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Hey Y’all! My name is Milisa, but most call me Miss.  I live  with my husband and three boys on our cattle ranch.

I love my family, I love to cook and I love to read.  Growing up in the south, my family owned a restaurant.  Needless to say I was surrounded by good food, of course I was too picky to enjoy very much of it!  My, how things have changed.

I learned to cook from my Mom, my Mother-in-law, from studying stacks of cookbooks and of course Food Network.  I spent several years cooking for cowboys on a ranch, some days feeding upwards of 30 mouths. These days I mostly cook for my husband and the boys, two teenagers and our little fellow who is in third grade.  I guess you might say the portions are not too much smaller with two teenage boys in the house!

About 10 years ago I started my own barbecue sauce business that I later sold and it is still thriving today. (Recently mentioned in the Wall Street Journal!!) I really missed the creativity and connection with people that came with a food business, so I started Miss in the Kitchen in February 2010.  I really enjoy developing new recipes and I continue to learn more about food photography.

Recently I entered and won my first recipe contest and it was so much fun!   I was chosen to participate in the One-Pot Blogging Cooking Party to promote Emeril’s Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders cookbook and I was also chosen as the top participant.  I  also came in runner up in the Nestle’s Holiday Cookie Contest.

Since winning the Nestle contests I have developed a relationship with the company that has led to me developing and testing recipes for Nestle products.  This is a dream come true and I hope to continue to build on that experience with other companies as well.

I also have a social media management business called Miss Media.  For details on how I can help your company or your blog grow, visit the Miss Media page.

I’m glad you found Miss in the Kitchen and I hope you will continue to come back.  I love reading your comments so feel free to drop a line on your favorite posts!

Thanks for stopping by!


Contact me at  Miss@missinthekitchen.com

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{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

Lance March 25, 2010 at 11:09 am

Hey Miss I did not know you did this it is so awesome I will definatley be trying some of these recipes…


Milisa March 25, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Wow! Thanks I am really enjoying it!


Stacy April 5, 2010 at 3:04 pm

I will be trying some of your recipes. I just discovered your blog today. I just told my oldest the story the other day about how I learned to make omelettes. Do you remember? I learned with you. :)


Milisa April 5, 2010 at 7:11 pm

I don’t remember. I am sure it was interesting!


Stacy April 8, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Christopher asked me how I learned to make omelettes the other day. I told him it was a funny story. You were spending the night at my house. My parents were still asleep so it meant we were up very eary (as usual). We tried to make the omelette ourselves but we both didn’t think egg shells should be in the omelette so them you suggested calling Aunt Emma. We must have called her four times. Our first batch came out runny. I remember her repeatedly saying ‘Stacy, the eggs shouldn’t move’. :)


Stacy April 8, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Christopher asked me the other day how I learned to make omelettes. You were spending the night with me. We were in our little kitchen trying to figure out how to make omelettes. I know we went through a dozen of eggs (probably from our farm). Our first attempt was beaten eggs with egg shells and all. I remember us looking at each other and saying that’s not right. We ended up calling Aunt Emma multiple times as she walked us through step-by-step via phone. I remember her telling me, ‘Stacy – make sure the eggs don’t move. There not ready hunny unless they don’t move.’ Our first omelette was cheese and little egg shell. :)


Milisa April 8, 2010 at 5:39 pm

That’s so funny! Our parents were really patient, and I am sure we tried them often.


Elinor April 18, 2010 at 10:09 am

I love your site and your recipes! Thanks for sharing; I’ve been sharing with friends and family too and everyone likes your recipes! Keep up the good work!


Milisa April 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Thanks! It has been so much fun. I really appreciate the feedback!


Melissa Weber May 2, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Hey Missy!

I finally had a chance to get to your blog – it is awesome! I’m so proud of what you have accomplished with it. The photos look amazing – very professional. Good luck Julia – LOL! Have fun and keep up the great work. Take care.


Milisa May 4, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Thanks! I am learning more about photography and having a ball! I appreciate the compliments!


