March 16, 2018

I heard some statistic a few months back that referenced how a ridiculously high percentage of people who listed “guacamole” in their online dating profiles ended up either being contacted more frequently or some other measure of a “good success rate” in such things. W...

February 5, 2018

I'm starting to realize we didn't always name our baked goods with the most intuitive titles. 

These - while being some of my favorite muffins - are definitely not actual doughnuts. This was a fact that continually confused and disappointed my childhood self. No matter...

December 27, 2017

Confession. (shhhhh!) I've never made jam before.

Or rather, I'd never made jam until this month. I always liked to think about making jam, but I never really got around to actually trying it. Partly it was because I'd never learned how to can things and partly it was b...

October 27, 2017

Alright, friend, I'll confess. 

Until about age 13, the only thing I could make with any real success (or initiative) was pancakes. Sometimes I'd get all crazy and go out on a limb to make those suckers waffles or top them with a strawberry, but let’s be honest, that re...

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I'm Whitney.

Welcome to My Own Little Mess! I'm so glad you stopped by. ​This is where I get to share the recipes I love - both those of my childhood and those ​I create now - and the traditions that made cooking and baking such a joyful part ​of all our lives.

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