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1260 KYA Golden Gate Great Oldies - Online Radio
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Blue Magic - Sideshow
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Bobby Darin - Beyond The Sea
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O'kaysions - Girl Watcher
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4 Seasons - Sherry
4h. 13min. ago
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - (love Is Like A) Heat Wave
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Guess Who - Clap For The Wolfman
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Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces - Searching For My Love
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Joe South - Walk A Mile In My Shoes
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Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
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O'jays - Love Train
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Jan & Dean - Linda
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Frankie Ford - Sea Cruise
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Redbone - Come And Get Your Love
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Cascades - Rhythm Of The Rain
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Peter & Gordon - Woman
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Gary Mora - Saturday Night Oldies Road Show Promo
16h. 13min. ago
George Harrison - What Is Life
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Isley Brothers - Take Me In Your Arms (rock Me A Little While)
18h. 23min. ago
Jay & The Americans - Come A Little Bit Closer
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Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin' (part 1)
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Gary Jackson - My Generation (28 July 2018) 1
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Peter & Gordon - A World Without Love
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Peter & Gordon - Nobody I Know
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Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary
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Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Forget Me Not
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Channels - The Closer You Are
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Miracles - Going To A Go-go
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Four Tops - Shake Me, Wake Me
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Foundations - Baby, Now That I've Found You
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Booker T. & The Mg's - Melting Pot
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4 Seasons - Sherry
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Gary Jackson - My Generation (11 August 2018) 1
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First Class - Beach Baby
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Gary Jackson - My Generation (25 August 2018) 1
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Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep - Mountain High
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Little Caesar & The Romans - Ten Commandments Of Love
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Billy Bland - Let The Little Girl Dance
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Chubby Checker - The Twist
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Grateful Dead - The Golden Road (to Unlimited Devotion)
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Temptations - Just My Imagination (running Away With Me)
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Main Ingredient - Everybody Plays The Fool
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Elton John - Crocodile Rock
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Johnny Rivers - Mountain Of Love
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Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go
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Rivieras - California Sun
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El Chicano - Viva Tirado
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Eddie Holman - Hey There Lonely Girl
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Tyrone Davis - Can I Change My Mind
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Five Satins - In The Still Of The Night
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Jackie Wilson - Baby Workout
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James Brown - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, Pt. 1
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Four Tops - I'll Turn To Stone
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Monkees - Pleasant Valley Sunday
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Olympics - Big Boy Pete
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Gary Jackson - My Generation (18 August 2018) 1
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John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise (with Glasses)
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Four Tops - Standing In The Shadows Of Love
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Sly & The Family Stone - Everyday People
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Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do
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Chuck Berry - Little Queenie
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Shirelles - Baby, It's You
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Petula Clark - Don't Sleep In The Subway
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Gary Jackson - My Generation (7 July 2018) 1
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Gary Jackson - My Generation (14 July 2018) 1
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Vanity Fare - Hitchin' A Ride
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Chicago - Make Me Smile
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Joan Baez - Love Is Just A Four-letter Word
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James Brown - Papa Don't Take No Mess
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Gary Jackson - My Generation (21 July 2018) 1
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Dickie Lee - Patches
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Rusty Curry - Tag Along
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Len Barry - 1-2-3
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Kya Classic Commercials - Topps & Trousers - Aa
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Classic 1260 Kya - Nighttime On Kya Jingle B
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Los Bravos - Black Is Black
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Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself
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Al Green - Love And Happiness
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Grass Roots - Lovin' Things
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Billy Stewart - Summertime
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People - I Love You
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Marvin Gaye - I'll Be Doggone
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Raspberries - Go All The Way
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Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
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Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love
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Stevie Wonder - I Was Made To Love Her
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Supremes - Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart
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Buick (1965) - Classic Commercial
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Al Green - Tired Of Being Alone
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Them - Here Comes The Night
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Main Ingredient - Just Don't Want To Be Lonely
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Penguins - Earth Angel (will You Be Mine)
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Easybeats - Friday On My Mind
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Temptations - All I Need
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Searchers - Needles And Pins
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Kathy Young & The Innocents - A Thousand Stars
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Beach Boys - Help Me, Rhonda
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Buckinghams - Don't You Care
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Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
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Sam & Dave - Hold On! I'm Comin'
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Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life
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Junior Walker & The All Stars - Shotgun
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Peter & Gordon - Woman
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Gary Jackson - My Generation (8 Sept 2018) 1
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Tremeloes - Silence Is Golden
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Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
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Elvis Presley - (let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
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Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs - Ju Ju Hand
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Democrats 1968 - The Tom Lynch Delegation
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Tommy James & The Shondells - Crimson And Clover
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Monkees - Words
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Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual
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4 Seasons - Ronnie
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Dave Clark Five - Bits And Pieces
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Kya Vault 2 - Mr. Broadway Hair Salon
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Beatles - Help!
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Neil Sedaka - Calendar Girl
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Jackson 5 - The Love You Save
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Drifters - This Magic Moment
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  • French Toast Cups

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  • Veggie & Sausage Kabobs

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  • Tart Cherry Rhubarb Crisp

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  • Balsamic Avocado, Corn, and Cucumber Salad

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  • Steak Kebabs with a Basil Sauce

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    Grilled veggie & steak kebabs tossed with an amazing basil sauce Thick cut pieces of steak are marinated in a flavorful blend of ingredients and then skewered with peppers and onion and then grilled to perfection to bring you the best steak kebabs! These kebabs are topped with a fresh basil sauce creating a dinner you’re going...

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  • Peaches and Cream Cake

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    Peaches and cream cake with a delicious cream cheese frosting This may just be one of the easiest recipes ever posted on this site; only FOUR ingredients for the base cake recipe and only an additional four ingredients for a delicious cream cheese frosting. It’s a great treat to bring to a party especially during...

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  • Italian Tomato Bruschetta

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    Authentic Italian Bruschetta Al Pomodoro with all the best tips and tricks straight from Italy! If you follow me on Instagram, you might have caught a glimpse of our recent trip to Italy. We were able to visit Venice, Rome, Naples, the Almalfi Coast (Positano, Amalfi, Ravello), Pisa, Sienna, Pompeii, and finally Florence. While we...

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  • Cookies and Cream Dip

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    A delicious and protein-filled cookies and cream dip with only FOUR ingredients! Special thanks to Premier Protein for partnering with me this year to bring you delicious recipes like this cookies and cream dip! While I was in college studying “exercise and wellness” I worked part-time at the University’s wellness center where I helped to...

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  • Vanilla Cheesecake Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 15 May 2018 02:08:43 +0000

    Creamy and rich vanilla cheesecake bars with a delicious berry topping This post is brought to you in partnership with Kroger and Tillamook. As always, all opinions are my own. I haven’t always appreciated vanilla desserts, in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever chosen vanilla when chocolate is a choice. However, my toddler is not...

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  • Mediterranean Pasta Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 11 May 2018 15:07:55 +0000

    A delicious and healthy mediterranean pasta salad with arugula, veggie, and chicken salad with the best lemon vinaigrette! (Vegetarian Option) Several weeks ago, on a girl’s Bunco night, we were served a delicious Mediterranean pasta salad and ever since then I have not been able to stop thinking about it! So many of my favorite ingredients...

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  • Easy ONE POT Chicken Burrito Bowls

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 08 May 2018 21:09:27 +0000

    Easy and flavorful ONE pot chicken burrito bowls with a delicious cilantro lime sauce Pin this One Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls to your Recipes Board! Years ago I shared these one skillet sweet potato burrito bowls and they’ve remained one of the most liked recipes on my site to this day. One of my favorite things...

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  • Chicken Teriyaki over Coconut Rice

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 04 May 2018 20:11:32 +0000

    Grilled chicken teriyaki over a coconut rice with grilled pineapple and onion Over this last year I’ve become addicted to grilling fresh fruit. I LOVE the soft texture and smoky flavor grilling gives the fruit. Grilled peaches with ice cream is absolutely delicious. Grilled pineapple and mangoes are some of my other favorites. I also...

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  • Cilantro Lime Shrimp Bowls

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 01 May 2018 06:00:59 +0000

    Spicy shrimp with cilantro lime rice, black beans, avocado, and a creamy cilantro lime sauce This post is brought to you in partnership with Zatarain’s. As always, all opinions are my own. Clearly I’m all about food holidays this year after sharing not one, but two recipes for National Grilled Cheese Day:) And don’t worry,...

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  • Easy Chocolate Fondue

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 28 Apr 2018 21:12:25 +0000

    Delicious and simple-to-make chocolate fondue with lots of fun dipping ideas! One of my mom’s go-to desserts growing up was chocolate fondue. With a family as large as ours (9 total!), fondue was an easy treat that brought the whole family together. That, and my mom, was a self proclaimed chocolate addict. 🙂 Although my...

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  • Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:25:15 +0000

    Easy chicken tacos with a delicious corn and avocado topping!  My love of Mexican street corn (elotes) is definitely not a secret here on the blog. I’ve used those flavors in a pasta salad, burrito bowls, and a healthier quinoa salad and now I’m sharing these street chicken tacos “Mexican street corn” style! These easy chicken...

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  • Bruschetta Chicken

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:28:55 +0000

    One of the best summer appetizers channeled into a delicious and filling meal: balsamic marinated chicken topped with bruschetta and fresh avocado I’m so excited to be partnering up with Kroger this year to bring you delicious recipes like this Bruschetta Chicken! This post is brought to you in partnership with Kroger, as always, all...

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  • Tomato, Corn, and Avocado Panzanella Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:00:07 +0000

    The best simple panzanella salad with lots of fresh veggies and a delicious balsamic dressing The other day I was craving a caprese type salad and threw together some tomatoes, some fresh basil, and mozzarella. What started as a very simple salad kept growing and growing with whatever I had out on my counters or...

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  • Margherita Grilled Cheese

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:00:39 +0000

    10-minute easy margherita grilled cheese sandwiches Special thanks to Well Yes! for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. It’s no secret I’m obsessed with holidays and will find any and all excuses to celebrate them. Which includes as many random food holidays as possible including National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day (haven’t...

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  • Cuban Mojo Chicken with a Citrus Avocado Salsa

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 09 Apr 2018 16:33:03 +0000

    An easy & healthy meal of cuban-style grilled chicken marinated in “mojo” sauce with a fresh citrus avocado salsa served over rice (or quinoa) In my book, there aren’t too many spring/summer meals better than a good marinated and grilled chicken with some kind of fresh veggie or fruit salsa on top! I’ve shared a...

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  • French Dip Grilled Cheese

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 08 Apr 2018 22:12:46 +0000

    This post is sponsored by Sara Lee® Bread. All opinions and text are my own. Simple, cheesy, and delicious French Dip grilled cheese sandwiches A couple of years ago, I shared these ridiculously easy French Dip Sliders and they quickly became a reader favorite! They’ve been pinned over a million times on Pinterest and it’s...

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  • Delicious Italian Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 07 Apr 2018 15:39:11 +0000

    Today I’m sharing how you can throw together a last minute weeknight dinner party in an hour (or less) using the absolute best frozen dinner entrees. If you’ve ever tried Michael Angelo’s dinner entrees, then you know exactly what I’m talking about! These meals are so delicious and absolutely worthy of serving for a weeknight...

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  • Lemon Cookies with a Lemon Glaze

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 05 Apr 2018 03:58:25 +0000

    The best ever lemon cookies with a simple lemon glaze These from scratch, easy-to-make, soft & chewy lemon cookies are truly the best! Thanks to a few “secret ingredients” these cookies are tangy, lemony, and overall so delicious! I’ve made so many lemon cookies over the years and struggled to find the “perfect lemon cookie”...

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  • The BEST Cowboy Caviar

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 28 Mar 2018 16:53:54 +0000

    Cowboy Caviar (also known as Texas Caviar) is a salad with black beans, black-eyed peas and a light vinaigrette-style dressing — perfect as a dip, appetizer, or side-dish! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BUSH’S® Beans. The opinions and text are all mine. So, Cowboy Caviar, also known as Texas...

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  • Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:00:03 +0000

    Flavorful, soft, and moist carrot cake cupcakes with the best cream cheese frosting! These Carrot Cake Cupcakes are one of my family’s favorite treats and everyone that tries these goes crazy for them! My dad’s all time favorite dessert is carrot cake and after spending literally years perfecting my carrot cake recipe I thought I’d...

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  • Mojo Salmon Bowls

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:40:15 +0000

    Cuban-inspired, healthy, and nutritious Mojo Salmon Bowls made with salmon, black beans, grilled pineapple, and avocado.  Mojo Salmon Bowls — this is the very type of food that is getting me excited for warmer weather and some non-stop summer grilling 🙂 Fresh fruits and veggies, lighter meals, and plenty of greens all encompass what spring...

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  • Ham Pot Pie

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:00:20 +0000

    An easy and delicious ham and vegetable pot pie (perfect to make with Easter or Christmas leftovers!) I’m so excited to be partnering up with Kroger this year to bring you delicious recipes and great content! This post is brought to you in partnership with Kroger, as always, all opinions are my own. Last week...

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  • One Pot Sausage, Cabbage, and Potatoes Dinner

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:31:40 +0000

    An easy one pot dinner of smoked sausage, tender cabbage, red potatoes, and carrots.  This One Pot Sausage, Cabbage, and Potatoes dinner has got to be one of the ugliest dishes I’ve ever had the challenge of photographing, but please do not let looks deceive you — this meal is INSANELY good. It’s packed with flavor...

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  • Roasted Beet, Avocado, and Citrus Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 13 Mar 2018 06:00:44 +0000

    An absolutely delicious salad with roasted beets, avocados, and a variety of citrus: including a citrus vinaigrette. This salad is fresh, light, and tasty! It’s finally starting to feel more like Spring around here, and with Easter creeping up faster than usual, I’m trying to get my menu all prepared — starting with this amazing...

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  • Meal Prep Tuna Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:15:46 +0000

    Delicious and easy-to-make meal prep tuna salad (or a regular batch tuna salad!) I’ve mentioned a few times that tuna salad is one of my go-to lunches during the week. It takes minutes to whip together, tastes great, and it’s pretty healthy! These avocado tuna wraps are my go-to on a daily basis, but the...

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  • Cobb Salad with an Herb Vinaigrette

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 02 Mar 2018 12:30:54 +0000

    Simple to make Cobb Salad with an amazing Herb Vinaigrette Cobb salads are always one of my go-tos when ordering a lunch salad at a restaurant — I love a good Cobb Salad! So I’ve combined all of my very favorite ingredients I’ve had in past cobb salads to bring to you my take on...

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  • Banana Cupcakes (Best EVER!)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 01 Mar 2018 15:51:32 +0000

    The best banana cupcakes with an amazing cream cheese frosting Pin these Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Bananas are one of the most frequent purchases I make at the grocery store because my whole family loves them. They make for such an easy (and healthy) snack and so I’m always encouraging my boys to...

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  • Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 26 Feb 2018 07:00:38 +0000

    Fresh and healthy roasted sweet potato quinoa salad made with spinach and avocados. A healthy and delicious lemon vinaigrette dressing coats this salad. Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad We’re seriously OBSESSED with this sweet potato quinoa salad — perfect textures, delicious flavors, and it’s so simple to make! Not to mention how healthy this quinoa salad is!...

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  • Sheet Pan Sausage, Veggies, & Smashed Potatoes

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:50:29 +0000

    A simple and delicious sheet pan smoked sausage, roasted veggies, and parmesan smashed potatoes Say hello to ANOTHER sheet pan sausage and veggies meal 🙂 Yes, this is the 5th version of the same kind of concept (roasted veggies, sausage, delicious herbs) to hit my website, but I promise each “version” is unique enough to...

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  • The BEST French Toast Ever (Kneader’s Copycat)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:06:33 +0000

    The best cinnamon sugar French toast topped with whipped cream, fresh berries, and a 4-ingredient caramel syrup Once you try this French toast recipe you’ll never want to try a different one! The recipe is slightly adapted from a famous Utah restaurant called Kneaders. They’re probably most famously known for their French toast and if...

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  • Skillet Steak and Potato Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:07:45 +0000

    Delicious garlic butter skillet steak with a tangy and delicious potato & corn salad I get that this is kind of a summer recipe, okay really a summery recipe, but sometimes potato salads need to be made in the middle of the winter and I am certain if you try this one you will forgive...

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  • Easy Lemon Garlic Shrimp

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:38:31 +0000

    20-minute easy skillet herbed lemon garlic shrimp over roasted asparagus and quinoa This post is brought to you in partnership with McCormick. As always, all opinions are my own. In our home we frequently do “Meatless Monday” (our favorite meatless meal here) and “Taco Tuesdays.” They’re easy to plan meals for and it’s fun to...

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  • 20-Minute Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:50:21 +0000

    A cheesy and flavorful chicken tortilla soup that can be made on the stovetop in 20 minutes! I’m excited to be partnering with Swanson as a blog ambassador this year to bring you delicious recipes! You might think there is no way this soup can be ready in only 20 minutes. But I’m here to...

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  • Pesto Couscous Bowls

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 11 Feb 2018 03:45:29 +0000

    Pesto couscous topped with roasted sweet potatoes, white beans, almonds, and avocado. Delicious and made with better-for-you ingredients! I’m excited to be partnering with Swanson as a blog ambassador this year to bring you delicious recipes like these pesto couscous bowls! Last month I conducted a survey on Instagram asking my readers what they wanted to see...

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  • (One Skillet) Creamy Sun-dried Tomato and Chicken Tortellini

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:37:12 +0000

    An easy and delicious dinner recipe — creamy sun-dried tomato, mushroom, spinach, and chicken tortellini prepared and cooked all in one skillet. This post is brought to you in partnership with McCormick. As always, all opinions are my own. It’s been a while since we’ve prepared an entire dinner in one skillet and I am...

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  • The Best Crème Brûlée

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 05 Feb 2018 15:21:40 +0000

    The best ever easy crème brûlée! The first “real job” I had was working at a restaurant near my home. I ended up working there for 7 and 1/2 years — all through high school and right up until I graduated college. A lot of the employees were there just as long (or longer) than...

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  • No Bake Oreo Truffle Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:00:47 +0000

    Easy 5-ingredients (and no baking required) oreo truffle cookies It’s been mostly healthy recipes the last few weeks so I thought it was about time for a little dessert 🙂 Especially with Valentine’s day coming up — these no bake oreo truffle cookies are the perfect treat. If you’ve ever made (or eaten) oreo truffles,...

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  • Make Ahead Cup of Noodles (3 ways)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:33:21 +0000

    Homemade “cup of noodles” made three ways: Asian-inspired Vegetarian Noodles, Chicken and Veggie ramen, and Cajun Sausage Noodles. I’m so excited to be partnering up with Kroger this year to bring you delicious recipes and great content! This post is brought to you in partnership with Kroger, as always, all opinions are my own. I’ve...

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  • Baked Chicken Taquitos (Giveaway!)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:15:28 +0000

    Easy chicken taquitos make the perfect addition to a delicious game day spread along with Marzetti Ranch Veggie Dip! I’ve learned a lot in the four years I’ve been running this website. One of the things I’ve learned is that many of you take your game days very seriously! One of the most popular recipes...

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  • Mexican Avocado Chicken Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:00:44 +0000

    This Mexican flavor-inspired Avocado Chicken Salad is healthy and packed with delicious flavors! This avocado chicken salad is a bit unique, but we have been going crazy for it lately. It’s so healthy, surprisingly very filling, and tastes incredible! This salad is very simple and relies on high quality ingredients and fresh produce to make...

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  • Sausage, Potato, and Cabbage Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:57:25 +0000

    A thick and hearty sausage, potato, and cabbage soup; a healthy recipe that is packed with flavorful ingredients! I’m excited to be partnering with Swanson as a blog ambassador this year to bring you delicious recipes, such as this Ssausage, Potato, and Cabbage soup using their stocks and broths! Growing up my dad went through...

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  • Easy Valentine’s Gifts Part 2 (Free Printables)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:00:38 +0000

    4 MORE homemade and easy Valentine’s Day gifts! These candies/treats are put in a snack-size ziplock bag and you can staple on the FREE printable bag toppers! video tutorial Above this text is a quick video overview of these easy Valentine’s gifts. Below is an individual picture of each Valentine’s bag, the supplies and/or recipes...

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  • Easy Valentine’s Gifts (Free Printables)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:00:39 +0000

    4 homemade and easy Valentine’s Day gifts! These candies/treats are put in a snack-size ziplock bag and you can staple on the FREE printable bag toppers! Above this text is a quick video overview of these easy Valentine’s gifts. Below is an individual picture of each Valentine’s bag, the supplies and/or recipes needed, and a...

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  • Meal Prep Ham and Cheddar Pinwheels (GIVEAWAY)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:52:04 +0000

    Easily “Meal Prep” these Ham and Cheddar Pinwheels with fresh fruit, fresh veggies, and Marzetti’s Veggie Ranch Snack Packs My two little boys aren’t quite old enough to go to a full day of school so I don’t pack them school lunches yet, but they still love eating packed lunches on special occasions. We’ll make...

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  • Italian Couscous Salad (Meal Prep Option)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:30:17 +0000

    A healthy and simple Italian Couscous Salad that everyone will go crazy for! (Meal prep options and tips included) Last week I shared a Greek Couscous Salad and loved seeing the dozens of recreations on social media and sent through email (If you make a recipe and share it on Instagram make sure to tag...

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  • Mexican Avocado and Corn Quinoa Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:00:20 +0000

    A healthy Mexican-flavor inspired avocado and corn quinoa salad packed with veggies and coated in the most delicious chipotle vinaigrette Click here to pin this Mexican Avocado and Corn Quinoa Salad. This is the SECOND quinoa salad of the year I’ve posted and we’re only 8 days in, so I’d say I’m doing pretty great...

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  • One Pan Healthy Sausage, Chickpeas, and Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 05 Jan 2018 19:45:28 +0000

    One pan healthy roasted sausage, chickpeas, and veggies tossed in Mexican-inspired spices. (Plus meal prep tips!) A few days ago I posted a small survey on Instagram and asked if people were more interested in crockpot/instant pot recipes OR one pan recipes. Guess which option got more votes? If you guessed one pan recipes you’d...

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  • Avocado Orange Quinoa Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:00:05 +0000

    A nutritious and protein-packed quinoa salad with orange segments, pistachios, and avocado. This post is brought to you in partnership with Kroger. As always, all opinions are my own. If you’re anything like me, your December was filled with way too many treats. Way too many. The minute January hits there is nothing I crave more...

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  • Greek Couscous Salad (Meal Prep Option)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 01 Jan 2018 14:00:13 +0000

    A delicious and healthy Greek couscous salad that everyone will go crazy for! (Meal prep options and tips included) Pin this GREEK COUSCOUS SALAD to your Pinterest boards! While I was in college and studying nutrition/wellness, the number one question I was asked was “How can I lose weight?” Or a similar question: “How do...

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  • Merry Christmas!

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 25 Dec 2017 14:00:34 +0000

    Throughout the month of December I’ve thought so much about how grateful I am for YOU. Thank you for reading my posts, for leaving comments, for following along with me on social media, and especially for trying my recipes. I am so grateful for this little spot on the internet and love connecting with so...

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  • Pear Blackberry Salad and Ham & Corn Chowder

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 23 Dec 2017 15:26:56 +0000

    Two holiday entertaining-inspired recipes: first, a delicious pear and blackberry salad with a homemade creamy poppyseed dressing and second, an easy ham & corn chowder. It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with soups and salads. I’m quite certain I could live on only soups and salads and not be even a little sad about it...

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  • Easy Roasted Vegetables

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 22 Dec 2017 07:00:38 +0000

    Deliciously seasoned roasted vegetables It’s about TIME we had some roasted vegetables around these parts 😉 December has been filled with way too much sugar (yes, I will finally admit that is a thing), and I still have a few cookie recipes to share before the year is through. I’ve mentioned before that I’ll be...

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  • Crock-Pot White Chicken Chili

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 21 Dec 2017 23:00:23 +0000

    Delicious creamy white chicken chili made simple in the Slow Cooker! Perfect for game day homegating! White chicken chili is one of my boys’ favorites, and I’m excited to be sharing a recipe that not only tastes incredible, but has a prep time of about 10 minutes. You won’t believe how easy this soup is to...

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  • Melted Snowman Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:44:43 +0000

    Adorable AND delicious easy-to-make melted snowman cookies. The cookie base is a peanut butter cookie and is topped with peanut butter cups and a white chocolate coating.  Melted Snowman Cookies aren’t anything “new” to the internet, but I’m so excited to share my take on them, because these are truly the most delicious version of...

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  • Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:00:23 +0000

    A rich and gooey monkey bread made simple in the slow cooker! One of the very first recipes I learned how to make was miniature monkey bread pull-aparts. Think monkey bread but made in a muffin tin so everyone gets their very own monkey bread. Or 2. Or 6… My mom taught me how to...

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  • Santa’s Veggie Train ($50 Giveaway)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 19 Dec 2017 18:39:08 +0000

    Santa’s veggie train with Marzetti dips is the perfect healthy and family-friendly appetizer this holiday season! While making gingerbread houses is a far more traditional December activity, we made these “Santa Veggie Trains” with Marzetti dips and the kids seriously loved them just as much, if not more! And while the boys *may or may not* have eaten cookie dough for lunch today,...

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  • Chicken Cheesesteak Baked Ziti

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:05:26 +0000

    The flavors you know and love transformed into a gooey, cheesy baked ziti (pasta) dish with chicken! A dish the entire family will go crazy for with less than 30 minutes prep time! My toddler is a huge soup fan and asks to have it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He’ll actually eat soup leftovers...

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  • The BEST Crock-Pot® Sloppy Joes

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 17 Dec 2017 14:42:27 +0000

    This post is sponsored by the Crock-Pot® Brand. All opinions are mine alone #ad The best sloppy joes made in the Crock-Pot®! Perfect for game day homegating! Happy Sunday everyone! Today we’re starting out with a fun giveaway! The Crock-Pot® Brand has Crock-Pot® NFL/NCAA slow cookers available in all 32 NFL team logos (20 NCAA) and...

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  • Beef Stroganoff

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:00:53 +0000

    Creamy and flavorful beef stroganoff made in the instant pot and served over Reames Frozen Egg Noodles I had a few favorite dinners in my home growing up and beef stroganoff was one of them. I LOVE my moms beef stroganoff. So much so that it was my birthday dinner of choice for a couple...

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  • Minestrone Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:00:44 +0000

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BUSH’S® Beans. The opinions and text are all mine. Healthy, hearty, and delicious crockpot minestrone soup video tutorial My parents watched our boys a few weeks ago and got them both small pinwheels which instantly became their new favorite toys. Unfortunately (for me) it...

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  • The BEST Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:00:42 +0000

    The best soft, chewy, and thick snickerdoodle cookies   Snickerdoodle cookies have always been just an “okay” cookie for me; I’d much rather have mine stuffed (or dipped) in as much chocolate as possible. But when my soon-to-be brother-in-law said snickerdoodles are one of his favorites, I set out to perfect the snickerdoodle cookie. My...

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  • Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:14:36 +0000

    Delicious and flavorful oatmeal pecan cookies — crisp on the edges and chewy in the center! These oatmeal pecan cookies are a classic that everyone loves! If you aren’t sure about nuts in your cookies, this is the perfect recipe to start with! Oatmeal Pecan Cookies I’m so excited to share with you these oatmeal...

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  • Winter Fruit Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 07 Dec 2017 07:00:39 +0000

    A delicious winter fruit salad with a simple (and healthy) lemon poppyseed dressing Fruit salads aren’t commonly made when there’s snow and freezing temperatures outside, but this winter fruit salad might just become your new go-to! It’s light, delicious, and is made from fruits available during the winter months. Plus it’s SO easy to make...

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  • The BEST Chocolate Cheesecake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:55:36 +0000

    This post is sponsored by Godiva and SheKnows Media.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own. The ultimate best ever chocolate cheesecake with a chocolate-cookie base, smooth milk chocolate interior, an easy chocolate ganache, and the best chocolate garnish! The few times I tested this chocolate cheesecake it didn’t end well in terms of...

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  • 3-Ingredient Christmas Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 03 Dec 2017 14:50:40 +0000

    Three “ingredients” to make these amazingly delicious Christmas cookies! PLUS two free printables to festively package up these cookies! Today I have four different 3-ingredient cookie recipes that are perfect for holiday baking! The best thing about these cookies is they can be easily adjusted — by default they are very simple to make (as...

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  • Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese Ball

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:45:30 +0000

    Special thanks to Harvest Stone for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. A delicious and simple-to-make holiday appetizer: pistachio-crusted goat cheese ball/log with fresh herbs and dried apricot My toddler had a Thanksgiving “mini feast” at his preschool this week and as parents we were asked to send our kids with...

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  • Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:30:28 +0000

    The BEST brown butter chocolate chip cookies with plenty of chocolate chips, flaky sea salt, and oats! Click to pin these brown butter chocolate chip cookies. Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I am going LIVE on my Facebook page at 11 a.m. MST with a few of my friends (Maria at Two Peas and their Pod,...

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  • Mason Jar Gift: Santa’s Sugar Cookies (Free Printable)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 29 Nov 2017 03:00:05 +0000

    Christmas Mason Jar Desserts: Santa’s Sugar Cookies. Free printable recipe attachment! video tutorial This is the last recipe in the Christmas Mason Jar dessert series (I shared 4 in total). Click here to see the M&M Christmas Cookies I shared at the beginning of the week, the Peppermint Bark Brownie Cookies, and the Christmas Brownies I shared...

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  • Mason Jar Gift: Double-Chocolate Brownies (Free Printable)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:00:55 +0000

    Christmas Mason Jar Desserts: Double-Chocolate Brownies. Free printable recipe attachment! video tutorial This week, I’ll be sharing a new Christmas Mason Jar dessert everyday (4 in total). Click here to see the M&M Christmas Cookies I shared two days ago and the Peppermint Bark Brownie Cookies I shared yesterday. Above this text is a quick...

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  • Mason Jar Gift: Peppermint Bark Cookies (Free Printable)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 27 Nov 2017 07:00:00 +0000

    Christmas Mason Jar Desserts: Peppermint Bark Cookies. Free printable recipe attachment! video tutorial This week, I’ll be sharing a new Christmas Mason Jar dessert everyday (4 in total). Click here to see the M&M Christmas Cookies I shared yesterday. Above this text is a quick video overview showing the assembly of the mason jar desserts...

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  • Mason Jar Gift: M&M Christmas Cookies (Free Printable)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 26 Nov 2017 07:00:57 +0000

    Christmas Mason Jar Desserts: M&M Christmas Cookies. Free printable recipe attachment! video tutorial This week, I’ll be sharing a new Christmas Mason Jar dessert everyday (4 in total). These gifts are so fun to make and even better to receive! It’s so helpful to have a dessert pretty much ready to go during the busy...

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  • 30-Minute Cinnamon Roll Cherry Danishes

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 25 Nov 2017 14:00:02 +0000

    Easy, 30-minute (including bake time!), 5-ingredient cinnamon roll cherry danishes. PLUS a FREE dessert recipe eBook! Growing up our family’s Christmas mornings always started with breakfast. (Breakfast that was more dessert, but still…) Since we were up at a ridiculously early hour each year, my mom’s go-to breakfast she’d make for us had to be...

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  • Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:00:17 +0000

    The BEST cranberry pecan chicken salad. Perfect dip or sandwich filling! This cranberry, pecan, and celery chicken salad is one of my very favorite things to eat as a meal or snack on throughout the day and it makes the perfect holiday appetizer! If we’re hosting a get-together (or get invited to one) this cranberry pecan...

