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.

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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No-Knead Crusty Bread Recipe

Did you know that number one item purchased on Amazon outside of gloves and masks during this COVID crisis is a bread maker? I have always wanted to make bread but have been too scared to try. I don’t have a bread maker but thought this no-knead bread recipe could work for everyone with only a few simple required ingredients and a pot with a lid. I was so excited when it worked out as planned.

While I am working from home due to COVID-19, I built up the courage to give this recipe a try. Why don’t you give it a try, too! Continue reading

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Physical Wellness

The concept of wellness can encompass many different pieces. However, when we hear this term the first thought that usually comes to mind is physical wellness. Maintaining a strong, healthy physique is a goal for many. So how can we improve our physical wellness? That is the million-dollar question that everybody wants to know—I know I do!

Physical wellness encourages us to care for our bodies through physical activity, proper nutrition, and positive thinking. It doesn’t have to be about Continue reading

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3 Ingredient Banana Oat Muffins – Recipe of the Month

This recipe is a great breakfast option, snack idea, or an on-the-go treat. This easy, 3 ingredient banana oat muffins recipe is vegan, and made with no flour and no sugar. I make these muffins often and store in the refrigerator to have available when I need a quick pick me up any time of day!

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