Fresh Cherry Crumb Cake Recipe

Inspired by this summer’s collection of horror t.v. shows (Stranger Things) and movies (MidSommar), The Messy Cooker tries her hand at writing a deliciously dreadful opening…

Slow Cooker 101: 5-Minute Prep Mississippi Pot Roast

[The Messy Cooker uses a slow cooker for the first time and is shocked and amazed at how quickly she can prep meat (in five minutes, folks). She now messes with time and space to explain the origins of a chuck roast.] The date was 1582. A fine young man by the name of Chuck…

The Southern Delight: BBQ Bacon Bison Burger

[Back in February, I had the chance to visit my good friend Loo #1 in Montgomery, Alabama. While she’s originally from California, she has lived in the South for two years now and it has certainly started to influence her style of cooking; enter the BBQ Bacon Bison Burger, created by Loo #1 herself]

Food You Can Make in the Snow: Maple Taffy

[So, I’ve been hoarding this recipe for many moons. Even though it’s Spring, I hope you’ll still enjoy]

It’s SNOWING! Tiny puffs of cold crunch against my cheeks as I run through the winter wonderland that is Seattle.

Juicy Jose’s Best Fudge Brownies Recipe

[This week’s recipe is from one of the most fantastic bakers I’ve ever met. Juicy Jose has bestowed her wisdom upon us so we can all make fudge brownies from scratch. So dangerous] Brownies are the meaning of true love. Everyone knows that. But not everyone knows how to make them the right way. This…

Cheap and Easy, Garlic and Creamy SCALLOPS! With White Wine Risotto

[Be a little shellfish. Get yourself some SCALLOPS! for dinner] I THOUGHT THAT SCALLOPS! WERE ONLY IN FANCY RESTAURANTS BUT IT TURNS OUT YOU CAN BUY THEM AT YOUR LOCAL GROCERY STORE. I’M SO EXCITED I SHALL HENCEFORTH ONLY WRITE SCALLOPS IN ALL CAPS. SCALLOPS! don’t look like seafood. They’re milky white, squishy, and circular….

Trick Yourself Into Eating Breakfast with Banana Zucchini Oatmeal Cups

[Is that…a cupcake? For breakfast? Just keep telling yourself that…] There’s a reason why I’ve never published a post about breakfast foods—it’s because I rarely eat breakfast. I know, I know…it’s the most important meal of the day and blah blah blah. But if you didn’t have the same problem, then you wouldn’t be reading…

Simple Shakshuka Recipe (An Egg Lover’s Delight!)

The second I took a bite of Shakshuka (a piping hot, hearty, and maybe even magical egg stew), I was transported back to an ancient time. I began to speak in my native Hebrew tongue and I said unto my neighbors… Stop schvitzing already, I won’t get biblical on you. But I did have this…

*Guest Cooker* Up Your Instant Noodle Game with Indo Mien Style Noodles

[This week’s blog post features the sage advice of The Messy Cooker’s good friend, Annicus, and one fantastic way of making instant noodles] This isn’t college anymore. The time for making Cup Noodles for dinner is over. Today, you’ll learn how to up your instant noodle game by making an Indonesian style stir fry with…

Literally Handmade Eggnog Recipe

Just because they’ve taken down all of the twinkly lights and wheeled the Christmas tree out the door, it doesn’t mean you can’t keep celebrating like it’s the holidays. (But you should throw away your ugly sweater–no one thinks it’s funny anymore). Take eggnog for example. It’s a drink made out of raw eggs, beaten…