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'm a two-time breast cancer survivor and I'm happy to tell you, I'm CELEBRATING good health today after five surgeries since 2014, including a double mastectomy.
Long before any of that, I was a TV journalist for 15 years. I worked at KIVI, KHQ and KBCI. I was always the "news lady" and an on-air anchor, but sometimes I wore multiple hats (depending on the size of the newsroom or the demands of the day) and at times I was also a reporter on breaking news or the executive producer.
Now 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 scratch made recipes. I also collect a LOT of cookbooks.
As a TV journalist, I often enjoyed sharing recipes with viewers. Here's my recipe for Idaho Beef that even won top prize at a beef cookoff.
Back when I was a teenager I worked in the kitchen of a restaurant as a prep cook. It was hard work, but I learned things that I still use in my home kitchen today.
I'm a proud wife, married 29 years - and mom to a 25-year old daughter and an 18-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're cooking. You'll find those recipes in in my RV Friendly category. (I'm adding to this section all the time, so keep checking it for new ideas for your tiny RV kitchen.)
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 Crinkled Cookbook Photos and Recipes on My Website?
Sharing is great! I LOVE to share my recipes with you and linking from this website to your social media platforms or as a text or in an email is encouraged!! But reposting photos or recipes on another blog or website is a big no-no. (Unless we've talked about this, please ask for permission first or follow the rules below. Thanks!) Content found here is protected by copyright.
Here's how you CAN share things from this website on another blog or website:
You're welcome to link back to a recipe or post, but please don't recreate the post's content in a new location. Doing that impacts how search engines find and rank my recipes, which is a real bummer.
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: melinda @ crinkled cookbook .com (Remove spaces.)
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Thanks for stopping by. Eat well and be well! Melinda