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  • The BEST Pumpkin Bread (Mini or Full Sized Loaves)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:00:46 +0000

    This is the best-ever, tested-to-perfection, made-from-scratch, moist pumpkin bread stuffed with mini chocolate chips (or nuts/raisins). Directions for miniature or full sized loaves of bread. The miniature loaves are great for holiday gift-giving! This pumpkin bread recipe has been a long time in coming and I’m so excited to share it with you. It took...

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  • 6 Easy Christmas Gifts (+ Free Printables)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:49:14 +0000

    6 homemade and easy Christmas gifts! These candies/treats are put in a snack-size ziplock bag and you can staple on the FREE printable bag toppers! Above this text is a quick video overview of these easy Christmas gifts. Below is an individual picture of each Christmas bag, the supplies and/or recipes needed, and a link...

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  • The BEST Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:26:17 +0000

    The best ever soft and chewy peanut butter cookies dipped in milk chocolate. Perfect for a holiday cookie platter! My mom tells a story of me being a little girl completely OBSESSED with peanut butter. As in, that’s about all I’d eat. Apparently one day I’d just finished a big peanut butter sandwich and kissed...

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  • One Skillet Creamy Tuna Pasta

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:50:58 +0000

    Your favorite comfort food — tuna casserole: reinvented! This creamy tuna pasta with peas is made in one skillet. As soon as the weather starts really cooling down, it’s hard to want anything other than comfort food! Soups, stews, pot roast, and a personal favorite: creamy tuna and pasta. My mom frequently made creamy tuna...

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  • 4 No Bake Treats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 12 Nov 2017 07:14:00 +0000

    Four delicious, easy, and no-baking required Christmas treats. These no bake treats are perfect for holiday parties or gifts! Right above this text is a quick video overview of these four easy no bake treats: peanut butter bars, thin mint bites, turtle bars, and cookie butter (biscoff) meltaways Below is an individual printable recipe for...

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  • Sparkling Cherry Apple Cider

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:08:09 +0000

    A delicious tart cherry simple syrup with sparkling apple cider I’d love to know; how many of you do a Friendsgiving during the month of November? Today I’m teaming up (virtually) with some amazing friends to bring you an entire Friendsgiving dinner menu complete with recipes for a beverage (that’s this recipe!), a side dish,...

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  • Bakery-Style Caramel Chocolate Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:00:54 +0000

    Bakery-style, soft and chewy, caramel-filled double chocolate cookies Our little guy Bentley learned how to climb out of his crib a few weeks ago and it’s really thrown us all off our schedules. Come nap time, he’s exhausted, but the second he’s put in his crib, he immediately climbs out. And nighttime? He climbs out...

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  • Roasted Ranch Potatoes & Bacon

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:00:36 +0000

    Delicious and perfectly seasoned roasted ranch potatoes with green onions and bacon. The most delicious side dish! I’ve got a whole slew of fun holiday content to share over the next couple of weeks and I really hope you’ll enjoy the recipes I’ll be posting. This year I’ve tried to keep things simple: simple ingredients,...

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  • The Best Simple Thanksgiving Dressing

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 07 Nov 2017 16:36:57 +0000

    A delicious Thanksgiving dressing packed with the perfect combination of herbs and ingredients Thanksgiving dressing (or stuffing, if you put it in the turkey) is a must-have for Thanksgiving dinner. There are so many different ways to make Thanksgiving dressing — stuffing it in the turkey, baking it up firm in a casserole dish, adding...

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  • Thanksgiving Dinner on 2 Sheet Pans

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 05 Nov 2017 04:10:29 +0000

    An ENTIRE Thanksgiving Dinner (turkey breast + gravy, candied sweet potatoes, dressing, and parmesan brussels sprouts) all made on two sheet pans. Right above this text is a quick (2 minutes, 7 seconds) video overview of this Two Sheet Pans Thanksgiving Dinner! Below are helpful tips and the full printable recipe. Enjoy! Earlier this year...

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  • Sugar Cookie Turtle Pudding Bites

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:05:09 +0000

    Miniature sugar cookie cups filled with melted caramel and the best chocolate pudding. These turtle pudding bites are topped with fresh whipped cream and chopped pecans. My sister recently got engaged and I’m so excited for her and to have a new brother-in-law! I love everything weddings, so I’ve been flooding her with wedding ideas...

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  • Crockpot Beef and Gnocchi Stew

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:46:40 +0000

    A few secret ingredients make this crockpot beef stew with gnocchi the BEST EVER!  Lately, my husband has been getting into making huge breakfasts every couple of mornings — bacon, eggs, toast, pancakes, etc. He’ll tell you without hesitation that breakfast is his favorite meal of the day. I’m not saying I don’t like breakfast,...

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  • The Best Healthier Brownies (Video)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:00:49 +0000

    The best healthy brownies with no flour, no refined white sugar, no butter, and no eggs. These delicious and healthy brownies are easy to make and include an optional frosting recipe made using Greek yogurt!  Video of these healthy brownies are right above printable recipe My dad knows just how much I love chocolate (I’m...

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  • 30-Minute Blackberry Basil Pizza

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 27 Oct 2017 15:00:31 +0000

    Special thanks to Pillsbury for sponsoring this post and creating the best refrigerated pizza crust I’ve ever had! For more information on the crust, click here. 30-Minute Blackberry Basil and Italian Sausage Pizza Blackberry-basil pizza might sound like a strange combination, but this is my all time FAVORITE simple pizza recipe. With less than 30...

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  • Pomegranate & Wild Rice Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 26 Oct 2017 15:00:13 +0000

    Mixed greens with wild rice tossed in a simple lemon honey vinaigrette topped with roasted sweet potato, pomegranate arils, toasted almonds, and goat or feta cheese Right above this text is a quick (1 minute) video tutorial on how to make this Pomegranate and Wild Rice Salad Growing up there were 9 people in my family...

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  • Instant Pot or Crockpot Mexican Tortilla Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:00:52 +0000

    A delicious crockpot (or instant pot) Mexican Tortilla Soup It’s probably no surprise with the plethora of Halloween treats and recipes on my site that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Right after making Halloween treats, one of my favorite things is to figure out costumes. I don’t always dress up, but if I...

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  • Crockpot Pot Roast

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:43:48 +0000

    This crockpot pot roast is incredibly flavorful and tender I’m very excited for this post today to share with you this insanely good crockpot pot roast AND about a brand new (right in time for the holidays!) cookbook. My friends, Donna & Chad, over at The Slow Roasted Italian, recently released a stunning cookbook: The...

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  • Cincinnati Chili

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:00:31 +0000

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BUSH’S Beans. The opinions and text are all mine. Cincinnati Chili is a Mediterranean-spiced meat sauce used as a topping for spaghetti or hot dogs. Served with cheese, oyster crackers, and chopped raw onions! The first time I tried Cincinnati Chili was about four...

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  • Mexican Potato, Corn, & Bacon Chowder

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 15 Oct 2017 15:00:21 +0000

    A simple stovetop potato, corn, and bacon chowder with Mexican spices and flavors I’m becoming convinced that my family is cursed when it comes to taking family pictures. The last four years we’ve set dates for family photos, it has always ended up being freezing cold and every single year there has been snow. Granted, I’ve...

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  • Sweet Potato Taco Bowls

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:00:26 +0000

    These amazing & meatless sweet potato taco bowls are easy to make and packed with bold flavors Almost a year ago to date, I posted these sweet potato burrito bowls and today I’m bringing you a variation on those: sweet potato taco bowls! Out of all the dinner recipes on my blog, those sweet potato burrito...

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  • Halloween Oreo Pops #2

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 08 Oct 2017 14:45:11 +0000

    Simple Oreo Pops decorated for Halloween — Bat Oreo Pops, Pumpkin Oreo Pops, Mummy Oreo Pops, and Eyeball Oreo Pops There is a video tutorial (1 min, 45 seconds) above this text and below are specific instructions for each of these Halloween oreo pops. ? Note that each recipe makes about 20-25 Oreo pops so...

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  • 7 Layer Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:00:02 +0000

    A classic dessert that is always a hit — 7 Layer Bars with a buttery graham cracker crust, baking chips, and coconut Starting today’s post with a disclaimer that these bars *technically* have 8 layers, but I’m calling them “7 Layer Bars” since they are still pretty traditional 7 Layer “Magic” Bars. What are the...

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  • 25 AMAZING Recipes to make with Fruit Filling

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 04 Oct 2017 03:20:12 +0000

    25 simple recipes each using a can of fruit filling As a self-proclaimed baking addict, the last few months of the year are always my favorite. We bake all the time and try out new treats at least once a week. (Luckily there are always different holiday events to bring them to!) The Fall-time is...

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  • Taco Chili (Instant Pot, Crockpot, OR Stovetop)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 03 Oct 2017 06:00:22 +0000

    The best ever taco chili made in 30 minutes or less in the instant pot (pressure cooker)! Plus instructions for cooking this soup in a crockpot or on the stovetop. A few months ago, I finally caved and purchased an instant pot. I was maybe a little bit skeptical of how much I’d love it,...

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  • 5 Easy Halloween Treats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 01 Oct 2017 14:30:52 +0000

    5 super easy Halloween treats — mummy cookies, graveyard pudding cups, Frankenstein krispies, pumpkin krispies, and double-sided Halloween sandwich cookies  Right above this text is a quick video tutorial (2 mins, 23 seconds) overviewing these 5 easy Halloween treats! Below is an individual and printable recipe for each of these easy Halloween treats. Enjoy and...

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  • 3 Easy Dinner Recipes to make with 1 Rotisserie Chicken: Comfort Food Inspired

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:00:02 +0000

    Grab one rotisserie chicken and re-purpose it into THREE different meals that all use similar ingredients. Today: Creamy Chicken, Broccoli, & Rice Casserole, Creamy Chicken Hawaiian Haystacks, & Chicken, Rice, & Veggie Soup. Video tutorial and printable shopping list included. Hey everyone! Welcome to INSTALLMENT #2 of the new-ish series on Chelsea’s Messy Apron: “3 Meals with 1 Rotisserie...

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  • Crockpot Chicken Quesadilla Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:00:23 +0000

    A delicious and creamy slow cooker chicken quesadilla soup with quesadilla “croutons.” This easy chicken quesadilla soup recipe is sure to be a huge hit! Both of my boys will tell anyone that their favorite soup is tomato basil. It’s pretty cute to hear out of the mouths of such little guys, but they also...

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  • White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Blondies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:00:20 +0000

    The best soft and chewy white chocolate snickerdoodle blondies! These snickerdoodle blondies are one of the easiest dessert bars you can make! They’re soft, chewy, and dense with a crinkly cinnamon-sugar topping and a deep, rich, and buttery cinnamon flavor. With white chocolate chunks sprinkled throughout and a slight tang from the cream of tartar...

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  • 4 Creative Halloween Appetizers

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:00:07 +0000

    Four easy, & creative Halloween appetizers that are so delicious — Spiderweb 7-Layer Dip, Walking Dead Mummy Dogs, Monster Meatball Sliders, & Cheesy Monster Fingernail Bread. Above this text is a quick video overview (1 min, 40 seconds) showcasing these creative and “scary” Halloween Appetizers! These Halloween Appetizers are wickedly good 😉 7-LAYER SPIDER WEB...

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  • Turkey Taco Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:37:23 +0000

    The most delicious turkey taco salad packed with veggies and an amazing cilantro dressing! The other day, the toddler broke one of our rules and I said he’d need to lose a toy for a couple of days. I decided to let him pick out the toy he should lose and it ended up to...

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  • One Pan Roasted Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:00:51 +0000

    Deliciously seasoned ONE PAN healthy dinner — garlic parmesan chicken and veggies (Healthy Meal Prep Option!) The babe’s 2nd birthday was earlier this week but we’re celebrating this weekend and I *think* he understands what’s going to happen based off of his brother’s recent birthday. I’ve told him a few times it’s almost his birthday...

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  • Cheesy Bread Fingers

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:25:15 +0000

    These Cheesy Bread Fingers are always the first thing to go! Yes, of course they are festive and fun, but more than anything they are DELICIOUS. Honestly, the best cheesy bread I’ve ever had, and everyone always begs for this recipe! Make sure to pop these in the oven right before serving them to your...

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  • Monster Meatball Sliders

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:20:26 +0000

    Monster Meatball Sliders make for the perfect spooky meal or appetizer to celebrate the Halloween season with. Sandwich your favorite meatball recipe (or buy pre-made meatballs in a pinch) in between some slider rolls, add some cheesy “teeth” and finish these monsters off with sliced olive “eyeballs.” These sliders are quick to make, kid and adult friendly,...

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  • Walking Dead Mummy Dogs

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:14:15 +0000

    Walking Dead Mummy Dogs make for the perfect spooky snack to celebrate the Halloween season with. Hot dogs wrapped with ribbons of pastry crust and decorated to look like the walking dead, these are sure to be a party hit! Not to mention they make a kid-friendly Halloween meal. Dip them in some ketchup and/or mustard...

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  • 7-Layer Spider Web Dip

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:08:02 +0000

    7-Layer Spider Web Dip is a simple Halloween appetizer to throw together that everyone will enjoy! A Halloween twist on the famous 7-layer chip dip. Pipe a spider web with sour cream and add your favorites as the toppings. Most of this appetizer can be made ahead, just make sure to add the guacamole (and...

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  • Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:00:59 +0000

    The BEST EVER spiced pumpkin cupcakes with a delicious and easy cinnamon cream cheese frosting I’ve mentioned a few times how obsessed my boys are with pumpkin. And we all know where I stand on preference to pumpkin 🙂 Since the toddler has started school, Bentley and I have done a pretty good job making...

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  • Creamy Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:00:58 +0000

    This ultra creamy and delicious soup is packed with flavor — Italian sausage, cheese-filled tortellinis, vegetables, and herbs. 30-minutes from start to finish! The toddler has become very fascinated with pictures and cameras the last few months. My phone has about 83,203 pictures of his nose and face, our IPad is out of memory from...

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  • Bakery Style Pumpkin Muffins

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:00:41 +0000

    Special thanks to Horizon Organic for sponsoring this post. Sky-high bakery-style chocolate-chip pumpkin muffins that are flavorful, moist, and so delicious!  “Back-to-school” is a crazy time of the year, but I absolutely love it (now that I’m not the one actually going back ?)! It feels great to get back into a routine and to...

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  • Halloween Oreo Pops #1

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 10 Sep 2017 14:30:11 +0000

    Simple Halloween Oreo Pops — Spider Oreo Pops, Skeleton Oreo Pops, Frankenstein Oreo Pops, and Monster Oreo Pops There is a video tutorial (1 min, 6 seconds) above this text and below are specific instructions for each of these Halloween oreo pops. ? Note that each recipe makes about 20-25 Oreo pops so if you...

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  • One Pan Garlic Herb Shrimp and Sausage

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 09 Sep 2017 13:00:34 +0000

    One pan easy dinner — garlic butter and herb seasoned shrimp, sausage, and potatoes The boys and I LOVE making cookies together — it has recently become a Sunday tradition for us and I look forward to it all week long. We get home from church, eat a quick lunch, and then all work together...

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  • Italian Sausage Stuffed Shells

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:00:26 +0000

    Special thanks to Classico for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. These delicious, extra cheesy, Italian sausage-stuffed shells use a few short-cuts to make this dinner so fast and easy to make. A sure crowd-pleaser! My kids love red sauce and noodles — they ask for it just about every single...

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  • Halloween Bag Toppers 2 (Free Printables)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 06 Sep 2017 22:40:42 +0000

    6 fun and festive easy Halloween bags! These candies/treats are put in a snack-size ziplock bag and you can staple on the FREE printable bag toppers! Above this text is a quick video overview of these easy Halloween gifts. Below is an individual picture of each Halloween bag, the supplies and/or recipes needed, and a...

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  • Halloween Bag Toppers 1 (Free Printables)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 05 Sep 2017 22:38:34 +0000

    6 fun and festive easy Halloween bags! These candies/treats are put in a snack-size ziplock bag and you can staple on the FREE printable bag toppers! Above this text is a quick video overview of these easy Halloween gifts. Below is an individual picture of each Halloween bag, the supplies and/or recipes needed, and a...

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  • 3-ingredient Halloween Treats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:15:59 +0000

    3-ingredients to make these adorable (and delicious) Halloween treats — Monster Rice Krispies Treats, Peanut Butter Spider Cookies, Nutter Butter Ghosts, and Witch Finger Pretzels. Above this text is a quick video overview (1 minute, 30 seconds) of these Halloween Treats. Below each picture is a full printable recipe! 🙂 MONSTER RICE KRISPIES TREATS These...

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  • (Bakery-Style) Soft-Baked Pumpkin Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 03 Sep 2017 14:30:35 +0000

    Big, soft-baked, bakery-style pumpkin cookies with a soft and flavorful cream cheese frosting. Welcome September!! Technically Fall doesn’t start for a couple of more weeks, but the minute September hits I’m basically in denial it’s anything but Fall 🙂 The boys and I have been testing and perfecting pumpkin treats over the past couple of...

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  • (NEW SERIES) 3 EASY Dinner Recipes to make with ONE Rotisserie Chicken: BBQ Chicken

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:32:54 +0000

    Grab one rotisserie chicken and re-purpose it into THREE different meals that all use similar ingredients. Today: BBQ Chicken Salad, BBQ Chicken Tacos, and BBQ Chicken Flatbread Hey everyone! I am so excited to introduce you to a NEW SERIES on Chelsea’s Messy Apron: “3 Meals with 1 Rotisserie Chicken”. The idea is this, I’ll be taking a...

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  • Rice Krispies Treats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 28 Aug 2017 10:00:09 +0000

    White-chocolate and sprinkle-covered rice krispies treats Happy Monday! I’m so excited about this post and recipe today, but first off how was your weekend? Did you do anything exciting? We had some sick kiddos (seriously summer flus should not be a thing), but they seem to be on the mend…fingers crossed. 🙂 So basically this...

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  • Mini Mozzarella Meatballs & Pappardelle

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 27 Aug 2017 19:09:47 +0000

    Ultra tender miniature meatballs stuffed with mozzarella and served over a fresh homemade marinara and Roasted Garlic & Chive Pappardelle pasta. Growing up, spaghetti and meatballs were one of my all-time favorite meals. I can do pasta + red sauce for honestly any meal (yes even breakfast), but add meatballs to it and it has now...

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  • Italian Garbanzo Bean Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:57:24 +0000

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BUSH’S Beans. The opinions and text are all mine. Veggie loaded, Italian-dressed, Garbanzo bean salad. Nutritious, flavorful, and simple to make! My toddler is in the “why” stage where absolutely everything I say is followed by the question, “why?” My husband got me a...

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  • One Pan Breakfast Potatoes and Bacon

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:15:20 +0000

    The best ever oven-roasted breakfast potatoes and turkey bacon all cooked on one sheet pan We’re big breakfast fans at my home, but typically our “breakfast meals” are eaten for dinner. Morning-time breakfast tends to be something a bit quicker and sometimes on-the-go. Especially in the summer-time as we run out to different activities for...

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  • Pesto Ravioli and Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:45:57 +0000

    Pesto Tossed Parmesan & Black Pepper Ravioli and Oven Roasted Garlic Veggies I can’t believe it is already AUGUST and this is the first recipe I’m sharing with pesto in it!! Pesto is a summer staple for my family! We’ll usually toss noodles in pesto and add some cherry tomatoes, but this dish really scales...

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  • The BEST Carrot Pumpkin Cake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 13 Aug 2017 15:00:30 +0000

    The most amazingly moist and flavorful carrot pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting.  My toddler is absolutely obsessed with carrot cake – he could inhale an entire (multiple-layer) carrot cake if I let him. So when it was getting close to his 4th birthday (which was two weeks ago), I was certain he’d ask for carrot...

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  • Raspberry Gooey Butter Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:46:34 +0000

    Simple-to-make and delicious gooey butter raspberry bars. The other day, the toddler asked for some pasta for lunch. Once the water was boiling, I put in some pasta and right then our landscaper showed up. We went into the backyard with him and (do you know where this is going?) …completely forgot about the pasta,...

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  • Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:00:29 +0000

    Delicious and refreshing (plus simple to make!) sparkling raspberry lemonade. Bentley LOVES to wrestle. He literally has no idea that he’s actually smaller than other people and has no reservations for taking just about anyone “down.” He runs at us full-force and pushes his entire body weight in attempts to get us to fall over. I...

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  • Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 07 Aug 2017 03:18:00 +0000

    A fun twist on your typical chicken parmesan — now it’s made into delicious cheese-filled meatballs with BUITONI Roasted Garlic & Chive Pappardelle! Chicken Parmesan is one of my all-time favorite dishes and I can’t wait to share this fun twist with you all today! All the flavors you know and love are now in...

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  • Apple, Cherry, and Chicken Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 05 Aug 2017 02:00:58 +0000

    Delicious and simple salad with dried Montmorency tart cherries, skillet cooked chicken, sliced apple, crumbled goat cheese, and candied walnuts. I’m so excited about this salad recipe today! It’s a pretty unique salad (especially the dressing) and combines so many of my favorite ingredients — Montmorency dried cherries, apples, goat cheese, candied nuts, and chicken....

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  • Foil Pack Garlic Herb Sausage, Shrimp, & Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:00:35 +0000

    Garlic Herb Sausage, Shrimp, and Veggies all cooked together in a foil pack on the grill or in the oven! Easy, minimal clean-up, and a healthier dinner option! We’ve been gearing up to get the toddler ready to start up pre-school again and he’s not too excited about it. While we were making a 45-minute...

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  • Lemon Bundt Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:37:18 +0000

    The ultimate lemon bundt cake — bursting with lemon flavor, moist, and so delicious with the most amazing lemon buttercream frosting. The babe (Bentley) has been saying a few words for several months now but all of the sudden his speech is really taking off. He’s learning new words every single day and it’s so...

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  • Mexican Tuna Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:06:49 +0000

    An amazing Mexican-flavor inspired tuna salad with tons of fresh veggies, tuna fish, and a creamy cilantro dressing. My two boys could not be more different from each other in just about every way possible. As far as water and getting wet — Bentley can never get enough. He loves being drenched in water, loves...

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  • Grilled Chicken Taco Bowls with an Avocado-Corn Salsa

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:42:49 +0000

    Amazing “Taco” Marinated Chicken with the most delicious Grilled Corn & Avocado Salsa. Our little guy (Bentley) is going through a bit of a hitting stage. His older brother might even be a little terrified of him. In attempts to combat the hitting, I’ve tried just about everything. One thing that works (somewhat) is making him...

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  • 4 Easy (3-ingredient, No Bake) Fruity Desserts

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:00:29 +0000

    Four simple fruit-based treats that don’t require any baking. Greek yogurt berry pops, sugared jell-o grapes, chocolate-covered mandarin oranges, and jell-o filled oranges. video tutorial Right above this text is a quick (1 and 1/2 minutes!) video overview of these four fruity-themed treats and below are individual printable recipes. PIN THESE Fruity Treats to your Pinterest boards. GREEK YOGURT...

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  • Top Grilling Tips (Giveaway!)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:07:49 +0000

    If you guys didn’t have a chance to see my first post , I had the opportunity to participate in BUSH’S BBQ Bootcamp led by the expert griller, Steven Raichlen. I had a fantastic time learning from Steven at this bootcamp, discovering my own personal style, and not only have I grown to love grilling...

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  • Sausage and Veggie Hash

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:00:43 +0000

    A super simple, one skillet, sausage & veggie hash (and eggs if you want!) A great meal anytime of the day! Over the fourth of July weekend, the husband and I took our first trip together without the kiddos. We dropped them off at their grandparents (similar to this…) and headed to St. George. After dropping...

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  • Pink Pina Colada Smoothie

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:32:13 +0000

    A delicious “Pina Colada” smoothie with strawberries — the perfect summer cool-down treat! I’ve talked about Kneader’s a few times here on the blog — it’s one of my all-time favorite salad/sandwich shops and lucky for me, the kiddos love it just as much. What I haven’t told you is that since our move we...

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  • Italian Sausage and Brussels Ravioli

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 10 Jul 2017 22:59:04 +0000

    Spicy Italian Sausage, Garlicky Brussels Sprouts, & Cremini Mushrooms tossed with BUITONI Parmesan and Black Pepper Ravioli. An easy 20-minute dinner recipe! My sister goes crazy for ravioli — she will eat them plain and for any meal of any day! I don’t get to see her too frequently, so when I do, I make sure...

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  • Tart Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Cake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:08:53 +0000

     Special thanks to the Cherry Marketing Institute for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. A delicious and creamy icebox cake made with the most amazing tart cherry whipped cream! Icebox cakes are perfect for the summer-time! You don’t have to touch the oven and they take mere minutes to assemble! Plus they’re always...

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  • Foil Pack French Dip Sandwiches

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 02 Jul 2017 06:00:43 +0000

    French Dip Sandwiches made easy in a foil pack. Perfect for grilling, taking camping, or even cooking in your oven! (Great make ahead option) video tutorial The toddler LOVES recipe videos. He makes his own all the time, loves assisting me with them, and more than anything, he loves watching them over and over again....

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  • 20-Minute Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:47:15 +0000

    The easiest (and quickest) grilled turkey gyros with tzatziki sauce! About a week ago, we got our backyard hydro-seededed and while that grass is growing in, no one can go in the backyard. Having two little boys restricted from playing in the yard for a few weeks is not fun for anyone, so that’s left us playing...

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  • Strawberry Jell-o Parfait Cups

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:21:39 +0000

    Double-layered strawberry jell-o parfait cups — strawberry jell-o on bottom and a strawberry jell-o mousse on top. Because of our “one treat a day” rule, the toddler is constantly asking me what happens if he eats more than one treat. To which I’ve generally responded, “you could get sick” or  “it’s just not good for...

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  • Italian Ravioli Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:05:44 +0000

    Four Cheese Ravioli Salad with pepperoni, provolone, artichoke hearts, olives, and Italian seasoning + dressing. It’s no secret I adore pasta salads and today I’m bringing you a fun and unique twist on your typical pasta salad. Instead of just any regular pasta noodle, we’re using Buitoni’s freshly made four cheese RAVIOLI! If you’ve never tried...

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  • Kale and Quinoa Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:00:54 +0000

    A powerhouse delicious salad made with quinoa, kale, fresh fruit, feta cheese, crushed pistachios, and dried blueberries. This kale and quinoa salad is easy to make and sure to be a hit! Any kale fans out there? In full disclosure, I used to despise kale. It wasn’t until the husband convinced me to try a kale...

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  • Foil Pack Garlic Butter Sausage & Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:03:54 +0000

    ” /> Easy Tin Foil Pack Garlic Butter Sausage and Veggies These simple foil pack dinners can be prepped out in 15 minutes or less! Yesterday (Father’s Day) we celebrated with my husband’s favorite food — grilled steaks, grilled corn on the cob, rolls, and a big berry salad. The husband started washing up some...

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  • Frosted Lime-Berry Spritzer

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:00:49 +0000

    A delicious blueberry-lime beverage. This spritzer is non-alcoholic made with a sugared blueberry base and a mandarine-lime sparkling water. I have to admit, this spritzer been my favorite drink of the summer!! There have been some great ones made (and the best of those have shown up here on the blog), but it has been decided that this one...

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  • The BEST EVER Chicken Fajita Bowls

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:45:46 +0000

    Super simple, tasty, and healthier Chicken Fajita Bowls. Start your bowl with rice, top it with chicken “fajitas,” and finish it with your favorite fajita toppings. The first “family car” we had was a super light and tan fabric interior. This past January we switched out the car and my choice was black EVERYTHING — black...

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  • Foil Pack Italian Chicken and Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:24:27 +0000

    Tin Foil Packet Seasoned Italian Chicken and Veggies. video tutorial So many of you have been going crazy over these Foil Pack Italian Sausage and Veggies and I’ve loved seeing all your recreations on Instagram and Facebook! I’ve had quite a few people ask me if they can change it up and add chicken, so I...

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  • Peach Lemonade

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:00:50 +0000

    This naturally sweetened and healthier Peach Lemonade is so delicious and refreshing! This past week I set up the toddler’s first official chore chart. Together we decided on some (simple) chores he can do everyday and surprisingly he was super excited about it. After we came up with a few easy tasks, he ambitiously told me he...

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  • Italian Sausage Hoagies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:29:29 +0000

    Simple 20-minute Italian sausage and veggie hoagies with marinara and mozzarella. The other day I randomly asked the toddler, “What is your favorite thing to do?” Without even a second’s hesitation, he excitedly exclaimed, “Eat!” ? He is definitely my son! His favorite thing to eat as of late has been anything with a bun —...

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  • Best Steak Marinade

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:00:23 +0000

    How to grill the most delicious, juicy, and tender steak! Plus, an insanely good steak marinade recipe. The boys have been playing outside pretty much nonstop. We don’t have our yard in yet and they are LOVING that. They go out with little buckets and miniature shovels and can play for hours on end. The...

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  • Inside-Out Cheeseburgers + Corn Salsa

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:18:42 +0000

    I had the opportunity of a lifetime to attend BUSH’S BBQ Bootcamp led by the master griller, Steven Raichlen. For those who aren’t familiar with Steven, he’s written 28 books on grilling, has been involved in many cooking shows, and currently teaches a course about grilling at Harvard University. He’s a pretty big deal:) I was SO...

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  • The BEST Twix Cheesecake Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 03 Jun 2017 09:00:24 +0000

    The BEST EVER Twix Cheesecake Bars with an easy (2-ingredient) caramel sauce and chocolate ganache Twix has always been one of my favorite candies and since my family loves cheesecake so much, I thought twix cheesecake bars would be the perfect mash-up dessert. And honestly, it is! This twix cheesecake is unbelievable – creamy, flavorful,...

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  • Caprese Pasta with Basil Pappardelle

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 02 Jun 2017 14:56:56 +0000

    BUITONI Basil Pappardelle topped with crushed cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and fresh basil. video tutorial When we have long grocery runs, I’ll usually let the boys pick out something from the produce section to eat as we shop. We’ll buy that first, and then they can snack as I grab everything else. The three top choices: bananas, apples,...

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  • Healthy Mexican Street Corn Burrito Bowls

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:43:32 +0000

    Deliciously healthy “Mexican Street Corn” inspired burrito bowls with the Best Avocado Oil Mayo Dressing. Deliciously healthy “Mexican Street Corn” inspired burrito bowls with the Best Avocado Oil Mayo Dressing. Today, I’m mashing up 2 blog favorites per the request of my sister! Her absolute favorite recipe on my blog are these sweet potato bowls...

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  • Macaroni Coleslaw Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 31 May 2017 05:46:02 +0000

    Two amazing summer side-dishes collide into one insanely tasty Macaroni Coleslaw Salad! Perfect for a potluck or summer get-together! One of our family rules is that we can each have one treat a day. The toddler generally follows this rule with a few promptings and reminders throughout the day. So last week when my sister...

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  • Navajo Taco Bowls

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 25 May 2017 06:58:47 +0000

    Ditch the fry bread and serve these “Navajo Tacos” over rice! A healthier, 30-minute, simple dinner recipe. A couple of days ago, we got a “play” kitchen for the toddler. He’s totally obsessed with it (he’s the one that cooks and bakes with me all the time), but apparently the kitchen does have some “serious...

