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A Food Network chef + mama obsessed with travel, and mouth watering food. I also own a gorgeous cooking school in Italy. My mission? To share the secrets of La Dolce Vita so you can create a healthy, beautiful, delicious life filled with joy!


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You don’t need to see the whole staircase. You just need to see the first step.

Wise words to remember on the first day of the new year. Remember, that you are a unique individual with your own beautiful song that needs to be sung. But you need to be brave enough to take a leap of faith and jump into the work that is carved into your heart.

No one is responsible for your destiny and you are not failing because someone else is succeeding. The Universe is abundant and there is plenty to go around. In fact, the more you wish well for others, the more blessings you will attract.

You are incredible and there are no limits to what you can achieve. The only person standing in your way is YOU. Your fear that you are not good enough, or talented enough, or pretty enough, or rich enough.

I am here to tell you that you are ENOUGH. You are PLENTY. You are as God intended you to be and you can do and be anything, darling.

Dream big and beautiful dreams. Don’t dim your glorious talents, so those around you feel comfortable and safe. Don’t play small, EVER! Don’t hide in the shadows, EVER! You are bigger than that.

The only limitations in front of you are created by your own imagination. You are the only one that can put up a roadblock. The only barriers are created by your own fears, doubts, anger, and pain.

So, let go of them…realize that they too are temporary, and give them permission to leave. Allow them to exit stage left. Bid them farewell. Make 2020 the year you realize your miracle and dreams.

Love, light, and blessings for the most epic new year.


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I'm Melissa, your host & tour guide.

A Food Network chef, author, mamma, eternal optimist, wannabe-mermaid, spice mixologist, and “dough therapist” (yep, it’s a thing)—

I'm also the founder of Susina Cucina, the gorgeous, Italian cooking school I manifested into my reality. I’m obsessed with Aperol spritzes, travel, and mouthwatering food… especially pizza and pasta.

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