in case you missed it...

I ain't no one trick pony.

For instance, if you're into marginally ok hipster photography that has a lot of personal meaning, head over to my other blog, thebellecollection, for some non-baking goodies. Gluten-free, fat-free, calorie-free too. Tite.

And while I'm shamelessly self promoting, allow me to direct you here, here, and here on mtv.com, where you may behold my video vixenry (or vixenry-to-be).

Finally there is my "About a Girl" debut for Urban Outfitters, where I get my Julia Childs on, wear clothes, bare my soul, etc. Sidenote: they didn't discuss it in the feature, but all the little drawings are taken from comics I've done!

Next up: Cinco de Mayo feasting escapades, those promised sandwich cookies, and more. Stay tuned!



For you, Mr. Fünke.

Blue Cornbread

1 C blue cornmeal (I used Arrowhead Mills)
1/2 C [gluten-free] flour of your choice
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 egg
1 C milk
2-4 TBSP maple syrup, honey or agave

Sift dry mix into wet. Grease up an 8x8" pan or a bunch of these guys, slop in the batter, then sprinkle with loads of brown sugar and little chunks of butter that will melt and become divine resevoirs of crispy sweet heaven. Bake for 15ish minutes at 425F.

(They're best with lots of butter.)

Don't leave your Uncle T-bag hangin'...whip up your own batch today!

Yours bluely,
Miss Melanie

New obsession:

The woman makes bacon caramel for god's sake.