About Melissa Young

A Little about me: Meeting new people and learning new things is always exciting. I thought it might be helpful for you to know a little more about me. My name is Melissa Young and I am the new Manager of Client Services. I have my MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. In my spare time I enjoy playing golf and tennis, cooking and spending time with my family and friends.

Garlic Butter Mushrooms

I was never a fan of mushrooms until I started making this recipe.  I can tell you honestly, I pop them in my mouth like candy. 

These sauteed mushrooms only need a handful of ingredients and are easy to make.  If you are looking for a flavorful side dish to impress your taste buds, this recipe is for you.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound button mushrooms
  • 3 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed/minced
  • Dash of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large frying pan, heat butter and olive oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add mushrooms to pan and mix to coat them in the butter/oil mixture.
  3. Cook mushrooms for about to 8 minutes without moving.
  4. Flip the mushrooms over one by one and then let them cook for another 8 minutes.
  5. Add crushed garlic and parsley to pan, mix to coat and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
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Tasty and Healthy Yogurt Parfait Recipe

Parfaits are a great choice for a grab-and-go breakfast or snack. You can prepare them in advance or make them quickly and easily when needed. Parfaits include yogurt layered with fruit of your choice and granola.

With the new year upon us, I know many of you are trying to start it off right by creating some healthy meal prep options. Why not give this easy yogurt parfait recipe a try! Continue reading

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Eggnog Hot Chocolate – Recipe of the Month

It’s that time of year to snuggle up next to a warm fire or a loved one, especially if you’re sipping this Eggnog Hot Chocolate recipe.

This recipe will hopefully help get you in the spirit of the holiday season. After the year we’ve had, shouldn’t we indulge ourselves a little.

Goodbye 2020 and Hello 2021. Continue reading

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Cinnamon Apple Fries

This time of year reminds me of the wonderful flavors you can find at the local market or farm stand. Trying something different can be exciting, too.

Cinnamon Apple Fries are a fun side dish to add to any Thanksgiving gathering. Sweet and crisp apples lightly fried and covered in cinnamon and sugar — what could taste better?

All varieties of apples make great apple fries, so choose your favorite.  My favorite is gala apples. Continue reading

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Autumn Mock-Tail Recipe

We are officially in the fall season, and as the weather cools down, our taste buds start to crave certain festive drinks. We are not talking pumpkin spice – although I can appreciate a good fall pumpkin spice anything.

Why not try a Mock-Tail. I love this Mock-Tail recipe because it reminds me of Autumn. It has all the colors I love to see outside this time of year.

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Warm Apple Crisp

There is nothing that says the Fall season is approaching like warm apple crisp. The leaves are starting to change color and the apples are delicious this time of the year too. I do not know about you, but Fall is my favorite season.

And the best part is…this dessert can be made super quick and requires no baking skills!

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My Favorite Fruit Dip

This simple fruit dip recipe is always a hit at BBQs, parties, and holiday gatherings. Kids love it and it can be a great way to encourage them to eat a healthy snack. This dip can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. It is delicious served with pretzels or pound cake. Continue reading

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Brownie Cookie – Recipe of the Month

This brownie cookie recipe is one of my favorites. It turns out deliciously fudgy and chewy. You use a brownie box mix and in just about 15 minutes you will be enjoying these delightful treats. With only four simple ingredients, it hopefully will become a favorite in your household too!

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Strawberry Loaf Cake Recipe

Strawberry Loaf Cake RecipeI love strawberry season and I am always looking for easy recipes and this strawberry loaf cake recipe is one of my favorites! It is a sweet treat all can enjoy. Top it with your favorite ice cream. Can be served hot or cold.

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Breakfast Quiche Recipe

Breakfast quiche is a delicious meal that is ideal for serving at any time of day. Breakfast sausage, lots of cheddar cheese smothered with seasoned eggs and milk combined into a classic combination of flavors that always turns out perfectly. The preparation is easy and well worth the small amount of effort it takes to make. Serve it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

 Ingredients

  • 1 9-inch unbaked deep-dish frozen pie crust
  • 8 oz mild or spicy breakfast sausage
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place pie shell on cookie sheet. Set aside.
  2. In a non-stick skillet over medium high heat, cook the sausage until no pink
  3. Spread 1/2 sausage mixture in pie shell and add 1 cup of cheese. Spread remaining sausage over cheese.
  4. In a mixing bowl whisk together milk, eggs, pepper, and garlic salt.
  5. Pour evenly over sausage. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of cheese.
  6. Place into oven and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the center is set when gently shaken.
  7. Let set on stove for about 15 minutes when you remove from oven.

Enjoy!

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