Kim in MD July 6, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Hi Milisa- I am so excited to have stumbled upon your blog! Your recipes look amazing, and your photos are just gorgeous! Your bruschetta burger is to die for, and I can’t wait to try more of your recipes. Thank you for sharing your passion for great food!


sarah July 20, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Hi ,
Firstly i wanted to say congrats on your blog, i stumbled on it abt a month ago and its fast becoming one i check daily ..
just had a query regarding you using mrs dash seasoning , being an aussie we dont have that type over here , so i was wondering if you could let us overseas readers know whats in the seasoning so we can adapt from there, any help would be awesome?? cheers
and good luck for the future, i look forward to reading more and cooking more of your recipes..


Milisa July 20, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Thanks! I hadn’t thought about Mrs. Dash not being available everywhere. They describe it a “Mrs. Dash Seasoning Blends onion, black pepper, parsley, basil, orange peel and tomato add flavor excitement to any dish.” Hopefully, you can find something similar. I did a search and all I came up with were other Aussie’s looking for the same! Maybe Mrs. Dash should start distributing in Australia! Good Luck! Thanks for the comment!


Flo September 16, 2010 at 8:37 am

Hi – Glad to have found you. Your Mom and I were seat mates on a recent flight and she showed me pictures of you and your family and added that you had this great website. She’s a good Mom and sent me the address. I’m looking forward to trying all (well, maybe not quite all) these wonderful recipes.


Milisa September 17, 2010 at 8:47 am

Thanks! My Mom is great, I learned a great deal about cooking from her! Glad you found and like the site. I have a lot of fun with it.


Deb Davidson October 19, 2010 at 6:02 am

Miss I live in Clarksville, Ar. Donna speaks with a great love and affection for you and your family. She has constantly talked about “Miss in the Kitchen”. I am so sorry that I have not visited you before. I am hooked. I enjoy nothing more than being in my kitchen. Trying new things and making up a dish as I go. Then the joy is seeing others enjoy your work. Thank you for sharing with us. Deb


Bonnie C Nichols November 3, 2010 at 4:45 am

Miss I really do like looking at all of the recipes you have posted! I remember when you were a little girl. I am Bonnie who used to cook at Knoxville Grade School which seems a long time ago.I have always liked cooking. I also think your dish towels are great. That’s the kind my granny always had from all the cow ,and pig feed she would buy, and large sacks of flour. I enjoy your website. Bonnie :)


wide sky November 6, 2010 at 11:28 am

Hello~ Nice to meet you.I’m Korean. I like other country cooking. Your cooking looks good. I will often come. Have a good day :)


Emily January 14, 2011 at 9:33 am

All of the recipes that i have tried have been really good and your blog is way cool!


Milisa January 14, 2011 at 9:47 am

You are so sweet!


Scott February 9, 2011 at 9:49 am


I just found your site…. it’s incredible! I can’t wait for my wife to try many of these wonderful dishes! With 3 children and an on-the-go lifestyle, we’re always looking for quick and easy meals. Thanks for the hard work and dedication you’ve put into this site! Keep up the good work!!!


Milisa February 14, 2011 at 11:05 am

Thanks! I totally understand 3 kids and on-the-go lifestyle! Life never seems to slow down. I hope y’all have a chance to try some of the recipes and enjoy them.


Michelle March 7, 2011 at 6:51 am

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. :) You have some amazing recipes on here, that I can’t wait to try. Bookmarked.


Jen of My Tiny Oven March 23, 2011 at 2:20 am

Hi Miss,
I just stumbled onto your site and wanted to let you know that you have so many tasty looking recipes on here! YUM! I can’t wait to try some out!
thanks for posting! Great Job!!


Milisa March 23, 2011 at 2:45 am

Thank you so much Jen!


tony in MI April 16, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Will be trying the taquito recipe tonite with our 3 and 5 year olds, looking fwd to trying other recipes — thx fo sharing!!


Milisa April 16, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Thanks! I hope you like them.


Sherri@FoodBasics101 June 7, 2011 at 3:15 am

Hello Milisa! I found you through Basilmomma’s Blog Hop!

