*Guest Cooker* You Had Me At Challah

  [This week’s recipes and baking tips were provided by The Messy Cooker’s good friend, Impasharia. Before becoming a master at making challah, Impasharia began her career as a baker for Challah for Hunger, where she baked hundreds of types of challah. Chai tea. Jalapeno, Zatar. You name it.] While there haven’t been serious scientific…

Cast Iron Dreams

  [This blog post introduction is written in the style of a stage play] THE MESSY COOKER’S KITCHEN—NIGHTTIME THE MESSY COOKER runs out of the cramped kitchen, flailing her arms dramatically in the air. Smoke fills the house. THE MESSY COOKER Sorry! Sorry! I do this every time! SMOKE ALARM Beep. Beep. BEEP! BEEP!! THE…