Let’s Get Started

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Let's Get Started

Hi! I’m Melissa Griffiths and I write all about food and life on our hobby farm here at Bless this Mess.

I’m a busy mom of 5 little ones who is currently knee-deep in a DIY farmhouse build. I have a lot going on, and I’d much rather spend my time enjoying my messes than fretting about what I’m going to make for dinner. Over the past few years, I’ve nailed down a few strategies that helped me keep my kitchen running like a well-oiled machine, so I started Bless This Mess to help other mess-loving parents solve the nightly dinner dilemma—no stress, no drama, just really great food your whole family will love.

1. I’m here to help YOU!

My mission is simple, Bless This Mess is here to help parents answer the question, “what’s for dinner?” with wholesome, balanced meals that the entire family will love, all while teaching the tricks and tips parents need to get in and out of the kitchen and back to their wonderfully messy lives. I have strong emphasis in wholesome from-scratch recipes, meal/food prep and planning, and simple living.

If that sounds good to you, you’re in the right place!

2. My eCookbooks

Need a head start on getting dinner on the table? I wrote these cookbooks just to help you out! All of them include great recipes, shopping lists and more, just click on them to get more information!

3. A Few of my Favorite Things

If I were going to give you just a few of my favorite recipes, I’d have you start here. These are my family’s favorites and ones that I make over and over again. You are going to love them. You can see my full recipe index here (over 800 recipes!). Enjoy from my kitchen to yours!

How to Make Homemade Noodles

A simple guide on how to make homemade noodles with just a few simple ingredients – just like...
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Classic & Creamy Potato Chowder Recipe | Slow Cooker or Instant Pot

Creamy Potato Chowder

Classic creamy potato chowder with bacon, veggies, and potatoes, made creamy with sour cream. This easy recipe can...
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Perfect Peanut Butter Blossoms

The best peanut butter blossoms made with a thick, soft, and chewy peanut butter cookie and chocolate kisses...
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6 Simple Ways to Decorate Gingerbread Cookies

6 simple ways to decorate gingerbread cookies that are easy, pretty, and don’t outshine the simple sweet and...
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Classic Homemade Lasagna Recipe

Classic lasagna recipe made with traditional ingredients like sausage, homemade sauce, and loads of cheese. Plus it’s freezer...
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Homemade Pancakes – traditional, whole wheat, blueberry, and chocolate chip

Tried and true simple homemade pancakes that are light and fluffy, easy to make and can be made...
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4. Keep In Touch

The best way to keep track of what it happening in my kitchen and on Bless this Mess is to sign up to receive emails directly to your inbox. Every email that I write is useful and I never send junk. I’ll only send you a maximum of 1 email a week it’s a great way to stay connected. Sign up to receive emails here (and get a free smoothie eCookbook for doing it too!).