February 23, 2018

Well. After three days of weather near the 60's, Chicago Winter has decided it's not quite done with us yet. We're back to the chilly, folks. And consequently, it's back to the chili for me! 

There's nothing quite so cozy during a snowstorm as snuggling up in an oversiz...

January 10, 2018

You know that old desert island game? Not the one where you have to - for no conceivable reason - tell a group of strangers what book you'd bring with you to read until you wasted away of, one would assume, starvation. (I hate ice breakers, by the way.) No, the other o...

November 24, 2017

One of my absolute favorite winter meals has always been our potato soup. It would show up as the glorious product of leftovers and make us all salivate at the thought of it. We may have made it more often than just at the holidays, but that's when I remember it most....

November 17, 2017

When I was little, there were two small cookbooks my mom always kept on the recipe stand. I would flip through them each time I perched on the counter (somehow the best seat in the room) and wonder why they weren't more interesting since they were roughly the same size...

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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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