Thank you for all those who expressed support and concern for my impatience in welcoming our new addition. He finally arrived on Saturday and we couldn’t be happier (especially me and my bulging belly!). We are doing great and adjusting to life at home.

I know, I know, this is a food blog and all, but I couldn’t resist posting a little picture to explain why I may be a little sporadic in my posting in the upcoming weeks. Thanks again for all your kind words and support!

66 Responses to A Little Announcement

  1. Melanie says:

    Lori – it was strange getting your comment on this post and realizing that little baby is already 9 months old (almost) – and you are probably wondering where the last 26 years have gone with your son who shares the same birthday! Thanks for the comment.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I just found your blog and can’t WAIT to try a ton of the recipes! Your son is beautiful! He was born on the same day as our son…but 26 years later!!


  3. Jamy says:

    YAY! I’ve been thinking about you and wondering how things went. Glad to see he’s healthy and SO CUTE! CONGRATS!

  4. Melissa says:

    Congrats! Such a blessing!

  5. Faye says:

    Congratulation of such a beautiful little boy! He looks so content! Enjoy him while he’s little — they grow up way to fast!

  6. Lizzy says:

    I just found your blog…and I LOVE IT! Congrats on the new sweet baby! I too just had a baby 4 weeks ago. Newborns are yummy!

  7. Griffin Christensen says:

    He is just perfect! I didn’t realize he was already here. Congrats!

  8. Alissa says:

    oh yay! he’s perfectly perfect!

  9. Dixiechick says:

    Yes it’s a food blog…and I could just eat him. Perfectly legitamate post. πŸ™‚

  10. mrsjackblack says:

    congratulations!!! you deserve a break mama πŸ™‚

  11. Psychgrad says:


  12. Barb says:

    He’s a keeper…so sweet hope you are doing well also………..Barb

  13. Patsyk says:

    Congratulations! He’s precious!

  14. Jaime and Jen DISH says:

    Congrats Mel!! I gave birth a couple week before you to a little girl….wish we knew each other while we were preggos!


  15. KA says:

    So so beautiful! Congratulations!!!!

  16. Clenece says:

    I am so glad all is well. Having a new baby is always Fun, exciting, and nerve racking at the same time. Best of luck!

  17. Sarah says:

    Yeah! Congrats!!!

  18. Amy and David Ziehl says:

    YAY! For baby Ty!!!

  19. Shanna says:

    Congratulations, he looks good enough to eat πŸ˜‰

  20. Sally says:

    Congrats! He is just precious!

  21. Annemarie says:

    Awww!! Congratulations! I wish I could bring you dinner πŸ™‚

  22. jaesi says:

    beautiful. beautiful beautiful.

  23. D says:

    Congrats! We would not have been happy without a photo! He’s adorable!

  24. Amy says:

    Wishing you a night of quick feedings and quiet settlings!!! Bless you and your darling family!

  25. grace says:

    ooooh, melanie, many congratulations! he is exquisite. πŸ™‚

  26. Michelle says:

    What a beautiful little one. Having a new baby gives me a fresh dose of what really matters in my life– thanks for sharing this sweet photo of your precious new child!

  27. k's mama says:

    Beautiful!!!! Congrats!Mrs v.

  28. Julia from Dozen Flours says:

    Yay! I’m so happy for you and your family. Out of everything you’ve posted, I think this is the very best (and cutest!) treat you’ve made so far.

  29. Tiffanyrose says:

    Congratulations! I am two weeks away fom my own little man joining our family. I am a lurker who LOVES your blog so I will definetly be checking back often for updates and recipes!

  30. Jessica Feely Photography says:

    Yay!! Congratulations!! He is beautiful:)

  31. PheMom says:

    Hooray! He is here and he is absolutely darling! Congratulations Mama! How are your boys liking their new baby?

  32. Sally says:

    Welcome beautiful baby! He is gorgeous.

  33. Loralee and the gang... says:

    awww…he’s beautiful! And I love that other little hand in the background! πŸ˜€

  34. Deborah says:

    Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you. My little girl will be here any day – so I’m also jealous that you aren’t dealing with pregnancy anymore!!

