From Our Editors
Whether at the local farmers' market or neighborhood grocery store, Mrs. Melody is always on the hunt for fresh ingredients. Her method for grocery shopping, as well as baking, comes from her childhood in southwest Louisiana. Paying homage to the women who taught her to cook, Mrs. Melody follows family recipes to craft more than 10 types of made-to-order cake pops. She flavors the two-bite nuggets with Bailey's Irish Cream, lavender flowers, Mexican vanilla, rosemary, and other bold ingredients. Beyond cake pops, she prepares salty butterscotch pretzel See-Saws, sweet-potato loaves, and cupcakes. Mrs. Melody also takes requests for items not on the menu and prepares special treats for holidays and milestones such as baby's first cavity.