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Fennel & Radish Salad with Cherry-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Fresh spring greens tossed with vibrant radishes and crisp fennel create this seasonal fennel & radish Salad with Cherry-Balsamic Vinaigrette. 

Fennel & Radish Salad with Cherry-Balsamic Vinaigrette | www.themessybakerblog.com

The air is finally starting to warm up outside, the sun is peeking out from behind the clouds, and the heaping mounds of snow have finally melted.

I think spring is well on its way.

Fennel & Radish Salad with Cherry-Balsamic Vinaigrette | www.themessybakerblog.com

As the weather gets warmer and the sun shines longer, I begin to crave lighter meals made with fresh spring ingredients.

Greek Salad Wrap ~ #SundaySupper

Greek Salad Wrap | www.themessybakerblog.com

Fresh Greek salad fixin’s stuffed into a portable wrap. I stuffed everything good about a Greek salad into a whole wheat wrap. Hello, portable lunch! This week’s #SundaySupper theme is all about stuffing, rolling, and wrapping your favorite food. This recipe was inspired by an on-the-go wrap I picked up at The Fresh Market...

Slice of Life Saturday’s ~ The Wandering Nomad

Cookbook and Iced Coffee

I stumbled through Monday, trudged through (over?) hump day, and Friday crept by brutally slow. The good news… I made it out alive. And, I have wine to thank. Happy Saturday, folks! Go ahead, relax. Enjoy that well-deserved cup of coffee in slow motion today. Savor every last drop before going back for seconds....

White Chocolate Cinnamon Almond Butter

White Chocolate Cinnamon Almond Butter | www.themessybakerblog.com

Creamy almond butter laced with sweet white chocolate and a hint of cinnamon. I had this devilish idea to combine white chocolate chips and cinnamon with homemade almond butter over the weekend. I say devilish because now I can’t keep my grubby little paws off the stuff. Every time I walk past the cabinet...

Peanut Butter Reese’s Cup Blondies

Peanut Butter Reese's Cup Blondies | www.themessybakerblog.com

Thick, gooey peanut butter blondies loaded with mini Reese’s peanut butter cups. Peanut buttahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing kicks a wicked hankering for something sweet quite like peanut butter. This peanut butter blondie combines peanut butter in two different forms, creamy peanut butter from the jar and mini Reese’s peanut butter cups (and lots of ‘em). Double...

Funky Monkey Grilled Cheese ~ #SundaySupper

Funky Monkey Dessert Grilled Cheese | www.themessybakerblog.com

A sweet, gooey dessert grilled cheese oozing with chocolate, peanut butter, bananas, and melted marshmallows. I have several favorites when it comes to food. I am, after all, a foodie. Cheese, however, is in an entirely different category. The word “favorite” doesn’t even begin to describe my adoration for cheese. I’ll take any excuse...

Butterscotch Chocolate Caramel Cookie Cups ~ #SundaySupper

Butterscotch Chocolate Caramel Cookie Cups | www.themessybakerblog.com

Butterscotch and chocolate caramel loaded cookie cups. Soft. Gooey. Addictive. Get ready to have your mind blown, because these Butterscotch Chocolate Caramel Cookie Cups are dripping with gooey caramel and sweet, melty butterscotch chips. I think this is one of the best recipes to come out of my oven yet. They’re that good! Today...