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About

Persnickety Definition
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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!).

Times have changed lol

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins - a simple, flourless muffin might right in the blender! | Persnickety Plates

Blogging has grown into my passion and full time job.

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 think.

Super simple sauteed asparagus that's full of flavor and can be on the table in 15 minutes. | Persnickety Plates

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 full time working mom with two picky kids.

The Williams Fam.

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), vacuum lines, working out, and laughing.

In no particular order.

Thanks for stopping by.

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