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 baby girl #1. I’m partial, but she’s pretty amazing and more fun everyday.
In May 2017, we added baby girl #2 and completed our little family. She is also pretty amazing and more fun every day.
Again, I’m partial.
I love my family, reading, 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.