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.

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05 Feb
Shrove Tuesday

Shake up the old Batter Blaster. It's Shrove Tuesday. This means there's pancakes for supper and no one will stop you from having seconds or even thirds. In some circles, it's even encouraged -- but be warned. They'll take gorging as a sign you intend...

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04 Feb
I can’t believe they’re not chicken wings

Kinda ugly, aren't they? Despite their somewhat dubious looks, these are a tasty and unexpected compromise for the chicken wing battle that wages in our house. My husband loves chicken wings. Their high-fat, low-meat ratio makes them a less than healthy snack. He likes the...

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03 Feb
Whisky Works – As the Barrel Turns (Episode 4)

A momentous day for As The Barrel Turns. Having completed the first full rotation, Dr. Andrew Thomson succumbed to public pressure and sampled his Whisky Works project. Initial excitement quickly turned to frustration when the cask failed to yield its contents. Remembering his fifth grade physics...

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01 Feb
Perfect Basmati Rice

Sometimes the simplest things stump me. For years, rice was my nemesis. Too sticky, too wet, too mushy. The alternative? Burnt. I couldn't even make Uncle Ben's turn out right. As with my bitter green tea fiasco, when faced with continued failure, I simply stopped...

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31 Jan
They’re more than just mugs

Since I showed you my messy office yesterday, I thought I should offer proof that I'm not a complete slob. That job's already taken. This is my mug collection. I took the photo a few minutes ago and didn't stage the shot. This is how it...

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30 Jan
B is for Blogger, Blast and Bugger!

Forgive me. I don't usually swear on the internet, but I'm miffed. Those who subscribe to my blog -- all six of my loyal followers -- might think yesterday's post ended somewhat abruptly. I hope you had charitable thoughts like, "Strange. Charmian always rounds things...

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29 Jan
Time flies

* Update: This post went out prematurely and incomplete due to a disconnect between my brain and Blogger software. After some cursing and ineffective threats to my monitor, I finished the post. It should make sense now. I don't know where today went. Last time I...

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28 Jan
January’s Official Duties

I'm hopelessly behind in my culinary duties. One trip to FoodReference.com and I'm in a tizzy. Who knew one month could be responsible for so much? You'd think January would be given light duties having carried in the new year. But no. If your birthstone...

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28 Jan
January’s Official Duties

I'm hopelessly behind in my culinary duties. One trip to FoodReference.com and I'm in a tizzy. Who knew one month could be responsible for so much? You'd think January would be given light duties having carried in the new year. But no. If your birthstone...

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27 Jan
Whisky Works – As the Barrel Turns (Episode 3)

This week, As the Barrel Turns got mail. Given the comment that poured in, serious consideration was given to sampling at this stage of the process. A willing but wary Dr. Andrew Thomson says, "I'm concerned that frequent and repeated sampling will leave me an...

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