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.

Charmian-Logo-New-transparent
21 May
Hiding Spaces

Today's lesson: Smart husbands hide the chocolate stash out in the open. Can you see the two packages of Lindt? The spines says,"Dark chocolate with pieces of orange and almond slivers." Neither could I -- at first. Very clever of Andrew to store them amidst textbooks...

Charmian-Logo-New-transparent
20 May
Listen to Your Mother

Today's lesson: Paring knives aren't good for opening jars of olives. The good news: The doctor says the puncture wound to my sister's left hand did only minor nerve damage. Nerves heal at a rate of 1mm a day, so she should be back to normal...

Charmian-Logo-New-transparent
19 May
Never assume

Today's lesson: If you lend cookware to a cat owner, always wash it upon return. Just because all traces of food have been removed doesn't necessarily mean it's clean....

Charmian-Logo-New-transparent
18 May
Whisky Works – As the Barrel Turns (Episode 19)

This week, we learned that the elves put their tiny little heads together and instituted a (lower) class action against As the Barrel Turns, not for the bad puns or weak story lines, but because they want a share of the profits. So, we brought in...

Charmian-Logo-New-transparent
17 May
Toasting Nuts and Seeds

This week I posted a couple of recipes that call for toasted nuts or seeds. Janie asked how to do this, so I figured she's not the only one who might be confused about this technique. No wonder. There are actually three methods, all of...

Charmian-Logo-New-transparent
16 May
Lemon-Loaded North African Dressing

These days when you order a salad, the dressings choices are so varied they could have their own menu. But years ago, when I fell in love with this lemon-loaded version, the only competition was -- and had been for decades -- Italian, French, Thousand...

Charmian-Logo-New-transparent
15 May
Mysteriously Good Sour Cream Apple Pie

Truth be told, I'm not much of a pie fan. Despite my passion for dessert, I can walk away from most fruit pies without feeling the emotional tug that sends me to the cookie jar like cat hair to carpets. Until a few weeks ago,...

Charmian-Logo-New-transparent
14 May
Roasted Pepper Salad

This salad takes almost as long to say as it does to prepare. The full name of this dish is -- deep breath -- Roasted Sweet Pepper Salad with Pine Nuts, Goat Cheese and Basil. Phew! That's practically the whole recipe. Another of Rose Reisman's gems...

Charmian-Logo-New-transparent
13 May
Nuts for Snow Peas

Despite my recent obsession with desserts and coffee, I haven't forgotten the poll results. Some of you wanted side dishes, so I'll be serving some up vegetable options over the next week. In winter, I'm happy with some steamed veggies to soak up the sauce from...

Charmian-Logo-New-transparent
12 May
Green with Coffee Roasting Envy

Turn that frown upside down, White- Westinghouse Popper. Thanks to Carolyn Erikson, her coffee roasting husband and my inability to toss things out in a timely fashion, you've been granted a stay of execution. Today, while reading Carolyn's detailed blog post, I learned we don't have...

Subscribe to my newsletter.

It’s easy. It’s free. It’s informative.

 

Receive weekly tips, recipes and advanced notice of upcoming events.

Yes, please!