About Melody


Hi! My name is Melody and I’ve lived through 30-something birthdays and guess what else? I love food and I love to eat even more!

I was born in Hilo, Hawaii and when I think back about my childhood and the food I have had, it is a little blurry. The things that I do remember eating, bring a smile to my face. I remember the sweet longanisa with rice, watching my grandpa cook Top Ramen and cracking an egg in it, going to a Chinese restaurant named Leung’s Chop Suey House with my dad, and of course McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and personal pizzas from Pizza Hut (because I was a smart cookie in school, as my aunt puts it.) I remember the fish sticks, off brand cereal, Chinese sausage, and the very popular musubi.

I eventually met my husband and tried even more food with him. We would go out and explore and always made it a point to find a new place and try something new. It was fun, but also cost a lot of money. As much as we enjoyed going out, we both knew that it would be better and cheaper to make meals at home.

Cooking slowly became something that I liked to do. I grew excited getting the compliments about how good the food is, got annoyed whenever I received negative feedback (but I’m getting better at not taking it personally), and sad whenever the recipe didn’t turn out as great as I wanted to.

I want to share recipes that everyone can enjoy. I’ll be honest that it isn’t cooking sometimes and cleaning up after is always a nightmare, however, whether you’re a carnivore (like me), a vegetarian, or a pescatarian, there will be something here for you!

I’ll be sharing recipes here in my website, Instagram, and TikTok.

Thank you so much for all the support and I hope that you enjoy these recipes as much as I do!

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