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Sparkling Caramel Apple Sangria ~ #SundaySupper

Caramel Apple Sangria | www.themessybakerblog.com

A bubbly blend of white wine, caramel vodka, apple cider, and club soda. I made you a cup of cheer… Make that a pitcher of cheer. A holiday pitcher of sangria. I wouldn’t want to celebrate the holidays any other way. This sparkling caramel apple sangria is a fizzy blend of Gallo Family Vineyards‘...

Eggnog Steel Cut Oatmeal

Eggnog Steel Cut Oatmeal | www.themessybakerblog.com

Start your morning off with a big ol’ bowl of this creamy eggnog steel cut oatmeal. Breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day, so “they” say. I don’t know who this mysterious group of people is, but I have to agree with them. I have a tendency to skip lunch when my...

Chocolate Chip Pecan Banana Bread Gift Jars

Chocolate Chip Pecan Banana Bread Gift Jars make the perfect Christmas gift for the holiday season | www.themessybakerblog.com

These chocolate chip pecan banana bread gift jars make great homemade gifts for the holidays. Ready or not, the holiday season has officially arrived. I’m knee deep in vintage ornaments, snowman everything, and festive coffee mugs. The only thing that’s missing is the third Christmas tree. That’s no typo; I have three–yes, three–Christmas trees,...

Creamy Dijon Chicken with Mushrooms ~ #WeekdaySupper

Creamy Dijon Chicken with Mushrooms | www.themessybakerblog.com

This recipe is a winner, winner creamy dijon chicken with mushrooms dinner. A saucy masterpiece ready in under 30 minutes. I made you chicken slathered in a creamy dijon sauce loaded with meaty portobello mushrooms. The entire dish comes together in under 30 minutes, making it an easy weeknight recipe for those busy evenings...

Roasted Red Pepper, Basil, and Mozzarella Chicken

Roasted Red Pepper, Basil, and Mozzarella Chicken | www.themessybakerblog.com

Marinated chicken baked and topped with roasted red peppers, fresh basil, and thick slices of mozzarella cheese. This roasted red pepper, basil, and mozzarella chicken is about to become your new favorite dish. It’s simple, elegant, and comes together in under 30 minutes. The inspiration for this dish came from a local restaurant Squirrel...

All I Want For Christmas 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014 | www.themessybakerblog.com

I have a tendency to want all the gifts. I blame it on the Interweb. When in doubt, always blame the Interweb. There are so many pretty things made by pretty people floating around on Etsy that it makes it really hard for a gal to contain her urge to add yet another pair...

Cranberry Orange Crush ~ #SundaySupper

Cranberry Orange Crush Cocktail | www.themessybakerblog.com

This cranberry orange crush is a refreshing mixture of tart cranberry juice, fresh squeezed orange juice, and vodka. My mom and I are hosting Thanksgiving dinner at her house this year. She has a shiny new kitchen equipped with fancy new pots, casserole dishes, and serving pieces (thanks to me), and she’s ready to...