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…

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

[Since spaghetti squash is considered a common diet food, this week’s intro is styled as a 1950s weight loss advertisement] Hello there friends, Are you constantly craving Pad Thai but also watching your waistline? Do you want to fill your mouth with spicy watery tasty noodles without hurting your wallet? The answer to all of…

Vodka Kahlua Cupcakes with Spiked Hot Chocolate Frosting

[The Messy Cooker gets personal as she looks back on the past year…and her choir years?] I’m not sure how, but it’s been one year since I started The Messy Cooker. It’s had its highs (becoming a latke!) and its lows (cutting my finger while making gummy worms), yet I’ve enjoyed every single moment of…

Get Figgy With It (Honey and Fig Cocktail Recipe)

[The intro to this blog post is the first in a series of food for thoughts] The clouds thinned, letting through sunbeams of orangesicle and pineapple sherbet. And still, I waited. Darkness marched overhead, commanding the stars to sprinkle throughout the rich and silken sky. And yet, I waited. One wafen moon passed after another….