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  • Dairy-Free Strawberry Smoothie

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 20 May 2017 17:04:53 +0000

    The absolute BEST EVER Dessert Strawberry Smoothie — a “Jamba Juice Copycat” recipe made dairy-free. PIN this Strawberry Smoothie to your Recipe Boards! I’m a chocolate lover through and through. Whenever we got out for treats as a family, my first pick is some sort of chocolate ice cream or chocolate milkshake. My toddler is the exact...

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  • Mediterranean Tuna Orzo Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 17 May 2017 20:28:57 +0000

    A deliciously light and healthy Mediterranean-inspired orzo salad with tuna, veggies, and a lemon-oregano vinaigrette.  Occasionally when the husband and I are out on a date, I’ll try to remember a little something to bring home for the boys. On our last date night we went to a local diner and they had large lime rickeys on...

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  • Creamy Italian Chicken and Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 17 May 2017 05:32:35 +0000

    Easy Italian Chicken and Veggies is a delicious meal the whole family will love! This restaurant quality dish is one you’ll want to make over & over again! video tutorial Just about every Sunday, the boys and I make a treat together — usually cookies, but sometimes we’re making mini molten lava cakes, or some kind...

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  • Avocado Quinoa Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 13 May 2017 14:42:10 +0000

    This Avocado Quinoa Salad is a powerhouse salad packed with good-for-you ingredients and the best healthy lemon vinaigrette.  I’ve mentioned the toddler’s affinity for all things healthy food — he ADORES salads and sandwiches and won’t touch a burger or fried food with a 10-foot pole. Of course he likes his fair share of less-than-healthy...

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  • Triple Chocolate Tart

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 10 May 2017 06:00:23 +0000

    This Triple Chocolate Tart features a chocolate cookie base, a thick chocolate fudge layer, and a glossy chocolate ganache.  If you’ve read my blog for any length of time it’s no secret that 1: my boys love to cook, bake, and be with me in the kitchen and 2: they make an impressive amount of...

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  • Strawberries and Cream Cake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 08 May 2017 09:00:46 +0000

    A delicious, homemade-from-scratch best ever strawberry cake with a thick cream cheese frosting and garnished with sugared strawberries. The perfect cake for Mother’s Day! Right in time for Mother’s Day, I’ve got you covered for dessert 🙂 This strawberry cake is relatively simple to make (no worrying about different pans and layering cakes with frosting in...

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  • Mexican Pasta Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 08 May 2017 09:00:40 +0000

    This Mexican pasta salad is packed with veggies, beans, and the most amazing chili-lime dressing! Most pasta salads tend to be on the heavier side with lots of mayo (and trust me, I’m not complaining about those because I LOVE them), but this pasta salad is definitely on the lighter side. It’s got a vinegar...

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  • Raspberry Jell-O Cheesecake Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 05 May 2017 04:36:56 +0000

    A thick graham cracker crust with a layer of no-bake “cheesecake” topped with quick-set raspberry filled jell-o. These Raspberry Jell-o Cheesecake Bars make an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert! video tutorial We’ve moved into our new place, but we’re still quite aways away from being totally unpacked. You know, because I’m spending time making raspberry jell-o cheesecake bars...

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  • Spumoni Ice Cream Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 02 May 2017 12:57:35 +0000

     Special thanks to the Cherry Marketing Institute for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. Easy “spumoni” inspired layered ice cream bars with an incredibly delicious tart cherry sauce. The first time I was introduced to spumoni ice cream was at an “Italian” (American) restaurant. While I doubt it was super authentic, I completely fell...

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  • Berry Salad with a Raspberry Vinaigrette

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 01 May 2017 20:13:49 +0000

    Delicious berry salad with candied pecans and an incredible raspberry vinaigrette! My in-laws have amazing strawberry and raspberry plants in their yard. They invite us over every now and again and we definitely take advantage of those plants — the kids get stuffed on berries and we take far too many home. But there is seriously nothing...

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  • Greek Yogurt Chocolate-Chip Muffins

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:00:26 +0000

    Greek yogurt chocolate-chip muffins made with better-for-you ingredients and no sacrifice of flavor! These muffins are soft, tender, moist, and delicious! With all the boy’s toys packed away in boxes things have gotten a little interesting as far as entertaining them. The past few days I’ve video recorded some pretty impressive messes on my phone which...

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  • Four Simple Flower Treats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:15:11 +0000

    Four simple themed “Flower Treats” that are perfect for Mother’s Day or Spring celebrations! Rose Cake Pops, Lemon Curd Cookie Cups, Flower Cookie Pops, & Sunflower Nutella Frosting Bites. Right above this text is a quick (2 minutes!) video overview of these four flower-themed treats and below are individual printable recipes! PIN THESE Flower Treats to your...

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  • One Skillet Lemon Parmesan Chicken

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:27:25 +0000

    One Skillet Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Green Beans — a simple, family-friendly 30-minute meal with little clean-up required! PIN THIS: One Skillet Lemon Parmesan Chicken to your dinner board! I’ve never really used cleaning gloves before, but between the amount of dishes I do (a lot) and the weather, my hands have been super dry lately....

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  • Foil Pack Italian Sausage and Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:15:56 +0000

    Foil Pack Italian Sausage and Seasoned Veggies! A great outdoor grill or camping recipe. PLUS instructions to cook this in the stove and without foil! And just like that, Easter is over and the bunny won’t be visiting us for another year. This truly tragic news has my boys, okay, mostly my toddler extremely distraught this morning....

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  • Honey Bacon Club

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:00:30 +0000

    Honey Bacon Club Sandwich — toasted bread, crisp fresh veggies, smoked turkey, honey ham, center-cut bacon, muenster cheese, and the most incredible honey mustard spread! I don’t have too many sandwich recipes on this site because I believe that most of your typical “deli-type” sandwiches don’t really need a recipe — they’re pretty much customized to whatever you have...

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  • Roasted Asparagus, Tomato, & Feta Couscous

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 11 Apr 2017 05:41:16 +0000

    Roasted asparagus, fresh cherry tomatoes, garlicky couscous, and feta cheese with a simple vinaigrette. A great Spring side dish! It’s been pretty busy the last couple of weeks around my place and it’s finally time to share what we’ve been up to (and sorry mom, no more babies just yet ?) …We’re MOVING! It’s been a...

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  • One Pan Meatloaf Dinner

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:38:08 +0000

    Mini Meatloaves, mashed potatoes, and roasted green beans all get baked together on ONE sheet pan! The other day the toddler spilled a snack bowl of pistachios (I really wasn’t kidding about his obsession with them) and quickly, they were scattered by him and his little brother. I sat down on the floor next to the spill and asked...

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  • Banh Mi Bowls

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 04 Apr 2017 05:18:39 +0000

    The beloved Vietnamese Banh Mi in simple bowl form. Easy to make, packed with nutrition, and delicious! First things first, I claim no authenticity to Vietnamese food with these Banh Mi bowls, but this dish does have the overall flavors of a banh mi sandwich and they are so good. So good in fact, that...

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  • Turkey Avocado Ranch Club Wraps

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:00:40 +0000

    Turkey Avocado Ranch Club Wraps are easy to assemble, very quick to make, and taste incredible! My toddler has a total fascination with our washing machine. He has been able to do his own laundry (and correctly, I might add) since he was 2 and 1/2 years old. He knows the settings and how to switch...

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  • Candied Pecan Carrot Cake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:00:34 +0000

    The best carrot cake ever — super moist, tender, and perfectly spiced with an incredible and soft cream cheese frosting. The cake is coated in candied pecans giving it an extra delicious (and pretty) touch! The toddler is OBSESSED with cake. It’s easily his favorite dessert and while he doesn’t have a crazy sweet tooth...

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  • Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:16:24 +0000

    Salt roasted beets coated in balsamic vinaigrette and tossed with arugula, easy (2-ingredients) candied almonds, mandarin oranges, and goat cheese. A delicious beet and goat cheese salad! A few months ago, I shared my experience of flying out to Nashville, Tennessee to enjoy an amazing meal prepared by a local resident, Travis Nunn, as part of Morton Salt’s Next...

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  • One Hour Easter Dinner

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:23:11 +0000

    An entire Easter Dinner made in an hour (or less), baked in the oven together, and all on 2 sheet pans!  This Sheet Pan Easter Dinner consists of: roasted Parmesan asparagus, honey-butter roasted carrots, pineapple brown sugar ham, cheesy au gratin potatoes, and a toasted baguette. The toddler loves to help pick out my clothes...

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  • Mexican Chopped Chicken Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 18 Mar 2017 14:47:50 +0000

    This Mexican Chopped Chicken Salad is super simple to assemble (less than 30 minutes!) It’s loaded with chopped chicken, cherry tomatoes, corn, black beans, avocado, and cheese. Well, it happens every single year — the weather gets just a little bit warmer outside and I go on a major salad kick. It’s like when it’s...

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  • Best Ever Scotcheroos

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:00:10 +0000

    The BEST EVER easy scotcheroos dessert bars! “Scotcheroos” are easy-to-make dessert bars with chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, and Rice Krispies. These bars became famous in the 60s when it was printed on the box of Rice Krispies cereal. While this recipe slightly tweaked from that original recipe, it’s still very similar and loved by everyone...

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  • Crockpot Sweet & Sour Meatballs

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 13 Mar 2017 23:12:22 +0000

    These delicious Asian-inspired Sweet & Sour Meatballs made in either the slow cooker or oven (instructions for both methods.) My good friend, Carrian, from the famous Oh Sweet Basil blog, recently released a cookbook. I couldn’t be more excited to share a little bit about the book and these sweet & sour meatballs (from her book) with...

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  • 4 Simple Easter Treats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:30:16 +0000

    4 Simple Easter Treats that require little effort & time and few ingredients — Bunny Bum Cookies, Easter Bunny Cinnamon Rolls, Easter Egg Nests, and Mini Egg Petit Fours. We’re skipping right past St. Patrick’s Day today, but I couldn’t wait any longer to share these Easter treats! Easter is one of my favorite holidays and...

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  • French Toast Sticks

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:04:43 +0000

    I have received information and materials from JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER, Inc., McNeil Nutritionals, LLC Subsidiary the makers of LACTAID®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. French Toast Sticks that are dredged in an egg mixture and crushed cinnamon cereal. This easy breakfast option is delicious, kid-friendly, easy-to-make, and free...

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  • One Pan Jambalaya

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 05 Mar 2017 14:39:47 +0000

    One Pan Jambalaya is an easy 30-minute meal of oven-roasted & seasoned sausage, shrimp, veggies, and rice all cooked together on ONE pan!  One of the grocery stores near our home has little carts that younger kids can push around the store. Of course my toddler is obsessed with this and begs to go to...

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  • (One Pan) Roasted Garlic Potatoes, Asparagus, and Sausage

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 02 Mar 2017 08:14:11 +0000

    Roasted garlic and herb potatoes, asparagus, carrots, onions, and sausage all prepared on one sheet pan. An easy family-friendly meal. My toddler is obsessed with making food videos or as he calls them “foodeos.” I have a set-up in my kitchen when I’m filming that consists of 2 artificial lights, an overhead camera, and a large...

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  • Cheesecake Filled Raspberries

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:54:57 +0000

    No-bake “cheesecake” filling inside of chocolate-covered raspberries — a delicious and crazy easy 4-ingredient treat! So Valentine’s Day is, what, 2 weeks past now? The eager holiday-recipe-sharing-person (me ??) let this little treat slip past the cracks and I completely forgot to share it. I debated keeping it until next year, but in all honesty, I...

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  • Italian Chopped Salad (California Pizza Kitchen Copycat)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 25 Feb 2017 03:58:18 +0000

    This Italian Chopped Salad is a copycat of the famous California Pizza Kitchen’s Italian salad.  This Italian Chopped Salad includes ham, salami, chick peas, tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil, and lettuce. It is tossed in an easy lemon dijon and herb vinaigrette. I had two goals for this week. First, to send enough positive vibes into the...

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  • Garlic Beef and Veggie Ramen

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:45:26 +0000

    Garlic Beef and Veggie Ramen is an easy dinner recipe that is so much better than take-out! I’ve started giving the toddler a few more chores around the house — simple things that he can easily complete in not too much time. But instead of ever finishing these tasks in a few minutes, they get drawn out...

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  • The BEST EVER Skillet Pizookie

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:00:46 +0000

    A deep-dish skillet cookie (pizookie) with a sugar cookie base, a Reese’s candy interior, and a M&M chocolate chip cookie dough topping. When the husband and I were going to college we found a little dessert cafe that quickly became our favorite place. The cafe is in a remodeled historic mansion (built in 1909) which makes for...

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  • Easy Jungle Cupcakes

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00:51 +0000

    Four simple and easy to make animal jungle cupcakes — a zebra, monkey, tiger, and a panda. video tutorial I first made these jungle cupcakes about four months ago for my babe’s first birthday and promised I’d share a little tutorial for them. Well, I’m finally making good on that promise and have a quick video...

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  • Chicken Burrito Bowls (Meal Prep)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:00:15 +0000

    Chicken Burrito Bowls made with taco-seasoned chicken, cilantro-lime rice, salsa, guacamole, corn, beans, and a delicious creamy cilantro sauce.  These chicken burrito bowls make a work week’s worth (say that 10 x fast) of healthy meal prep in under an hour of prep-time! So, the other day, the boys were playing and the baby took one...

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  • One Pot Creamy Cajun Sausage & Veggie Pasta

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:54:16 +0000

    An easy one pot creamy cajun sausage and veggie pasta made healthier and a little lighter! The weekend calls for easy dinners AND creamy pasta dishes, right?! Well, this dish is both — a super simple and a creamy carb-filled dinner. The good news is, though, this dish is healthier and lighter than your typical...

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  • Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:12 +0000

    Soft and chewy sugar cookies with an amazing cream cheese frosting It doesn’t get much better than a super soft sugar cookie piled high with the BEST cream cheese frosting and a plethora of sprinkles. These are the ultimate soft and chewy sugar cookies and I hope you love them as much as we do!...

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  • Tart Cherry Spritzer

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:55:53 +0000

    An easy-to-make mocktail — Tart Cherry Spritzer using frozen Montmorency tart cherries, tart cherry concentrate, lime juice, and sparkling cherry water.  February is National Cherry Month and I’m excited to be partnering with the Cherry Marketing Institute to bring you this beverage. With Valentine’s Day coming up quickly, I thought we’d all be in need...

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  • 4-Ingredient “Girl Scout Cookie” Copycats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:08:39 +0000

    A collection of four different Girl Scout cookie copycats all with 4-ingredients OR less!  A quick video tutorial for these Girl Scout Cookie copycats is above this text. More details and the full printable recipes are below:  First up: EASY THIN MINT COOKIES. These cookies happen to be only TWO-ingredients and one of the easiest treats you’ll make. You’ll...

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  • The Best Mini Vanilla Cheesecakes with Strawberry Sauce

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 04 Feb 2017 11:18:57 +0000

    The absolute best mini vanilla cheesecakes with an easy strawberry sauce. I’m a huge fan of different flavor cheesecakes, but sometimes you need a perfect simple vanilla cheesecake recipe. These mini vanilla cheesecakes are everything a good cheesecake should be — smooth, creamy, and just sweet enough with that classic hint of tartness. A perfect...

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  • Crockpot Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:00:46 +0000

    A delicious and creamy chicken noodle soup packed with veggies and made easy in the slow cooker. I rely on my slow cooker a lot. It’s used at least once a week and does not get put away once the winter is over. There are a few meals that are staples for the crockpot — meals...

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  • Hot Italian Sliders

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 29 Jan 2017 10:00:21 +0000

    Easy baked Italian sliders with ham, salami, pepperoni, roasted red peppers, and provolone. These sliders are so quick, easy, and make the perfect appetizer! Even though I make a lot of food and love to cook, not everything I make actually turns out…well…edible. Let’s just say, I am no stranger to recipe development failures. ? On those...

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  • Sriracha Tuna Salad Wraps

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:23:26 +0000

    Super quick and easy to make spicy tuna salad wraps with plenty of veggies! I’m super excited to share this wrap recipe with you all! I’ve mentioned it before, but tuna is one of our super frequent, go-to lunches. This avocado tuna salad gets made all the time in my home and it gets piled on bread,...

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  • Easy Meal Prep Veggies & Dip

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:54:29 +0000

    Today, I’m sharing more of a meal prep “hack” than a recipe, but it’s something we’ve been doing for this past month and loving! At the start of the week when the boys and I go grocery shopping, I’ve been letting them pick out their favorite fruit and veggies. When we get home, they’ve been helping...

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  • 20-Minute Zuppa Toscana Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:00:51 +0000

    A copycat of the famous Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana soup made in 20 minutes or less. video tutorial We’ve had an on-and-off cold since about Christmas-time that we can’t seem to completely kick. So, of course, soup is a must and, being the sick one preparing meals, easy dinners are a must too. Although, who am...

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  • Healthier Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:57:42 +0000

    Soft lemon poppyseed muffins made with healthier ingredient swaps and lower sugar content than most muffins! The toddler has decided that yellow is his favorite color and it has remained his favorite for about a year now. (Which is impressive to me since I changed my “favorite color” on about a monthly basis my entire childhood)....

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  • Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:15:03 +0000

    Delicious miniature oreo cheesecakes with an easy chocolate ganache There aren’t too many desserts I’d pick over these mini oreo cheesecakes; they are smooth, creamy, rich and velvety. With a thick oreo crust, an oreo speckled filling, and a chocolate ganache these cheesecakes are perfection. They are rich, but worth every single calorie! Sometimes cheesecake can...

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  • One Pan Healthy Italian Sausage & Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:02:44 +0000

    Delicious Italian-seasoned veggies and sausage all made in one pan. A great and healthy meal prep idea! My toddler goes to preschool two times a week and when he comes home he’s super chatty about what they did that day. He talks a ton about his friends and one girly friend in particular. He tells me...

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  • 4 Easy Valentine’s Day Treats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:00:41 +0000

    4 simple to make Valentine’s Day Treats: heart hugs pretzels, love fortune cookies, mini Valentine bear holding a heart, and white chocolate heart pretzels. Each recipe requires 3 ingredients or less to make! Video tutorial included! video tutorial There is a video tutorial above this text and below are specific instructions for each of these...

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  • Banana Chocolate-Chip Layer Cake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:38:25 +0000

    A double-layered banana cake with miniature chocolate chips and a delicious chocolate frosting So my boys finally discovered my hidden stash of markers. While I was hoping my hiding spot was good enough, I also hold no illusions for their skills of finding trouble. Luckily, by the time I found them, very little had been...

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  • Crockpot Mexican Street Corn & Chicken Chowder

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:00:45 +0000

    Dump it and forget about it slow cooker meal! A delicious Mexican crockpot corn and chicken chowder that has the same delicious flavors of Mexican Street Corn! There is nothing I crave more when the weather gets cold than soup. I mean, a warm chocolate-chip cookie is next on that list, but soup does actually...

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  • One Pan Healthy Chicken and Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 07 Jan 2017 02:53:38 +0000

    A sheet pan dinner with chicken, tons of veggies, an easy seasoning mix, and cheese! Healthy, hearty, easy to make, and so delicious! When the toddler told me I was a boy a few weeks ago, I knew it was about time to start talking about genders. He’ll now consistently tell me I’m a girl, he’s...

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  • Easy Asian Steak Bites

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 04 Jan 2017 05:12:17 +0000

    Easy to make Asian steak bites — ready in 30 minutes or less! Plus an insanely good dipping sauce that requires only four ingredients! I’m fairly certain the invention of appetizers were meant for people that really, really love food.  It’s the perfect way to sample all kinds of dishes with the very clear understanding that you...

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  • One Pan Sausage, Broccoli, & Parmesan Pasta

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 28 Dec 2016 12:00:42 +0000

    An easy, delicious, wholesome dinner of herb and parmesan pasta, ground Italian sausage & broccoli all made in just ONE pan. It’s been FAR too long since I’ve shared a one pan pasta dish. But, luckily, the wait was worth it! This dish is crazy good and is packed with tons of flavor while still staying on...

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  • Crockpot Creamy Beef & Mushrooms Over Noodles

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 23 Dec 2016 23:45:24 +0000

    Delicious slow cooked beef, mushrooms, and gravy served over homestyle egg noodles. Lately, I’ve been texting the husband pictures of the “damage” done in the house every time I shower with the caption, “this is what my shower cost me.”  A few days ago the bottom shelf of my closet was strewn across the house and...

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  • Chocolate Dipped Toffee Pecan Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 22 Dec 2016 10:00:06 +0000

    Delicious toffee and pecan stuffed chocolate-chip cookies dipped in melted milk chocolate. These toffee pecan cookies are soft & chewy with crisp edges! My dad’s commute from his home to work almost directly passes my home. He stops in occasionally to say hi to his daughter grandsons and we love the visit. The last time he...

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  • The BEST White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 21 Dec 2016 06:42:55 +0000

    White chocolate macadamia nut cookies with soft and chewy centers and crisp edges. So with all the Christmas baking and treat-making; I’ve had to have quite a few little chats with the toddler of what is healthy and what is not healthy. AKA, “no you can not have white chocolate macadamia nut cookies for breakfast”,...

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  • The BEST Pie Crust

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:09:26 +0000

    The best pie flaky and tender pie crust with step by step instructions and lots of helpful tips! My husband’s favorite dessert is an apple pie. He can single-handedly finish an entire pie by himself in a max of two days and I’m quite certain he’ll never be sick of them. I’ll admit when my...

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  • Holiday Veggie Platters (Christmas Tree & Ornament)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 13 Dec 2016 10:00:44 +0000

    Two easy ways to dress up your holiday veggie platters! A Christmas Tree and an Ornament made out of veggies with delicious dips! (GIVEAWAY: $50 Visa Card) video tutorial Let’s start today’s post with a GIVEAWAY! ENDED. Congrats to Jordan Leigh! So far we don’t have too many traditions established, but we have started a few...

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  • Five Christmas OREO Cookie Truffles

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 11 Dec 2016 07:11:50 +0000

    Five different ways to dress up an OREO Cookie truffle for Christmas — Santa’s hat, Reindeer, Ornament, Snowman, and Christmas hearts. These easy and delicious Christmas OREO Cookie truffles are perfect for a party, to gift to neighbors, bring into work, or enjoy with your family! Above this text is a quick video overview of the five OREO Cookie truffles and...

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  • Candied Pecan, Pear, & Pomegranate Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:00:34 +0000

    An easy to make and delicious pomegranate salad — candied pecans, pears, pomegranates, dried cranberries, & feta cheese with a raspberry poppyseed dressing Last year, we had Christmas dinner at my in-laws. My father-in-law is practically famous for his crazy delicious rolls (top secret recipe of his!) and they are always my favorite. I seriously...

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  • 30-Minute Cinnamon Roll Pancake Poppers

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:00:09 +0000

    Easy-to-make miniature pancake poppers that taste like a cinnamon roll pancake! Very little effort, ready in 30 minutes or less (including bake time), and a fun breakfast the whole family will love! Pancakes + Cinnamon Rolls + allllll the syrup is what we’re serving up today for quite the breakFEAST. And the great news about these...

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  • 20-Minute Chicken Parmesan Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:00:58 +0000

    Twenty minutes TOTAL for this delicious, healthy, and easy chicken parmesan soup to be on your table! This is a soup the entire family will go nuts over! In the three Christmases the toddler has had, he has never touched the Christmas tree; he’s just looked at it and admired it. I wasn’t sure why...

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  • Christmas Oreo Pops #2

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:51:52 +0000

    4 MORE adorable and simple to make Christmas oreo pops: a snowman, a Christmas tree, an ornament, and a polar bear. video tutorial This is the second installment of Christmas Oreo pops! If you’re looking for the first four (a penguin, snowflake, reindeer, and a candy cane) they were shared yesterday! You can see those by clicking...

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  • Christmas Oreo Pops

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 04 Dec 2016 07:00:23 +0000

    4 adorable and simple to make Christmas oreo pops: a penguin, snowflake, reindeer, and a candy cane. Video tutorial included! Okay fair warning; I may have gone a little overboard this year in adorable Christmas treats (I don’t know though, is that even a thing?!). We’ve got 4 Christmas Oreo pops today, 4 tomorrow, and next...

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  • One Pan Crispy Parmesan Chicken & Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:53 +0000

    Baked EXTRA CRISPY parmesan chicken and veggies — dinner made on one pan and packed with flavor! Sure to be a hit with the entire family! And just like that it’s December! I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by! I know it’s been a lot of desserts around these parts lately (and more...

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  • Easy Skillet Tart Cherry Crisp

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:22:28 +0000

    A simple-to-make skillet tart cherry crisp. This crisp requires a fraction of the effort required to make a cherry pie and tastes even better! For the past few months, the toddler has referred to himself in third person. Lately, he’s been learning how to properly use “me, mine, I, you, yours, ours” etc. He still...

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  • Peppermint Pecan Snowball Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 27 Nov 2016 07:00:05 +0000

    Easy to make snowball cookies with crushed peppermint and pecans. These peppermint pecan snowball cookies are sure to be a hit this holiday season! This past week, it snowed for the first time this season and my kids were in total awe. They stood by a large window in my bedroom and just stared at it...

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  • Almond Joy Thumbprint Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:00:49 +0000

    An easy to make almond joy thumbprint cookie with a chocolate cookie base, fluffy and light coconut frosting, an almond, and a chocolate drizzle! The inspiration for these cookies goes all the way back to our family trip this summer. It all started when we packed our car to the brim to head to Moab for a...

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  • Sweet Potato Farro Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:00:56 +0000

    A hearty, healthy, and filling farro salad — sweet apple cider farro, roasted sweet potatoes, arugula, and an easy blender lemon dressing.My toddler has a ridiculous obsession with pistachios. We were going through bags of pistachios so quickly (and as you probably know, they are NOT cheap!) that I finally bought a massive bag at...

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  • Italian Sausage & Orzo Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 21 Nov 2016 06:43:09 +0000

    A delicious and simple to make Italian sausage soup with plenty of veggies (clear out your fridge!) and orzo pasta. This Sausage & Orzo Soup is a recipe the entire family will love! Remember a few weeks ago when I was telling you about my failed attempts to potty train my toddler? Well, you guys, he’s...

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  • No Bake Energy Bites

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 20 Nov 2016 22:55:05 +0000

    Easy and protein-packed granola balls — these energy bites make the perfect snack or breakfast on the go! These energy bites make the perfect snack or breakfast! They are filled with healthy fats, good-for-you grains, and a little bit of chocolate just for good measure. These energy bites are perfect for an on-the-go breakfast, quick snack, pre or post-workout fuel,...

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  • Chicken Chipotle Avocado Flatbread

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 20 Nov 2016 19:16:51 +0000

    A delicious flatbread piled with chipotle-ranch covered lettuce, rotisserie chicken (or leftover turkey breast), tomato, avocado, and bacon!  This flatbread is pretty much a fun and crazy delicious way to serve a salad. At the restaurant I worked at one of my favorite (and one of the most popular) salads was served on a pita...

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  • Crockpot Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 20 Nov 2016 17:09:40 +0000

    Slow cooked creamy chicken and wild rice casserole — easy prep and packed with flavor! I’m so excited to be partnering with Swanson over the next few months to bring you four new recipes show-casing the versatility and flavor that comes from their broths and stocks. And today we’re pulling out the crockpot and serving...

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  • The BEST Candied Pecans (Free Printable)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 19 Nov 2016 07:20:58 +0000

    Candied pecans are so simple to make and absolutely delicious! Plus they make a great gift (free printable included!) These candied pecans are simple to make and yield incredible results. These candied pecans make a great holiday gift that anyone would love to receive!  Next is the decorating! I made some simple and classy stickers for...

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  • {Four} 3-ingredient Muffin-Tin Treats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:04:27 +0000

    A collection of four different treats all with 3-ingredients that can each be made in a miniature muffin tin. No baking required! Perfect for sharing with friends/family, giving out as gifts, bringing into work, or enjoying yourself! Hey everyone! How is your week going so far?! Did you notice things are looking a little different...

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  • Crockpot Turkey Breast

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 13 Nov 2016 05:47:45 +0000

    The most tender and deliciously seasoned crockpot turkey breast. Perfect for smaller holiday get togethers or to have turkey ready for lunches and salads during the week. This is THE turkey recipe if you want something low maintenance (like seriously very little work), easy to do, one dish to clean up, and just about zero...

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  • Christmas Mason Jar Gift Ideas

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 12 Nov 2016 08:00:08 +0000

    Four easy and creative Christmas mason jar gift ideas. A grinch jar, santa jar, reindeer jar, and snowman jar! I’m adore all things mason jars — I have way too many and I use them for just about everything. This year when I was brainstorming for Christmas ideas to share, I knew it was time to put...

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  • Peppermint Bark Brownie Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:06:43 +0000

    Easy to make brownie cookies with chunks of peppermint bark and an optional sprinkle of crushed peppermint. These cookies are ultra fudgy AND easy to make! These peppermint bark brownie cookies are your holiday LIFESAVER. They are seriously crazy easy and the resulting flavor is out of this world delicious! People will think you slaved...

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  • Candied Almond & Mandarin Salad with an Orange Poppyseed Dressing

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:00:54 +0000

    A great holiday entertaining salad — mandarin orange, apples, cranberries, feta cheese, and easy stovetop candied almonds all covered in a delicious orange poppyseed dressing. When I was about thirteen years old I became obsessed with dinner parties. And by “dinner parties” I mean decorating the dining table for a fancier family dinner. We have...

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  • Southern Style Bacon, Potato, and Green Bean Casserole

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 07 Nov 2016 21:00:44 +0000

    The classic green bean casserole with a fun southern twist — adding potatoes and bacon! This super simple green  bean casserole can be prepared in fifteen minutes! Can you believe Thanksgiving is this month already?! And so far I’ve only shared with you ONE Thanksgiving side (this is the one my family can never do without)! But...

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  • Cookie Butter Crunch Cups

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 05 Nov 2016 17:43:07 +0000

    Only 6 ingredients to make these delicious milk chocolate cookie butter crunch cups Let’s just pretend for a moment that Halloween wasn’t like less than a week ago and everyone is sick of candy… Because these are basically a homemade mash-up of two types of candy bars-Reese’s cups and Crunch bars. But here’s the good...

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  • Four 3-Ingredient Christmas Candies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 04 Nov 2016 07:00:48 +0000

    The BEST and easiest 3-ingredient Christmas candies — perfect for giving to neighbors, bringing into work, taking to a party, or enjoying with your family! Homemade white chocolate peppermint hearts, pretzel hug/kiss bites, thin mint oreo cups, and easy turtles. video tutorial This video above quickly overviews these four Christmas candies, but the instructions give you more...

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  • Bacon Ranch Pecan Cheeseball

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 04 Nov 2016 06:00:32 +0000

    A five-minute prep-time, easy-to-make appetizer! This bacon-ranch, pecan-coated cheese ball is sure to be a hit at any party and is great for holiday entertaining. So far I’ve shared two dessert “cheese balls” on this site (brownie batter and pumpkin toffee) and they’ve been a huge hit! I was thinking, how have I not done a...

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  • Fudgy Brownie Caramel Cups

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:57:41 +0000

    An easy and ultra fudgy brownie base filled with a chocolate caramel candy. Pure caramel chocolate bliss in an easy to make dessert! These fudgy brownie caramel cups are sure to become a family favorite. It may have changed a few times over the years, but rolos have usually always claimed my favorite candy spot....

