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Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

Warm, fluffy dough studded with mini chocolate chips and topped with sweet, gooey frosting.

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

Classic hot cross buns… Okay, so they’re not quite “classic,” but they’re most certainly delicious. Why have a classy bun when you can swank it up with some chocolate, am I right?

The word bun always jostles an inner childlike excitement that conjures memories of tangy yeast smells seeping from the oven and butter melting between two fluffy halves of bun.

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

These chocolate chip hot cross buns are perfect for your Easter festivities. They’re sweet, fluffy, and irresistibly buttery. Because I love all things chocolate, I loaded the dough with mini chocolate chips.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Roasted Banana Milkshake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Roasted Banana Milkshake | www.themessybakerblog.com

A milkshake of epic proportions. Today I’m celebrating the most epic flavor combo of them all: chocolate and peanut butter. The crowd goes wild every time I post a recipe that incorporates the two flavors–every. single. time. You guys can’t get enough of it. The chocolate/peanut butter combo has become so popular that there are...

Funfetti Waffles {Gluten + Dairy Free}

Funfetti Waffles {Gluten- and Dairy-Free} | www.themessybakerblog.com

Nothing screams fun and festive like sprinkles. These funfetti waffles (gluten + dairy free) are sweet, fluffy, and absolutely sinful. They’re sure to become a breakfast favorite! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Sprinkles make everything better! Sweet, fluffy, crispy waffles loaded with colorful sprinkles–you need to jump on this wagon!...

Herb & Cheese Potato Soufflés

Herb & Cheese Potato Souffles | www.themessybakerblog.com

Fluffy, herb-spiked, cheese-loaded potato soufflés. Easter and Passover are quickly approaching. Have you planned your holiday menu yet? Me? Well, um, not exactly. I’m very last minute when it comes to planning my Easter menu. I like to keep it simple and seasonal. I usually serve one main dish and a few side dishes. As we...

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole | www.themessybakerblog.com

Cheddar, chicken, and broccoli mingle to create a deliciously creamy casserole. I love a good casserole recipe–especially one made with loads of gooey cheese and a crunchy topping. Casseroles may be considered retro, but they’re never going to go out of style in this house. What other dish is going to come together easily,...

Lemon Risotto ~ #SundaySupper

Lemon Risotto | www.themessybakerblog.com

Creamy risotto bursting with bright,vibrant lemon. You probably won’t believe it, but spring is only 5 days away. I’ll wait while you take that in, maybe do a little happy dance. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to kick winter to the curb. Bring on the sunshine, bright colors, warm air, and...

Guinness Braised Brisket with Potatoes

Guinness Braised Brisket with Potatoes | www.themessybakerblog.com

Fork tender, extremely flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth brisket braised in booze with a side of potatoes. Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? In our house, corned beef and cabbage is customary. We only have it once a year, and it’s always on St. Paddy’s Day. I’m changing things up this year. Squirrel wasn’t happy at first–the...