Cooking, Baking & Cocktail Shaking

Thirsty Thursday: Blueberry Margaritas

Blueberry Margaritas

These seasonal blueberry margaritas are sweet, tangy, and refreshing. They’re just in time for porch sipping, late nights by the bonfire, and summer barbecue parties. Cinco De Mayo wouldn’t be complete without a margarita, am I right? Since summer is right around the corner and blueberry season is upon us, I decided to add...

Pineapple Cucumber Salsa

Pineapple Cucumber Salsa

This pineapple cucumber salsa is a refreshing blend of sweet pineapple, crisp cucumbers, and spicy jalapeños. You’ll want to dip all day long. When I think of Cinco De Mayo, the first thing that comes to mind is salsa… All the salsa! When I go to my local Mexican restaurant (which is often), the dish...

Thirsty Thursday: Grapefruit Honey Mojito

Grapefruit Honey Mojito

Get your sombrero ready, because it’s about to get festive. This grapefruit honey mojito has it all–it’s equal parts sweet, tart, and refreshing. So, um, this happened the other day. Since Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, I knew I had to share the recipe with you. This grapefruit honey mojito was...

Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats

Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats | A creamy mixture of Greek yogurt, vanilla almond milk, fresh fruit, and oats. This healthy breakfast tastes like a decadent dessert.

Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats is the perfect grab-and-go breakfast for your busy mornings. This healthy mixture tastes more like a decadent dessert than a healthy breakfast. Last week I traded my traditional warm bowl of oatmeal and hot coffee for jazzed-up overnight oats and cold-brewed coffee. What’s the old saying… Out with the old...

Rocky Road Brownies

Rocky Road Brownies

A fierce craving for chocolate turned into a sinful, gooey, off-the-charts mess of a brownie. A brownie so ridiculously good you won’t be able to shake the urge to sneak another square from the pan. One of my very favorite ice cream flavors is rocky road. Hello–what’s not to love about chocolate, marshmallows, and...

Thirsty Thursday: Strawberry Jam Bourbon Smash

Strawberry Jam Bourbon Smash

This refreshing drink is a combination of strong and sweet. Bourbon makes friends with fresh strawberries, tart lemon, and vibrant mint. Welcome to this week’s Thursday Thursday jam session. <— Get it? As Squirrel would say, I’m hilarious! This week’s cocktail floated right into my head as I entered the produce section of my...

Earl Grey Brownie Pudding

Earl Grey Brownie Pudding | Supremely rich, ultra chocolate-y, and decadent beyond belief. The addition of Earl Grey tea to the batter adds a subtle hint of spice.

This Earl Grey Brownie Pudding is supremely rich, ultra chocolate-y, and decadent beyond belief. The addition of Earl Grey tea to the batter adds a subtle hint of spice. I’m a little perturbed. I’ve been skipping through life with the perception that brownies couldn’t get any better. Oh, how utterly wrong I’ve been. How...

Roasted Tomato Caprese Grilled Cheese ~ #SundaySupper

Roasted Tomato Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Thick slices of mozzarella, sweet roasted tomatoes, fresh baby spinach, and a smear of pesto get stuffed between two pieces of crusty bread and cooked until gooey and oozing. April is dedicated to melted, gooey cheese stuffed between two pieces of crusty bread that have been buttered and toasted to perfection. It’s National Grilled...

Introducing One Sweet Mess!

Introducing One Sweet Mess!

I have some very exciting news to share with you today: The Messy Baker is now officially One Sweet Mess! I’ve been toying with the idea of rebranding for the past year and finally made the leap after falling in love with my site’s tagline, One Sweet Mess! I’ve been working behind the scenes...