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  • Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 01 Nov 2016 07:00:44 +0000

    A simple-to-make (no hand mixers or stand mixers required!) pumpkin pie with a delicious sugary-pecan streusel. The (optional) two-ingredient maple whipped topping takes this pie over the top! How was your Halloween? I wasn’t too sure the toddler would get all that excited about Halloween regardless of all the treats we’ve been making and how much we’ve...

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  • Easy French Dip Sliders

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 30 Oct 2016 04:00:26 +0000

    The best possible version of French Dip sandwiches — made into oven-baked sliders with a delicious buttery topping! video tutorial One of my mom’s go-to “recipes” growing up was French Dip sandwiches. She’d buy buns, deli roast beef, provolone cheese, and a packet of Au Jus mix. We’d help out by buttering the buns and...

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  • Ghost Cookie Cups

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 29 Oct 2016 00:17:03 +0000

    The easiest Halloween treat — 3-ingredient simple ghost cookie cups!  Well the countdown is on! 3 more days until Halloween, and I can’t wait! Me, the husband, and the little guy have a Halloween party to go to Wednesday night. I decided on costumes a couple days ago, started making them, and am currently procrastinating...

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  • Caramel Apple Hand Pies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:00:15 +0000

    Simple, delicious, and flakey hand apple pies with a maple glaze made for dipping in a thick, rich, and creamy caramel sauce! Let’s start todays post with a GIVEAWAY {CLOSED}! Congrats to Heather K. for winning this giveaway. The winner of the gift card will be able to buy enough caramel dip and apples to last them...

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  • FOUR 5-Ingredient Christmas Treats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:00:24 +0000

    Four different easy, quick, and fool-proof Christmas treats that the kids can help with! Perfect for gift-giving and enjoying with the family. Peppermint bark cookies, toffee cashew clusters, microwave fudge, and rudolph bites. video tutorial This video above ?? quickly overviews these four treats, but the instructions give you more tips/tricks/details for each treat. These treats are easy...

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  • Four-Ingredient Raspberry Cheesecake Fluff

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 23 Oct 2016 04:00:55 +0000

    A ridiculously easy dessert salad — raspberry yogurt cheesecake fluff made with only four ingredients and in five minutes of prep time! Today’s recipe is courtesy of my sweet cousin Kim. She’s pretty much famous in my family for this salad because we all love it so much. Whenever Easter or Thanksgiving or another holiday comes...

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  • One Pan Harvest Sausage and Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:00:28 +0000

    An easy one pan meal — harvest sausage and seasoned veggies baked together and topped with dried cranberries and pecans. Delicious, hearty, and healthy! We finally turned on the heat this week and making soups has actually made a little bit more sense. More so than it did, say, in August when I was already...

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  • Easy Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burrito Bowls

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:00:07 +0000

    A delicious and simple to make veggie black bean burrito bowls — brown rice, seasoned & roasted sweet potatoes, bell peppers, black beans, and avocado with the most incredible chipotle lime sauce. If you follow me on Instagram Stories, I shared some of my recent trip to Chicago for an “Organic For All™” event sponsored...

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  • Healthy Applesauce Muffins

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 15 Oct 2016 15:31:23 +0000

    Big, bakery-style, fluffy applesauce muffins made with healthier and more wholesome ingredients! Crunchy sugared-topping and moist interior. Delicious! I was going to save this recipe to share sometime next week, BUT it’s the weekend!! Which means lots of baking going on, right?! We tend to bake or cook most days around here to keep up...

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  • The BEST Macaroni Tuna Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:09:22 +0000

    The best macaroni tuna salad bursting with flavor and so simple to make. This salad can be ready in less than 30 minutes! I suppose this seems a little bit like a summery recipe, but a macaroni tuna salad screams colder weather to me! Growing up, my mom made tuna casseroles, cheesy tuna pastas, and tuna...

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  • Skillet Chicken and Butternut Squash

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:36:11 +0000

    A delicious pan seared chicken, butternut squash, and green bean skillet dinner. An easy, family-friendly, 30-minute meal! Lightly caramelized butternut squash cooked in browned butter and topped with tender herbed chicken and crisp green beans screams all things Fall and comfort food! This dish is definitely becoming a Fall and Winter staple in our home. Have you guys tried brown...

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  • Skillet Beef and Broccoli Ramen

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:10:15 +0000

    The best way to enjoy beef and broccoli — over ramen noodles! As soon as the weather starts cooling down I am all about soups, casseroles, and comfort food. And pasta definitely equals comfort food. So beef and broccoli with all the noodles is absolutely a cool-weather-comfort-food-win. Although, let’s be honest, I’m definitely never going to...

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  • Halloween Oreo Truffles: Witch, Spider, Frankenstein, and Owl

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 07 Oct 2016 06:07:42 +0000

    Four different ways to dress up an oreo ball for Halloween — a witch, spider, frankenstein, and an owl. Easy and delicious treats that are perfect for a party! Quick Video Tutorial: You all completely BLEW me away with how much you loved the last Halloween Oreo Truffles (see here: bat, mummy, pumpkin, and monster oreo...

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  • Pumpkin Spice “Latte” Floats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 07 Oct 2016 06:07:05 +0000

    A delicious and easy to make kid-friendly pumpkin spice “latte” float made without coffee. This dessert beverage is about to change your pumpkin-loving Fall days in all the best ways possible. It’s a smooth, creamy, delicious, perfectly-spiced drink WITH ice cream in it. Like a root beer float, but about a hundred (million?) times better....

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  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Ball

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:31:07 +0000

    After having my first baby, I was very curious what all the “hype” of “baby proofing” was all about. My first baby never got into anything he wasn’t supposed to. If he got near an outlet and I said no, he’d never go by it again. Stairs? Never even tried to climb them. Oven? He...

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  • One Skillet Chicken Enchilada Pasta

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:30:35 +0000

    An easy one skillet chicken enchilada pasta dish that comes together in less than thirty minutes. A meal the whole family will love! I’m pretty much obsessed with quick, come together, easy dinner meals. Meals that don’t leave a million dirty dishes (okay, that would be quite the meal!) and are finished in under thirty...

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  • Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Spice Latte (No Coffee)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:00:06 +0000

    A delicious and easy-to-make kid-friendly pumpkin spice “latte” made without coffee. This pumpkin spice “latte” is about to change your pumpkin-loving Fall days in all the best ways possible. These are crazy fast, insanely tasty, and a must make this pumpkin season. Especially because you can get the kids involved and enjoying these too! We’ve discussed how...

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  • Crockpot Creamy Taco Chicken Chili

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:09:34 +0000

    Dump it and forget about it crockpot creamy chicken taco chili with chicken, lots of beans and veggies, and plenty of good spice! If you are looking for an EASY dinner tonight that is extremely delicious; this is your recipe. I’m talking a complete dump it and forget it meal that does not require a...

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  • 5-Ingredient Halloween Oreo Truffles

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:09:46 +0000

    4 adorable and festive Halloween Oreo Balls — monsters, pumpkins, bats, and mummies; each made with 5 ingredients or less! I’ve kept the text brief on this one to basically include the ingredients and where I’ve found them. Please note that each recipe is for making an entire batch of ONE type of truffle. If you...

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  • Life Lately 5: Fall Snapshots

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:23:28 +0000

    Fall is my favorite time of the year and it’s even better with my two little side-kicks!

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  • Chocolate-Covered Candy Corn Krispie Treats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:52:00 +0000

    The absolute best peanut butter krispie treats decorated to look like candy corns with melted white and milk chocolate topping! The husband and the toddler adore candy corn. I seriously can’t think of a candy taste-wise that I like LESS than candy corn, but as far as their appearance goes, I love them! To me, they signify...

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  • Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet (Week of Prep Schedule)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:54:32 +0000

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  • Top Holiday Hosting Tips (Timing Outline)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:43:20 +0000

    1. SET THE DATE (Months in Advance) Choose a date well in advance so that you can start preparing early. Typically a month ahead (during the busy holiday season), you’ll want to send out invites. Order printed invitations (free printable invitations in this guide!) or set up a guest list on an online invitation website...

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  • Life Lately: Bentley’s First Birthday

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:00:09 +0000

    I can’t believe a year has past! Our little Bentley is now ONE! I took him out to take some pictures and he was NOT a fan. This ^ was the closest thing I got to a smile haha! Bentley loves stuffed animals. That lion next to him in the picture above goes with him everywhere....

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  • One Pan Healthy Sausage and Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 18 Sep 2016 14:30:53 +0000

    Roasted garlic-parmesan veggies with sausage and herbs all made and cooked on one pan. 10 minutes prep, easy clean-up! video tutorial I know it’s mostly been one pan chicken dinners (or fish) around these parts, so I thought I’d change it up a bit and add some sausage into the mix. Tons of veggies & sausage...

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  • The BEST Bakery-Style Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:00:48 +0000

    Super big, chewy and soft, muffin-top like pumpkin chocolate-chip cookies that taste like they are straight from a bakery! These bakery-style pumpkin cookies are made in ONE bowl! Several months ago, being the very mature daughter that I am, I told my dad that “someone” said he looked like an owl. (Their natural response is...

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  • Thanksgiving Dinner: How Much Should Food Should I Make?

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:54:23 +0000

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  • One Skillet Sausage & White Bean Gnocchi

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:10:48 +0000

    Only ONE skillet needed for a delicious 30 minute dinner recipe. Garlic, onion, sausage, white beans, gnocchi, tomatoes, and spinach plus spices and cheese mix together to make an incredible dinner in thirty minutes. Even though it’s still technically summer, it always starts to feel like Fall-time when school is back in and it’s September. Regardless...

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  • Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:00:07 +0000

    This healthy crockpot salsa verde chicken soup is mega flavorful and takes less than 10 minutes prep!  This Mexican-flavor inspired salsa verde chicken soup is not only a delicious soup, but it’s also one of the easiest & quickest meals to make! It is through and through a dump it and forget about it kind...

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  • 5-ingredient Frozen Sorbet Terrine

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 12 Sep 2016 04:00:09 +0000

    Only FIVE ingredients and a bread pan needed to make this impressive looking and beautiful dessert consisting of sorbet, frozen fruit, and vanilla bean ice cream. A show-stopping dessert that couldn’t be easier to make!This has been one of our favorite desserts as of late. Refreshing, cool, tangy, and sweet. Plus when it only takes...

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  • Pancake and Sparkling Juice Bar

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:45:10 +0000

    I’ve been beyond excited to share this fun breakFEAST Pancake/Juice Party with you all! What goes better with pancakes & syrup than juice and what is better than the two of those for a fun Fall breakfast bar/party?! ALSO, in addition to these fun party ideas, I’ve also got a great giveaway for one lucky...

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  • Crockpot Creamy Chicken, Wild Rice, and Sweet Potato Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 08 Sep 2016 04:00:23 +0000

    Slow cooker creamy chicken and wild rice soup with extra veggies. A dump it and forget about it meal that is hearty and satisfying made without any heavy cream or cream of “x” soups! Since my toddler started preschool a couple of weeks ago, he comes home and tells me all kinds of tales from...

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  • Easy Spider Cupcakes

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:18:44 +0000

    An easy Halloween decorating idea — miniature spiders “crawling” around the top of a cupcake. These spider cupcakes make the perfect Halloween treat! Since Labor Day is officially over, that means all the pumpkin AND Halloween treats are totally acceptable now, right? ? Speaking of Labor Day, how was yours? We spent the weekend camping,...

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  • Cinnamon-Pumpkin Waffles with a Caramel Syrup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 03 Sep 2016 09:00:53 +0000

    Deliciously thick cinnamon pumpkin waffles with a sweet caramel syrup. These waffles make the perfect Fall treat! I warned you all about the amount of pumpkin recipes I have stockpiled. I was just waiting for September to start, and here they all come. I can’t promise there won’t be tons of Fall for the rest of...

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  • Four-Ingredient Halloween Treats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:44 +0000

    Easy, cute, festive, and fun-to-make Halloween treats — each with four ingredients or less. Monster eyeballs, witches hats, witches brooms, and bat bites. Video tutorial included! Yes. You read that right….HALLOWEEN treats. Okay you probably know by now that I’m always posting things way before the actual season/holiday, but 2 months early? I’m not usually that bad. So...

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  • Lunchbox Frozen Fruit Salad Cups

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:47:08 +0000

    Fun and simple lunchbox and snack ideas including frozen fruit salad cups. Frozen fruit cups are delicious and a great way to get fresh fruit into a lunchbox while also keeping everything cold. For my toddler’s birthday about a month ago, he got a blue “minion” lunchbox from his grandma. At first it was a gift he didn’t...

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  • Grilled Chicken & Caramelized Pineapple Salsa Rice Bowl

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:00:03 +0000

    My toddler started up preschool this week and let’s just say it was definitely harder on me than it was on him. I was so worried about a million different things, but, everything turned out great. He absolutely loved his class, his teacher, and the entire concept of school. His favorite part was actually the...

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  • Strawberry Lemon Tart

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 28 Aug 2016 04:00:23 +0000

    The best thick crust loaded with a custard-like filling and loaded with sweet strawberry pie filling. Delicious and surprisingly simple to make! I’ve said it no short of a dozen times here — I am a total chocolate fanatic. My obsession with chocolate stems from a few things: 1. It’s SO delicious. I mean is there...

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  • Samoas Brownie-Bottomed Ice Cream Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:00:49 +0000

    Brownie-bottomed ice cream bars with hot fudge, samoas cookies, caramel delight ice cream, and topped with caramel topping and cookie crumbs!The husband has a habit of eating dinner and then checking all of my “hiding places” for where he can scavenge a treat or dessert. My hiding places are obviously not so great since they 1....

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  • Grilled Bacon Corn Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:00:32 +0000

    Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. A simple grilled bacon and corn salad with lots of veggies, herbs, and feta cheese. Plus a video tutorial to show you how to cook bacon on the grill! If you’re gearing up for Labor Day or...

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  • ONE PAN Mexican Tortilla Chicken and Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:39:50 +0000

    Mexican tortilla crusted chicken baked on one pan with plenty of veggies! A delicious, hearty, and healthy meal the whole family will love! I recently discovered a new (to me) glass cleaner and it is seriously amazing. I’ve been running around the house cleaning all the windows and mirrors and maybe more than once. I’m kind of...

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  • Lightened-Up Chicken, Bacon, & Broccoli Alfredo

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 17 Aug 2016 07:00:10 +0000

    A delicious and rich chicken broccoli Alfredo with bacon that is secretly lightened-up. Half the calories, all the great flavors! As a general rule most nights I cook pretty healthy for my family’s dinner. That said, we have meals around these parts that are no where near close to being healthy and a lot of dishes that...

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  • 4-Ingredient Sweet Honey Garlic Shrimp

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:58:56 +0000

    The easiest shrimp dish! Only three ingredients double as a marinade and basting sauce to create this ultra-flavorful sweet honey-garlic shrimp. Plus a simple (optional) 3-ingredient dipping sauce! Hey everyone! How was your weekend? We are reeling from a crazy busy weekend and I’m wondering how it is already MONDAY? And not only that, but a...

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  • Greek Yogurt Lemon Zucchini Bread

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:47:44 +0000

    A delicious and healthier take on zucchini bread. This moist lemon zucchini bread has a slightly tart lemon flavor and a tangy lemon glaze. The other day I was writing out this post in bed on my laptop and stopped after writing the word “moist” in the description. I turned to my husband and asked...

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  • 10-Minute Italian Chicken Wraps

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 08 Aug 2016 17:00:52 +0000

    Tasty and quick (10-minute prep time!) Italian chicken and veggie wraps with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, parmesan cheese, croutons, and Italian dressing.  I am a total freak for croutons. When I was in college and didn’t have a whole lot of extra time to make my own croutons, I would buy bags of them and snack on...

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  • Tin Foil Sausage and Veggies Jambalaya

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 08 Aug 2016 07:00:55 +0000

    Andouille sausage, veggies, uncooked rice, and a delicious spice mixture — throw it all together in some tin foil and forget about it! I can’t believe the summer is nearing an end. Even though it isn’t necessarily done until mid-September, it always feels like its done when school is back in. (Even though I’m personally...

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  • Life Lately 3: Grey’s 3rd Birthday

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 07 Aug 2016 09:00:06 +0000

    My toddler had a birthday a few days ago and is now officially a three-year-old. He couldn’t be more excited to tell people he is three although he will sometimes confuse three with being five or ten. He also insists that I am two, so maybe we will work on his understanding of age a bit...

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  • Healthier Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Fudge Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 06 Aug 2016 20:00:50 +0000

    No baking required for these healthier chocolate + peanut butter oatmeal fudge bars. A thick peanut butter chocolate fudge layer in the middle of 2 oatmeal layers makes for a fun and unique treat. (This post was written yesterday, but because of technical issues it did not publish.) Happy Friday!! I’m especially excited for this...

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  • Greek Yogurt Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudgesicles

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 03 Aug 2016 15:46:17 +0000

    Delicious chocolate peanut butter Greek yogurt fudgesicles. A healthier simple summer snack! It’s no surprise that we LOVE dessert for breakfast around my home. I mean these healthy breakfast cookies, this breakfast frozen yogurt, and this breakfast chocolate mousse is a little evidence of our love of dessert-for-breakfast. And it’s about time we added some popsicles to the...

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  • One Pan Easy Baked Fish and Chips

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 01 Aug 2016 05:32:23 +0000

    A quick and delicious take on fish and chips — all baked on just ONE pan. This version is healthier because it isn’t baked, but it certainly isn’t lacking on flavor! The fries are ultra crispy and flavorful, the fish has a secret hack to make it seem fried, and all prep is done in under...

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  • Orange Ginger Kale Salad with Chicken Veggie Kebabs

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:00:07 +0000

    Orange ginger dressed kale salad with orange ginger marinated chicken veggie kebabs A few weeks ago I promised more kale and I’m here to deliver! We’ve been on a major kale kick lately and this has been the perfect summer side salad. This summer I’ve teamed up with Bertolli® Olive Oil to remix two classic summer...

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  • Thin Mint Brownies and No Churn Brownie Batter Ice Cream

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 29 Jul 2016 06:00:09 +0000

    No ice cream maker needed for this delicious brownie batter cheesecake flavored ice cream! Whenever the toddler, babe, and I head into the kitchen to make something, the toddler’s default statement is “Mama make treat Greyson.” Whether we are making a quick lunch, a savory dinner, a healthy snack, or an actual treat, he always claims...

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  • Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:00:52 +0000

    Mexican ground turkey enchilada stuffed zucchini boats bursting with flavor and tons of good-for-you ingredients! In a very short two weeks, my toddler is going to be THREE. We’ve almost made it through the terrible twos and all pretty unscathed depending on the day you ask me. That deserves a whole pan of these enchilada boats...

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  • Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:00:48 +0000

    Easy and delicious sparkling blueberry lemonade. The perfect cool down summer drink! Around our home, the husband and I are a huge water drinkers. We rarely drink anything but water and milk. In fact, the husband is coming up on about 3 years of no soda. While I completely lack his self control, I don’t have soda all...

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  • Italian Chicken Pasta Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:17:24 +0000

    A delicious Italian chicken pasta salad with an easy 2-ingredient dressing!Hey everyone! How is your weekend treating you so far? I’ve got some exciting news for the future of the blog. From here on out, all my recipes will have NUTRITION LABELS! I’m super excited to be able to provide this service for so many of...

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  • Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 20 Jul 2016 03:13:37 +0000

    A delicious Mexican Street Corn Pasta salad with tons of veggies and a simple creamy chili-lime dressing. I have a pretty close schedule I stick with on what I share here on the blog. The months are planned by the days I’m sharing a recipe and what recipe I will be sharing on that particular day. But sometimes,...

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  • No-Bake S’mores Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:13:11 +0000

    Super simple (15 minutes prep!), no baking required, s’mores bars — graham cracker flavored cereal, marshmallows, and milk chocolate.  This dessert is one of my mom’s famous “signature” desserts. While it’s not technically her original creation (she found the recipe on the back of a box of golden graham cereal), she’s made these for years...

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  • Top 10 Favorite Ways to top a Bowl of Yogurt

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:44:33 +0000

    10 easy, on-the-go, breakfast or snack ideas of how to top your yogurt! The husband and I finished our half marathon this past Saturday and it was honestly the most enjoyable run of my life. The canyon was gorgeous, the weather was perfect, and I felt great throughout the whole run! My sister slept over with our...

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  • Tuna “Sushi” Stacks

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:00:12 +0000

    Delicious and seriously simple “sushi” stacks using canned tuna, fresh fruits and veggies, and leftover rice. These sushi stacks are super quick to assemble, good for you, and will satisfy your sushi craving! My toddler has a serious obsession with quick hyper-lapse foodie videos. It may be because he watches me make them (and often...

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  • Tin Foil Garlic Parmesan Salmon and Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 13 Jul 2016 04:46:48 +0000

    So fast and easy to make! Lemon garlic parmesan salmon and green beans in foil packets cooked over the grill or in the oven. The entire homepage of my website looks like tin foil dinners, so I thought I’d add to the look and share just one more tin foil dinner… ? So I now present: garlic...

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  • No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 10 Jul 2016 04:00:23 +0000

    A very simple frozen strawberry cheesecake ice cream pie with a buttery graham cracker crust, a 2-ingredient ice cream and cheesecake filling, and optional sugared strawberry topping. I can’t believe it, but this is my first frozen dessert of the summer! Last year I went a little overboard (is that even a thing?) with all...

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  • Tin Foil Cheesy BBQ Pulled Pork and Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:42:50 +0000

    Foil pack “crustless” sweet BBQ pulled pork pizza with your favorite pizza toppings all cooked together with a side of veggies: broccoli and cherry tomatoes! Return of the foil packets and this time we’ve got delicious cheesy BBQ pulled pork! So far I’ve shared sausage, chicken, and now pork foil packet recipes. Also, I do have a...

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  • Grilled Flank Steak with Easy Cilantro Chimichurri

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 05 Jul 2016 04:44:56 +0000

    Easy grilled flank steak with a delicious marinade and an easy cilantro-parsley chimichurri. This grilled flank steak recipe includes a simple marinade, easy rub, and a delicious chimichurri sauce.This is one of my all time favorite recipes and I’m so excited to share it here! Not only is this steak to.die.for good, but it’s especially...

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  • Foil Pack Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken, Rice, and Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 01 Jul 2016 06:31:26 +0000

    Creamy salsa verde chicken with rice and veggies all cooked at once in a foil packet! No need to pre-cook the rice or chicken. This dish takes no more than 10 minutes to assemble and is bursting with delicious Mexican flavor. How crazy fun is this dinner?! Chicken, rice, veggies all done in one delicious...

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  • Brownie Oreo Ice Cream Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:00:36 +0000

    Brownie-bottomed, oreo-topped, hot-fudge smothered, ice cream-covered dessert bars. So easy to make, perfect for a hot summer day, and absolutely delicious! Sometimes I go a little overboard. Like, hey I love brownies! But plain? No way. (The husband cringes at that statement. I always want to put chocolate chips or something in my brownies and he only...

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  • The BEST Grilled Chicken Marinade

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:41:31 +0000

    The absolute best chicken marinade recipe! This easy-to-whip-together marinade will become a summer staple. The summer right after graduating college, the husband and I moved into our first home. And the very first purchase we made was a grill. Right before we needed to return our moving truck we drove it to Home Depot, bought a grill, and drove it home. We were...

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  • Easy Tex Mex Pasta Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 27 Jun 2016 04:13:20 +0000

    A delicious and super simple Tex Mex Pasta Salad with corn, black beans, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, and avocados. An easy Catalina dressing tops this salad. (NO MAYO pasta salad.) Little Bentley has become quite the talker these days. He is always babbling on about something and in quite a loud voice. The latest babble sounds exactly...

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  • Easy Tin Foil Sausage and Veggies Dinner

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:00:10 +0000

    These delicious and easy tin foil packets are so quick to assemble! They are packed with sausage, tons of veggies, and the best seasoning mix. This easy tin foil sausage and veggies dinner is sure to be a family favorite this summer! I am going to warn you all right now that I am totally...

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  • ONE PAN Balsamic Chicken and Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:15:32 +0000

    Sweet Balsamic chicken and veggies made in one pan. A little bit of marinating time and then ten minute prep and twenty minute cooking time — this meal is efficient, healthy, and simple to make! Say hello to one of the EASIEST dinners ever: ONE PAN Balsamic Chicken and Veggies. It’s low on prep time,...

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  • Healthy Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Bread

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:14:05 +0000

    A healthier take on lemon poppyseed bread! This greek yogurt lemon poppyseed bread is made with better-for-you (but still simple) ingredients and is easy to make! Little Bentley is eating all kinds of “real food” these days. He’s crazy about rice cereal, would rather starve than eat mashed banana (??), and inhales mashed pears like they are...

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  • The BEST Crockpot Honey BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:09:43 +0000

    Simple (dump it and forget about it) slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches with a delicious sweet honey chipotle sauce and an easy coleslaw. When I was little, purple cabbage terrified me. My mom used to buy the big bags of chopped iceberg lettuce that have the shredded carrots and pieces of purple cabbage in it. I’d...

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  • Greek Yogurt Scones — Two Flavors!

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 12 Jun 2016 04:34:55 +0000

    Easy to make Greek yogurt scones (two recipes). Strawberries and cream scones and chocolate-chip scones both made healthier with Greek yogurt. Meet my toddler’s newest and latest obsession: GREEK YOGURT SCONES. He’s helped me make quite a few batches over the last couple of weeks and is able to polish them off (with the help...

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  • Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:34:39 +0000

    The quickest pesto chicken salad sandwiches. These sandwiches are fast and easy to make and taste so delicious!  Chicken salad sandwiches are one of my all-time favorite things to eat. For some reason they don’t get made too often in the fall/winter, but come summer time we make them all the time! I just barely shared...

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  • Low Calorie Chicken Salad Sandwiches

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 08 Jun 2016 06:00:26 +0000

    Delicious, fast & easy to make, lightened-up (lower calorie) chicken salad sandwiches with no mayo and no Greek yogurt on delicious potato buns! I can’t quite take credit for this recipe as it’s one of my mom’s creations that we ate on repeat a lot growing up. You may have seen in the intro that...

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  • Patriotic Flag Bark

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 06 Jun 2016 06:00:32 +0000

    A festive and fun 4-ingredient patriotic treat — flag bark. Perfect for the Fourth of July! Bark is one of the best treats. It’s easy, no-bake, quick to make, and so easy to dress up for a fun occasion or holiday! Right now I’m a cub scout leader in my community/church which I absolutely love. And a few months...

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  • Broccoli and Grape Pasta Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:58:26 +0000

    An easy pasta, broccoli, and fruit salad with a quick 5-ingredient dressing. The official start of summer is LESS than 1 month away. As in, June 20th, we are officially in the SUMMER. Which means I need to equip you with all the pasta salads and grilled chicken to make your summer a total success,...

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  • Easy Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 01 Jun 2016 04:40:11 +0000

    Easy Greek tortellini pasta salad with a healthier (no mayo) dressing. Feta, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onions, kalamata olives, and delicious cheese-filled tortellini. How was your long weekend? I’m still kind of on a long weekend…we are on a little vacation right now in St. George! We thought we’d come down this week and have some fun as...

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  • Single-Serving Size Chocolate-Chip Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 29 May 2016 06:00:47 +0000

    A small batch, single-serving-sized bakery style large chocolate-chip cookies.  Because sometimes you need a giant delicious chocolate-chip cookie, but you don’t need an entire batch. Or even a half-batch for that matter… That’s where these small batch cookies come in! AND unlike pretty much every other cookie recipe here on Chelseas’s Messy Apron, these cookies...

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  • Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 27 May 2016 06:00:47 +0000

    5-minute easy breakfast idea. Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal loaded up with tons of good-for-you ingredients and all the ease of preparation! I should start this post with a disclaimer that I am a pretty picky oatmeal eater. I can’t eat it plain by any means and I used to always sneak heaping spoonfuls of brown...

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  • Easy Chow Mein with Spiralized Zucchini

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 25 May 2016 00:03:28 +0000

    20-minute chow mein noodles with spiralized zucchini. An easy, healthier, and delicious take on your typical chow mein. Lately the toddler has been obsessed with picking out his own clothes for the day. He picks out his shirt, pants, socks, shoes, and lately has been throwing in a thick/wooly winter hat to the mix. ? After he’s...

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  • Spaghetti with Pesto and Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 22 May 2016 04:26:15 +0000

    Chilled thin spaghetti noodles tossed with fresh (and easy to make) pesto and veggies. Who is on Snapchat?! I’ve been avoiding it for months (years? how long has it been around?) now and I finally signed up. I’m not sure why I was resisting it for so long because I already completely love it. Although...

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  • BBQ Chicken Salad with Avocado Cilantro Dressing

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 20 May 2016 07:00:48 +0000

    A simple-to-make grilled BBQ chicken salad with a healthy avocado-cilantro dressing and lots of fresh veggies!I’ve mentioned it a few times before, but my sister worked for a bit at a local sandwich shop that is one of my all-time favorite places. Before they added their new BBQ chicken salad to the menu, it was...

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  • The BEST Chicken Dipping Sauce (3 ingredients)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 17 May 2016 03:47:27 +0000

    Whisk 3 simple ingredients together to get a delicious chicken dipping sauce similar to the famous Chick-Fil-A sauce! Sweet, tangy, creamy, and totally delicious. With only 3 ingredients. This just might be the best thing to ever hit the blog. (Okay do not tell me how many times I’ve said that please ?) The three...

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  • Mixed Berry “Pie” Sugar Cookie Cups

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 15 May 2016 09:00:40 +0000

    The easiest miniature desserts — mini sugar cookie cups filled with mixed berry pie filling and drizzled in a pie glaze. 5-ingredients! These poppable treats are so cute, absolutely delicious, and couldn’t be easier to make! And with only five ingredients, these might just be your newest dessert addiction. Soft and chewy sugar cookie cups are...

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  • One Pan Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Zucchini

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 13 May 2016 11:44:07 +0000

    A delicious garlic parmesan chicken dinner with zucchini made on one pan! And the best 3-ingredient sauce to coat or dip the chicken in! I’m not too sure why I’m all over the summer/warm weather recipes right now because it has been crazy weather lately here in Utah. I should be sharing about 10 more...

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  • The BEST Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 11 May 2016 14:05:27 +0000

    The BEST ultra crispy and flavorful parmesan brussels sprouts   The BEST Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprouts The BEST ultra crispy and flavorful parmesan brussels sprouts 1.5 pounds brussels sprouts 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, (melted) 1/3 cup Panko (breadcrumbs)* 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese, (separated) 1/2 teaspoon fine...

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  • Healthy No Bake Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 09 May 2016 04:00:20 +0000

    The famous chocolate + peanut butter no bake cookies made with healthier and better-for-you ingredients (no refined sugars). Easy 15 minute no-bake dessert! The toddler is stringing together more and more words to make sentences. We’re all getting a kick out of what he has to say now that he is talking more (or now that...

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  • Southwestern Veggie Hummus Wraps

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 06 May 2016 07:00:33 +0000

    A healthy, quick, and easy vegetarian hummus wrap loaded with southwestern hummus and tons of veggies. Today’s post is pretty exciting. Not only is there a recipe that has quickly become mine and the toddler’s favorite quick & healthy go-to lunch, but I’m also way excited about a new food product that recently was released!...

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  • Loaded Baked Potato Dip

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 04 May 2016 18:38:18 +0000

    A simple and quick “loaded baked potato” dip. All the fillings you’d load into a baked potato are in an easy appetizer form. I definitely have a soft-spot for a mega-loaded baked potato. We used to have them a lot growing up. My siblings and I loved piling all the toppings we could fit inside a...

