Melissa’s Produce

Leftover Turkey Tortilla Soup on

  I am a master at reinventing leftovers, at my house just about everything becomes soup at some point. Thanksgiving turkey is no exception and leftover turkey tortilla soup shows up around the third day after Thanksgiving.  You might think it's a talent and be wildly jealous of my super woman skills, but the truth is my creativity is born out of laziness.  Don't get […] Read More

Dragpm Apple Salad with butter lettuce, blue cheese crumbles, and walnuts on LouiseMellor.com_-3

The flavor of the Green Dragon Apple is really unique like no other apple I have ever had before. Juicy, crisp in texture, and sweet, the Dragon Apple tastes like an apple-pear-pineapple! I know it's hard to imagine, so you will just have to try them yourself to understand. The Dragon Apple is available through Melissa's Produce at Bristol Farms and Gelson's.

How to make homemade enchilada sauce Thumbnail

I can't remember one single instance in my life where my mom actually showed me how to cook anything, let alone how to make homemade enchilada sauce.  But I watched her make homemade enchiladas my whole life, and I've been eating this sauce on everything from tostadas, to tacos, tamales, and enchiladas since I was a little girl.  I've even reinvented it to make a […] Read More

A recipe for Hatch Chili Chimichurri on

I can close my eyes and see her standing there pouting at the gate of the preschool playground.  She has a  curly little head of brown hair pulled up tightly into a pony tail and her big brown eyes are filled with tears.  I will be dropping her off again, this time for college, but she won't be the one crying.   "Maybe it's payback […] Read More

Blue Cheese & Brie Fondue with Korean Pears Thumbnail

Korean pears are not trying to be a pear or an apple. You could compare their flavor to pear or an apple, but better-juicier-crisper. Let's just say a Korean pear tastes like ... a Korean pear, you just have to try them for yourself.