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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...

Maple Pecan Bundt Cake

This Maple Pecan Bundt Cake has a sweet, nutty center. It’s delicious paired with your morning coffee. Well, hello November. It’s so nice to see you, even if you arrived sooner than expected. Thanksgiving is only 15 days away. Fifteen! Wasn’t it just August and warm? Now it’s blustery and cold and almost mitten...

Chicken Soup with Dumplings

This Chicken Soup with Dumplings will keep you warm on a cold day. It’s loaded with tender chunks of chicken, fresh veggies, and loads of homemade dumplings. I’m happy to announce that Squirrel and I survived Frankenstorm. We didn’t float away, lose power, or suffer any damages to our house. I consider ourselves extremely...

Sweet Cream Stuffed Pumpkin Muffins

Get excited for these Sweet Cream Stuffed Pumpkin Muffins. Technically, they’re a muffin, but they taste a lot like dessert. What? It’s Monday again? Wasn’t it just Friday, and wasn’t I just sipping on a delicious Caramel Apple Pie Martini? Don’t you just hate how the weekend flies by at lightening speed, while the...