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  • Healthy Chocolate Greek Yogurt Zucchini Bread

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 03 May 2016 03:17:55 +0000

    Chocolate Greek yogurt zucchini bread made healthier with better-for-you ingredient swaps. I asked on Instagram if it was too early for zucchini and with a resounding “NO” I feel a little more validated in sharing this recipe right now. You all are probably used to my over-eager before-the-season sharing (like pumpkin in AUGUST last year ?)...

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  • Life Lately 2: Photography Workshop + 7 things I learned about Food Photography

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 01 May 2016 07:00:44 +0000

    Life Lately #2. In case you missed what these posts are all about, I introduced the new series a few weeks ago here. Basically I’m sharing tons of photos that don’t really have to do with recipe sharing. And not always to do with food. BUT obviously this one’s a little different and it’s pretty...

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  • Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:00:23 +0000

    Pasta is tossed with spinach, mandarin oranges, lots of veggies, sliced almonds, chicken and drizzled with a flavorful dressing. This mandarin chicken pasta salad is sure to be a huge hit for the entire family! Pasta salads are pretty much a staple at my home during the Spring and Summer. Our all-time favorites (featured on the...

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  • Asian Chicken Tacos With A Mango Slaw

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:17:15 +0000

    Asian chicken tacos with a simple mango slaw and an easy 4-ingredient Sriracha lime sauce. 30 minute meal! TACO TIME! But first, since I know you all basically sit on the edge of your chairs in anticipation for my running updates, let’s do one of those. I know, I know, they are just too exciting. Back when...

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  • One Skillet Tomato Tortellini with Sausage

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:47:11 +0000

    A super easy, 15-minute prep, ONE SKILLET tomato tortellini with sausage. This is an easy family-friendly meal! Comfort food on Mondays. It’s a new thing that I’m going to be keeping up for-ev-er. Especially after having sick kiddos (and husband) all last week. This is just the meal to combat that crazy ever-changing Spring weather (seriously...

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  • Easy Buckeye Brownies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:13:12 +0000

    Easy and delicious buckeye brownies. A brownie base with a thick creamy peanut butter filling and a soft chocolate fudge topping layer. I’m kind of having a moment with layered brownies. Longer than a moment I guess because I’ve made these mint brownies no short of a dozen times over the last few months and...

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  • One Skillet Southwest Ranch Chicken

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 18 Apr 2016 04:12:09 +0000

    A delicious and healthier one skillet southwest cheesy ranch chicken with tons of veggies and protein. A thirty minute dinner recipe. And we’re back with the easy ONE skillet chicken dinners. And this one is especially easy. This chicken dinner requires extremely little prep time and can be ready start to finish in 30 minutes. ? Those are important...

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  • Sugar Cookie Fruit Tarts

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 16 Apr 2016 15:12:39 +0000

    An orange-flavored cream cheese mixture fills a miniature sugar cookie cup and is topped with fresh and delicious glazed fruit. Since I kind of dropped the ball with Easter-related treats this year, I’ve got plenty of Mother’s Day ideas and I’m starting early! Easter completely creeped up on me! I mean, I guess that’s what...

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  • Triple Berry Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:00:54 +0000

    The BEST sweet lemon poppyseed dressing (no mayo), easy candied pecans, and fresh berries over a bed of spinach. This berry spinach salad is delicious and great to serve to a crowd! A few weeks ago blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries all went on sale for $1.25 per carton. Because of the mega-exciting life that I...

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  • The Easiest Triple-Layer Chocolate Pudding Pie

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:56:45 +0000

    A six-ingredient easy triple-layer chocolate pudding pie. A dessert dressed to impress with minimal effort. Perfect for a potluck or holiday celebrations! This chocolate pudding pie only requires six ingredients! Hey everyone! How was your weekend? I spent the weekend eating my way through Portland, Oregon at a blogging conference. I had such a great...

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  • Chicken Penne Pasta with a Lightened-up Parmesan Cream Sauce

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 10 Apr 2016 09:00:18 +0000

    A (Lighter) Creamy Penne Chicken Pasta Dish with mushrooms, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes. Easy, 30-minute dinner that can be made in ONE pot! All throughout my high school and college years, I worked at a local sit-down restaurant. I loved the job, the people, and (most importantly…?), I loved the food on the menu! The menu would...

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  • Cilantro-Lime Chicken with a Mango Avocado Salsa

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 08 Apr 2016 04:34:34 +0000

    The best cilantro-lime taco seasoned grilled chicken with a mango avocado salsa. The marinade for this cilantro-lime chicken is the absolute best! It’s easy to whip together and so dang flavorful! The best part is, tons of the ingredients from the marinade overlap for the mango avocado salsa making it the perfect accompaniment to the chicken....

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  • Spiralized Cucumber Salad with Olive Garden Dressing Copycat (Video)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 06 Apr 2016 04:22:47 +0000

    A super simple cucumber salad with spiralized cucumbers, tons of veggies, and an easy Olive Garden copycat dressing. And it’s finally here! Recipe #1 of the many “spiralized” recipes I’ll be sharing over the next couple of months. ? I held off forever from getting a spiralizer, because I thought it was just another kitchen gadget...

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  • Vegan Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 04 Apr 2016 07:00:09 +0000

    Delicious dairy-free and vegan strawberry and cream cupcakes.The toddler is fiiiiinally transitioning from his crib to a “big boy bed” as we’ve affectionately named it. With the transition has come quite a few melt-downs in the middle of the night out of fear of being in a completely new environment. He also hasn’t quite discovered yet that,...

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  • Life Lately: 1

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 03 Apr 2016 13:37:38 +0000

    Hey everyone! How is your weekend going so far? You’re probably wondering what this post is all about since I really only ever share food and recipes around these parts! I’ve decided to start a new series on the blog to document a little bit of the behind-the-scenes. I’m not sure how original my title “Life Lately”...

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  • The Best Chocolate Nutella Poke Cake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 31 Mar 2016 20:46:30 +0000

    A delicious and easy to make chocolate nutella poke cake with an incredible mousse frosting. I thought since I’m writing a post about a ridiculously rich “death by chocolate” type of cake it was a good time to give you an update on how my running is going. It was my New Year’s resolution to get...

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  • One Skillet Easy Balsamic Caprese Chicken (Video)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 29 Mar 2016 07:00:58 +0000

    A delicious one skillet chicken dish topped with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and an incredible two ingredient balsamic sauce. A healthy, thirty-minute dinner meal! Coming off a whirlwind of weekend fun and this post is up a little later than I was hoping! The weekend was crazy packed (in the best way possible) for us. How was...

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  • “Fruit Pizza” Cheesecake Tart

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 27 Mar 2016 09:00:19 +0000

    A twist on the famous “Fruit Pizzas” — this one made in a tart pan with a sugar cookie crust and a delicious + light no-bake “cheesecake” filling. I know, I know. A fruit pizza isn’t anything original and there are dozens all over the internet. But THIS fruit pizza cheesecake tart (or so I’m...

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  • Life Lately: Bentley is 6 Months Old!

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 27 Mar 2016 03:50:38 +0000

    Half a year has already passed since little Bentley joined our family. I can’t even believe that! Where does the time go?! In honor of his half birthday, we celebrated in perhaps the most exciting way for kids ever — taking PICTURES! Okay so maybe they weren’t super excited for it, but Grey was definitely...

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  • One Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:32:39 +0000

    One Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus: lightly breaded garlicky lemon parmesan chicken and asparagus all cooked on one pan.  Above this text is a quick video tutorial for this One Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus. The full printable recipe is below the images. We had this parmesan asparagus for about a week straight after...

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  • No Bake Soft “Iced Oatmeal Cookie” Granola Bars (Video)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:29:31 +0000

    Easy to make (no baking!) soft and chewy granola bars made to taste like an iced oatmeal cookie.  When I was in college, I had a professor that was obsessed with Clif Kid Z Bars. He would buy boxes of them to eat and then have as “rewards” for the teams that would win presentations (you...

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  • The Easiest Spring Chick Cupcakes

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 21 Mar 2016 06:00:27 +0000

    A super quick, easy, and adorable way to decorate yellow cupcakes — made to look like a Spring chick! Little chicks are seriously the cutest thing about Spring. Their tiny chubby little bodies, their itty-bitty beaks, teeny webbed feet, and their totally ridiculously adorable puffy feathers. Words just can’t even explain how cute I think...

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  • Strawberry Avocado Salad with Candied Almonds

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:26:32 +0000

    A super simple strawberry and avocado salad with a creamy poppyseed dressing and candied almonds. Aaaaaaand we are back in the US of A! Sorry for the little bit of absence on the blog. We ended up last minute changing our flight and coming home earlier than planned on since the husband’s work study ended a...

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  • Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 17 Mar 2016 09:00:40 +0000

    Soft-baked bakery-style carrot cake cookies with a rich cream cheese frosting First off, what exactly is a carrot cake cookie? A carrot cake cookie is a cookie made with ingredients that provide a flavor similar to carrot cake. These cookies also resemble the texture of carrot cake — they are soft, cake-like, and full of flavor....

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  • Baked Coconut Crusted Chicken with a Creamy Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce (Video)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 17 Mar 2016 04:57:14 +0000

    Delicious and simple baked coconut-crusted chicken tenders with an easy five-ingredient honey mustard dipping sauce. Video tutorial above written recipe. The husband and I have never been huge chick-fil-a fans. In fact we couldn’t quite figure out what the hype was all about. His parents love the place and so we’d go with them occasionally and...

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  • Healthier Chocolate Greek Yogurt Banana Bread (Video)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 14 Mar 2016 22:01:21 +0000

    A delicious and moist chocolate banana bread made with healthier ingredients! One bowl, no mixers required! Okay for those of you patiently awaiting the CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD it is finally here! If you remember, there was a vote for chocolate or lemon blueberry bread and since this one lost the vote, it’s had to wait a...

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  • Creamy Coconut Yogurt Bowl with Chocolate Granola

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 12 Mar 2016 15:13:05 +0000

    Creamy coconut whipped yogurt topped with almond (or peanut) butter, homemade chocolate granola, and chia seeds. A delicious and simple breakfast that is filling and healthy! Look at me being so “food trendy” and up-to-date with the rest of the internet world! ? First of all, I got a spiralizer (finallllly…recipes coming soon!), and now I’m...

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  • Easy Oven Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 09 Mar 2016 07:33:15 +0000

    Asparagus coated in olive oil, a blend of delicious herbs, and Parmesan cheese. A great Spring appetizer or side dish! Okay, so I know this isn’t a super original recipe and I have been debating for a couple of weeks whether or not to share it. Oven roasted garlic parmesan asparagus — you could probably find no...

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  • Tropical Pineapple Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 08 Mar 2016 22:32:42 +0000

    Thank you for supporting the brands that help me to bring you lots of delicious recipes like this amazing tropical pineapple and coconut salad! Salad recipe here on Chelsea’s Messy Apron today and it may just be the most unique one I’ve shared yet! Most of the ingredients are totally normal and mainstream for a...

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  • Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 05 Mar 2016 18:58:17 +0000

    Extra gooey & delicious peanut butter cup rice krispies treats with miniature reese’s cups and a chocolate topping. Rice Krispies treats are kind of my mom’s “signature” thing. She makes them ALL the time and growing up we could count on getting them at least once a week as an after school snack. She’s all about...

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  • Healthier Greek Yogurt Lemon Blueberry Bread (Video)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:47:16 +0000

    A healthier lemon-blueberry sweet bread. Filled with better-for-you ingredients such as Greek yogurt, coconut oil, oats, blueberries, and eggs. I have to admit I was pretty surprised with the winning vote! If you are following along on either Facebook or Instagram, you got to pick which healthier sweet bread was shared first. Lemon-blueberry or chocolate-banana. And...

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  • Crockpot Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:32:38 +0000

    Delicious green chile chicken enchiladas in a creamy soup form. Dump it and forget about it slow cooker meal! Welp. I think this is the last soup I’ll be sharing for a bit. Which makes me both excited and a little bit sad. Excited because HELLO SPRING and warmer, longer days. But sad because, well soup...

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  • Oatmeal Creme Pies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 27 Feb 2016 07:00:49 +0000

     You won’t believe how easy it is to make homemade oatmeal creme pies! These homemade oatmeal creme pies have quickly climbed to one of my favorite treats. As an oatmeal cookie fanatic (unless there are raisins in it…) there aren’t too many things better than two oatmeal cookies in one treat. And especially when the...

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  • Cherry Balsamic Mixed Greens Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 26 Feb 2016 16:58:20 +0000

    A delicious mixed greens salad with red grapes, anjou pear, sliced almonds, dried cherries, and crumbled feta. Covered with an easy blender cherry sweet balsamic vinaigrette.  This salad may not look as good as I hoped it would (and trust me I really tried!), but it is absolutely one of the best tasting salads ever. Adding...

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  • Crockpot Chicken Veggie Quinoa Soup (Video)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:52:12 +0000

    An “empty out the fridge” kind of soup — use your favorite veggies, add some quinoa + chicken, and finish it with a delicious spice blend. Healthy and hearty with all the ease of being slow cooked (dump it and forget about it meal).You know those vegetables that are left over from the last soup...

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  • Sparkling Cherry Limeade Water

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 23 Feb 2016 04:23:59 +0000

    These delicious four-ingredient sparkling water beverages are flavored like a cherry limeade with a fraction of the calories AND they use all real ingredients. I’m excited to be working with Born Sweet® Zing™ Stevia Sweetener for this recipe. Try NEW Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener for a taste of sweet excitement! We had a day in the...

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  • Strawberry Gooey Butter Cake Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 19 Feb 2016 03:52:40 +0000

    Delicious strawberry gooey butter cake bars with 2 simple layers. Last week surrounding Valentine’s Day, I had a huge craving for a good strawberry cake. My all-time favorite strawberry cake has already been shared on the blog, BUT it can be a bit time consuming to make. And we were all feeling something a little bit different...

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  • The BEST EVER Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 18 Feb 2016 07:00:20 +0000

    Roasted tomatoes, onion, and garlic form the base of this incredible (best ever!) roasted tomato basil soup. Healthy and hearty! Hands down the toddler’s favorite meal is tomato basil soup with crackers, rolls, or a baguette for dipping. He seriously loves this stuff and eats it all year round. At the grocery store close to...

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  • Crockpot Steak Fajitas

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 17 Feb 2016 15:09:52 +0000

    Delicious slow-cooked and tender steak fajitas with sweet bell peppers. Tons of flavor all the ease in preparation!Fajitas have been and always will be one of my very favorite foods. My favorite type of fajitas have always been chicken fajitas (recipe coming for those soon-ish!), but several months ago I had some steak fajitas at a...

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  • Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:00:44 +0000

    Chocolate and peanut butter flavored overnight oats. These peanut butter cup overnight oats are a fun twist on classic overnight oats. I know we’ve discussed my obsession with dessert-like breakfasts so you probably aren’t at all surprised that I would turn overnight oats into a dessert-like treat. Namely peanut butter cups into a peanut butter cup overnight...

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  • ONE PAN Chicken and Spinach Gnocchi

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:59:12 +0000

    A delicious restaurant quality chicken and spinach gnocchi made all in ONE skillet! Okay so the big question each year (okay not really a “big” question, but stay with me here..) stay in or go out for Valentine’s Day? If you are going out, then you will need this recipe the day AFTER Valentine’s Day...

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  • Frozen (No-Bake) Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake (Video)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:50:07 +0000

    A delicious and extremely simple no-bake peanut butter cup cheesecake. Oreo crust, creamy peanut butter filling, and a “magic shell” chocolate topping. T minus 4 days and it’s Valentine’s Day! ❤️ So, before then, I’ve got 2 recipes just for the occasion! This peanut butter cheesecake is the first and then a there is a...

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  • Copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:24:24 +0000

    Delicious and tender slow-cooked sweet pulled pork with a quick and easy blender tomatillo cream sauce This is a dinner that I have been making and slightly tweaking for over four years now! It is finally what I’d call the best sweet pulled pork made in the easiest way possible! It’s actually inspired by a local restaurant (Cafe...

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  • Crockpot Meatball Sliders

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:31:33 +0000

    Slow-cooked miniature Italian meatballs perfect to make meatball sliders, meatball subs, top a pizza/salad/pasta, …the possibilities are endless! I can’t believe the big game is TOMORROW! I’ve been talking about prepping the food part of it for over a month now. Remember when these cute football granola bars were shared?! So, I’ve got to know…are...

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  • Brownie Batter Cheesecake Ball

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 04 Feb 2016 02:33:04 +0000

    Brownie batter cheesecake ball is a no-bake dessert “cheeseball” perfect for entertaining, an easy dessert, game day, or a romantic night in!  (Valentine’s Day! ❤️??) And it’s time to take a break from the crockpot meals to bring you brownie recipe #2. I promised another one was coming soon, and here it is in all...

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  • Miniature Cinnamon Roll Cheesecakes

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:30:17 +0000

    Miniature-sized cheesecakes with a cinnamon-sugar swirl and a cream cheese topping. These mini desserts taste just like a cinnamon roll in a cheesecake form.  video tutorial If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed my obsession with miniature desserts. Namely miniature cheesecakes. Not only have there been lemon-blueberry cheesecakes...

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  • Greek Yogurt Chocolate Banana Muffins

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 02 Feb 2016 05:19:57 +0000

    Delicious “bakery style” chocolate banana muffins made a bit healthier — lots of mashed up banana, Greek yogurt, and far less sugar than a typical bakery style muffin. We (the toddler and I) have been baking with bananas like crazy that last couple of months. It all started with having way too many ripe bananas...

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  • Crockpot Pepper Steak

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 31 Jan 2016 05:06:41 +0000

    Delicious and simple pepper steak made in the slow cooker. The steak and peppers become super tender after slow cooking all day! Aaaaaand I’m seriously considering re-naming this little website to “Chelsea’s Messy CROCKPOT.” Because, honestly, it’s constantly in use and constantly messy from being used. And if you are doubting there are enough crockpot recipes on my...

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  • Mini Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bites

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:02:56 +0000

    Easy miniature “peanut butter cup” brownie bites. Creamy peanut butter filling in a chocolate fudge brownie bite covered in a soft chocolate ganache. Oh HEY desserts! It’s been a while! We’ve been chugging along on all the healthy eats and eating ALL the healthy quinoa tacos. But with all things, moderation is good, and these are just...

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  • {Mini} Crockpot Creamy Chicken Taquitos

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 27 Jan 2016 07:00:36 +0000

    Tiny-sized taquitos with a delicious creamy chicken enchilada filling. The filling is made in the crockpot and the taquitos are then baked in the oven.Because game day is COMING UP!!! And I’ve got your back for this. Well, kind of. While I won’t be able to tell you a single team that’s playing in the Superbowl (have they...

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  • Crockpot Cajun Chicken, Vegetables, and Rice

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 24 Jan 2016 08:00:23 +0000

    A simple crockpot cajun chicken and vegetable dish. Serve it over rice for a delicious meal! Clearly by the title, I didn’t quite know what to call this…It’s not quite a soup, maybe a bit of a stew? And when you serve it with rice it’s just a good dinner. (??!) So the title is...

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  • Lemon Poppyseed Broccoli Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 22 Jan 2016 07:00:11 +0000

    A delicious, simple, and quick lemon poppyseed broccoli salad. Broccoli, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, sharp cheddar cheese, and sliced almonds with a delicious creamy lemon poppyseed dressing. This salad has accompanied dinner every single night this week. It’s THAT good. Coupled with the fact that I bought enough broccoli to feed a small army. You know, when it...

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  • Healthier Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:54:04 +0000

    Healthy banana bread made with better-for-you ingredients This healthy banana bread is a hit wherever I take it and has received dozens of rave reviews! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Since it was a long weekend and absolutely freezing outside, we had to get a little creative with our family activities....

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  • No Bake Easy Dark Chocolate Pistachio Granola Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 14 Jan 2016 17:29:56 +0000

    A healthier “Chewy Dipps” copycat granola bar that is naturally sweetened, no baking required, and absolutely delicious! The toddler is pretty obsessed with any kind of remote controlled toy. He especially loves remote controlled cars and will drive those for hours on end. That is, in between the ridiculous amounts of charging they require, with...

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  • Cocoa Almond Energy Bites

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 12 Jan 2016 07:00:08 +0000

    Only 7 ingredients and a super quick prep time to make these delicious energy bites that taste like a chocolate-covered almond!Almond fans anyone?! I actually used to HATE almonds when I was younger. We never had them much growing up and I avoided them when we did. And then when I was in high school...

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  • Crockpot Mexican Quinoa Tacos

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 09 Jan 2016 16:56:53 +0000

    Delicious and meatless Mexican quinoa black bean tacos made easy in the slow cooker. Dump it and forget about it meal! {FREEZER FRIENDLY, GLUTEN-FREE}Say hello to your New Years’ healthy eating resolutions done right. ?? If you happen to think that healthy can’t also be one of the dang tastiest things you’ve ever eaten, then...

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  • Crockpot Pasta E Fagioli {Olive Garden Copycat Recipe}

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 06 Jan 2016 22:22:03 +0000

    A delicious and hearty slow cooker pasta, vegetable, and ground beef soup copycatting the famous “Olive Garden” Pasta E Fagioli.  To get this soup recipe just right, I tried to convince the husband that he needed to take me to Olive Garden on a weekly basis (I started by saying bi-weekly but I could just feel his...

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  • Easy Crockpot Creamy Chicken Enchilada Chili

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 04 Jan 2016 17:55:06 +0000

    A simple and tasty creamy slow-cooked chicken enchilada chili. No cream of “x” soups needed! I’ve been majorly holding out on you guys with this soup!! I made way too many Christmas treats last year (wait; is that even a thing? SLASH saying “last year” feels kind of crazy…time flies!) that I had to share...

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  • Tri-Tip Steak Salad (Chicken Option)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 02 Jan 2016 15:57:37 +0000

    A delicious tri-tip steak OR chicken salad with cherry tomatoes, dried cherries, toasted almonds, red pepper, and a delicious healthy lemon cilantro vinaigrette. Aaaaaand I’m BACK! It feels like it’s been forever since we’ve chatted. I believe that was the longest blogging break I’ve taken in the two years I’ve been running this site. Don’t...

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  • Life Lately: Christmas 2015

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 26 Dec 2015 05:00:51 +0000

    Hope your Christmas was everything you hoped for and more! <3 XO, Chelsea

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  • Merry Christmas!

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 25 Dec 2015 05:03:49 +0000

    ? Merry Christmas! ? I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and enjoy it with family, friends, and lots of good food! XOX: Drew, Chelsea, Grey, and Bent  I will be taking some time off to spend with my family and enjoy the holiday season, so apologies in advance for delayed answers to emails, comments,...

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  • Caramel Apple Ricotta Bites

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 24 Dec 2015 16:01:20 +0000

      First up, CARAMEL APPLE RICOTTA BITES. Yum. These four ingredient bites are simple to make and scream all things Fall. I mean caramel apple is quintessential Fall right?! To make these more of an appetizer and less of a dessert I used ricotta cheese, but to make them more of a dessert you could...

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  • Cheesecake Filled Cinnamon Rolls (30-minutes, 5 ingredients)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 21 Dec 2015 19:37:56 +0000

    Only FIVE ingredients and ten minutes prep to make these delicious cheesecake-filled cinnamon rolls. The cheesecake filling doesn’t require any baking. Hi! My name is Chelsea ?? and I’m addicted to cheesecake-filled cinnamon rolls. Please send help. But seriously. We have made and eaten these cheesecake-filled cinnamon rolls way, way too often lately. I debated...

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  • A Hot Chocolate Bar with 2 Hot Cocoa Recipes

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:49:08 +0000

    Two delicious types of hot chocolate — a slow cooker toasted marshmallow hot chocolate and a minty dark hot chocolate. Plus inspiration for a hot cocoa bar and a video tutorial! Happy Friday everyone!! Also known as ONE week before Christmas Friday. ??? Yeah, I did just make that up, but there really is only one...

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  • Easy Parmesan Crackers

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 17 Dec 2015 14:47:03 +0000

    Simple and quick (15 minutes to make) homemade parmesan-herb crackers perfect to dip in delicious veggie dips. Perfect for entertaining and snacking!  Back when we lived in Australia for a bit, I found out I was pregnant with our little Bentley. It wasn’t too hard to figure out after the immediate morning (all day?) sickness and...

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  • Mint Oreo Brownies (+Peppermint Brownies) VIDEO

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 15 Dec 2015 16:54:08 +0000

    Easier (foolproof!) mint oreo brownies with a thick layer of frosting and a soft minty chocolate topping. Plus a very similar version for Christmas/Valentine’s Day peppermint-y brownies. When I was in my junior year of college at BYU, I worked for a bit at one of the Creamery’s in Provo. I’d work early in the morning,...

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  • Soft-Baked Cake Batter Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 12 Dec 2015 18:47:30 +0000

    Soft-baked Cake Batter Cookies that are easily decorated up for any holiday (or birthday) celebration! Can you believe that Christmas is only a short 12 days away?! Every single year it seems to go by quicker than the year before and I’m left wishing it would just last a little longer! The best part about...

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  • Flourless Milk Chocolate Meltaway Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 11 Dec 2015 02:41:25 +0000

    Flourless milk chocolate meltaway cookies  These flourless milk chocolate meltaway cookies are a pretty unique cookie, but they are such a fun change-up from your normal chocolate-chip cookie. They are ultra-sweet, very chewy, and overall delicious! These flourless milk chocolate meltaway cookies don’t have any flour in them and instead the base ingredients are cocoa...

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  • Pomegranate Orange Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 09 Dec 2015 03:51:10 +0000

    This delicious winter pomegranate orange salad is topped with mandarin oranges, pomegranate arils, candied almonds, sliced avocado, and feta cheese. Christmas dinner salad anyone?! This pomegranate orange salad is already on our Christmas dinner menu. And probably on our dinner menu for every-night until Christmas because YUM. Okay confession time…I look forward to Christmas dinner more than Thanksgiving dinner....

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  • 100 Favorite Christmas Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 08 Dec 2015 18:14:51 +0000

    100+ Christmas Cookies brought to you by the following bloggers: Jaren at Diary of a Recipe Collector | Mandy at Mandy’s Recipe Box | Kelley at The Grant Life Danielle at The Creative Bite | Nicole at Or Whatever You Do | Julie at Julie’s Eats & Treats Megan at With Salt & Wit |...

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  • Football-Shaped No-Bake Granola Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 07 Dec 2015 13:47:55 +0000

    The best no-bake granola bars made to look like footballs — perfect for tailgating! Optionally topped with chocolate and football lacing. How many of you have been following and enjoying the NFL football season?! The husband has been following it pretty closely. He’s currently participating in fantasy football which is based off the real players’ performance in the...

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  • Crockpot Sweet Potato Stew

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 05 Dec 2015 06:00:14 +0000

    A super simple (dump it and forget about it) hearty, and healthy sweet potato and beef stew This is not really your typical stew. Which you probably gathered by the pictures and that the focus is on sweet potatoes instead of meat. However, there is still meat in this stew! But instead of being the focus of...

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  • Sparkling Cranberry Pomegranate Drink (Video)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 04 Dec 2015 18:27:15 +0000

    A non-alcoholic sparkling cranberry lime and pomegranate beverage — perfect for holiday entertaining! When I was first married, I came to the stark realization that lots of things I considered “normal” were in fact very foreign to my husband. It turns out that families have different habits, traditions, and ways of doing things. Who knew?...

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  • Chipotle Ranch BBQ Chicken Wraps

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 02 Dec 2015 20:40:31 +0000

    Quick and easy chipotle ranch BBQ Chicken Wraps filled with chicken, Colby jack cheese, avocado, chipotle ranch BBQ dressed coleslaw, red onions, and cilantro. An update was promised about our Thanksgiving plans and since this recipe is based off of a recipe eaten during Thanksgiving weekend, we’ll talk Thanksgiving! Last year for Thanksgiving, we all road-tripped to...

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  • {Secret Ingredient} Greek Yogurt Blueberry Muffins

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:06:52 +0000

    These delicious and simple Greek yogurt blueberry muffins are made ultra light and soft thanks to this secret ingredient!  Several months ago, the husband requested some “bakery style” big fluffy blueberry muffins for him to grab on the go when he left for work in the mornings. I searched around for some recipes and found...

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  • 30-Minute Cheesecake-Stuffed Orange Cinnamon Rolls (Video)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:56:50 +0000

    Super simple 30-minute miniature cheesecake-filled orange cinnamon rolls. The orange rolls are baked and filled with a no-bake creamy cheesecake center. This recipe is one of my favorite inventions thus far! It’s not only fast and easy, but totally unique, and all while being DELICIOUS. A cheesecake-stuffed cinnamon roll. Crazy right?! A couple of weeks...

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  • Cookie Butter Oatmeal Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:00:06 +0000

    Simple-to-make oatmeal bars with a gooey cookie butter (biscoff) and milk chocolate chip center. These cookie butter oatmeal bars are sure to be a huge hit! Every year from the day after Thanksgiving right up until Christmas day, my mom always had tons of activities for our family to do. We participated in the craziness of...

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  • 5-ingredient Mini Reindeer Treats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 28 Nov 2015 07:00:56 +0000

    The easiest Christmas treat: 5-ingredient miniature reindeer candies. Great for a holiday gathering/entertaining! These reindeer bites are featured above in the video tutorial as the LAST treat 🙂 Before we talk about anything else, I think it’s important to note that I actually waited to share these little guys until AFTER Thanksgiving. I think that deserves: ????? well,...

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  • Healthier Mini Eggnog Baked Oatmeal Cups

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 27 Nov 2015 23:08:55 +0000

    Quick and simple miniature baked oatmeal cups with an eggnog flavor. Made with healthier ingredients! (Gluten-free recipe) Happy Day after Thanksgiving!! How was your Thanksgiving? I hope it was filled with lots of family/friends and good food! ☺️ I’m going to try and not get too, too cheesy on you all, but I would be...

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  • Loaded Red Potato Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:01:52 +0000

    A delicious “loaded potato” soup made with red potatoes instead! All the flavors you know and love stuffed into a potato and made into a creamy cheesy soup! Red potatoes are one of my all-time favorite veggies. It’s a toss up between red potatoes and corn as a favorite for my dad, but I definitely...

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  • Chocolate-Covered Almond Overnight Oats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:41:04 +0000

     Overnight oatmeal flavored to taste like chocolate-covered almonds There have been quite a few overnight oatmeal recipes posted on this blog! Partially because overnight oats are something I feel I know inside and out. The four years I was in college, overnight oatmeal was my breakfast about 80% of the time. However, since I really take the 80/20...

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  • Thanksgiving “Turkey” Caramel Pretzels

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:17:12 +0000

    Five ingredient easy chocolate caramel pretzels decorated to look like Turkeys. A cute treat that can double as a fun table decoration! So just in case you too have a very bossy (albeit cute) toddler and the sweetest little two-month-old, OR things are just absolutely crazy and you need a quick treat, I’ve got just the last...

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  • Thin Mint Oreo Cups – 2 Ways!

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 22 Nov 2015 03:48:28 +0000

    Oreo crumbs mixed with crushed peppermint surrounded by mint chocolate baking chips resulting in a burst of pepperminty-chocolate flavor. These thin mint oreo cups require no baking and only three ingredients! Who created oreo truffles? That person is seriously amazing. Oreo truffles have been one of my all-time favorite treats for I dunno how many...

