Cooking, Baking & Cocktail Shaking

Game Day Taco Bar

The big game is coming up soon, so I thought to myself, “What dish screams Super Bowl?” It would have to be easy, yet packed with flavor, it would need to be semi-portable, and it would have to be hearty and filling (something men will eat). After thinking about it, I came up with...

Caramel Sauce

Lets talk caramel sauce. It’s a very versatile sauce and can be drizzled over almost anything sweet. I use caramel sauce just about every day  in my coffee. Why spend tons of money per day on a fancy coffee when you fancy it up at home? Caramel sauce is also delicious drizzled over vanilla...

Turtle Brownies

Turtle Brownies

Oh, my, turtle brownies! Does life get any better? These brownies are everything a brownie should be:  fudgy, moist, chocolately, and absolutely delicious. I took an average brownie and made it amazing by adding toasted pecans and topping them with homemade caramel sauce and a drizzle of melted bitter sweet chocolate. Yum! Look at...

Comfort in Sadness

On Wednesday, a very special person passed away- my Uncle Gene. In honor of his life, I decided to make a decadent chocolate bundt cake with a chocolatey glaze. Food is a powerful thing. It has the ability to bring comfort in a time of sadness. No matter what’s going on in our lives,...

Reuben Burgers

When I crave meat, I usually crave a big, fat, juicy burger with the works. I like my burgers BIG! The kind of burger you have to unlock your jaw for and squeeze together just to get it to fit in your mouth. The kind that leaves leftovers on your cheeks and juice running...

Rustic White Bean Soup

As soon as the weather becomes cold and blustery, I become addicted to soup. I make it at least once a week. It’s one of my favorite cold weather foods. It’s the type of food that warms your soul. I especially enjoy making soup now that I get to cook it in my new...

Cozy up

Cozy up

Today was the first day it actually felt like winter in Baltimore. It was cold, gray, and blustery. There were even a few snow flurries throughout the day and, weirdly, a mini blizzard. It’s the kind of day when you just want to hibernate in the house and stay cozy. So, in honor of...

Burrito Bliss

Burrito Bliss

Today, my girlfriend and I decided to take a ride down to Hamden to enjoy a leisurely stroll along 36th street, also known as the strip or the avenue to us Baltimoreans. I love the atmosphere in Hamden; it’s eclectic, original, and exciting. You’ll always find something new and unusual in one of the...

Welcome

Welcome

Hi. Welcome to my blog, The Messy Baker. I’m Jennie. I bake delicious sweet treats. Stay tuned, because soon I will be sharing some of my favorite recipes with all of you. Love and sweet treats, The Messy Baker