Cooking, Baking & Cocktail Shaking

Happy Birthday, Blog!

Today marks the 1-year anniversary of One Sweet Mess. Happy birthday, blog! I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for an entire year. I suppose the expression is true, time zips by when you’re having fun. And, boy, have I had some fun making a mess in my kitchen over the past year. As I look back, it amazes me to see how...

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies… Ever!

I know what you’re thinking, “Jennie, do you know how many times I’ve seen the word best associated with chocolate chip cookies?” I know, but these really are The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies I’ve ever sunk my teeth into! How do I know this? Because I’ve baked and tested several different recipes and this...

Peanut Butter Banana Chip Granola

Baking season is in full swing, and I’m pumping out sweet treats like they’re going out of style. I’ve been baking so much that my skin is imparted with the smell of butter and sugar. Mmm, I smell delicious! This Peanut Butter Banana Chip Granola will have your house smelling amazing. You want cookies?...

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

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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...