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  • Baked Chicken Alfredo Over Pesto Pasta

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:35:28 +0000

    Simple and cheesy baked chicken alfredo served over a creamy pesto pasta topped with bacon and pine nuts! I know pesto is kind of a summer thing, but don’t leave yet. Because you are totally going to want to try this and the pesto is NOT required. In fact the real star of this dinner...

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  • Easy Chipotle Ranch Dip (Video)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:56:04 +0000

    A simple blender chipotle ranch dip with plenty of flavor and a delicious spicy kick. I know I’ve said it before, but football season and football games are ALL about the food for me. I mean, I do enjoy a good football play, but for the most part it’s the game food I get excited...

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  • Mint Brownie Cookies (Video)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 10 Nov 2015 04:22:52 +0000

    Delicious and festive mint-chocolate cookies — like a mint brownie but in cookie form! The chocolate-cookie base is made with a brownie mix for an authentic brownie-tasting cookie. Well it’s official. Little Grey made his very first recipe ever yesterday. He’s only two and cranking out recipes. Amazing right?! I almost photographed his creation and...

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  • Crockpot Bacon Chili (Video)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 07 Nov 2015 14:06:14 +0000

    A delicious slow cooker chili with bacon, plenty of spice, and lots of flavor! Recipe video above the printable recipe. Because bacon makes everything better. Right?! Yesssss. Especially chili — it’s delicious with bacon!! Not in the way that you can taste bacon in it necessarily, but in the way that the bacon really enhances all...

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  • Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 05 Nov 2015 04:22:57 +0000

    A simple Thanksgiving treat – miniature Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies made with Nutter Butters, candy corn, edible eyes, and a miniature red candy. These Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies are great for edible table decor! Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies These Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies only require six ingredients and are fast to whip together. They make a...

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  • 30-Minute Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cake (Video)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 03 Nov 2015 14:32:50 +0000

    A simple, 30-minute pumpkin cinnamon roll cake (NO rising or yeast) with a maple glaze. The perfect holiday breakfast (or dessert)! How was your Halloween?! Did you have a great one? And did you eat a hundred and two fun-sized candy bars, because they are no where near the size of a real candy bar?...

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  • 3-ingredient Cornucopia Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 01 Nov 2015 16:06:14 +0000

    The quickest Thanksgiving edible craft treat. These miniature cornucopia cookies only require 3 ingredients and minutes to make! Some Thanksgiving treats are pretty much the cutest thing you’ve ever seen, but then making them is a whole different story. Like you need to be a professional treat-maker to make them look even a little bit...

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  • Crockpot Double Mashed Potatoes (Video)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:08:41 +0000

    The BEST of both worlds –make mashed sweet potatoes AND regular mashed potatoes in one dish (the slow cooker). Now you can serve both potatoes easily to your guests at Thanksgiving. OR for a super delicious side dish, swirl the two mashed potatoes together.  (Recipe video right above recipe.)Including my parents there are NINE people in the...

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  • “Turkey” Decorated Muffins (Video)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 27 Oct 2015 07:00:36 +0000

    These cute miniature turkey muffins are an easy to make festive treat for Thanksgiving. (Recipe video right above written recipe.) So if you’ve been reading my blog (hi!!!?) for even just a month you’ve probably learned a few things about me. One of those things being I’m not a very patient person. And it’s not even like I’ve...

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  • Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 25 Oct 2015 14:01:48 +0000

    A delicious Cubby’s salad copycat — Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with a simple orange-honey vinaigrette.  Remember how I made a copycat recipe for a salad the husband and I loved? (Link right here!) Well back again at the same restaurant and copycatting ANOTHER salad because I’m on a major salad kick (baby weight GOOD-BYE! and...

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  • Crockpot Chicken Alfredo Pasta with Broccoli

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:15:58 +0000

    A delicious and creamy slow cooked chicken alfredo with pasta and broccoli. EVERYTHING gets cooked in the crockpot – the chicken, pasta, broccoli, and sauce so there is no need for separate pots/pans! So, there has been quite a love affair with Alfredo at my home as of late. TWO Chicken Alfredo dishes on the...

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  • Frog Eye Salad (Healthier Version)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:00:39 +0000

    A delicious and classic Thanksgiving side-dish/salad — frog eye salad with some healthier ingredient swaps! As a kid I was freaked out by frog eye salad. I still remember the first time my mom made it. She was draining the tiniest pasta I’d ever seen and after asking what it was, I had to know...

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  • Introducing Bentley Scott

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 21 Oct 2015 02:59:23 +0000

    Hey everyone!! Just wanted to pop in real quick with a few photos of our newest addition to the family. (And, of course, to the CMA’s taste testing department ?) He was born on September 18th at 7:30 PM. (HOW IS HE OVER A MONTH OLD ALREADY?!) With our first little babe, the husband and...

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  • Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:02:24 +0000

    The best hearty and healthy Thanksgiving salad – mixed greens with roasted sweet potato, seasoned wild rice, cranberries, almonds, avocado, and cheese with a creamy lemon balsamic dressing. Plus some shortcuts to make this salad even quicker and tips to make it ahead of time!A few weeks ago, my husband took me on a date...

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  • Melted Witch Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 18 Oct 2015 01:35:06 +0000

    Adorable sugar cookies decorated to look like the melted wicked witch! The perfect Halloween dessert. Once a very long time ago I had dreams of being a famous actress. And when I say a very long time ago this was when I was a little girl and it lasted for about three months before I...

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  • Crockpot Potatoes Au Gratin

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 16 Oct 2015 02:41:11 +0000

    An easy recipe for slow cooker potatoes au gratin — simple and delicious comfort food. Plus a secret tip to keeping the potatoes crispier in the crockpot. These potatoes make for the perfect Thanksgiving side-dish — they can be made ahead and save that precious oven space! Calling all potato au gratin fans!! This recipe is...

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  • Crockpot Chicken and Quinoa Chili

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 14 Oct 2015 07:00:31 +0000

    The easiest and tastiest chicken + quinoa chili made in the slow cooker. No need to cook the chicken or quinoa first!This is seriously one heck of a chili recipe!! Not only is it so crazy easy, but it’s absolutely delicious, and very good for you! It’s packed with protein, nutrients, and tons of flavor....

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  • Mummy Brownie Batter Bark

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 13 Oct 2015 01:42:22 +0000

    Delicious and simple brownie batter bark plus small batch crispy treats with a cute way to package them! Okay, so in the past couple of weeks, we’ve had some Halloween bats, candy corn drinks, cookie ball spiders, and now it’s all about MUMMIES! P.S. A “melted witch” treat is coming your way soon too! I think it’s safe...

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  • {Non-Cakey} Pumpkin Spice Chocolate-Chip Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 10 Oct 2015 03:40:36 +0000

    The best {non-cakey} pumpkin spiced chocolate-chip cookies. Crisp exterior, chewy interior, and easy to make in one bowl with no mixers needed! I’m not sure if it has been discussed here on the blog, but it’s time we talk about my closet obsession with Taylor Swift. (I guess not so closet anymore.) Seriously, I love...

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  • Healthier Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins (with Greek Yogurt)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 08 Oct 2015 04:06:21 +0000

    A healthier version of a pumpkin cheesecake flavored muffin with whole wheat, lower sugar, Greek yogurt, and other healthier ingredient swaps. It was finally time to make a pumpkin recipe that doesn’t have chocolate in it. As hard as it was for me, I think I’m a new convert to the pure pumpkin + spice...

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  • Easy Spider Oreo Balls + Candy Corn Punch

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 06 Oct 2015 07:00:45 +0000

    Oreo Ball “Spiders,” an easy Candy Corn Punch, and a fun way to decorate your table this Halloween! It’s been full-blown Halloween mode at my home for a couple weeks already. The home was decorated mid-September and tons of different Halloween treats have been created and enjoyed. Creating them is my favorite part because they are so....

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  • Flourless Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Cake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 03 Oct 2015 07:00:37 +0000

    A healthier pumpkin chocolate cake. This gluten-free dessert is packed with flavor and uses healthier ingredients, plus only 1 bowl needed and no hand mixers required! (Gluten Free Recipe) If you’ve enjoyed these flourless pumpkin muffins (so many of you have and I’m so excited about that!) I posted last year, or gotten around to...

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  • The Ultimate Bat Halloween Party!

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:50:51 +0000

    3 Super Simple DIY Bat Halloween Decorations to throw the ultimate “bat” Halloween party! You were all warned about my Halloween obsession 🙂 And so it continues! I am SO excited to share this post because it was an absolute blast to put together. Plus, it’s a little different than my typical post which includes a single...

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  • Autumn Crunch Pasta Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 29 Sep 2015 07:00:18 +0000

    Autumn Crunch Pasta Salad: A simple pasta + spinach salad with crunchy apples, celery, and toasted pecans, chewy dried cranberries, sweet mandarine oranges and coated in a delicious poppyseed vinaigrette.  Since having the babe last weekend, I had all my posts pre written and scheduled. I still have quite a few pre-written and ready to go,...

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  • Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake Bars with a Streusel Topping

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 27 Sep 2015 07:00:25 +0000

    Delicious pumpkin cheesecake bars — two layers of cheesecake on a delicious cinnamon graham cracker crust all topped with an easy streusel and caramel sauce. I had been craving a good cheesecake bar for some time when I saw these apple crisp cheesecake bars. I instantly wanted to make them and eat the entire pan....

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  • Crockpot Italian Chicken, Quinoa, and Vegetable Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 25 Sep 2015 07:00:18 +0000

    A simple (dump it and forget it) slow cooker meal featuring well seasoned Italian chicken, quinoa, and vegetables. It’s a well-known fact in my family that I could eat sandwiches, soups, or salads every single day of my life and NEVER get sick of them. Salads in the summer and soup in the winter and...

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  • 10-Minute No-Bake Halloween Cheesecake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 23 Sep 2015 07:00:09 +0000

    This easy Halloween cheesecake starts with a pre-made cheesecake and uses quick ingredients for a last-minute, super festive Halloween cheesecake. No baking or fancy tools required to achieve the look! Okay, so Halloween is over a month away. But since it is one of my absolute favorite holidays, I’ve got a bunch of fun and simple ideas and...

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  • Crockpot Tomato Basil Ravioli Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 20 Sep 2015 07:00:04 +0000

    A simple tomato-basil soup made in the slow cooker with cheese-filled ravioli, spinach, and Parmesan cheese. As you can probably imagine with running a food blog we have a lot of leftovers at my home! I’ll generally work through a recipe several times before I’m ready to share it with you all and with only...

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  • One Pot Lightened-Up Chicken Parmesan Alfredo

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 18 Sep 2015 12:31:39 +0000

    A simple one pot dinner — a skinnier version of chicken alfredo pasta with no butter or heavy cream. Well, it has officially felt like Fall is here this past week! We’ve had rainy, stormy days every single day, the air is crisp in the morning and late evening, and the husband was able to...

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  • Crockpot Chicken Stroganoff (NO cream of soups)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 18 Sep 2015 07:00:34 +0000

    A super simple and well-flavored crockpot chicken stroganoff. This stroganoff is made without any cream of “x” soups. So guess what?! I’m having baby #2 today! (!!!!) I suppose that is a bit of an abrupt announcement, but I’ll explain. Several weeks back I got transferred to a pregnancy specialist and categorized as a high risk pregnancy...

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  • Apple Pistachio Quinoa Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 15 Sep 2015 20:28:29 +0000

    A delicious and simple to make red quinoa salad with apples, pears, pistachios, dried cranberries + cherries, and topped with a fresh homemade lemon poppyseed vinaigrette.  It’s a crazy thing that I just discovered how delicious apples are in salads. Particularly spinach or mixed green salads. They add some nice crunch and tons of flavor. Mix...

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  • Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate-Chip Cookies (Non-Cakey Version)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 14 Sep 2015 07:00:48 +0000

    A delicious and simple-to-make pumpkin oatmeal chocolate-chip cookie that is crisp on the outsides and chewy in the center. These oatmeal cookies are not “cakey”.I know a lot of you know and love the traditional oatmeal pumpkin cookie! This, is not quite that recipe. It’s not even a little bit “cakey,” but rather crisp on...

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  • Healthier Applesauce Spice Bread

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 12 Sep 2015 02:59:40 +0000

    A delicious Fall-inspired Applesauce Spice Bread made with tons of healthier swaps. Greek yogurt, lower sugar, and oats to name a few. Plenty of spice and flavor! Don’t worry, I still have PLENTY more pumpkin recipes for you all. But I’ve still got some apple ones too that I need to share! And this apple...

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  • Crockpot Butternut Squash, Chicken, and Quinoa Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 09 Sep 2015 07:00:12 +0000

    A deliciously healthy broth-based chicken, quinoa, and sweet potato soup made simple in the slow cooker.  Last year I created this sweet potato, quinoa, and chicken soup and it quickly became a staple for the winter in our home. It’s insanely easy and super flavorful. It has gotten great reviews and I’ve absolutely loved what you all...

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  • Spinach and Feta Wraps

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 08 Sep 2015 07:00:02 +0000

    Super simple and easy spinach, feta, and tomato pesto egg wraps. These wraps make the perfect healthy breakfast or lunch. This is the best kind of breakfast or lunch (or even dinner) when you are in a hurry and need something that packs a nutritional punch with lots of flavor! These wraps take minutes to...

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  • {Healthy + Flourless} Pumpkin Pancakes

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:00:29 +0000

    Healthy and flourless (gluten free recipe) pumpkin pancakes flavored to taste like a pumpkin oatmeal chocolate-chip cookie. Delicious and healthy pancakes the whole family can enjoy! You were warned about my healthy pancake obsession…. And these probably won’t be the last. Okay spoiler alert there are more coming. Or at least there are more in...

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  • The BEST Healthy Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 02 Sep 2015 07:00:42 +0000

    The best-ever healthy Greek yogurt pumpkin bread bursting with fresh Fall flavors and with tons of healthy swaps. So call me crazy, but I started experimenting with this bread pretty much when summer started! The first trial run was in May sometime and it was a complete failure. At that point I was trying to...

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  • Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole (NO cream of soups)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:35:39 +0000

    A delicious and simple cheesy hashbrown casserole made in the slow cooker — perfect for a brunch! Top it with some bacon and it’s a sure crowd pleaser. Plus no “cream of” soups. You all know how crazy I am about my crockpot right? There are tons of crockpot recipes already here on Chelsea’s Messy Apron...

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  • Healthy + Flourless Applesauce Spice Cake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:02:31 +0000

    A delicious and healthy (no white flour or butter, plus lower sugar) applesauce spice cake with an optional simple cream cheese frosting. You all know those kids’ movies/tv shows where things spiral way out of control and it’s to the point where it’s not even believable anymore? Like an entire city is demolished because one...

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  • Easy Almond Apple Quinoa Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:18:15 +0000

    A simple quinoa salad with toasted almonds and sunflower seeds, a chopped apple, and dried cranberries.  This salad though!! #1: EASY, #2: so quick to throw together, #3: HEALTHY, #4: deliciiious. Optional #5: kid friendly (or at least for my kiddo it is). Although, admittedly I’ve heard it’s strange that I can get a 2-year...

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  • Healthy Apple Muffins (with Greek yogurt)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:00:33 +0000

    These apple pie muffins are made healthier with Greek yogurt, coconut oil, and whole wheat flour. Plus these muffins have an optional cinnamon oat crisp on top made without butter! Okay who is ready for FALL? I say it all year long and I mean it — I live for Fall time. It’s my absolute favorite...

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  • Copycat Cafe Rio Creamy Tomatillo Dressing (No Mayo!)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 23 Aug 2015 14:59:31 +0000

    My take on the cafe rio creamy tomatillo dressing (BUT HEALTHY!), a collection of the very BEST blender dressings, and a Blendtec Giveaway! I’ve shared this dressing here before when I shared this awesome honey-lime chicken, but I use it for SO much more. We put this on dressing on our salads all of the time and...

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  • Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:00:09 +0000

    The best way to enjoy chicken Parmesan! Delicious (double-coated) chicken with creamy mozzarella cheese stuffed into pasta shells and covered with a delicious homemade tomato sauce. My family’s obsession with chicken parmesan has been shared a couple of times on the blog; first with this slow cooker soup and then with this one dish quinoa meal. Both change up...

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  • Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 17 Aug 2015 07:00:18 +0000

    A copycat churro ice cream sandwich from the Churro Borough in Los Angeles. These tasty churro ice cream sandwiches are surprisingly super easy to make and one of the best desserts you’ll ever have! Okay if you love churros, you are in for a whole new level of churro goodness. Remember those churro ice cream...

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  • {One Skillet} Cream Cheese Mexican Chicken & Rice

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 15 Aug 2015 07:00:36 +0000

    A creamy Mexican chicken and rice dish made in one skillet and packed with delicious flavors. Okay so confession time. This dish doesn’t quite exactly like these pictures! A couple months ago, I was at my family’s house visiting Grey’s aunts. I say Grey’s aunts, because, let’s be honest, my sisters have far less desire to hang...

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  • Crockpot Creamy Chili Cheese Dip

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:51:46 +0000

    A simple creamy chili cheese dip made in the slow cooker In the summer, our dinner meals tend to be a little different than they are the rest of the year. With so much fresh produce we tend to always have some kind of huge fruit salad and/or a tray of roasted veggies. With those...

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  • Homemade Strawberry Frosty

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 11 Aug 2015 21:16:08 +0000

    A simple homemade strawberry frosty made easy in the blender. (No ice cream machine needed!) Have you ever wondered why Wendy’s hasn’t come out with a strawberry frosty yet? I mean, I know they have their strawberry frosty shakes, but it’s not quite the same thing. And although I am a chocolate frosty girl through...

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  • Churro Ice Cream Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:00:06 +0000

    A cinnamon graham cracker crust with a layer of delicious churro ice cream and topped with miniature churros covered in an optional chocolate ganache.  Churro fans anyone? Because these ice cream bars are fully loaded with cinnamon-sugar goodness. With a cinnamon-sugar crust, churro ice cream with ACTUAL churros mixed in it, and miniature churro bites on...

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  • (No-Chill) Best Ever Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:50:32 +0000

    2 secret ingredients make up some of the best ever sugar (circle OR cut-out) cookies. These Sugar Cookies don’t require any chilling and hold the shape of a cutter extremely well! Plus a delicious and creamy frosting recipe! I know what you are thinking. ANOTHER sugar cookie claiming to be the best sugar cookie ever....

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  • {One Skillet} Cheesy Tuna Pasta

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:00:52 +0000

    A simple, one skillet dinner meal! Cheesy tuna pasta with fresh garden peas. Growing up, one of my favorite dishes my mom made was a creamy tuna and pea dish. It was a bit different than this one – cream of mushroom soup was the base and we usually had it over rice. But the creamy tuna...

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  • Coconut Chicken Curry

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:00:28 +0000

    This coconut chicken curry is packed with delicious flavors and made easy on the stovetop. I officially have a two year old on my hands. Grey turned two this past Saturday (I wrote a short re-cap + some pictures here if you are interested!) and he even learned how to hold up two fingers to show...

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  • Grey’s 2nd Birthday: Monster Themed

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:00:57 +0000

    Hey!! Happy Sunday everyone! I just wanted to pop in real quick with a few pictures of Grey’s 2nd birthday which was yesterday. (How do I already have a two year old?!) There’s really nothing too creative about this party – the cookie sandwiches were copied from a picture I saw on Pinterest. Aaand the rest...

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  • Grilled Honey-Lime Chicken over Cilantro-Lime Quinoa

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:00:11 +0000

    The juiciest and ultra-tender marinated chicken grilled and placed on a bed of cilantro-lime quinoa. Serve with fresh veggies and this delicious Greek yogurt avocado dressing. Happy Friday!! How about some easy marinated grilled chicken to kick off your weekend? And not just any marinated chicken – this is honesty some of the best I’ve ever had. It...

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  • {Nature Valley Copycat} Soft-Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Squares

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:00:22 +0000

    A delicious and healthy copycat of the Nature Valley Soft-Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Squares. The perfect on-the-go snack the whole family will enjoy! Well, it’s about time. There are two other soft-baked Nature-Valley Copycat bars on this blog and finally I have a much requested third one for you all! I’ve gotten countless emails and comments...

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  • Roasted Garlic Parmesan Red Potatoes with Homemade Fry Sauce

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:00:54 +0000

    Extra Crispy Garlic Parmesan Roasted Red Potatoes with Homemade Fry Sauce. I’m a little embarrassed to admit how many times I’ve made these now, but the good news is I’ve found how to make them ultra crispy and truly the “best ever.” Just tweaking tiny things or changing how you bake them slightly makes a...

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  • Crockpot BBQ Ranch Chicken Tacos

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 24 Jul 2015 07:00:58 +0000

    These simple, yet boldly flavored BBQ-ranch chicken tacos are made in the slow cooker and perfect for a summer get together! If you are fan of lots of flavor for very little work, you have come to the right spot! These chicken tacos are crazy easy to make, but the result is some of the...

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  • BBQ Pasta Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:50:38 +0000

    A delicious pulled pork BBQ pasta salad that makes an easy 30-minute weeknight dinner. Who else eats pasta salads like crazy during the summer? They have definitely been one of my go-to’s this summer and since the whole family loves them, the only catch is coming up with some different varieties of pasta salads.  (These...

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  • {Flourless + Healthy} Chocolate-Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:00:53 +0000

    These delicious pancakes are made super healthy with lots of good-for-you swaps such as a mashed banana, Greek yogurt, oats, coconut oil, and dark chocolate! {Gluten-free recipe} Return of dessert for breakfast! Seriously though, these little pancakes taste like a full-on dessert. Not that I’m sick of eating cookies for breakfast because I don’t think...

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  • Gender Reveal Cupcakes

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:00:08 +0000

    Simple, yet impressive looking, gender reveal cupcakes with a healthier cupcake base. It’s about time I “formally” announced here (on Chelsea’s Messy Apron) the gender of our next babe. I announced the pregnancy on this post with some help from my little guy. A few weeks later we learned the gender of our next one, but I...

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  • Avocado-Cilantro White Bean Dip

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:18:56 +0000

    A creamy avocado-cilantro white bean dip made easy in the blender. The perfect healthy snack dip! If you are not a fan of chickpeas, this recipe is going to make you super excited! I’m probably in the 1% of all people here, but I really dislike hummus. (Can we still be friends?!) I wish I...

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  • Healthier Flourless Monster Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 12 Jul 2015 06:00:42 +0000

    A healthier version of the famous monster cookies. I know I’ve said it before (it has even been mentioned on my “about” page), but a spoonful of peanut butter with dark chocolate-chips on top is one of my favorite go-to snacks. Anyone else? Other variations include (but are not limited to) raisins on a spoonful of...

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  • Healthy Dole Whip

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 09 Jul 2015 13:27:58 +0000

    A healthy soft-serve dole whip smoothie made with tropical and good-for-you ingredients This summer has been scorching hot! I keep telling myself it’s because I’ve been in Cleveland the past couple of years and forgot what a Utah summer is like. I don’t think Cleveland ever even got close to be in the 100 degree...

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  • {One Skillet} Beef Chow Mein Stir Fry

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:27:54 +0000

    A one skillet, simple beef chow mein stir fry with lots of veggies and an easy stir fry sauce. You can substitute chicken in place of the beef if desired. Happy Monday to everyone! How was your weekend? We had a nice long weekend thanks to Independence Day! The husband got off an extra day of work and...

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  • Healthy and Flourless Zucchini Muffins

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:00:35 +0000

    These flourless zucchini muffins are made with healthier swaps such as Greek yogurt, dark chocolate, and coconut oil. (Gluten Free Recipe) So…there is already a zucchini muffin recipe here on the blog that is healthier and absolutely delicious. However, it’s not flourless, so naturally there was a need for another zucchini muffin recipe. Right? Right! I wasn’t...

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  • Caramel Brownie Cookie Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:59:12 +0000

    Delicious oatmeal cookie bars with a chocolate caramel brownie base – a “brookie” (brownie-cookie) bar at it’s best! Hey everyone! How was your weekend? And how is this dessert for starting your Monday off in a great kind of way?! Mondays definitely call for a bar just like this! Brownies combined with cookies, plus caramel, and a...

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  • {No Bake} Healthy Breakfast Fruit Tarts

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 25 Jun 2015 06:00:37 +0000

    These no-bake healthy tarts are filled with vanilla Greek yogurt and fresh fruit. A unique and delicious on-the-go breakfast! One of my favorite things about summer is all the fresh berries and fruit that come with it. My in-laws have strawberry and raspberry bushes that produce the absolute best ever berries. I’m pretty excited to...

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  • Corn, Zucchini, and Avocado Pasta Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:25:34 +0000

    A super simple and healthy roasted corn, zucchini, and avocado pasta salad. A great summer take along pasta salad that takes minutes to whip up! How was your weekend? And Father’s Day? Here’s a belated wish to all the Father’s for a wonderful Father’s Day and to know how grateful we are for you! Especially...

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  • Frozen Nutella Chocolate Mousse Pie

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:00:19 +0000

    This frozen nutella chocolate mousse pie has two layers. The bottom layer is a dense and rich chocolate cream and the top layer is a light and creamy nutella mousse. A few weeks ago, I made my mom a cake for her birthday – it was pretty much a death by chocolate kind of cake. Four chocolate-cake...

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  • Simple Greek Couscous

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:25:04 +0000

    An easy weeknight meal: 20-minute Greek couscous packed with veggies and protein. This vegetarian meal is hearty, filling, and packed with flavor. With seven kids growing up, pleasing everyone for dinner proved quite the challenge for my mom. Inevitably there would always be someone that wouldn’t like something that she put in one of her...

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  • Slow Cooker Southwestern Fajita Quinoa

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 14 Jun 2015 07:00:16 +0000

    Throw everything in a crockpot and forget about it! A super easy and healthy crockpot quinoa and veggie dish with southwestern fajita flavors. Chicken or ground beef can easily be added into the dish. I am seriously convinced this is the easiest meal to prepare! It’s one of those throw stuff in a crockpot and a...

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  • Simple Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:35:38 +0000

    Simple tart vanilla bean frozen yogurt – top it with fruit for a super delicious dessert!   A few summers ago, the husband and I (no babe yet) were at my sister-in-law’s home for one of her amazing dinners. After dinner she made some type of fruity frozen yogurt that we all went nuts over. It was...

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  • Mint-Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 08 Jun 2015 07:00:48 +0000

    Super simple mint-chocolate ice cream bars with a mint oreo brownie bottom and a delicious fudge topping. This easy dessert is sure to be your new summer dessert staple! So you all know and love mint-chocolate frosted brownies right?! They are pretty much a staple dessert in my home and, personally, one of my all-time favorites. Well, my goal...

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  • Cheddar Ranch Chicken Quinoa Bake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:57:49 +0000

    This cheddar ranch chicken quinoa bake is loaded with good-for-you ingredients plus lots of veggies. A simple casserole where the chicken and quinoa get baked in the same dish! Okay so you know how creamy foods are usually loaded with butter or high fat milk or heavy cream? Well, welcome to a whole lot healthier...

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  • Easy Tomato Basil Pasta with Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 03 Jun 2015 07:00:19 +0000

    A simple dinner that is ready in under thirty minutes! This pasta dish with a creamy tomato-basil sauce is packed with vegetables such as zucchini, mushroom, and sweet bell peppers.   The little guy goes absolutely crazy for two foods. Thankfully both foods are a lot healthier than candy and I swear he’d pick ’em...

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  • Creamy Tortellini Vegetable Bake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:51:12 +0000

    A creamy tortellini bake filled with summer veggies! This bake is sure to be a crowd pleaser!I can not believe it is June already. Where has this ENTIRE year gone?! Time goes by way too quickly! HOWEVER… it is nice to be here at summer and already enjoying some very summery foods 🙂 I broke out the...

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  • Healthy Greek Yogurt Zucchini Bread

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 29 May 2015 08:00:41 +0000

    A healthier Greek yogurt zucchini bread – this bread has some healthy swaps with no sacrifice of taste! The dark chocolate is a delicious, but optional addition in this bread. Some photos have been updated that show the bread without chocolate chips and a video tutorial has been added (March 23, 2016) Zucchini bread has always been...

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  • Easy Lemon-Berry Slushies + an Exciting Announcement

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 27 May 2015 07:00:45 +0000

    These lemon-berry slushies can be made in a blender and finished within minutes. A delicious drink to cool down or to bring to a party! For those of you that don’t follow me on Instagram, you may have missed a little announcement I made. (And for those of you that are followers, sorry for the...

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  • Bacon-Ranch Red Potato Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 25 May 2015 07:00:38 +0000

    A quick and simple ranch flavored red potato salad with bacon and cheddar cheese. Happy Memorial Day!!! I’m writing this post early as the husband and will be on our first ever outing without the babe. (I mean, other than a quick date here or there.) A few weeks ago, we went up to Moab as...

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  • M&M Brownie Bars + Miniature Cookie Ice Cream Cakes

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 22 May 2015 12:19:22 +0000

    Two great desserts featured – first, some very simple cookie + candy brownie bars and second, some even easier miniature ice cream sandwich cookie cakes. Both are perfect for a summer party! It’s FRIDAY!! And not just only any old Friday, but a Friday of a long weekend! Happy, happy Memorial Day to everyone this coming Monday...

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  • Lightened-up Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 20 May 2015 07:00:54 +0000

    A lower-calorie version of a favorite! An ice cream sandwich cake with lower sugar and fat ingredients, but all the great taste remains! The very first dessert I made the husband after we were married was an ice cream sandwich cake. We had just gotten back from our honeymoon and still had about a week until...

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  • The BEST healthy oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 16 May 2015 20:00:47 +0000

    Oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies made a whole lot healthier with no flour, no butter, very little sugar, and healthy fats such as coconut oil and dark chocolate. It’s about time. For a healthy oatmeal chocolate-chip cookie that is. I mean we’ve already got the healthy REGULAR chocolate-chip cookies which you guys seriously love! And we have...

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  • {Slow Cooker} Teriyaki Chicken, Quinoa, and Veggies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:19 +0000

    The quinoa, chicken, and veggies are all cooked in ONE dish – the crockpot makes this dinner incredibly simple to make! This is seriously one of the easiest teriyaki chicken recipes ever. On this site, there does happen to be a very simple oven baked teriyaki dish which my family seriously loves, but as far as getting some veggies,...

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  • Raspberry Sherbet Party Punch Slush

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 12 May 2015 12:53:44 +0000

    This delicious raspberry sherbet + soda + juice slush is made with a simple 3-ingredients and is perfect for any party! This drink is pure total FUN! It’s absolutely the perfect party drink and it couldn’t be easier to make all while tasting quite impressive. I mean, 3-ingredients? You can’t go wrong there! It whips up...

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  • Creamy Broccoli, Avocado, and Berry Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 06 May 2015 07:30:27 +0000

    A delicious and creamy broccoli, avocado, and berry salad with a creamy 2-ingredient (no mayo) raspberry walnut poppyseed vinaigrette! Let’s get right to this broccoli-berry salad. I am telling you – this is a must have salad/side dish for Mother’s Day. Not only is it extremely tasty and everyone will go crazy over it, BUT it’s...

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  • The BEST Lemon Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 04 May 2015 08:30:37 +0000

    The ultimate lemon bar with tons of tangy lemon flavor and a very simple shortbread crust.  LEMON BARS! Okay so nothing fancy at all here, just a normal lemon bar with a typical shortbread crust. But what does make this recipe special is that they are the BEST lemon bars – ultra tangy, full of flavorful, and...

