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]

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…

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…

A Sangria of Ice and Fire

[*Surprise blog post!* This  was created for the Game of Thrones finale, if you didn’t already catch on to that.] Brought to you by the George R.R. Martini Beverage Co. This sangria can be enjoyed by both dead people and alive… If you’re a Lannister, the red wine base will call to you from your…