The Latest Recipes

01
Apr

Carrot Cake Roll

Spring is a whole lot brighter with this simple, sweet, and moist carrot cake roll to enjoy with a little tea at breakfast or as a festive dessert! I love the cream cheese filling and the warming notes from the spice blend, and there are some secret healthy hacks you might not expect. This carrot...
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sourdough bread in dutch oven with red handles
27
Mar

My Favorite Go-To Sourdough Bread Recipe

This basic go-to sourdough bread recipe creates the perfect crusty on the outside, tender on the inside loaf that’s just waiting to be sliced, toasted, and slathered with butter and jam! I love this simple sourdough bread recipe because it generates the best flavor and texture, and it’s sure to please everyone in your home....
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26
Mar

How to Make a Sourdough Starter

If you want to make your own bread, knowing how to make a sourdough starter will come in handy so that you can have the best developed flavor and texture! It takes a few days as the starter grows and ferments, but I promise it’s easy. Plus, once you do it once, you can use...
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How to Cook with an Instant Pot
24
Mar

How to Use an Instant Pot (or Electric Pressure Cooker)

If you’ve had this gadget sitting in your cupboard afraid to give it a spin, let this be your essential guide for how to use an Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker without stress or fret! Trust me, once you get the hang of it, you will LOVE it. My Instant Pot is like my...
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glasses of instant pot rice pudding
20
Mar

Instant Pot Rice Pudding

This sweet and simple Instant Pot rice pudding has just the best texture, flavor, and is ready in under an hour! It’s the perfect dessert in my book. And I promise it’s super easy in the Instant Pot! You barely have to lift a finger for this sweet, cinnamon-y treat. An Easy Rice Pudding Recipe...
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easy fried rice in a round white bowl next to skillet of fried rice
18
Mar

Easy Fried Rice

This easy fried rice recipe is the BEST simple meal for after a crazy day when you want something tasty, fast, and filling for the whole family! It comes together in a flash and is full of good protein, grains, veggies, and the delicious flavors of soy sauce, garlic, and onion for a quick and...
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17
Mar

The Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This is the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe EVER! The secret is in melting the butter. No chilling time required, no funny ingredients, just simple, homemade chewy chocolate chip cookies! Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate chip cookies are little morsels of memories. I’m sure you, too, have more than one memory that has a chocolate...
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chicken and dumplings in white bowl on blue and white towel
12
Mar

Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings Soup

Old fashioned chicken and dumplings soup is a simple and cozy soup recipe that is fun and easy to make, tastes so delicious, and is great for a group. Truly anyone can make this soup, and it’s a perfect simple recipe with hearty and wholesome ingredients, lovely flavor, and a good balance of protein, veggies,...
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04
Mar

Easy Snow Ice Cream Recipe

Easy snow ice cream is such a fun recipe for cold winter months, and you only need four ingredients: evaporated milk, sugar, vanilla, and fresh snow! If you live somewhere with snow, this simple sweet treat will be everything to you (and your kids) and will get you through to warmer months! Easy Snow Ice...
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round white bowl of homemade bolognese sauce with garnish on white tablecloth
03
Mar

The Best Homemade Bolognese Sauce

Big, bold flavors and simple ingredients come together to make this Homemade Bolognese Sauce. A hearty and delicious red pasta sauce that’s perfect for spaghetti, lasagna, pappardelle and more classic Italian recipes. The Best Homemade Bolognese Sauce Mmm, bolognese sauce. I just love this rustic, meaty red sauce that is almost like a stew, it’s...
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28
Feb

White Bean Chicken Chili

This easy White Bean Chicken Chili recipe is ready in no time and is the perfect warming soup after a long day! You’ll love this creamy white chicken chili that’s packed with flavor and hearty ingredients. White Bean Chicken Chili If you’re a fan of any kind of traditional red chili OR tortilla soup, this...
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woman holding beef jerky strips closeup
27
Feb

How to Make Beef Jerky

Ever wondered how to make beef jerky!? It’s actually a pretty simple, straightforward, and FUN DIY project you can do anytime and get flavorful, salty, chewy beef jerky to snack on! You don’t need many supplies or ingredients either, just some time to let it dehydrate (or bake down in the oven if you don’t...
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Bless This Mess - About Me

I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.