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  • {Skinny} Double-Fudge Brownies (No beans!)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 04 May 2015 07:00:14 +0000

    These double-chocolate super-fudgy brownies are made with no oil, no butter, and no refined flours! But the great news is – no weird veggies, strange ingredients, or beans either. These brownies are incredibly tasty – you won’t even miss all the butter and oil! (Photos updated 6/16/16) GLUTEN-FREE Yes, I am posting this recipe because I...

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  • Chocolate Raspberry Banana Bites.

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:00:36 +0000

    Creamy, dreamy chocolate yogurt dip and fresh raspberry topped banana bites- comes together in minutes and eaten up even faster! These are the perfect afternoon snack. Good Morning! I’m Emily from Layers of Happiness – a food blog where I share easy, drool-worthy recipes with my mom. I’m so happy to be here with you...

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  • Simple Mexican Chicken {30 minute meal}

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:00:27 +0000

    A simple 6-ingredient Mexican salsa chicken served over a quick cilantro-lime couscous. This is quite possibly one of the EASIEST dinners to throw together. Ever. I’m talking SIX ingredients for the chicken portion!  Just chicken, taco seasoning, salsa, corn, black beans, and cheese. The great news is not only is it super easy, the taste...

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  • Slow Cooker Quinoa Minestrone

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:17:09 +0000

    A simple quinoa minestrone packed with good-for-you veggies and made easy thanks to the crockpot! I know what you are thinking…soup in the middle to end of April? I know, I know. But you guys, it SNOWED this last week. Like a few inches of snow! We had the craziest wind ever and next thing...

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  • Lemon Pepper Chicken

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:50:32 +0000

        5-Ingredient Lemon Pepper Chicken 4 chicken breasts ½ teaspoon coarse salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 Tablespoon olive oil ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (About 2 lemons) Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness of about ½ inch. Pat the chicken breasts dry and season both sides with the...

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  • Flourless Greek Yogurt Banana Oat Muffins

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:23:17 +0000

    Greek yogurt banana oat muffins made with no flour, no oil, and no butter. PLUS there is little sugar required for these tasty muffins! (Photos updated 6/20/16) I know I’m coming at this a little late, but how was your Easter and Easter weekend? Did you eat lots of delicious food? And…follow up question, do...

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  • Pasta with Chicken, Spinach, Tomatoes, and Feta Cheese

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 03 Apr 2015 14:30:40 +0000

    A spinach salad with penne pasta, grilled chicken, cherry tomatoes, toasted slivered almonds, and a fresh citrus vinaigrette. Let’s start by talking about the dressing that coats this salad! It’s tangy, citrus-y, and full of flavor. PLUS it’s healthy. I love eating salads, but sometimes the dressing makes the salad pretty unhealthy and high calorie. Not...

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  • Hashbrowns and Ham Quiche

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 03 Apr 2015 07:00:55 +0000

    A loaded potato and ham quiche that whips up quickly and is perfect for brunching! Quiche is one of the EASIEST breakfast ideas and yet is perfect for an impressive breakfast to feed a crowd. Homemade crusts for quiches can sometimes be a bit time consuming but this one is not at all. An easy...

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  • {Slow Cooker} Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:00:37 +0000

    Delicious and easy sweet honey chipotle chicken tacos made easy with a slow cooker. You can control the level of spice in these tacos very easily! Today is moving day!! We signed the papers over the weekend and will be moving into our place all day tomorrow. And probably throughout the next couple of weeks...

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  • Country Breakfast Egg Skillet.

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:18:55 +0000

    This hearty breakfast has it all – crispy potatoes, soft onions, peppers, eggs, and ham – all made together in one skillet! Good Morning! I’m Emily from Layers of Happiness – food blog where I share easy, drool-worthy recipes with my mom. I’m so happy to be here with you this morning to share one...

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  • The SOFTEST Shortbread Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:01:47 +0000

    These shortbread cookies are melt-in-your-mouth soft! They are dipped or drizzled with milk chocolate adding a delicious burst of chocolate flavor. Shortbread cookies have always seemed like the epitome of Christmas cookies to me. And here we are nearing the end of March (and SPRING has started!) and I’m bringing you the recipe anyways. Well, I didn’t actually...

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  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 13 Mar 2015 20:33:42 +0000

    These super moist chocolate chip yellow cupcakes with cream cheese buttercream frosting and chocolate chip cookie crumbs reign supreme in the dessert world. Soft, fluffy, and bursting with buttery flavor. These are some of my favorite cupcakes! Hey guys! I’m Emily from Layers of Happiness – a food blog where I share easy, drool-worthy recipes with...

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  • Chocolate-Covered Cranberry Clustered Granola

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:58:21 +0000

    Big cluster granola filled with flavors and textures. A variety of nuts, toasted coconut, and chocolate-covered cranberries make the perfect additions in this sweet and crunchy granola. One of the best traits my dad has passed down to me is a SERIOUS love for granola. It’s pretty amazing how much granola he consumes, and I’m...

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  • Life Lately: Perth, Australia

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:09:01 +0000

    I’ve done an awful job with updating the blog with pictures of things we’ve done while in Perth. One of the reasons is I know most of you are just here for the food (which is totally fine) and I don’t want to bore you with (nearly) ten billion pictures of my life, BUT for the e-mails and comments...

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  • Brownie Batter Fruit Dip

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:49:13 +0000

    A deliciously creamy and simple Greek yogurt brownie batter dip – perfect for dipping cookies, graham crackers, or an assortment of fruit in!Growing up, Monday was always my favorite day of the week. Which (don’t hate me) it still is one of my favorites – after Friday of course. I love Monday for several reasons,...

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  • Peach Streusel Overnight Oats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:54:03 +0000

     A healthy and simple on-the-go breakfast idea – peach streusel overnight oats. So this past weekend, I HELD a Koala (<– click to see a picture). It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done! We’ve gotten to see koalas several times super up-close and pet them, but to hold one. Oh my gosh – just...

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  • Healthy Greek Yogurt Pancakes with a Blueberry-Peach Syrup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:18:00 +0000

    Light and fluffy Greek yogurt pancakes made with wholesome ingredients and a refined-sugar free blueberry-peach syrup. The syrup is a delicious addition to these pancakes made with 100% fruit and only 3 ingredients. These are the first ever pancakes on Chelsea’s Messy Apron. This is a momentous occasion, right?! I don’t really make pancakes all...

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  • Basil-Lime Orzo Pasta

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 20 Feb 2015 06:27:40 +0000

    A simple and vegetable-packed orzo pasta dish with a basil-lime flavor. A meatless meal or easy side-dish. So I’ve heard the States have had some pretty crazy weather – or at least some of the states? I still have my old home (the city) on my weather app on my phone and I check it...

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  • Cinnamon-Roll Cupcakes with a Sugar Streusel and a Cream Cheese Glaze

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 20 Feb 2015 07:00:27 +0000

    Yellow cupcakes with cinnamon-sugar swirls throughout and a sugary streusel on top. These cupcakes are drizzled with a cream cheese glaze. The base is a yellow cake mix, doctored-up to taste great. The additions are simple – oil, eggs, buttermilk, vanilla pudding, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Adding a few extra ingredients to a cake...

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  • Avocado Tuna Lettuce Wraps

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:54:38 +0000

    Simple and flavorful avocado tuna salad that is light and healthy and makes the perfect snack, appetizer, or lunch. So you may have noticed I don’t do a lot of fish here on CMA. The main reason is that I really only like a few types of fish… and be prepared to laugh at me...

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  • Pine Nut Broccoli Quinoa

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:30:19 +0000

    A delicious and easy one-dish broccoli quinoa with toasted pine nuts. This makes a perfect side dish or a great main course with some added protein. How was your weekend? Did you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day? I love when holidays end up on the weekend because it tends to turn the whole weekend...

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  • Nutella Swirled Macadamia Nut Banana Bread.

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 13 Feb 2015 07:00:22 +0000

    Super moist banana bread swirled with Nutella and macadamia nuts. It will seriously melt in your mouth! Hi again to all my Chelsea’s Messy Apron friends! We are Jen and Emily, the mother-daughter blogging duo over on Layers of Happiness, and we are so happy to be back sharing this banana bread with you today. Nutella...

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  • Fresh Lemon Cucumber Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:30:33 +0000

    A very easy and fresh lemon cucumber salad with tomatoes and a sweet bell pepper. This light salad makes a perfect side dish to just about any dinner! Growing up, my mom would make a cucumber and tomato salad pretty much every single Sunday night. She would slice the cucumbers, chop up tomatoes, add in some...

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  • No Bake Sugar Cookie Truffles

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 09 Feb 2015 09:38:39 +0000

    Simple sugar cookie truffles without raw eggs or flour that require no baking and come together in 15 minutes or less! These are essentially the equivalent of an oreo truffle, but in sugar cookie form! ?? It’s no secret I’m obsessed with sugar cookies (see here, here, here) and it’s also definitely no secret I’m obsessed with...

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  • Crockpot Porcupine Meatballs over Rice

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 06 Feb 2015 23:34:18 +0000

    Delicious and easy porcupine meatballs that take minutes to make and cook in your crockpot. Little prep and impressive results! So far every single Valentine’s Day the husband has cooked dinner for him and I. This is a really big deal for him, because he really doesn’t cook besides the occasional freezer meal (he says those...

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  • Easy Chicken Curry and Rice {One Skillet}

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 01 Feb 2015 13:00:45 +0000

    An incredibly simple chicken curry and rice dish with fresh vegetables. This dish is all made in one pot (even the rice) and can easily be customized to personal preference.  I’ve had quite a few comments and e-mails asking for some Australian-inspired food! I can’t even begin to explain how inspired I’ve been with food and...

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  • Heart-shaped Valentine’s “Oreos”

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:30:59 +0000

    Valentine’s Oreos — regular sandwich cookies OR heart-shaped sandwich cookies. The cookie base has only 4 ingredients and the filling tastes just like a real Oreo! I know I say it for just about every single holiday, but I love Valentine’s Day! And especially because when I can involve festive treats into the fun. If...

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  • Lemon Chia Seed Muffins {Healthy + Flourless}

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:00:17 +0000

    Gluten-free and healthy lemon chia seed muffins. The chia seeds could also be replaced with poppyseeds for a delicious traditional lemon poppyseed muffin. These muffins are free of refined white flour, oil, and butter. Leave off the glaze for an even healthier muffin! Return of the flourless and healthy muffins! Because you all figured there...

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  • Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Dip Nachos

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:19:21 +0000

    Crispy tortilla chips combined with creamy, cheesy, jalapeño corn dip is the ultimate comfort snack food. Perfect for Super-Bowl snacking! Hi again to all my Chelsea’s Messy Apron friends! We are Jen and Emily, the mother-daughter blogging duo over on Layers of Happiness, and we are so happy to be back sharing these nachos with...

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  • {One Skillet} Lemon Chicken and Red Potatoes

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:11:33 +0000

    A healthy, fresh, and flavorful one skillet meal – lemon chicken, red potatoes, and carrots. This is a simple dish all made in one skillet over the stove-top. How was your weekend everyone?! Are you all sad it’s Monday already? Just the thing to combat with the Monday Blues is this dinner! It’s a super tasty...

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  • Warm Skillet Cheesy Bread with Baked Spaghetti

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:39:55 +0000

    Best ever (no-rise) homemade cheesy rolls with the hearty baked spaghetti smothered with melty mozzarella cheese. AMAZING and a great family-favorite meal! Hi to all you awesome Chelsea’s Messy Apron readers! I am Emily from Layers of Happiness and I am super excited to get the opportunity to share some delicious food with all of...

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  • Peanut Butter Cup Yogurt Parfaits

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:53:21 +0000

    The tastiest peanut butter cup granola mixed into a creamy and delicious yogurt parfait. A healthy and flavorful breakfast that can easily be taken on-the-go. It’s time we talk about one of my favorite people ever which would be my father-in-law. The first time I ever met him I was on my second date with...

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  • Easiest Half-Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies (One Bowl, No Mixer Required)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:19:44 +0000

    The easiest (and softest + chewiest) chocolate chip cookies you will ever taste! This recipe makes a half-batch of cookies and requires only one bowl and no hand beaters/stand mixers. PLUS only 8 ingredients needed!  I know, I know. It’s supposed to be healthy January. But just hear me out on this one… (Warning. It’s a...

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  • Vanilla-Almond + Creamy Peach Overnight Chia Pudding

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:13:24 +0000

    5-minutes prep and a delicious + healthy breakfast will be ready the next morning! This tasty vanilla-almond crunch and creamy peach chia pudding will be your new favorite breakfast! I love overnight breakfast ideas – you probably know this from my overnight oats obsession (here, here, here, here, here, here).  Or perhaps from my overnight...

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  • {No Bake} Healthy Tropical Breakfast Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:51:19 +0000

    These delicious no bake breakfast cookies are naturally sweetened with no refined sugars. The perfect on-the-go easy breakfast or snack option! Happy Friday everyone! Any big plans for the weekend? We are planning to head up to the beach in Perth tomorrow and maybe stop by the zoo that’s pretty close to where we are staying. I...

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  • Healthy Cookie Dough-Filled Chocolate Cups (GF)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:08:41 +0000

    A delicious “energy bite” type of treat – a center cookie dough filling made with natural ingredients such as cashews and oats. The “cookie dough” bites are coated in a rich dark chocolate shell. These delicious treats are gluten-free, packed with protein, and an indulgent treat to satisfy your cravings in a healthier way. So...

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  • {Metabolism Boosting} Blueberry Coconut Lime Smoothie

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:29:18 +0000

    You can thank all of the super-ingredients in this delicious and easy smoothie for the metabolic boost this drink provides. Plus the taste is absolutely fantastic and no greens are required! We’ve finally made it to Australia and wow has it been an exciting journey!! We made the 30+ hour travel to Perth last week so...

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  • 30 Healthy and On-the-go Breakfast Ideas

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 09 Jan 2015 07:00:12 +0000

    Here are 30 tried and tested favorite breakfast ideas. All of these breakfast ideas are created to be easy, on-the-go meals that are healthy (or suggest healthy substitution ideas!) Click on each link under the photo for the recipe and more healthy breakfast ideas.  Almond Joy Overnight Oatmeal  Toasted coconut and vanilla almond granola Skinny and Flourless Pumpkin...

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  • {One Skillet} Cheesy Taco Quinoa

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 07 Jan 2015 07:00:22 +0000

    An incredibly easy (one skillet needed) + super healthy cheesy taco quinoa dish. This dish is kid-friendly, veggie-filled, and a perfect meatless meal. Meat can easily be added and still be done in one skillet. In between our move from Ohio to Australia, we were able to visit our family in Utah for a couple of...

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  • {Healthy} Almond Joy Overnight Oats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:15:44 +0000

    These almond joy overnight oats make the perfect healthy on-the-go breakfast. Make ’em the night before and have a delicious + nutritious breakfast ready in the morning. Return of the overnight oatmeal and right in time for your New Year’s Resolutions! Personally, I think overnight oats are the best way to stay on track for...

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  • {Easy} Toasted Coconut and Honey-Almond Granola

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:26:13 +0000

    A delicious and healthy (plus super easy) toasted coconut and honey almond clustered granola. This granola is great to top off a parfait, mixed in cereal, or just eaten plain! How was your New Years? Did you have a great first day of 2015?! Mine was probably the best New Years Day I’ve ever had! Very...

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  • Brownie-Chocolate Chip Thumbprint Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 31 Dec 2014 07:00:31 +0000

    These delicious and egg-less cookies are easy to make and the best possible twist on a thumbprint cookie. The base is a creamy and smooth chocolate-chip cookie dough and the center is filled with a 2-ingredient brownie dough. These cookies are then drizzled with milk chocolate. When I finally got this recipe to work exactly...

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  • Easy Overnight Cinnamon Rolls {Secret Ingredient Filling}

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:27:16 +0000

    Easy and delicious cinnamon rolls that can be made immediately or stored in the fridge for “overnight cinnamon rolls.” These rolls are light, fluffy, flavorful and are topped with a cream cheese frosting (plus a “secret” inside ingredient!) How was your Christmas?! I realize it’s been a few days since Christmas has come and gone,...

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  • {20-minute} cinnamon roll pull-aparts

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:32:33 +0000

    The easiest and quickest way to get your cinnamon roll fix! These muffin-sized cinnamon roll pull-aparts can be ready to eat in 20 minutes or less! Well, we are on the road! Our entire home is packed up in the back of a moving truck as we make the trek out to visit family before heading...

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  • {Easy, One Skillet} Southwest Quinoa Chili

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:00:09 +0000

    A delicious and well-seasoned southwest quinoa chili made easy in one skillet. This meatless dish will have your whole family (meat lovers included!) begging for more! Okay disclaimer time. I had NO clue what to name this recipe! Sometimes naming recipes can be hard, or, at least for me it can be. I’m just throwing...

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  • Easy Turtle Bark

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:00:53 +0000

    This turtle bark is delicious, simple, and the perfect Christmas gift. PLUS a cute free printable to accompany this bark! Okay SO I have some pretty exciting news to share…. And since this recipe is pretty easy and I tried to be very detailed in the instructions, we’ll talk news first. I’m never good at leading...

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  • Molten Lava Caramel Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:00:38 +0000

    These rolled oat oatmeal cookies are bursting with a molten lava caramel chocolate center. Plus they are drizzled with milk chocolate for an extra decadent holiday treat! For long time (or even short time) readers of CMA, you likely know my obsession with oats. I have ’em in probably about 90% of my recipes. Okay, not...

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  • Best of 2014 from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:30:55 +0000

    With the year approaching an end I thought it would be fun to collect my most popular recipes from 2014. In order from the most popular and down, I’ve collected the top 15. I’ve had lots of people try these recipes and with great results and fabulous feedback! I’m also happy to see my very favorite...

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  • Mint Chocolate Oreo Stuffed Brownie Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 12 Dec 2014 08:00:17 +0000

    A delicious chocolate mint cookie; these cookies are bursting with flavor, simple to make, and perfect for holiday baking Are you all cranking out cookies right and left for the holidays? I know I am. Even before food blogging I think I made at least 3-4 batches of cookies a week in December. And now...

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  • Slow Cooker Mexican Tortilla Chicken and Quinoa Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:11:38 +0000

    A delicious slow cooker Mexican tortilla chicken and quinoa soup with delicious add-ins such as fresh lime, avocado, tortilla chips, and sour cream.  A few weeks ago I was able to go watch my little niece at her pre-school recital. All the adorable little kids sang some cute little songs with creative hand motions that went along...

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  • 5-ingredient Microwave Caramel Chocolate Fudge

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 05 Dec 2014 07:00:45 +0000

    This simple caramel topped chocolate fudge is made easy with one bowl, only 5-ingredients, and all in the microwave! This video ?? shows how to make this caramel chocolate fudge AND this mint chocolate swirled fudge (<–click to get the link to the second recipe) Who loves fudge?! Fudge was an absolute holiday essential for my house...

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  • Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:00:38 +0000

    Creamy chicken tortellini soup with veggies — easy, hearty, delicious, and ready in 30 minutes! So to be totally honest, chicken noodle soup has never been my favorite. It was always my mom’s go-to the second we were sick, and well, I would always feel *just* well enough to avoid the soup. Seriously though, I’m...

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  • Reindeer and Snowman Oreo Cookie Balls + Oreo Stuffed Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 01 Dec 2014 22:37:09 +0000

    Easy to make reindeer and snowman oreo cookie balls, homemade brownie-mint oreo stuffed cookies, and a fun way to present all these treats at a Christmas party.  Happy December 1st everyone!! Cookie balls are hands-down one of my favorite treats ever and a holiday MUST. I mean can you celebrate Christmas without these?! (I’m kidding here). These...

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  • Homemade Apple Pie + Pumpkin Pie Spice with Free Printables

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:00:47 +0000

    Easy homemade apple pie and pumpkin pie spices perfect for Holiday gifting with free downloadable printables. Hey everyone! How was your Thanksgiving?! Lots of great food and even better company? We had quite an unconventional Thanksgiving, but one of my favorites thus far. We’ve been traveling this week — we took a road-trip up to...

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  • Frozen Peppermint Cheesecake with a Brownie Crust

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:52:52 +0000

    This delicious frozen peppermint cheesecake is an easy make-ahead dessert with phenomenal results – the brownie crust with the light peppermint cheesecake topping is a great combination! Happy week of Thanksgiving everyone!! Of course, it may seem like I’ve skipped Thanksgiving since we started Christmas here on CMA a few days ago, but my apology for that is in...

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  • The Softest Peppermint Sugar Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:30:48 +0000

    Very simple, no-chill peppermint sugar cookies with a delicious peppermint cream cheese frosting.  Happy Friday everyone!! I am so excited — we are heading out to Vermont for this whole next week and for Thanksgiving. It’s not going to be the most traditional Thanksgiving (on the road), but I figure we’ve already had our Thanksgiving meal...

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  • Cinnamon Cheesecake Gingerbread Muffins

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:00:56 +0000

    These delicious, moist, and spice-filled muffins are filled with a cinnamon cheesecake swirl and topped with a sweet cinnamon glaze.  Okay have you all seen that eCard or picture or whatever that says — “Once you lick the frosting off a cupcake it becomes a muffin, and muffins are healthy. Your Welcome!”? For some reason it totally...

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  • {Slow Cooker} Quinoa, White Bean, and Kale Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:00:31 +0000

    A simple crockpot soup with quinoa, white beans, diced tomatoes, and freshly chopped kale. This soup has delicious Italian flavoring and is super easy to make. I’m pretty obsessed with soup. My big goal this year has been to get the husband on board with soups since in years past, he’s never been the biggest fan....

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  • Fudgy Molten Lava Brookie Cups

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:00:58 +0000

    A deliciously fudgy molten lava miniature cookie cup that tastes like a brownie! This seven-ingredient dessert is absolutely delicious and perfect for holiday baking. Molten lava cookies are an idea I’ve had for months now. And finally, it is here!! The husband and I are pretty obsessed with molten lava cakes. In fact, we have...

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  • Cream Cheese Chicken Tortellini Bake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:00:17 +0000

    A delicious cream cheese and Parmesan chicken bake with broccoli and tortellini. This delicious casserole is comfort food at its best! Aaaand it’s Monday! How was everyone’s weekend? Ours is pretty much a blur already; they go by too quickly! But I will tell you one thing, I worked super hard on an exciting thing coming...

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  • Best EVER healthy chocolate chip cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:00:56 +0000

    The best ever flourless + healthy chocolate chip cookies. These healthy chocolate chip cookies have no butter, white flour, or refined white sugar. They are bursting with flavor and sure to be your new favorite healthy “indulgence.” I hope you all know I don’t just throw around the words “best ever.” In fact, I don’t...

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  • eBook release: How I made $40k my first year of blogging

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:00:21 +0000

    Hey everyone! How was your weekend? Did you all have a great Halloween? This was my costume for a party earlier in the week: (a chef cooking my cute little lobster baby) The husband and I caught a pretty nasty cold Friday morning (the same one the babe had all week), so we stayed in for the weekend and made...

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  • {Slow Cooker} Quinoa Chicken Parmesan Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:00:17 +0000

    A quinoa and chicken Parmesan soup that is simple, hearty, healthy and all made in the slow cooker (crockpot). A while back I made a one dish chicken Parmesan quinoa dish and featured it on the blog. That meal quickly became the little guy’s favorite – he loves quinoa and he is OBSESSED with anything containing lots...

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  • Sweet Potato Enchiladas

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:00:51 +0000

    A delicious meatless dish – sweet potato enchiladas chock full of delicious and good-for-you vegetables, brown rice, and tomato salsa. This meal is a quick dinner and family friendly! And the only thing to follow eating about 10 batches of hot fudge cookies is a healthy + meatless meal. This one is definitely the meal to fit...

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  • Triple-Chocolate Hot Fudge Brownie Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:00:57 +0000

    A brownie mix, chocolate pudding, and chocolate hot fudge all come together to make the most epic chocolate cookies yet. Oh and did I mention the chocolate chips? These brownie cookies are soft, chewy, and super fudgy. I know. I know. Cookies on a Monday, and BROWNIE COOKIES at that. What was I thinking? Especially...

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  • {Slow Cooker} Mexican Quinoa

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:00:55 +0000

    This crockpot Mexican quinoa is bursting with deliciously fresh and healthy ingredients. This dish is all cooked in the slow cooker (even the quinoa and butternut squash) and has lots of “hidden veggies.” How do you all feel about butternut squash? Personally, its my favorite squash ever. When I started dating my husband, just guess who...

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  • 15+ Delicious Soups

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:23:18 +0000

    It’s no secret that I love soup around these parts! So for a quick reference to lots of yummy soups (on my blog and others) I’ve rounded up a bunch for you to pick and choose the ones to try. Just click on the link under the picture to get directed to the soup 🙂 Sweet potato,...

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  • One Pot Chicken, Rice, and Veggie Fajita Bowls

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:00:55 +0000

    This one pot dish tastes just like fajitas without the tortilla! This meal takes less than 30 minutes, is all made in one pot, and is full of flavor while keeping the ingredients to a minimum.     One Pot Chicken, Rice, and Veggie Fajita Bowls 2 cups assorted miniature sweet bell peppers, (chopped) 1...

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  • {Slow Cooker} Sweet Potato Casserole

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:00:17 +0000

    A delicious sweet potato casserole with pecans all made in the slow cooker. One way to save some oven space for Thanksgiving is to use the crockpot! It’s time for some Thanksgiving recipes!! The husband, well, he’s pretty excited that he’s basically getting Thanksgiving for a lot of the month of October/November. He has requested...

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  • {One Pot} Creamy Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice Divan

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:27:17 +0000

    This delicious and lightened up creamy chicken, broccoli, and rice divan can all be made in one pot and in under 30 minutes. It’s filled with flavor and keeps the ingredients to a minimum! I have been completely overwhelmed with the awesome responses on the reader survey. Seriously, you guys are the best <3! Thank you!! Oh,...

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  • {Healthy + Flourless} Glazed Apple Pie Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:00:42 +0000

    These delicious cookies are gluten-free, packed with protein and good-for-you-ingredients. No white flour, no butter, and no oil in these glazed “apple pie” cookies.  Today’s a special day! It’s Chelsea’s Messy Apron’s first birthday! …So, you would probably expect some grand cake or something right? Wrong. I made cookies. Oh and they are healthy too! Which,...

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  • Crockpot Lasagna Tortellini Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:00:51 +0000

    A crockpot lasagna soup made with cheese-filled tortellini. This soup is simple to make, tastes just like lasagna in soup form, and is a sure crowd pleaser! This soup though. Best soup I’ve ever had – hands down. I guess I have to amend that statement just a bit though…because if you are looking for...

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  • Oatmeal Cookie Pumpkin S’mores Gooey Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:00:48 +0000

    Deliciously thick oatmeal chocolate bars with a hint of pumpkin in the middle — thanks to pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin flavored marshmallows. These bars are easy to make and very rich! Pumpkin and oats were meant to be together. My favorite Fall cookies are pumpkin oatmeal chocolate-chip and these bars are basically those cookies...

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  • Mummy Milanos

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:25 +0000

    A super easy triple-chocolate “mummy” milano cookie. These cookies are the perfect treat to bring to a Halloween party!  2 layers of chocolate + 1 layer of white chocolate = a super delicious treat! Did I mention these take about 10 minutes to make? If you are in a pinch for a Halloween treat, these...

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  • {Healthy} Halloween Bat Energy Bites

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 11 Oct 2014 07:00:12 +0000

    A healthy snack for Halloween – chocolate energy bites dressed up like a bat!  Also, some “spiders” on a log in the form of peanut butter celery sticks.  Ummmm are you dying from the cute? After I finished making these bats I just couldn’t stop smiling cause they are so.dang.cute. BONUS. They are a healthy Halloween treat....

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  • Cilantro-Lime Ranch Burrito Bowls

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:00:57 +0000

    Vegetarian cilantro-lime ranch burrito bowls made with fresh and good for you ingredients! These burrito bowls can be ready in less than 30 minutes and a meal the whole family will love; leave out the lettuce for little kids! I know this looks like a salad, but it’s not really. In fact, it’s based off...

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  • Traditional Southern Cornbread Dressing

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 07 Oct 2014 06:00:16 +0000

     A deliciously simple and traditional cornbread dressing filled with flavor! Perfect for Thanksgiving dinner, PLUS you can make the actual cornbread that goes in the stuffing ahead of time! Okay who’s excited for Thanksgiving?! I’ll put both hands up. I mean I am a food blogger after-all. I think it would be some kind of...

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  • {Browned Butter + Salted Caramel} Apple Pie Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 06 Oct 2014 07:00:41 +0000

    These browned butter and salted caramel baked apple pie bars are chewy, crunchy, and the perfect autumn treat! Have you been out apple picking yet? I didn’t even know that was Fall tradition until I met my hubs; I’d never been apple picking before that. But as a born and raised Vermonter, he had much...

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  • {No-Bake} 4-ingredient pumpkin brownie cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 04 Oct 2014 07:00:33 +0000

    A delicious no-bake cookie that is only 4-ingredients and packed with chocolate-y pumpkin flavor! Have you all heard about those crazy awwwwesome 2-ingredient brownies? The ones that combine a brownie package and some canned pumpkin? I’ve always wanted to try them, but never gotten around to it. And what started as a good intention to...

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  • Homemade Halloween Marshmallows

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000

    A tutorial with plenty of tips and tricks on how to make the best homemade from-scratch vanilla marshmallows. Plus a cute way to decorate them up for Halloween! Growing up, my family drank a lot of hot chocolate. I think pretty much everyone loved it and when it was cold outside – we could each...

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  • {Slow Cooker} Cinnamon Roll Fondue with 20-minute Miniature Cinnamon Rolls

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:17 +0000

    A slow cooker cream cheese glazed fondue with 20-minute miniature cinnamon rolls on a stick. This is the perfect party food and an all around great dessert! I have seriously been dying to share this recipe with you all! I had the concept for it about two months ago and then experimenting ensued. When I finally had something...

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  • Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Potato, and Kale Soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:00:16 +0000

    A delicious roasted butternut squash, red potato, carrot, shredded chicken, onion and kale broth-based soup. This soup is filled with tons of flavor and very healthy! Usually with soups, I like doing them in the slow cooker. My crockpot tends to be my best friend this time of the year. Dump ingredients in, wait a...

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  • {Healthy + Flourless} Almond Apple Muffins

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 27 Sep 2014 07:00:38 +0000

    No white flour, no butter, and no oil in these almond butter, apple, and pecan muffins. These muffins are bursting with flavor, healthy, and gluten-free! How do you feel about nuts in your baked goods? For me, when there are nuts in brownies a very good thing was ruined! I don’t like nuts in cakes or even cookies...

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  • {One Skillet} Sweet Potato Burrito Bowls

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:09 +0000

    A dinner made in just one skillet – sweet potato burrito bowls. A  mouth-watering vegetarian meal with sweet potatoes, rice, sweet peppers, black beans, corn, and toppings such as fresh cilantro, cheddar cheese, a fresh tomato, and sour cream. If you could chose one vegetable to eat for the rest of your life, what would...

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  • Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Almonds

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:59:24 +0000

    A brussels sprouts, bacon, and almond dish ready in under 30 minutes.  If you think you don’t like Brussels sprouts, you should really give this recipe a chance before swearing them off forever. This dish is basically all done in two steps – cooking the bacon and then sautéing the Brussels with the almonds. Once the...

