Blog Post List

This blog post list contains the most recent blog posts from The Messy Baker in reverse chronological order. You can also browse by recipe category or use the search function.

No-Churn Cranberry Ice Cream by The Messy Baker
22 Sep
No-Churn Cranberry Ice Cream + Vitamix Giveaway

No-churn cranberry ice cream. Try saying that three times fast. Or four. Because that’s how often I’ve made this in the past couple of weeks. I’d have gained weight had it not been for my selfless family and friends who came to my waistline’s rescue by grabbing...

Key Ingredients for Lemon, Fig and Lavender Marmalade
08 Jun
Lemon, Fig and Lavender Marmalade with Sarah B Hood

Last year my garden burst with lavender. This spring, only a few leggy plants survived. Too little snow. Too much thawing. Too  much freezing. Or maybe the plants sensed my neediness and fled. I need lavender this summer, and lots of it. For the esthetics,...

Nut & Seed Brittle by The Messy Baker
04 May
Nut & Seed Brittle

I feel this is cheating. Healthy nuts, good-for-you seeds, and a whack load of sugar. This nut and seed brittle recipe was vegetarian chef Nettie Cronish’s compromise with her kids. Nettie is all about healthy eating. Kids? Not so much. I used to beg for store bought...

Mini Icebox Cakes by The Messy Baker
28 Apr
Mini Icebox Cakes

If you’re lucky, TV gives you five minutes. Five short minutes to put together a dish under bright lights and a bit of pressure. These Mini Icebox Cakes are perfect for television cooking -- and for anyone wanting to put together a Mother’s Day treat. I’m on...

Whole Bowls with Smoky Corn, Black Bean and Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto
23 Apr
Whole Bowls with Smoky Corn, Black Bean and Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Judge it by how long it takes to pry from your friends’ hands. Whole Bowls: Complete Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Meals to Power Your Day by Allison Day (Skyhorse Publishing ©2016)  was passed from guest to guest while I put...

Zucchini & Carrot Breakfast Muffins in pan - The Messy Baker
28 Mar
Zucchini & Carrot Breakfast Muffins

People are always asking for foolproof recipes. Well, I played the fool while testing this, and the muffins turned out just fine. As part of today’s Homegrown blog hop (see below for links to other recipes), I test drove Joan Ttooulias’s Zucchini & Carrot Breakfast Muffins. In...

Pan-roasted fennel with pistachios and fennel leaves
22 Jan
Easy Pan-Roasted Fennel

When given the choice between vegetables or dessert, I usually go for dessert. After all, chocolate will cure what ails you. Unless you’re two weeks into a nasty cold that’s claiming squatters rights to your head. I’m at Day 14. During this time, not only have I...

Salted Chocolate Humble Pie by the Messy Baker
11 Dec
Salted Chocolate Humble Pie

Many children sport t-shirts that say, “Mother’s Little Darling.” Mine should have read, “Ruining Christmas Parties Since 1965.” I made a case for myself when I was 2 and disappeared at a Christmas open house. I sent everyone into a panic, only to be found...

Mary Berry, The Queen of Cakes
08 Dec
An interview with Mary Berry

If you had 15 minutes to chat with The Great British Bake Off’s Mary Berry what would you ask her — other than, “Will you adopt me?” Last week, I got a chance to speak with the Mary Berry herself. Due to time differences, our...

Mary Berry’s Ultimate Chocolate Roulade with chocolate curls
03 Dec
Baking with Mary Berry and the Chocolate Roulade

I confess, I’ve been binge watching The Great British Bake Off  on YouTube ever since two friends recommended it earlier this autumn. I bite my fingernails dreading soggy bottoms, split custard, and under-proofed bread. I’m in awe of the homemade strudel dough, the Charlotte Royales,...

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