cookies, sleeping in (ha, not anymore), my DVR, vacuum lines, working out, and laughing.
In no particular order.
Here’s a post with a lil more about me & why I blog.