Melanie Gunnell is a food loving, dark chocolate-obsessed food blogger and mom who has a desperate need to share her favorite tried-and-true recipes with the world. She started her blog, Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, almost 10 years ago, growing it from a handful of readers (her mom and sisters!) to several million visitors each month. Mel’s down-to-earth food blog is dedicated to from-scratch, family-friendly meals that don’t take all day to make, and she feels like her purpose in life is to help anyone and everyone feel like they can be rock stars in the kitchen! She resides in southwest Idaho with her hard-working husband, five children,16 chickens, four cows, one rowdy golden retriever, a little tabby cat, 10,000 honey bees and one bearded dragon.