For as long as she can remember, Melissa’s family has called her Lulu. She was raised by a great cook, her mom, who was raised by a great cook, her Nana. She started Lulu the Baker in the summer of 2008 as a place to keep track of some of her family’s favorite recipes. When she’s not cooking and baking, you can find her making last minute Halloween costumes for her kids, losing sleep over handmade baby shower invitations, and planning out their backyard garden in the beautiful Oregon countryside.
You can also find her on Minted’s blog, Julep, twice a month sharing original recipes inspired by beautiful artwork and design, and on the Style Spotters blog for Better Homes & Gardens every other week.