Healthy, Quick and Tasty Recipes Perfect For Perking Up Chilly Nights

Makeba Giles

Makeba Giles

Content Creator and Curator at MELISASource
Makeba Giles is an Health, Family, and Lifestyle Blogger. She is also a Midwest Mother of four, and the Founder and Creative Director of |

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When we think of the Fall and Winter seasons, we think of indulging in rich and flavorful meals, sides, drinks and desserts. But as the temperatures drop and the Holidays approach, our busy calendars begin filling up leaving us with very little time to think about preparing dinner.

But don’t fret: there’s hope! Cooking expert and TV personality, Ceci Carmichael, can help you add some variety to your weeknight rotation with quick and simple dinners that will soon become fall staples in your home.


Take a look below.



Meet Our Guest

Ceci Carmichael moved to New York City from Washington D.C. where she pursued an acting career, appearing on stage, television and in over 150 commercials. In 1998, following a passion for food and cooking, she graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education becoming a personal chef and going on to start a catering company, Swell Food, shortly thereafter. Ceci conceived, produced and hosted a pilot for a show called True Food. This led to her being discovered by the Food Network, where she hosted Calling All Cooks and Good Food Fast.  She later became the cooking expert on Fine Living’s Simplify Your Life, helping families streamline their time in the kitchen.  She can now be seen as one of the cooking experts on Home Made Simple on OWN.

Ceci travels the country on numerous live media tours, developing recipes and sharing cooking and lifestyle tips for clients that range from Sara Lee and Gallo to Hormel, Coffee Mate and Clementines of Spain. In her down time, Ceci runs a Kitchen Coaching business, where she instructs and motivates clients to start cooking in their own kitchens. Ceci is a volunteer chef for Wellness in the Schools, which cooks fresh, healthy food from scratch in New York City Public School cafeterias.


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