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Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry ~ #WeekDaySupper #McSkilletSauce

This garlic shrimp stir fry comes together in 20 minutes. It’s loaded with bold flavor, hearty veggies, and fresh shrimp.

Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry | www.themessybakerblog.com

I found shrimp on sale a few weeks ago and decided to stock the freezer. When shrimp goes on sale, you stock up. It’s one of my many grocery store rules. The same goes for butter, chocolate chips, and flour. Get while the gettin’ is good.

I bought something like 4 bags of shrimp. That’s a lot of shrimp, but it goes fast in our house. Needless to say, I’ve been whipping up recipes that incorporate shrimp.

Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry | www.themessybakerblog.com

Shrimp everything!

Stir fry is a weeknight staple in our house. It requires very little effort–a little slicing and dicing–and comes together in under 30 minutes. My rule of thumb for making weeknight meals is it has to be fast and tasty. There’s no compromising; it must be both easy to make and absolutely delicious.

Slow Cooker Navy Bean Soup with Ham ~ #SundaySupper

Slow Cooker Navy Bean Soup with Ham | www.themessybakerblog.com

This slow cooker navy bean soup with ham is like a cozy sweater on a cold day. It’s full of hearty veggies, creamy beans, fresh herbs, and salty ham. You’re going to love this slow cooker navy bean soup with ham. I realize that I’m coming off a bit strong and confident, but what’s...

Banana Bread with Cookie Butter Cheesecake Swirl

Banana Bread with Cookie Butter Cheesecake Swirl | www.themessybakerblog.com

Sweet, moist banana bread swirled with a layer of cookie butter cheesecake. Your heart just skipped a beat, didn’t it? Mine did the same thing when the idea for this banana bread popped into my head. Here’s theĀ thing about owning a website dedicated to food–it’s all food, all the time. My thoughts are a...

Mango Chia Seed Pudding {Gluten-Free}

Mango Chia Seed Pudding topped with Honeyed Mangoes | www.themessybakerblog.com

Creamy chia seed pudding topped with a sweet and citrusy blend of mangoes. This mango chia seed pudding is the result of a fierce craving for sunshine and warmth. For lazy days on the beach sipping a tropical drink. For flip-flops and sun-kissed skin. Pipe dreams. It’s all one big pipe dream. As I...

Mixed Berry Martini ~ #SundaySupper

Mixed Berry Martini | www.themessybakerblog.com

Sweet mixed berry simple syrup gets shaken with blueberry vodka and fresh squeezed lemon juice. I have been in a cocktail shaking kind of mood as of late. I’m going to go ahead and blame it on my recent trip to the library. They had a bunch of bar books on display, and I...

Cherry Pie Smoothie

Cherry Pie Smoothie | www.themessybakerblog.com

A sip-able version of the classic cherry pie. I’ve been binge sipping tropical lassis like they’re going out of style, which won’t be happening as far as I’m concerned. Lassis for life, yo! I currently have a jumbo-sized fruit bowl (aka my mixing bowl) full of fresh mangoes, pineapples, and bananas waiting patiently for...

Sangrita {Sangria + Margarita}

Sangrita {Sangria + Margarita} Cocktail | www.themessybakerblog.com

This fruity combination of red wine, citrus juice, and tequila will have craving this sangrita recipe every weekend. It’s Hump Day. Huuuuuump Daaaay! I’ll spare you the rest of the camel commentary. But just so you know, it’s taking every ounce of willpower not to recite the entire commercial. I feel like it’s my...