Hi, my name is Adam, and I like to make a mess in the kitchen.

Well, I don’t like to make a mess necessarily, I just like to cook a lot.  And, as my fiance reminds me of frequently, I get pretty sloppy and klutzy, and next thing you know I’ve made a complete mess of the kitchen.

But I’m probably not alone in that.  I mean, you’ve looked at food blogs, and you’ve seen the amazingly perfect pictures on there.

Who cooks like that?  1% of the population?  2%?  The rest of us struggle just to get the food out of the oven without it falling into 800 pieces, much less get it impeccably perfect without so much as the tiniest mess left around it.

So that’s what I want to push here, is that you can still make really good food and messy at the same time.

Now, that said, I’m going to have to take a pretty neat picture for each recipe, because stupid Pinterest and Instagram.  But I’ll also talk about the steps along the way where things might get a little hairy, and your significant other might wonder how exactly you’re going to clean it all up.

A couple things to note: there will be cursing.  Not over the top – I’m not trying to be Thug Kitchen.  But my natural voice is to drop a few bad words in here and there, so if that bothers you, feel free to ignore them or leave the page.  I ain’t changing.

There will be no use of the words “scrumptious”, “delectable”, or “yum” in any form (yummy, yummo, all sorts of yum).  If I ever use those words, please shoot me.  Not that there’s anything wrong with them, for some people those work perfectly.  But that’s not who I am, and it’s not my voice.