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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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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24 Jan
Oven-Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

The innocent potato has caused more trouble than any other root vegetable in history. It's driven the Irish from their homeland, embarrassed Vice President Dan Quayle (or it it Quayl?) and today lead to the arrest of a 75-year-old grandmother. According to the Clearwater Local6...

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23 Jan
Cats got my tongue

Sorry, I've tried. I really have. I just can't face the topic of food today. I've been dealing with a couple of sick kittens (pictured above a couple of months ago in an adorably healthy state). While I am perfectly capable of writing between rounds...

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22 Jan
Mandolins and the much tauted julienne fry

I'm old enough to remember the original commercials for Dial-O-Matic where Ron Popeil coined the phrase, "It slices. It dices. It even makes julienne fries!" I didn't know what julienne fries were, but I wanted to make them. Badly. I was young and impressionable, and if...

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20 Jan
Whisky Works – As the Barrel Turns (Episode 2)

This week, on As The Barrel Turns, a potential setback was narrowly avoided. In an uncharacteristic burst of bravado, Dr. Thomson chose to forego the accurate measuring of the degree of rotation and opted to just "eyeball it." While the barrel landed in the proper position,...

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18 Jan
Pecan Cheesies – Going, Going, Gone

You'll notice there's no photo with today's recipe. Partly my fault. Partly Andrew's. I've been saving this post for a cold, snowy, winter evening, thinking you'd enjoy a nice savory nibble with a glass of wine or sherry by the fire with friends. Sounds tempting? Well, you'll...

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