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  • {Skinny & Healthy} Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Muffins

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:00:37 +0000

    A low-calorie and healthier pumpkin chocolate-chip muffin with absolutely no butter, oil, or flour plus very little sugar. These gluten-free muffins are stuffed to the brim with flavor, they are healthy, and you will be shocked how great they taste while being so healthy! I admit, these are not the prettiest looking muffins. But gosh the taste!...

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  • Pumpkin Overnight Oats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:00:11 +0000

    Pumpkin overnight oats packed with protein, flavored with pumpkin and spice, and chocolate chips mixed in. Like a delicious pumpkin chocolate-chip cookie in oatmeal form! These pumpkin overnight oats are so simple to put together and taste amazing — like Fall in a jar! Between the pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon these oats smell...

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  • Baked Teriyaki Chicken with a Sriracha Cream Sauce

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:00:35 +0000

    A delicious and simple baked teriyaki chicken over rice and covered in a spicy 3-ingredient (optional) Sriracha cream sauce. This dinner takes minimal preparation time and is healthier with baked, not fried, chicken. Not too far from our house there is a massive mall. One that we frequent far too often. There’s a puppy slash animal shop that...

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  • Apple Cider Glazed Donuts – Baked & Fried Versions

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:00:17 +0000

    Deliciously Fall themed apple cider glazed doughnuts with two ways to do the recipe – baked or fried! These doughnuts are tastefully seasoned and decadently covered in a fresh apple cider glaze. Are you surprised these aren’t pumpkin donuts? In the past couple of weeks, I’ve managed to create now four different pumpkin breakfast/desserts – pumpkin waffles, flourless pumpkin...

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  • {Flourless & Healthy} Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:00:45 +0000

    These healthy pumpkin chocolate-chip cookies have no butter, oil, or white flour. These cookies are filled with pumpkin flavor and Fall spices making for one tasty, guilt-free treat. After making about ten bazillion batches of these healthy pumpkin muffins, I was ready to try something a little different. Still on the same track – healthy...

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  • {One Dish} Quinoa Chicken Parmesan Casserole

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:00:39 +0000

    A one-dish chicken Parmesan casserole with quinoa – all the ingredients get put in a casserole dish and baked – no need to pre-cook the chicken or quinoa! Right after the husband and I came home from the hospital after having little Grey, my sister-in-law brought over dinner for us. It was chicken Parmesan and...

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  • Slow Cooker Sweet potato, Chicken, and Quinoa soup

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:00:58 +0000

    A deliciously easy and incredibly healthy broth-based chicken, quinoa, and sweet potato soup made in the crockpot.  So you may be thinking it’s too early for soup. Or maybe where you are living it hasn’t quite cooled down enough to make the thought of soup even the least bit appealing. Orrrrr you could be like me...

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  • Easy Mini Corndogs

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:55:58 +0000

    Tiny corndogs made in a miniature muffin tin with cornbread mix and chopped hot dogs. These are super quick and simple and the perfect appetizer for your tailgating parties! Who likes corndogs? I’ll start – I do not like them!! In fact, my whole family is probably rolling around laughing that I have a corndog...

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  • Cream Cheese-Swirled Zucchini Bread

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:00:57 +0000

    A deliciously thick swirl of cream cheese inside the best ever zucchini bread. This “secret” family recipe is one you’ll want to use over and over again! It’s about time I shared this recipe!! I’ve only alluded to my mom’s famous zucchini bread about a dozen times on the blog. And I did promise the...

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  • Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip “Cookie” Scones

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:08:20 +0000

    These chocolate pumpkin scones have all the great flavors you know and love from pumpkin chocolate-chip cookies. PLUS there are chocolate chips in them and a delicious cinnamon-spice pumpkin glaze covering them! And it’s time to bring out the pumpkin. Because I’ve got about 15 different pumpkin recipes you’re going to want to make!  In my...

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  • Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:00:16 +0000

    A deliciously thick and creamy peanut butter cup shake packed with protein. This chocolate + peanut butter flavored shake is healthy and good for you – perfect for a breakfast, snack, or a post work-out drink. Airports and airplanes are the worst for catching a cold or virus! I think every single time I’ve flown,...

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  • {Slow Cooker} Poppyseed-Chicken Quinoa

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:00:37 +0000

     A deliciously healthy and easy poppyseed chicken quinoa dish made in your slow cooker. This is healthy comfort food at its best. PLUS a stove-top method for this meal as well. If you’ve been following my on Instagram, you may have seen a few pictures from the vacation I’ve been on. The husband, babe, and...

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  • {Secret Ingredient} Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:16:32 +0000

    These are tried and true family-favorite chocolate-chip cookies with two secret ingredients, no wonder they are the best! These cookies are crisp on the outside and soft/chewy in the center. So you may be thinking this is juuust another chocolate-chip cookie recipe. That’s where I’m going to tell you, it’s not. Well, I guess it is....

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  • Double-Layered Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:00:18 +0000

    Two layers of peanut butter cups in these brownies – one layer is baked into the brownies and the other is the peanut butter and chocolate chip topping. These peanut butter cup brownies are insanely tasty and so easy to make! video tutorial You know those thick-frosted brownies you see at bakeries? Yeah, those have...

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  • Greek Yogurt Banana & Oat Bread

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:00:12 +0000

    A healthy and light banana and oat bread moistened with Greek yogurt and filled with great ingredients. This bread is easy to make and a great snack or breakfast on the go! Do you all like Greek yogurt? If it’s all fruity or chocolate or whatever flavored, then I love that. Like hello apple cinnamon – I...

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  • Creamy Pesto Tomato Pasta

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:25:00 +0000

    A creamy pesto and tomato pasta filled with broccoli and topped with fresh Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and fresh basil. You will not believe how easy this dish it to make! When I first started experimenting with this recipe, I created and made my own pesto that got mixed into the sauce for this recipe....

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  • {Football} S’mores Snickers Brownie Batter Dip

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:00:43 +0000

    This post features a football-shaped s’mores Snicker’s brownie batter dip. The brownie batter is egg-less and an easy no-bake recipe. Plus some fun football party ideas and some other fun chocolate candy bar recipes. So it’s a little early, but football season is right around the corner! Are you all excited? I can’t wait! I will, however,...

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  • Chocolate-Chip Oatmeal Cookie Overnight Oats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 17 Aug 2014 07:00:10 +0000

    Chocolate-chip oatmeal cookie overnight oats with actual miniature no-bake cookies to top it off. The “cookies” are three-ingredients, very easy, and super healthy to make. This is the perfect on-the-go breakfast! Clearly, I am not messing around with my overnight oats. These ones have actual “cookies” in them, and the last batch had actual brownie mix...

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  • No-Bake Chocolate Lover’s Granola

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:00:58 +0000

    No baking required chocolate granola. An easy, on-the-go snack that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare! Years ago while I was in college, I was trying to make some granola bars and they did not turn out so well. They ended up super crumbly and not at all bar-like. Instead of throwing it all...

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  • Tex Mex Quinoa Salad with a Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:00:26 +0000

    A deliciously healthy Tex Mex Quinoa salad with a healthy and light cilantro-lime vinaigrette. The quinoa adds protein and great texture to this salad! The last time I made a salad, I added loads of pasta to it. For staying power and because carbs = my life. This time the staying power comes in the form...

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  • A Robot Birthday Party – Grey’s 1st Birthday

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:00:03 +0000

    It’s finally here – a recap of my little babe’s 1st birthday party.   Let’s start with the robot-decorated cake. I totally found a picture like this cake on Pinterest and put my own spin on it. Basically I baked a 9 x 13 cake and cut it up to create the body and the...

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  • {30-minute} Triple-Decker Fudgy Chocolate Waffle Pie

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 08 Aug 2014 02:28:47 +0000

    A tri-layered fudgy chocolate waffle pie that is ready in less than thirty minutes! This delicious recipe looks impressive and will be the hit of any party, but secretly takes very little preparation. For me, when I see a pretty layered dessert I instantly think it’s time-consuming and/or difficult to make. So here’s the great news about...

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  • The BEST Mango Salsa

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:40:24 +0000

    Delicious, fresh, and easy to make mango-lime salsa This is a MUST MAKE recipe before this summer is over — Mango and Avocado Fruit Salsa. We’re obsessed with fruit “salsas” at my home and it’s a great way to use all your delicious summer produce. You can enjoy this salsa with your favorite chips OR...

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  • {20-minute} Parmesan-Lemon Zucchini & Summer Squash Spaghetti

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:36:17 +0000

    A healthy pan-fried breaded Parmesan zucchini and summer squash mixture tossed with spaghetti, fresh lemon juice, and fresh parsley. Scroll down past the recipe for a fun giveaway to win a kitchen-aid stand mixer 🙂 I have to start off this post by telling you all that the husband hates zucchini. And he says summer squash is...

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  • {Healthier} Oatmeal Chocolate-Chip Cookies with Dark-Chocolate Cranberries

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:19:24 +0000

    Oatmeal chocolate chips cookies with a few healthy swaps – oat flour and coconut oil. These cookies have delicious dark chocolate cranberries mixed in as well making for a better for you dessert. My younger sister told me about these delicious cookies she’d had and loved- oatmeal chocolate chip with chocolate-covered cranberries. I was instantly...

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  • Double-Chocolate Brownie Batter Overnight Oats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 03 Aug 2014 07:00:11 +0000

    A double-chocolate, brownie flavored batch of overnight oats. These take minutes to prepare and taste so good it will be like eating dessert for breakfast. These overnight oats were one of my staple meals in college — extra chocolatey and packed with protein! With all the studying and running from one class to the next...

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  • Chocolate and Vanilla (Twist-Style) Frosty

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 02 Aug 2014 04:00:58 +0000

    Two recipes in one – a vanilla and/or chocolate frosty. Eat ’em separate or mix them up for a twist. Each delicious flavor is an easy four ingredients thrown into your blender and then ice cream maker. This twist-style frosty is a quick and easy snack the whole family will love! So this recipe was totally...

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  • 25+ {Under 30 minutes} Vegetarian Meals

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:00:22 +0000

    First off, HAPPY August! I can’t believe it’s already August. Not only that, but it’s also my little guys first birthday today. Don’t mind me balling my eyes out that he’s growing up so quickly! We have a fun birthday party planned tonight and I’ll definitely have plenty of pictures and a re-cap on the...

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  • Coconut Mango-Pineapple Sorbet

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:00:32 +0000

     A delicious and fresh coconut mango and pineapple sorbet with coconut flakes to top it all off. Scroll down to the bottom for a chance to win your very own ice cream maker! I’m pretty much a produce freak. I blame it on food blogging, but secretly, I know I’ve pretty much always been this way. ...

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  • {3-ingredient; 10 minute} Salted-Caramel Truffle and Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream Pie

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:00:39 +0000

    A three-ingredient, ten-minute preparation salted-caramel truffle and chocolate fudge brownie ice cream pie that will be a huge hit for any party. Ready for the secret recipe that my mom invented and has been seriously famous at our house? Yeah, people LOVE this recipe and, honestly, we ate it probably once a week during the summer growing...

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  • Oatmeal Cookie S’mores Gooey Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000

    Gooey marshmallow-filled, chocolate-layered, graham-cracker crumb coated oatmeal cookie bars. So did you all notice the whole new-and-improved site? I’ve been dying in anticipation for it to go live because I love it so much. It’s be a long time in the coming…I’ve wanted to get one done for a while now, but just haven’t found what...

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  • {30-Minute, No Rise) S’mores Cinnamon Roll Cake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:00:44 +0000

    A 30-minute, no rising required S’mores-flavored cinnamon roll cake filled with miniature marshmallows, miniature chocolate chips, and graham cracker crumbs. This cake is covered in a marshmallow frosting that will melt in your mouth! Another day of S’mores week! And today we’re kicking it off with a simple, thirty-minute, no yeast s’mores cinnamon roll cake....

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  • S’mores Icebox Cake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:00:16 +0000

    A simple icebox cake made with graham crackers, chocolate fudge pudding, and miniature marshmallows. This cake is topped with toasted marshmallows, chocolate curls, and graham cracker bits. A delicious dessert that takes less than 20 minutes to prepare! Lisa over at Wine & Glue had the awesome idea to make this week “S’mores Week.” A...

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  • {No Bake} Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cereal Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 20 Jul 2014 07:00:29 +0000

    A no-bake, super simple, semi-healthy, and absolutely delicious chocolate cereal granola bar with a chocolate peanut butter topping. So let’s talk a little bit more about the actual ingredients in these bars. In the recipe experimentation, I changed the sweeteners up quite a bit. First time, I used all honey; which were great – holds...

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  • Slow Cooker Overnight Quinoa and Oats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 20 Jul 2014 07:00:02 +0000

    A mixture of steel cut oatmeal and quinoa that can be cooked overnight in your slow cooker. This breakfast can be topped with fresh berries and a splash of milk for a delicious and healthy breakfast the whole family will love. Breakfast tends to get a little repetitive at my house. Actually a lot. We are...

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  • {Breakfast} Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 19 Jul 2014 07:00:16 +0000

    Frozen yogurt that is healthy enough to eat for breakfast! This frozen yogurt is creamy, chocolate-y, and healthy! That’s right. Return of the desserts for breakfast. Because life is so short – dessert should be eaten first. But it’s also swimsuit season, so that dessert should probably be a bit healthier….right?! Speaking of swimsuit season,...

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  • Greek Pasta Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:00:38 +0000

    A delicious Greek salad with pasta and romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers, black olives, feta cheese, and a red wine vinaigrette. A traditional salad made even better! This post is coming to you from Pittsburgh, PA! The husband has been in Pittsburgh for work this week so the little guy and I decided...

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  • Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Cones

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:00:05 +0000

    A deliciously creamy frozen strawberry yogurt filled sugar cones. The yogurt is covered in a dark chocolate magic shell. The other day the husband and I decided to make some chocolate frozen yogurt together. Okay, actually I decided. He detests chocolate frozen yogurt, and well, it’s my favorite flavor. The husband likes the fruity flavored frozen yogurts...

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  • Creamy Farmer’s Market Tortellini

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:00:30 +0000

    A homemade healthy cream sauce coats your choice of fresh vegetables all over a bed of delicious cheese tortellini. This is vegetarian food at it’s best! Scroll down to the bottom for a chance to win a grill or $300 gift card. I always look forward to summer food for three main things: grilling, loads...

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  • Couscous Kale Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 13 Jul 2014 07:00:31 +0000

    A simple detoxifying salad – couscous and kale mixed with a lemon vinaigrette make for a flavorful combination. I actually don’t love kale, but I have found some ways to really like it. Enough to crave it and eat it at least once a week. That’s borderline love I’d say. Kale just needs a little TLC...

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  • Loaded Cookie Dough Ice Cream Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:00:55 +0000

    An eggless cookie dough topped with cookie dough ice cream and whipped topping. Garnished with cookie crisp cereal, miniature chocolate chips, and chocolate syrup. A cookie lover’s dream! I believe the main reason cookies should be made is to eat copious amounts of cookie dough. That statement is pretty much my mission statement for life. I...

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  • Milk Chocolate Mousse

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:59:00 +0000

    Delicious, rich, and creamy milk chocolate mousse Milk Chocolate Mousse Delicious, rich, and creamy milk chocolate mousse 8 ounces high quality milk chocolate, (coarsely chopped) 1/2 cup water, (divided) 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 large egg yolks 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 and 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, (separated) 1 tablespoon...

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  • Slow Cooker Cheesy Enchilada Quinoa Bake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:08:55 +0000

    A simple, slow cooker meal – cheesy enchilada quinoa. This dish has minimal prep time, tastes incredible, and is very healthy for you. This is now my third quinoa slow cooker dish featured here on the blog. And, I have to say, it takes the favorite place. Although I love the quinoa fajitas and tex mex quinoa, this cheesy enchilada...

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  • Sparkling Raspberry Limeade

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 06 Jul 2014 07:00:34 +0000

    Sparkling raspberry limeade — a delicious, refreshing, and simple drink to make Pin this sparkling raspberry limeade to your drink boards! Not too long after my husband and I got married, we road-tripped across the country and visited 44 states in one summer. Our goal was to get a picture at every state sign and...

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  • Homemade Granola Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:00:52 +0000

    Healthy homemade granola bars made with natural sweeteners, oats, nuts, and a little bit of chocolate for good measure! My kiddos INHALE granola bars. We bring them everywhere — to the park, to the doctor’s, to the store….you can count on me always having a few in my purse or in the car ready to...

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  • Raspberry Coconut Popsicles

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 02 Jul 2014 07:00:58 +0000

    A refreshing and healthy raspberry coconut popsicle. These popsicles are naturally sweetened, filled with fresh fruity flavor, and are perfect for a hot summer day! The other day the little man and I went over to our friend’s house. My friend has a little girl that is about 8 months older than little Grey. He...

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  • BBQ Hot Dogs over Rice

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:00:42 +0000

    A simple, under 30 minute meal with hot dogs in a homemade sweet BBQ sauce served over white rice.  Okay I admit, not the prettiest looking food. And it’s kind of weird right? But, oh my gosh. This dish is SO good. Oh, and if you have kids/grand-kids/nieces/nephews/little kids around? They are going to go...

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  • {On-the-go} Pancake Cups

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 28 Jun 2014 07:00:27 +0000

    A grab and go pancake cup made in a muffin tin and stuffed with fresh strawberries. The perfect breakfast for hectic mornings! I have never been the biggest pancake fan. I’d much rather go for waffles. Waffles, I adore. When I lived in Utah, there was a traveling waffle truck that served belgian waffles covered...

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  • Thai Shrimp Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 28 Jun 2014 07:00:20 +0000

    An Applebee’s copy-cat salad with an Asian salad blend, sliced almonds (or peanuts), peanut sauce shrimp, wonton strips, fresh cilantro, red bell pepper strips, and a chili lime vinaigrette. Remember that peanut sauce stir fry the other day? Well, I promised I would be back. With a copy-cat Applebee’s salad. Quick re-cap: The husband took...

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  • {One Pot} BBQ Cheesy Pasta

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:49:17 +0000

    A one-pot meal – cheesy macaroni noodles with lean ground beef and plenty of BBQ sauce. A simple, budget-friendly dinner your family will love and is ready in under thirty minutes!  You all know about my obsession with one-pot meals right? One-pot meals are easy and quick, PLUS only one dish to clean! So what are in for...

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  • Skinny Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:00:37 +0000

    A skinny (and healthy) orange creamsicle smoothie which also tastes like a lighter version of the famous Orange Julius! If you are looking for a light and citrus-y smoothie that tastes like a thick orange creamsicle, you’ve come to the right place. Bonus that it takes about five minutes to make. When I first started experimenting...

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  • 25+ Creative Ice Cream Desserts

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:00:46 +0000

    Ready for some awesome ice cream desserts to help you stay cool this summer? I wish that ice cream was a food group so I could feel justified in the copious amounts that I eat. Ice cream is the one dessert I can never get enough of! Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration on fun desserts...

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  • Lemon Pie Bars with a Cream Cheese Frosting

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:00:23 +0000

    A delicious and moist lemon cake with a gooey filled center – lemon pie filling. This recipe requires minimal ingredients, is quick to make, and sure to be a hit! The combination of a lemon bar, lemon cake, and a lemon pie all in one bar. These bars are one of the simplest desserts ever. Like 5-ingredients...

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  • Peanut Sauce Chicken Stir-Fry

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:00:59 +0000

    A simple, under 30 minute meal including chicken and red bell peppers tossed in a delicious peanut sauce over a bed of jasmine or white coconut rice and garnished with peanuts, cilantro, and sesame seeds. A meal the whole family will love! When I go to a restaurant I take forever to order. For me...

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  • {Slow Cooker} Honey-Chipotle BBQ Pulled Pork Taquitos

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:56:24 +0000

    Sweet pulled pork made in the slow cooker and smothered in the sweetest honey-chipotle BBQ sauce. The pork is put in a tortilla with freshly grated cheddar cheese and baked in the skillet – no oven required for these taquitos! How was everyone’s Father’s Day? We had a great day celebrating our dads and especially...

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  • Skinny Peanut Butter Blondies (Bean Free)

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:00:55 +0000

    A skinny and delicious version of peanut butter blondies with no butter, no oil, and no flour. These blondies are also made without beans and with simple ingredients. It’s no secret that I love desserts. I mean, I seriously cannot resist an oreo ice cream bar. And I ate way too many of those this...

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  • Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:00:27 +0000

    Cookies and cream ice cream bars – a dessert inspired by the famous Oreo Good Humor Bars. These dessert bars are easy to make, ready in less than an hour (including freezing time!), perfect for a hot summer day, and sure to please a crowd! So, for those of you that liked the Oreo version...

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  • {Flourless & Healthy} Double Chocolate Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:01:30 +0000

    A simple double chocolate cookie with no butter, white sugar, oil, OR flour. These cookies are thick, chewy, and filled with good-for-you ingredients. Although I’m not gluten intolerant, there are tons of flourless recipes here on Chelsea’s Messy Apron! I’ve had plenty of muffins (peanut butter and banana are my FAVORITE), tons of no-bake breakfast...

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  • Zucchini and Summer Squash Gratin

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:00:40 +0000

    A zucchini and summer squash gratin with fresh roma tomatoes and red onion coated in a Zesty Italian dressing and covered in mozzarella cheese and basil. The perfect summer side dish! A direct quote from the husband, “I didn’t think I would like this, but wow, it was really good.” Silly men. Turns out a...

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  • Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 06 Jun 2014 07:00:24 +0000

    A strawberry shortcake popsicle made with fresh ingredients and coated in crumbled shortcake cookies – a Good Humor Popsicle inspired treat. These popsicles are simple to make and perfect to enjoy on a hot summer day. Strawberry shortcake has been a classic dessert in America for over 100 years. Crazy right? Well today I am bringing you a...

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  • Salted Caramel “Twix” Ice Cream Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:20:38 +0000

    Ice cream bars with a shortbread base, salted caramel frosting, chocolate ice cream, and a drizzle of chocolate + caramel syrup. A truly decadent, twix-like dessert perfect for hot summer days. Most of my posts for the blog are written a few days in advance and scheduled to publish. Sooo, I am finally getting around to...

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  • Chicken Taco Pasta Salad with Catalina Dressing

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 01 Jun 2014 07:00:42 +0000

    A simple shredded chicken flavored with taco seasonings and tossed in a shredded lettuce and pasta salad. A simple homemade Catalina dressing covers this delectable salad.   Chicken Taco Pasta Salad with Catalina Dressing A simple shredded chicken flavored with taco seasonings and tossed in a shredded lettuce and pasta salad. A simple homemade Catalina...

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  • Twice-Baked Zucchini Boats

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 30 May 2014 12:55:40 +0000

    Twice-baked zucchini boats made with Italian flavors. These zucchini boats are so delicious, fresh, and good-for-you.  These are hands-down so much better than twice-baked potatoes. Okay, at least better for YOU. Because twice-baked potatoes make for some seriously amazing food. But gosh, I think twice-baked potatoes seriously have some competition here. Because these are super fresh, they are...

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  • 15 Creative Father’s Day Desserts

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 29 May 2014 13:01:37 +0000

     A round-up of creative and decadent Father’s Day desserts for those special guys in your life! Father’s Day Tee-Time Cupcakes Layered-Caramel Candy Bar Cheesecake Watermelon Grill Ultimate Malted Brownie Sundae Clicker Cake Dessert Happy Meal Hot off the Grill Cupcakes Lawn Mower Rice Krispies Treats Mustache Cupcake Doubled-Decker Necktie Cookies Krabby Patty Brownie Bites Gone...

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  • {Slow Cooker} Quinoa Tex Mex

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 28 May 2014 07:00:45 +0000

    A one-dish, slow-cooker tex mex quinoa casserole. This dish is bursting with fresh and healthy flavors with some good spice plus a great summer recipe. This dish is vegetarian, but chicken, ground beef, or ground turkey can easily be added in.  I tend to kind of forget about my slow cooker as soon as it gets...

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  • Funfetti Confetti Cookie Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 23 May 2014 07:00:03 +0000

    The gooey-est, sprinkle-filled, marshmallow-packed funfetti cookie bars. A chocolate-chip cookie base with a delicious candy loaded top – marshmallows, sprinkles, M&M’s, and chocolate-covered pretzels. These super overloaded bars have it all! Cookie base, marshmallows, and tons of candy on top. These were a classic treat my mom made for us growing up and we were totally OBSESSED with...

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  • {Skinny} Peanut Butter, Chocolate, and Banana Muffins

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 19 May 2014 07:00:25 +0000

    A skinny version muffin. These are made with no oil, no butter, and no refined-white flour! Gluten-free, vegetarian, healthy, and delicious! So remember when I made flour-less double-chocolate muffins? As in like just a couple of weeks ago?… I quickly fell in love. Fast and hard. And made about ten bajillion batches.  And ate. them....

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  • Salted (with browned butter) Vanilla-Caramel Butterscotch Cookie Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 18 May 2014 11:34:11 +0000

     Salted vanilla-caramel and butterscotch cookie bars that are soft, creamy, and gooey. The perfect dessert to please a crowd! So, this week has been crazy!I experienced my very first tornado and (being from a dessert state in the West) was ill-prepared for the storms, rain, and thunder we’ve had the past week. Early last week my phone...

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  • {Vegetarian} Cajun Chow Mein

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 16 May 2014 11:00:30 +0000

    A vegetarian cajun dish made in chow mein noodles and with a lightened-up creamy sauce. This dish can be ready in under 30 minutes and you can add a protein of choice if desired. This recipe is one you are going to want to have and use over and over again. And here’s why –...

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  • Chocolate Ice Cream Oreo Truffle Cake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 14 May 2014 07:00:29 +0000

     A decadent chocolate cake made with ice cream with an inside oreo truffle layer. This double layered cake is frosted with a delicious chocolate cream cheese frosting, topped with crushed oreos, and sprinkled with powdered sugar.   This cake has been in the makes for quite some time now. I had the idea several months...

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  • Enchilada Taco Casserole

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 12 May 2014 07:00:08 +0000

    Taco-flavored meat with pasta all covered in enchilada sauce and toppings. The best combo of Mexican foods and preparation time of 15 minutes! I am so excited for today! Two reasons – first, enchilada + taco + casserole. (Enough said there.) And second reason, I have an awesome, super exciting giveaway for you! Let’s talk food...

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  • {One Pot} Creamy Broccoli Orzo Dish

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 10 May 2014 11:00:58 +0000

    A (lightened-up) creamy broccoli and sweet pea orzo dish. This dish can be made in one pot and makes the perfect side-dish or dinner with some added protein. Helllllo creamy broccoli orzo. Perfect for a side dish for your brunch! Or for your mom. Because I would not be complaining if someone served me this...

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  • The BEST Lemon Curd

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 09 May 2014 11:00:55 +0000

    The BEST EVER lemon curd — simple to make and sure to impress! It’s no secret I’m obsessed with lemons. I’m pretty sure I never leave the grocery store without a few! I add lemon juice to just about everything — a squeeze in my breakfast smoothie, I add them to juices, I use them...

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  • Key Lime Pie Breakfast Smoothie

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Thu, 08 May 2014 11:00:38 +0000

    A healthy and fruit packed breakfast smoothie that tastes like a key lime pie in a lighter form. The perfect healthy breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up. Already to day 4 of Brunchweek! Check out this post if you want to enter the giveaway where we have 20 prizes and you could be a winner! This breakfast smoothie,...

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  • Surprise Flower Inside Strawberry Pound Cake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 07 May 2014 11:00:42 +0000

    Cut into this delicious butter pound cake to find a surprise strawberry cake flower. Mother’s Day is coming up and this pound cake is the perfect dessert slash breakfast or brunch for the day. I made a red-velvet heart stuffed pound cake back in February, which would also be great for Mother’s Day, but I thought it...

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  • {Easy, 30 minute} Strawberry Skillet Sweet Roll Cake

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 06 May 2014 11:00:04 +0000

    A less than thirty minute dessert or breakfast – a strawberry sweet roll cake. Baked in a cast iron skillet with three simple ingredients and covered in a cream cheese glaze. One of the most popular recipes on my blog has been the 30-minute cinnamon roll skillet cake I posted a couple of months ago. Man...

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  • Simple Oatmeal Cookie Jam Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 05 May 2014 11:01:57 +0000

    Incredibly simple and delicious oatmeal cookie jam bars. These bars come together in less than 30 minutes and only require 6 ingredients! Today, I’ve got some super simple and delicious blackberry oatmeal cookie jam bars. These bars are so simple and take just minutes to make. They are the perfect last-minute dessert to bring to a brunch...

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  • {No-Bake} Funfetti Cookie Dough Bars

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:00:54 +0000

    Eggless, and no-bake cookie dough bars that are funfetti-flavored. These bars are packed with white chocolate, filled with tons of sprinkles, and covered in a white-chocolate coating. Yep. Basically this is edible cookie dough. In a bar form. And covered with white chocolate plus extra sprinkles. You can never go wrong with sprinkles in my opinion....

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  • Skinny Double-Chocolate & Peanut Butter Muffins

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sun, 27 Apr 2014 07:00:30 +0000

    Flourless double-chocolate and peanut butter muffins made with healthier ingredients! These muffins are AMAZING! Much healthier ingredients, very low sugar, and no flour! These muffins have Greek yogurt (we love vanilla flavored!), unsweetened applesauce, blended oats, dark chocolate (healthy fats!), peanut butter, an egg, and some sweetener in the form of honey and some brown...

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  • The Best Ever Fruit Salad

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:00:12 +0000

    The best ever fruit salad coated in a simple fruity dressing. Perfect for potlucks, summer parties, or a side dish to your meals! Growing up my mom served fruit salad with just about every single dinner we had. The weeknight versions of the fruit salads were pretty simple (usually a few cans of fruit mixed with...

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  • Strawberry-Orange Sweet Bread with a Strawberry Glaze

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:00:54 +0000

    A strawberry sweet bread with a hint of orange coated in a sweet strawberry glaze and orange zest. I am all about sweet breads come Spring and throughout the Summer. Not sure why, but I don’t make them that often in the winter. Besides banana bread – banana bread is a year round favorite in my...

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  • Miniature Apple Turnovers

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:00:41 +0000

    Incredibly simple apple turnovers made mini. These apple turnovers are made with a puff pastry, filled with sugared apples, and coated in a cream cheese glaze. The perfect breakfast, brunch, or snack on-the-go! Let’s just talk about my great friend Grace for one second. We’ll get to these amazing apple turnovers (that just happen to...

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  • BEST EVER Butterscotch Cookies

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:00:25 +0000

    The softest and chewiest butterscotch cookies, sweetened with butterscotch pudding and chips. The absolute best! So, our friends gave us four (maybe five?) bags of butterscotch chips. Basically, it felt like my birthday. I can never, ever have enough baking chips! It’s a little ridiculous how many bags of baking chips are in my pantry and...

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  • Strawberry Mango Oatmeal Smoothie

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:00:53 +0000

    A strawberry and mango flavored smoothie that is blended with oats making it a very thick and filling drink. I love mango. My favorite fruit alternates between mango and watermelon and right now mango is totally winning the contest. I can’t get enough! They went on sale for 59 cents at my local grocery store...

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  • Basil and Mozzarella Chicken Veggie Pizza

    chelseasmessyapron.com | Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:42:56 +0000

    10 minute recipe! Basil and mozzarella chicken veggie pizza cooked on a store-bought flatbread — easy and delicious! Basil and Mozzarella Chicken Veggie Pizza 1 ready made pizza crust (I love Boboli) 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 cup pizza sauce 1/2 pound (~1 cup) rotisserie chicken (or other prepared leftover chicken) 1 cup red and...

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