About: Melissa Bailey

Melissa is the proud mami of Little L, a wonderful and curious toddler who is growing up bilingual. She is also the author of HungryFoodLove a recipe blog where she not only shares her passion for food, but also the peace and joy that is experienced by cooking and loving. Melissa is a firm believer that some of the greatest memories can be created around food, cooking with mamá, abuela, tía y, ¿por qué no?, papá. That is why her blog is intended to be a plate full of positive and encouraging messages served with delicious recipes. Melissa is originally from the Dominican Republic born and raised there so her Latin heritage is reflected in the food she cooks. She lives in Upstate New York with her daughter Little L. and her better half Mr. B.


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Colita Rosita CD {Giveaway}

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Colita Rosita is a CD with 16 modern and upbeat songs in Spanish for children. This is one of the most fun CD’s I have heard in a while, as the songs are full of sound effects that really will attract the attention of your kids. It includes canciones navidenas which makes it a great CD to have in hand for the upcoming holiday season. The five Christmas songs, included are: Cascabel, Santa Esta Tarde, Trineo de Renos, Santa ClosRead More ...

Classic Wooden Tea Set by Lakeshore Learning {Giveaway}

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Teaching by example is the motto of my parenting style. I have certain traits I consider fundamental that I want to pass on to my daughter, Little L. If I don’t lead with my actions, how can I expect more from her?  As parents, we also need to find support in tools like books, toys, videos, and other quality activities that can help our children develop, learn, and grow. One of the traits that it is incredibly important to meRead More ...

Día de Muertos Recipe for Kids: Sandwich Art

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Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead

Contrary to what many could think judging by its name, el Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is mostly a celebration of life. It is a time where we honor and remember our loved ones that have passed away and we do so by celebrating with joy the memory of their lives. In Mexico, colorful altars are created either at home or the cemetery. These altars include skulls and other symbols that represent death but they areRead More ...

ABC Fiesta CD by Mister G {Giveaway}

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Mister G’s ABC Fiesta CD is a true fiesta that honors the beauty of Latin America and the Spanish language. The bilingual songs blend Spanish and English verses and they all touch on cultural topics that are both entertaining and educational. With songs like Quiero Leer, Mister G emphasizes how fun it is to read, learn, and discover through reading. Other songs, like Bongo Bongo, touch on the joy that music brings to our hearts and others, such as Vamos aRead More ...

Mini Burgers on a Stick {Recipe}

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This is post is sponsored by Walmart. All opinions are my own. What I want to share with you today is a great alternative to the traditional burger we are used to. Every long holiday weekend, like Labor Day coming up, many of us tend to enjoy the outdoors by cooking and entertaining with friends and family. Grilling is a popular choice and making homemade burgers is my favorite thing to do. But not all the time we have aRead More ...

Mariana Iranzi’s New “Hola Hello” Album Review {Giveaway + Video}

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  My bilingual 19 month-old daughter has two new favorite words. She went from only saying “Hi” to “Hola Hello” after listening to Mariana Iranzi’s new album. “Hola Hello” is the album’s title and the name of its catchy single. I loved it because it is not only bilingual but also multicultural. Her songs, besides being in Spanish and English, also touch cultural aspects such as Latin American rhymes like “Los Pollitos,” and English classics that she has made herRead More ...

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