Make a mess with me!

I’m so glad you’re here!

My name’s Richelle, I’m 21 years old, newly married, living in New York City but originally from Seattle, WA.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to cook and bake. I remember distinctly a Succos meal we were hosting at our house when I was about six, I asked my mom if I could make the dessert. She said sure and supervised as I made some concoction of water, flour, and sugar, rolled it out, wrapped it around some chocolate chips (because chocolate makes everything better, am I right?) and sprinkled the top with cinnamon sugar. We popped it in the oven and out came this hard looking wedge of something. BUT I LOVED IT and forced everyone to eat it. From then on I was hooked; I was fascinated that I could take a few ingredients and form it into something (semi edible and) delicious! But don’t worry, I’ve moved on from hard inedible chocolate wedges

So while I’m definitely no professional, and I don’t have quite as much experience as some of you fabulous balabustas out there, what I do have is a passion for flavor, experimenting, and all things food.

Anyone who has seen me in action (especially my husband) can tell you that sometimes (okay most times) my cooking can be an all kitchen event. By the end of the meal, I am usually left with dishes on dishes on dishes. But lets be real, my husband and I are both full time students, many of you are working, parents, just name it! We’re all too busy to spend every single night doing a sink full (okay kitchen full) of dishes. And don’t even get me started on Shabbos!

The goal for this page is as follows:

To bring all of you lovelies great dishes that are

  1. DELICIOUS
  2. Exciting- no more same old same old, we want new!
  3. Easy to make-  you don’t need to be a pro to put great food on the table
  4. Minimal mess- your time is valuable, my time is valuable

So lets stop cleaning and get cooking! 

And be sure to follow along with the day to day messes on instagram @cooking not cleaning

Love,

Richelle

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