I was going to leave this comment under your white chocolate blackberry cupcake recipe but I couldn’t see where to do it. Anyway, I love white chocolate and will have to try it! :) Sherri

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Milisa June 7, 2011 at 4:37 am

Just click on the blog post title and the comment section will appear at the top. Just switched themes and this is a new issue. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Korinne August 18, 2011 at 10:30 am

Gosh your recipes make my mouth water. I just spent 45 minutes looking and I only thought it was 5!
I plan on trying some of these and I know I will be back to find more. I am so pleased that I checked this out, Miss, and wish all the best in everything.


sharon young September 8, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Please add me to your list so I can receive these delicious sounding recipes. Even tho I live alone now, I always like to make things for others.


Benita Roher September 19, 2011 at 2:36 am

I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I’m quite certain I will learn lots of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!


Mary WY October 12, 2011 at 6:16 am

Well Sal’ has spotlighted another star. I will be visiting often.


Christine October 18, 2011 at 10:58 am

I made your Turtle bars for my husband, using gluten free flour and they are a hit!!! Oh so yummy!! I enjoyed the article in the Casper Star Tribune and will be checking in with your blog often. I can always use new ideas and love cooking too!!!


Linda October 22, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Milisa, I have been looking at your website this “morning and I must say how impressed I am! I am definately going to try some of your recipes! I can’t believe you are the same little girl that I taught in Kindergarten! So proud of you!!!


Amber January 11, 2012 at 4:13 am

I’m from Casper, Wyoming…now currently living in Chicago. I love your website. Keep up the awesome work.


Linda Foss January 29, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Thank you so much for your talk and demonstration at the Womens Ag Summit! It was great to learn more about what you do and how you go about it. Not to mention we got to taste great treats! Chocolate cobbler and ice cream -who wouldn’t love that. And thank you for the door prize of Emerils cookbook. May have to fight off others to keep it!


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Jennie June 13, 2012 at 7:58 am

I just received the giveaway which you sent me. Thank you for the great gifts and making this possible. It was fun to see the big box waiting for me and even more fun to open it. I will enjoy it!


Johnny July 25, 2012 at 1:01 am

Very Smart site,and superb photography,very impressed


CupcakeArtist September 23, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I’ve nominated you for an Inspiring Blog Award – Congratulations!



Rose Zepeda November 16, 2012 at 10:19 am

I just found your site from facebook~Virtual Potluck with OXO Thanksgiving on your recipe post. I like your site and can’t wait to try some of your recipes.


Milisa November 16, 2012 at 10:44 am

Thanks Rose!


Milisa May 7, 2013 at 8:51 pm

I love the way you spell your name!!!! :)


Milisa May 7, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Thanks, same to you!!


furpurr October 10, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen: You mentioned your chunky apple syrup under the comments on “two peas & their pod ~ whole wheat apple cinnamon pancakes with cinnamon syrup”, which i thought might be good on those pancakes, so i came to your site to look for the recipe, but alas!!, you do not have it posted here!! You really should not tease us like that you know. Would you please post it there in those comments, or on your site ~ or both?? Thank you SO much!! 8-) ~PS~ Or just post it as a comment under my pin of the above recipe on my Pinterest board: “So Yummy Breakfast”, which can be found via this link: http://www.pinterest.com/noreenelaine/so-yummy-breakfast/


Janet November 25, 2013 at 12:09 pm

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Elinor December 11, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Hi Miss –
Do you have a good recipe for Corn Spoon Bread (also known as Corn Pudding) that you wouldn’t mind sharing? I would really like to make this dish for Christmas dinner. :-) Thanks, and keep ‘em coming!!


Terri Sanders September 3, 2014 at 6:12 am

I just stumbled across your recipes. Needless to say, I will be a frequent visitor from now on.
For the most part, I cook for my adult daughter, my two picky grandsons, ages 3 & 5 & myself. When Gramps & Uncle Jojo are in town, we have “special” meals. I love recipes that are one thing tonight, but then the leftovers are something totally different tomorrow. (I am on a very fixed income & these boys are extremely picky!)
Thank you for all your hard work..


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