The Messy Baker Blog

Bloody Mary Potatoes ~ #SundaySupper

Oven-roasted potatoes drizzled with a spicy Bloody Mary reduction.

Bloody Mary Potatoes Side Dish Recipe |

Halloween is exactly 1 month and 3 days away. I’m slowly seeing creepy decorations make their way to neighboring front porches.

I may have been a bit excited and started decorating for fall September 1st. You see, fall is my very favorite season…ever! The air is cool, and it smells crisp with a hint of bonfire smoke in the evening. Speaking of bonfires, fall is officially bonfire season. Maybe there’s nothing specific marked on the calendar, but I’ve decided to deem fall bonfire season.

Let’s not forget about apples, pumpkins, and squash. I pretty much live off of those three things during the fall season.

Bloody Mary Potatoes are the perfect Halloween side dish |

This week, the #SundaySupper team is adding a fourth produce item to the fall produce list: potatoes. Oh, and not just any potatoes. We’re talkin’ Idaho® potatoes. I don’t know about you, but whenever I think about the geographic location of potatoes, my thoughts head straight to Idaho. It’s the potato capital of the world!

Smoky Pumpkin Fettuccini Alfredo ~#WeekdaySupper

Smoky Pumpkin Fettuccini Alfredo Pasta |

Fat fettuccini noodles tossed in a rich, smoky pumpkin alfredo sauce made with warm spices and lots of cheese. Pumpkin: It’s all the rage! The Interweb is literally busting at the seams with pumpkin recipes. Yet, here I am adding another pumpkin recipe to the mix. Don’t be surprised if you see a button...

Cinnamon Swirl Loaves

Cinnamon Swirl Loaves | This bread recipe makes two fresh loaves stuffed with cinnamon and sugar |

Homemade bread stuffed with cinnamon, brown sugar, and toasted pecans. Waft the fresh scent of home-baked bread goodness. Sometimes I use baked goods as a form of apology. Take the other day, for instance. I was up in the attic collecting my fall decorations when I tripped over a random box of crap. I...

Havarti, Pear, & Smoked Ham Crackers

Havarti, Pear, & Smoked Ham on Crackers |

Buttery crackers topped with creamy Boar’s Head Havarti cheese, ripe pear, and smoked ham. This easy appetizer is perfect for fall entertaining.  I’m not really sure I can call this a recipe. It’s more like a stack of ingredients–a creamy, buttery, sweet, salty stack of ingredients. If you do the math, it adds up...

Harvest Chili Bowls ~ #WeekDaySupper

Harvest Chili Bowls Recipe |

Thick, hearty chili loaded with tender beef and seasonal veggies. This is comfort food at its best! The temperature is slowly beginning to drop. There’s a gentle breeze throughout the day that slowly transitions into colder evenings with that crisp fall scent I look forward to all year long. Fall is my absolute favorite...

Ricotta Toasts with Tomatoes ~ #SundaySupper

Easy Ricotta Toasts with Tomatoes Recipe |

Ricotta toasts with tomatoes are the perfect appetizer for your football and tailgating celebrations. Thick, creamy homemade ricotta cheese is layered thick on French bread slices and topped with fresh tomatoes and basil. Sunday night football is back… And the Squirrel goes wild! I don’t know what it’s like in your house during football...

Fruit & Veg Smoothie ~ #TasteSilkAlmond

Fruit & Veg Smoothie Recipe |

A sweet and creamy blend of fruit, veggies, and Silk Almondmilk. Change is scary… I get it. But sometimes change can be a good thing. To say Squirrel doesn’t like change is putting it mildly. He cringes whenever I mention the mere thought of something new. Whether it be a new twist on an...