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Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tutorial

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tutorial | www.themessybakerblog.com

Buttermilk soaked chicken gets dipped in seasoned flour and fried to perfection. You’ll need at least two pieces. Is it just me, or is frying food a pain in the booty? Why do we even bother? I’ll tell you why… Because it’s damn delicious and worth every effort. Sure my hair smells like fried...

Ricotta Pound Cake with Grapes

Ricotta Pound Cake with Grapes and a Lemon Glaze | www.themessybakerblog.com

A rich, buttery pound cake made with creamy ricotta and sweet, plump red California Grapes. During the busy holiday season, giving the gift of food is easier than shopping for the perfect present. I love preparing homemade goodies to gift to family and friends. Gift someone a cake, and even in his or her...

Bacon-Wrapped Barbecue Potato Wedges

These crispy potato wedges wrapped in smoky bacon and glazed with barbecue sauce make the perfect appetizer for football, the holidays, and parties. | www.themessybakerblog.com

These bacon-wrapped barbecue potato wedges are every appetizer lovers’ dream come true. Baked up crispy and glazed with Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce, these wedges make the perfect holiday appetizer. If you want to drive the men folk in your house wild, wrap something in bacon and slather it in bbq sauce. I could...

Asian BBQ Glazed Leg of Lamb

Asian BBQ Glazed Leg of Lamb | www.themessybakerblog.com

This juicy hunk of lamb is glazed with a sweet and spicy Asian barbecue sauce. It’s perfect for your holiday menu. Lamb. Do you like it? Have you ever tried making it in your own kitchen? Lamb isn’t something I grew up eating as a child. It happens to be a new cut of...

Pomegranate Mulled Wine ~ #SundaySupper

Pomegranate Mulled Wine | www.themessybakerblog.com

Sweet, warm, fruity wine that tastes like Christmas in a glass. I made you a warm, toasty, wine-infused beverage to keep you cozy during the holiday season. This pomegranate mulled wine tastes best sipped from holiday mug sitting under a fuzzy blanket by the glow of the fire. My house didn’t come with a...

Slice of Life Saturday’s ~ Boot Season!

Fall Puppy | www.themessybakerblog.com

Happy Saturday, folks! It’s officially boot season here in Baltimore. I was finally able to christen one pair of my riding boots last Saturday–hooray! Since I live in my pjs during the week, the weekends are pretty much the only chance I get to wear my boots, so it’s going to take awhile to...

Prickly Pear Cocktail

Prickly Pear Cocktail recipe made with bourbon. This fall inspired cocktail is refreshing and crisp. | www.themessybakerblog.com

The weekend is made for sipping bourbon. Cheers! Meet your Thanksgiving cocktail! A few weeks ago it was all pumpkin, all the time. I’ve since changed my tune, and now it’s all about the pear. Yes, the pear. Maybe it isn’t the most popular of all the fall produce, but it happens to be...