  35. Meghan says:

    He is beautiful!Congratulations.

  36. Maria says:

    Congrats!! He is adorable! I hope all is well!

  37. Emily says:

    He is beautiful! Congratulations and a healthy and happy year!

  38. Jan Russell says:

    You obviously have the perfect recipe for cute little boys – he is beautiful! Congrats!!!

  39. Amy says:

    Oh my gosh! What a cute little guy! Congratulations. I have an 8 month old and seeing your baby makes me want another one. (Thank goodness my husband doesn’t read my blogs)What a precious blessing. Enjoy.

  40. Merianne says:

    Wow Mel, you’ve got quite the fan club. I have several friends who have found your food blog through my personal blog and now have yours linked to theirs. You’re going to be famous one day, and you’ll be my claim to fame!

  41. Kali says:


  42. Leigh Anne Wilkes says:

    Congratulations – he is beautiful!!!!

  43. Tasty Trends says:

    congrats! he is a cute little one!

  44. Kara@ Creations by Kara says:

    So glad he has arrived and that all went well. Thanks for posting the sweet little photo. I love chocolate as much as the next gal, but nothing beats a picture of a brand new baby fresh from heaven. What a cutie!!!

  45. Joi says:


    I just found your blog and I love it!

  46. Debbie says:

    food blog, schmood blog. It’s your BABAY!! and he’s adorable. I too, wish I could bring you a dinner. congrats!!

  47. Penny says:

    He is soooo darling. Congratulation! I’ve been enjoying your blog and the good recipes, but slow down and relish this miracle. We will wait patiently.

  48. Susan says:

    Congrats! He is beautiful!

  49. Julie says:

    Aww…too precious! Many best wishes…I’d bring you a pot of soup if I could πŸ™‚

  50. Brindi says:

    Who doesn’t love a new baby? Congrats on the addition to your family. Put your feet up and eat stuff out of the freezer for several months. We’ll be here.

  51. RecipeGirl says:

    Many congratulations! What a cutie. I wish you happy days ahead πŸ™‚

  52. rookie cookie says:

    Congrats! Best wishes to you and your new little boyfriend.

  53. Jenn says:

    Let the fun begin!! Congratulations!

  54. McKenzie says:

    Congratulations! He’s a doll!

  55. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations on your baby….so cute!!! I have a question and you seem to be a genius in the baking area. I am looking for a sugar cookie recipe that is thick and dense like you would get from a bakery but not crispy. Do you have a recipe like this or do you have any hints on how I would get a sugar cookie to be chewy and dense rather than light and fluffy, almost cake-like? I would be so grateful if you could help me with this. My email address is [email protected]

    • Sonya says:

      This sounds like the recipe from Cook’s Illustrated called Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies, which uses cream cheese. I highly recommend it, and they came up with some delicious variations too.

  56. Liz says:

    Congratulations Melanie! He is a cutie! Aren’t newborns the best? I hope you are feeling well and have a quick recovery! -Liz Knudsen

  57. Anne says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful bsby!

  58. Tristan says:

    Congrats! He is beautiful!

  59. Joy the Baker says:

    Oh my goodness Heavens! What a little bundle of cute! Congratulations!

  60. Anonymous says:

    Oh congratulations, he’s beautiful. And don’t stress about the food blog, you’ve got your little ones to attend to!teresa

  61. Anona says:

    I know you don’t know me. But, I live in Michigan and am a friend of Erin & Jed Walker. And Erin told me about your blog. And I check it all the time and I LOVE all of the recipes! You are a great cook!!! Thanks so much for all of the recipes!! Congratulations on your cute little baby!!! =)

  62. kitchenbelle says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! What a beautiful baby!

  63. Sherry says:

    Aww, precious! Your baby was born on the day I came back to work from maternity leave. Enjoy this newborm time, it goes by so fast!!!

  64. Becky says:

    He is so precious and Cute!! Congratulations!

  65. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations! This is your blog and you can post any sweet addition you want! πŸ™‚Angie

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