Pre-order for Mel's Kitchen Cafe cookbook now open!

Click the button below to download and print (or text) the gift card.

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When will the cookbooks be shipped?

March 2024

What are the domestic shipping costs?

When you checkout with your cookbook order, shipping will be calculated based on your address and which shipping service you choose. The shipping fee includes: the weight of shipping (including packaging) + fulfillment handling fee. I am not pocketing any of the shipping fees - it all goes toward shipping and handling.

Can the cookbook be shipped internationally?

Because I'm a small business, sourcing affordable International shipping rates is exceedingly difficult! Currently, at checkout, the only International options are to ship to Canada.

UPDATE: originally it was calculating a crazy high shipping rate to Canada (almost $80). I was able to find a way to ship the books for around $38 USD - and decided that I will cover half of that cost and charge a flat rate of $18.99 USD to ship to Canada so that my Canadian readers can have access to this book. Keep in mind that as an international customer, you'll likely be required to pay customs to receive the package.

If you'd like a shipping quote for any other location, please email Thank you for your patience and understanding with my small business.

Can I purchase multiple books and have them sent to different addresses?

If you'd like to send books to multiple people, each book will need to be ordered separately.

Will the cookbook be here by Christmas 2023?

Unfortunately, the cookbook will not be here by Christmas (2023). I started the cookbook writing process unexpectedly and it proved to be too tight of a timeline for the books to arrive by Christmas. However, if you'd like to pre-order and "gift" the book to someone for Christmas, complete the checkout process, and then download and print this card that can be used as a Christmas gift to alert your recipient that the book will be here soon!

Does the book include new recipes or existing recipes?

The cookbook is loaded with tons of tried-and-true recipes. Because the book is meant to be a timeless anthem to my most-loved and most-made recipes, it includes many existing recipes. But there are also brand, new recipes in the book that I cannot wait for you to try (it’s been so hard not telling you about them already – spoiler alert: the most amazing chicken tacos you’ll ever meet and a new brownie recipe that is wow, wow, wow!).