About

Hi. I'm Melissa, but for as long as I can remember, my family has called me Lulu. I was raised by a great cook, my mom, who was raised by a great cook, my Nana. I measure my life in meals: most of my holiday traditions revolve around food; when someone goes on vacation, I need daily updates, not on what they did, but on what they ate; and one of my favorite things to do is sit down on Sunday night or Monday morning and plan out the week's menu! I love to cook, and I love sharing great recipes with my friends!

I started Lulu the Baker in the summer of 2008 as a place to keep track of some of my family's favorite recipes. It has since become a chronicle of the things we love to eat, the projects I love to make, and the occasional farm-related shenanigan. When I'm not cooking and baking, you can find me making last minute Halloween costumes for my kids, losing sleep over handmade baby shower invitations, and wondering how long we can keep our backyard 
chickens hidden from the homeowner's association.

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26 comments:

  1. Hi.... I randomly came across your blog and I have only read the carmelita post, but already I like you and your writing style and I really want to make Carmelitas! :) just thought I would let you know.

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  2. Im trying to find out if you use self rising flour or plain?

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    1. I use regular old all-purpose flour in all recipes that call for flour--unless otherwise specified.

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  3. Hey there, you have such a gorgeous blog, nice to meet you :)

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  4. I found your blog through a pin on pinterest, my daughters nickname is LuLu Belle, so the title of your blog caught my interest right away. thank you for sharing so many recipes. My husband and I love to cook, and try new recipes. I look forward to trying some of yours.
    Thanks again!

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    1. Best of luck with all of the recipes! Let me know if you ever have questions about any of them!

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  5. Hi,
    Nice to have found your blog. I recognized myself in everything you say about food and that all holiday traditions and trips revolve around food.
    Ciao.

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    1. Hi Orchidea! Nice to meet you; have fun looking around!

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  6. Dearest Lu Lu,

    Your eye's are like moon pies and your smile is the lemon to my tart. Crock me in your pot, as I know you'll love me tender.

    Always yours,

    Orlando

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    1. Hi Orlando (if that's your real name). You are hilarious!

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  7. I came upon your blog on Pinterest and, after reading your well-written post about those delicious Caramelitas, my mouth is watering!

    I am looking forward to making these as well as many of your other recipes - they all look fantastic!

    Great blog! :)

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    1. Thanks!! I hope you enjoy trying out lots and lots of recipes here!

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  8. Greetings Lu Lu The Baker!
    Someone on my FB wall shared a recipe for the Candy Cane Oreo Pops. Look so nice! I just got in from the store lugging the appropriate ingredients. And we're ready to go! My 4-year-old son has developed a love of cooking, no less cooking with ME! What fun. So we are going to make the pops shortly. Thanks for the sharing, and I appreciate your wit, sense of humor, and obvious appreciation (like myself) for all things delicious!
    ~ Matt in MA

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    1. Hi Matt in MA! I hope your Oreo pops turned out great! How fun that your son loves to cook with you; what special memories you two will make together!

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  9. hello Melissa, I was going through your blog and recipes and really liked it. Definitely one of my on-line _american cookbooks_ :)
    Greetings,
    Mirela @ http://loveaffair29.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hahaha, I was just thinking to myself "I wish I could have chickens in my backyard", and then I saw "and wondering how long we can keep our backyard chickens hidden from the homeowner's association." I found your blog through the carmelitas recipe. Can't wait to make them.^^

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    1. Chrysanthemum, I just love your name--so beuatiful! Thanks for stopping by to say hi!

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  11. Hi Melissa! I just thought I'd stop by and say hi!...and Congratulations! Matt's facebook update hit my newsfeed and I saw your new project! Oh my goodness, how amazing!! What a fabulous project, and congrats on hooking up with BHG! Your dream is a beautiful one and I will be living vicariously watching what you guys create together! All the best! Natasha

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    1. Natasha, thank you for saying Hi! It was good to get to see you a little bit this summer, and I'm so glad that you can follow along on this adventure. Cross your fingers for us...!

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  12. Never made a cobbler in my life! This was so easy and was a BIG hit at our house. Making it again tonight to finish off the ice cream as per my son's request.

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