Cooking, Baking & Cocktail Shaking

Chocolate Dipped Biscoff Pillow Cookies

Happy #SundaySupper! I’ve had to skip the past two #SundaySupper events due to a research paper that I’ve been diligently working on for the past two weeks. As you read this post, I’ll be putting the finishing touches on it before I hand it in on Tuesday. To say I’m sorry, I made you...

Pumpkin Orange Chocolate Chip Bread with Orange Glaze

Tis the season to be jolly. That is the saying, right? I’m getting down right jolly with this Pumpkin Orange Chocolate Chip Bread with Orange Glaze. I made mini loaves that are perfect for gifting. Well, if that’s the saying, then why isn’t there more jolly people in the world this time of year?...

Glazed Snickerdoodle Muffins

These Glazed Snickerdoodle Muffins are moist, tender, and deliciously decadent. Let the Christmas countdown begin–only 22 more days! I have so much to do and not enough time to get it all done. There’s cookies to bake, holiday treats to create, gifts to wrap, and a 15-page research paper to complete. Wah, wah! I’m...

Sweet Potato Bourbon Bundt Cake

Sweet Potato Bourbon Bundt Cake {www.themessybakerblog.com}

I’ve been known to throw back a cocktail or two (or three), so when I heard that December’s bundt theme was “Boozy Cakes,” I did a little dance. I love incorporating alcohol into my baked goods. Besides, who doesn’t enjoy a little cake with their booze? Wink, wink. This Sweet Potato Bourbon Bundt Cake will...

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Banana Muffins… Is that a long title, or what? Sorry, but I just couldn’t leave anything out. Doesn’t that muffin just sound delicious? Is it calling your name? It is, isn’t it? Today marks the first Monday of our holiday #MuffinMonday series. Every Monday the #MuffinMonday crew will be bringing...

Turkey & Cranberry Panini with Goat Cheese Aioli

I may not be ready for Thanksgiving, but I have your leftover turkey problem covered with this Turkey & Cranberry Panini with Goat Cheese Aioli. Talk about the ultimate sandwich! Yikes! Thanksgiving is only 4 days away. I’m not going to lie, I’m shaking in my boots a little. I’m not remotely ready for...

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

Because Squirrel and I ate our way through Frankenstorm and consumed an entire 9-by-13 casserole dish of chicken pot pie (didn’t want that baby going to waste in case the electricity went out), I felt it was time to create and eat something healthy. So, naturally, I made Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies....

Cheddar Herb Cranberry Muffins

These Savory Cheddar Herb Cranberry Muffins make a delicious addition to any meal. This week we were challenged to make a savory muffin using cheese. Now, I don’t know about you, but I love me some cheese. Whether it be cheddar, pepper jack, smoked gouda, or swiss, I love it all! Last week, I...

Turtle Pretzels

Homemade Turtle Pretzel Candy makes the perfect gift for the holidays | www.themessybakerblog.com

These Turtle Pretzels are a sweet and salty treat perfect for gifting. They’re easy to make and even easier to eat. I looked at my calendar the other day and got a jolt of reality. Christmas is only a little over a month away! If you’re anything like me, you’re scrambling at the last...