Melissa Gray
Melissa Gray

Melissa Gray

Melissa Gray is a Recipe Developer and Food Stylist for Dotdash Meredith. She attended The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, where she studied Culinary Arts and Culinary Arts Management. She began working in food publishing in 2015 and joined the Dotdash Meredith test kitchens in 2019. During her career, she has developed over 1,500 original recipes and food styled in hundreds of photoshoots. When not in the kitchen, you can find Melissa spending time with her dog, exploring new restaurants or breweries, or honing her martial arts skills.
Air Fryer Hush Puppies
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These Air Fryer Hush Puppies have everything you love about the traditional Southern side—with none of the oil.
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Green Chile-Chicken Soup
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A great make-ahead option for any night of the week.
This fix-and-freeze pasta sauce is perfect for weeknight meals.
Fancy up shepherd's pie with some scalloped potatoes and pesto.
Dinner in a snap for the spinach-artichoke dip lover.
Sesame Shrimp Stir-Fry
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Yes, this recipe is designed to be freezer-friendly.
Strawberry Truffles
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A new spin on the usual chocolate-covered strawberries.
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Bourbon-Caramel Cookies
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Melted caramel candies have found their perfect match.
Pumpkin Pound Cake
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Best enjoyed with a cup of coffee or scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Strawberry Truffles
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A new spin on the usual chocolate-covered strawberries.
Bourbon-Caramel Cookies
Rating: Unrated
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Melted caramel candies have found their perfect match.
Pumpkin Pound Cake
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Best enjoyed with a cup of coffee or scoop of vanilla ice cream.
The perfect dessert for the non-bakers.
Fried Mashed Potato Balls
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Everything you love about mashed potatoes, but better.
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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
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What more could you want from a dessert?
Buffalo Chicken Bites
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Whip up a batch (or three!) of these crispy, spicy, boneless bites for your next party.
You're guaranteed an invite to next weekend's watch party with this dip in tow.
Brown Butter Cornbread 
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It is hard to improve on a classic, but we found a way by employing a trick often used in making cake frostings.
Wing night might have some competition.
From potluck to weeknight dinner, this should be your new go-to casserole.
Pimiento cheese and a casserole? That's one Southern match.
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Cornmeal Waffles
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With crispy edges, a fluffy interior, and a slightly coarse texture from the cornmeal, these waffles are everything we dream of waking up to.
Change up your usual side dish routine with sweet potatoes.
Lemon-Tarragon Potato Salad
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If you're in charge of bringing the potato salad to the potluck, consider this your new go-to.
Warm Mustard Potato Salad
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We're loving this lightened-up potato salad still bursting with flavor.
Gingered Peach Galette
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Thinking of spending the day making peach pie? Save some time and make a galette instead.