Hello! I'm Melinda. Welcome to my kitchen where I'm proud to share my Crinkled Cookbook... this food blog... with you.
Recipes you find here are befitting of the well-worn paper and pages that literally crinkle in family cookbooks and recipe cards. Homemade classic potato rolls and classic potato salad are two great and tasty examples.
Hello from Idaho!
I live in Idaho and yes we do love our potatoes (see above recipes), but I'll feature all kinds of ingredients and inspiration from the Great Northwest here... and sometimes a family story too.
I've lived in the Northwest my entire life. I'm a two-time breast cancer survivor and I'm happy to tell you, I'm an CELEBRATING good health. I'm doing great.
I'm a former TV journalist (15 years) and I work in marketing in higher education in Boise, Idaho. But no matter what my day job has been, I've always been drawn to the kitchen. I just love to cook and create new recipes. I also collect a LOT of cookbooks.
As a journalist, I enjoyed sharing recipes now and then with viewers and I even worked in the kitchen of a restaurant as a teenager. That was such hard work, but I learned things there that I still incorporate in my own kitchen today.
I'm a proud wife, married 28 years - and mom to a 23-year daughter and a 17-year old son. We all share the company of two dogs and a big fluffy cat.
My family loves the outdoors and we've been camping for more than 20 years. We started with tent camping, but for the past 15+ years we've been RVing. Even on the road, in our little tiny RV kitchen, I love to cook good food. I adapt recipes all the time so that they are easy to fix no matter where you are cooking. You'll find those in in my RV Friendly category.
Why a Crinkled Cookbook?
I started this food blog, the Crinkled Cookbook in June of 2019 as a place to share my collection of recipes and my passion for cooking.
Some of the recipes here are categorized as Auntie's Favorites. Those are recipes that have been prepared for years by someone special. Sometimes it's a good family friend, maybe my mom's, dad's or grandma's recipe or perhaps it was a favorite from an aunt or cousin. But any recipe flagged as an Auntie's Favorite is hands-down, going to be great! (At least my family thinks so.)
Other recipes here on the Crinkled Cookbook are fairly new but I will ALWAYS let you know the origin of a recipe and will give credit where it's due if it isn't an original from my kitchen.
Can I Use Your Photos and Recipes on My Website?
Sharing is great. I love to share my recipes with you. But reposting my photos or recipes without my permission or without proper attribution on another blog or website is a big no-no. Content found here is protected by copyright.
Here's how you CAN share things from this website:
You are welcome to link back to a recipe or post, but please do not recreate the post's content in a new location. Doing so impacts how search engine's find and rank my recipes.
If you'd like to share my content... please use a double link back to this site. For instance you could you say "I enjoyed Crinkled Cookbook's (link to the homepage for this website) recipe for Orange Sweet Rolls (link to the specific recipe that you enjoyed)."
As for photos, you are welcome to use a photo without the associated content/recipe, but you must credit the picture with a double link. One that goes back to my homepage and another that links to the post where the photo originated. For example you could say "Find this recipe for Orange Sweet Rolls at the Crinkled Cookbook."
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me: melindakeckler @ gmail. com. (Remove spaces.)
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Eat well and be well! Melinda