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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...

Candy Corn Martini

Trick or treat. Smell my feet. Give me something good to eat. And by good, I mean a boozy Candy Corn Martini. This week the #SundaySupper team is at it again. We’re creating some spooktacular (sorry, I just had to) treats for Halloween. Did you know that Halloween is the most popular holiday in...

Pumpkin Apple Butter Granola

Pumpkin Apple Butter Granola is the perfect fall snack. It’s officially fall in Baltimore. There’s a nip in the air, the leaves are a beautiful shade of bright red orange, the sky is cloudy and gray, I’ve busted out my hoodies and North Face jacket, and I’m still in flip-flops. I know that last...

Allspice Cinnamon Chip Streusel Muffins

These Allspice Cinnamon Chip Streusel Muffins are the muffin of fall! Mondays aren’t normally my favorite day of the week, but this Monday is different. After being confined to my house and my couch for two weeks due to a foot injury, it’s good to get back to my normal life (even if that...

Lemon Meringue Pie

This Lemon Meringue Pie has a tart, zesty lemon custard that gets piled high with the fluffiest meringue. This week the #SundaySupper crew is teaming up with Chantal for a #BakeforaCure #SundaySupper. October is Breast Cancer Awarness month, and Chantal is working to create awareness with their baking products and is encouraging their audience...

Smoky Slow Cooker Venison Chili

This week’s #SundaySupper theme is all about comfort food, and who doesn’t enjoy some good old soul-satisfying food? This Smoky Slow Cooker Venison Chili is the very definition of comfort food. For me, comfort food is nostalgic. It warms your heart and evokes memories of childhood, loved ones, past events, triumphs, and “the good...