Refreshed Magazine: Cooking Up Joy

Melissa is featured on the cover and in two articles of this month’s issue of Refreshed Magazine a San Diego based monthly lifestyle magazine that is about faith, inspiration, culture and intentional living. 

In Cooking Up Joy, she discusses losing her mother to suicide and how it was “a sort of catalyst for a slippery slope of being farther and farther away from my faith.” After about a decade, she recalibrated her life and shares how she reconnected with God and her faith.  In Show and Tell, she discusses making the transition from stay-at-home mom to working mom after winning Next Food Network Star and how her faith and philosophy helps her balance work and family. She also shares the recipe for her delicious Spinach and Cheese-Stuffed Chicken with Lemon Butter.

Read both stories online here or click View Article to see the print versions.