Swimmer’s Seaweed Salad

Well folks, I lost a bet. I wasn’t told to shave half my head. Or eat a whole can of cat food. I was simply asked to make some seaweed salad. Not a horrible punishment, really, as far as bets go. The next time you see a baby becoming BFFs with another baby, think seaweed…

I Yam What I Yam

My great-grandfather had two jokes. Two jokes! I’m about to explain one of them—just for you and this joyous Thanksgiving occasion.

Post-Election Pick-Me-Up

We all deserve a drink after this year’s election. The stronger and bloodier, the better. If you’re on the hunt, try the shockingly delicious combination of spicy black pepper, savory tomato, and lip-numbing Tabasco sauce…the Bloody Mary. The Bloody Mary will surely distract you for a needed minute—if not for a split-second—for various reasons: The…

Gummy Worm Graveyard

I literally bled to make these gummy worms. And I’m not just saying this because it’s almost Halloween. Homemade gummy worms. “What could go wrong?” you ask yourself. I’m sure it’s fun and easy. I can hide them in various parts of my apartment to freak people out…and what is this? WikiHow has a recipe…

Hey There, Honey Cakes!

It has been over 20 hours since I last ate food. Reading (and writing) this blog has made my stomach grumble so hard you’d think the next earthquake was going to start right below the chair I am sitting on. If you’re Jewish, then you’re in this same state of fasting for the Holiest Day…

There’s a Leek in the Pot!

If you like vegetable puns, then today’s your leeky day. What does a leek look like? Well, let’s be real. I thought a leek was a scallion. And a scallion was a chive. And a chive…was kind of useless. The other day, my good friend caught me staring at a leek. I was dazed and…

Herschel’s Arnold Palmer

Let’s face it…summer has come to an end. And with it, the days of drinking lemonade and soaking up the sun are over. Enter: Fall. The leaves are turning an orangey, reddish, yellow color and hues of tan and brown are appearing on your mantle piece in the form of festive decorations. While you desire…

Welcome to The Messy Cooker!

Dear Visitor, Welcome to The Messy Cooker! Here you’ll find original recipes, crazy concoctions, delicious new ingredients, discussions on the basics, and some really MESSY mistakes. People aren’t perfect, which means that cooking sure as hell isn’t either. That’s why you’ll find real pictures of very real attempts at making various dishes, whether they are…