The Messy Baker Blog

about Jennie & the messy baker

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Welcome to my flour-dusted kitchen!

I’m Jennie, the baker, photographer, mess-maker, spatula-licker, and recipe developer at The Messy Baker.

The Messy Baker is a food blog dedicated to unique and innovative recipes that are both simple and irresistible. At The Messy Baker, I strive for recipe diversity. If one cookie recipe is good, then five different cookie recipes are even better! You’ll find a range of indulgent desserts, healthy sweets and snacks, soul-satisfying comfort food, and inventive libations.

Cranberry Orange Gin Fizz with Thyme from The Messy Baker

In my kitchen, making a mess is encouraged and licking the spatula is a must. Around here, cocoa powder blowouts are a real threat, flour dust storms happen almost daily, and bits of food find their way to the ceiling… Enter at your own risk.

The Messy Baker was born in 2011 as a creative outlet to practice my writing while completing my undergraduate degree in English. One recipe led to two recipes, which led to a brand new camera and a few food props. Now, two years later, The Messy Baker is a business with a real following (no longer just my mom).

When I’m not making a mess in the kitchen, I like to enjoy the outdoors with my husband (known as Squirrel around here) cycling, fishing, camping, or motor boatin’ the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay. We live in Baltimore with our two orange fur balls, Maddox, our golden retriever, and Watson, our persnickety kitty. If you’d like to get a glimpse of my world outside of the kitchen, you can follow me on instagram.

Fennel & Radish Salad with Cherry-Balsamic Vinaigrette |

I love hearing from my readers! By all means, feel free to leave me some love. If you make one of my recipes, I’d love to hear about your experience. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, you can email me at [email protected]. I try to respond to recipe questions as quickly as possible. If you’re interested in partnering with The Messy Baker, visit my “Work with Me” section for more details.


Please do not re-publish recipes and photos from The Messy Baker. I work very hard to create each and every recipe published on this site. If you would like to link to a post on The Messy Baker, you’re welcome to use a corresponding photo from the selected post.