Melissa Vanni

Melissa Vanni I'm a married gal and mother to four hungry little boys. I love watching Housewives of Jersey, drinking wine out of tumblers, and cooking with bacon. I come from a long line of amazing home cooks and I am happiest when I am surrounded by my family.

Web Site: http://prettyyummyfoods.com


Chocolate & Peanut Butter Smoothie

Jun 5, 2014
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Smoothie

Since it’s the end of  the school year, I feel like I need to make a confession. Are you ready for it? Ok…. Here I go… I do not make school lunches for my boys!!! Not a single one! Ahhhh,

Spring Minestrone

May 8, 2014
Spring Minestrone

I thought I would share one more pot of soup with ya’ll before we become obsessed with summer salads, smoothies, and boozy popsicles! Have I mentioned before that I love, love, love, ridiculously adore, am head over heels with summer?

Spring Minestrone

May 8, 2014
Spring Minestrone

I thought I would share one more pot of soup with ya’ll before we become obsessed with summer salads, smoothies, and boozy popsicles! Have I mentioned before that I love, love, love, ridiculously adore, am head over heels with summer?

Fried, Spicy Drumsticks

Apr 24, 2014
Fried, Spicy Drumsticks

It would take more than a few paragraphs to describe how wonderful my weekend competing for Mrs. California was, so I’ll spare you every detail and just share the highlights! No I did not win the crown, but I did

Fried, Spicy Drumsticks

Apr 24, 2014
Fried, Spicy Drumsticks

It would take more than a few paragraphs to describe how wonderful my weekend competing for Mrs. California was, so I’ll spare you every detail and just share the highlights! No I did not win the crown, but I did

Kale Fried Rice

Apr 9, 2014
Kale Fried Rice

When people find out that I compete in pageants, I get one of two responses. The first (and most common) is usually, “Wow, that sounds like fun! What’s your talent?” (Thankfully Mrs. pageants do not require you to have a

Kale Fried Rice

Apr 9, 2014
Kale Fried Rice

When people find out that I compete in pageants, I get one of two responses. The first (and most common) is usually, “Wow, that sounds like fun! What’s your talent?” (Thankfully Mrs. pageants do not require you to have a

Recipe: Easy strawberry sheet cake

Apr 4, 2014
Recipe: Easy strawberry sheet cake

I’ve always been a big fan of reading. When my sister and I shared a bedroom and slept in bunk beds, I use to hide books under my sheets so I could read out loud to her after our parents

Baked Mini Farfalle

Mar 13, 2014
Baked Mini Farfalle

I rely on skillet meals when my life feels like it’s in overdrive. Dinner is on the table in 30 minutes or less, the clean up is quick, and the possibilities are endless. A few days ago, (before t-ball practice

Baked Mini Farfalle

Mar 13, 2014
Baked Mini Farfalle

I rely on skillet meals when my life feels like it’s in overdrive. Dinner is on the table in 30 minutes or less, the clean up is quick, and the possibilities are endless. A few days ago, (before t-ball practice

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