Melissa Bahen

Melissa Bahen

Melissa is the author of two cookbooks, Farmhouse Weekends and Scandinavian Gatherings and the creator of Lulu the Baker, a blog about simple food and modern country life. She has created content and developed recipes for dozens of national brands, including Tillamook, Oriental Trading Company, Hidden Valley, and more. She lives with her husband and four kids on a darling hobby farm in Oregon.

Melissa's Recent Posts

Cool Ranch Seasoning Recipe

Cool Ranch Seasoning Recipe

Melissa Bahen
Melissa Bahen
Dressings
This easy Cool Ranch seasoning lets you flavor anything with that classic Doritos flavor. Use it on popcorn, homemade tortilla chips, or even tacos!
How Many Cups in a Half Gallon

How Many Cups in a Half Gallon

Melissa Bahen
Melissa Bahen
FAQ
Need to know how many cups in a half gallon? How many quarts in a half gallon? How many cups per quart? We've got you covered!
New Year's Eve Dinner Ideas

New Year's Eve Dinner Ideas

Melissa Bahen
Melissa Bahen
Dinners
Hosting New Year’s Eve dinner at home is all about fun and festive food. Get our best tips, tricks, and menu ideas here.
How to Make Pecan Pie

How to Make Pecan Pie

Melissa Bahen
Melissa Bahen
Pecans
Get all our best tips and tricks on how to make pecan pie, along with our favorite pecan pie recipe!
How to Make Cumberland Pie

How to Make Cumberland Pie

Melissa Bahen
Melissa Bahen
Beef
Cumberland Pie is a delicious, comforting dinner that is easy to make. We’re sharing how to make Cumberland Pie plus tips!
Buckeye Balls Recipe

Buckeye Balls Recipe

Melissa Bahen
Melissa Bahen
Peanut Butter
We’re sharing our favorite Buckeye Balls recipe - full of delicious peanut butter and chocolate. They're the perfect holiday treat and a great addition to a cookie plate.
Gimlet Recipe

Gimlet Recipe

Melissa Bahen
Melissa Bahen
Cocktails
Learn what’s in a gimlet and how to make a gimlet and wow guests with this classic drink at your next cocktail party!
The Best Christmas Brunch Menu

The Best Christmas Brunch Menu

Melissa Bahen
Melissa Bahen
Brunches
We’re sharing our best Christmas brunch menu ideas, plus prep and hosting tips and tricks, to help you have a fabulous holiday brunch!
Easy Apple Crisp

Easy Apple Crisp

Melissa Bahen
Melissa Bahen
Apples
This easy Apple Crisp is the perfect fall dessert. It’s mouthwatering, makes the house smell amazing and is simple to prepare!
Tips for Baking With Kids

Tips for Baking With Kids

Melissa Bahen
Melissa Bahen
Baking with kids can be so fun! And messy and maybe a bit maddening. Our tips for baking with kids will leave you smooth sailing in the kitchen.
How to Make Pie Crust

How to Make Pie Crust

Melissa Bahen
Melissa Bahen
Pies
Don’t let homemade pie crust scare you! With a few basic ingredients and our fool-proof tips, we will teach you how to make pie crust in no time.
How to Make Candy Apples

How to Make Candy Apples

Melissa Bahen
Melissa Bahen
No Bake
Candy apples are a delicious and unique fall treat, perfect for apple season. Read on to find out how to make candy apples at home.
Which Apples are Best for Baking

Which Apples are Best for Baking

Melissa Bahen
Melissa Bahen
Apples
Apples are one of the most beloved ingredients in fall baking, but not all apples are created equal. Do you know which apples are best for baking?