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Melissa Knific

Melissa Knific is a food content creator who has dedicated her career to studying the home cook. Formerly the Food Director of Rachael Ray In Season, Food Editor at Family Circle, and a key member of HelloFresh’s culinary team, Melissa has developed and edited thousands of recipes and written about everything from the history of Roman-style pizza to the art of spice blending. Melissa, a French Culinary Institute and Miami University journalism graduate, lives in New Jersey with her husband, son, daughter, and rescue dog. Her other loves include cheeseburgers, bourbon, ‘90s music, the Midwest, gardening, and taking cooking classes whenever she travels to a new corner of the world.

Melissa Knific is a food content creator who has dedicated her career to studying the home cook. Formerly the Food Director of Rachael Ray In Season, Food Editor at Family Circle, and a key member of HelloFresh’s culinary team, Melissa has developed and edited thousands of recipes and written about everything from the history of Roman-style pizza to the art of spice blending. Melissa, a French Culinary Institute and Miami University journalism graduate, lives in New Jersey with her husband, son, daughter, and rescue dog. Her other loves include cheeseburgers, bourbon, ‘90s music, the Midwest, gardening, and taking cooking classes whenever she travels to a new corner of the world.

Latest from Melissa Knific

32d ago

Figgy Sheet Pan Chicken

Get the recipe for sheet-pan chicken with dried figs and broccolini, created by Melissa Knific for TODAY Food.
32d ago

Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Chicken

Get the recipe for spinach-artichoke chicken featuring three types of cheese: cream cheese, mozzarella and Parmesan, as seen on TODAY Food.
47d ago

Toad in the Hole with Onion Gravy

Get the recipe for toad in a hole with onion gravy, created by Melissa Knific for TODAY. Use pork sausages for this British-inspired dish.
47d ago

Cheeseburger Soup

Make a batch of hearty cheeseburger soup for dinner today. This TODAY Food recipe is courtesy of Melissa Knific and is family-friendly.
275d ago

Green Goddess Salmon Burgers

Green goddess salmon burgers are a healthy dinner idea for weeknights. Use fresh salmon, herbs, capers and panko breadcrumbs to make them.
276d ago

Pork Chops with Bourbon Mustard Sauce

Pork chops with bourbon mustard sauce is a 30 minute meal for weeknights. Use bone-in pork chops for a juicy texture and good flavor.
277d ago

Glazed Cinnamon Brown Sugar Scones

These glazed cinnamon brown sugar scones are perfect for serving for breakfast or brunch. They're family friendly and easy to make.
369d ago

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Learn how to make a sour cream coffee cake with a streusel filling and topping. This classic recipe is perfect for breakfast or brunch.
388d ago

Out of vegetable oil? Use these pantry staples instead

Find the best vegetable oil substitutes to use for cooking, baking, salad dressings and more.
396d ago

Sheet-Pan Honey Walnut Shrimp

This easy homemade version of Chinese takeout honey-walnut shrimp is prepared on a sheet pan for easy cooking and clean-up. Get the recipe.
411d ago

Mexican Chocolate Icebox Cake

This spicy Mexican chocolate icebox cake is made with cinnamon graham crackers, whipped cream cheese, heavy cream, cocoa powder and cayenne.