Welcome to Chelsea’s Messy Apron and thanks for visiting! I’m Chelsea–the recipe developer,
photographer, writer, and taste tester behind thisblog. But so I don’t take all of the credit, my three boys do quite a bit of taste testing as well. 😊
about the author
I was born and raised in the great state of Utah where I now live with my husband and two little boys. Here on the blog, the “toddler” is Grey and the “babe” is Bentley. They both keep me super busy and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Grey absolutely loves baking in the kitchen with me, although the taste tests are his favorite! Bentley isn’t quite interested in baking yet, but he will grab at any treats he can reach. You’ll occasionally see his chubby baby hands in my photos reaching for a treat – so cute!
In school I got my degree in Exercise & Wellness. My classes focused on nutrition, personal training, and exercise physiology. I met my husband during my sophomore year of college and I fell in love with him before he even knew who I was. After some convincing by a mutual friend he finally asked me out and we have been inseparable ever since. We both graduated together and then moved to Cleveland, Ohio. His work took us to Perth, Australia for several months where I got to hold a koala, swim just about every day, interact with monkeys in a forest, and feed kangaroos. Now we’re back in Utah near both of our families and love any time we get to spend with them.
I’m 100% chocolate-obsessed and luckily I also love to run. I love Fall-time, hiking, action movies, eating, traveling, and tickling my babies. (And not in that order.)
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about the blog
I started this site as a way to catalog all of the different recipes I was creating — or at least the ones that got a thumbs up from the husband.
The recipes you see here on Chelsea’s Messy Apron are all developed by me (unless otherwise noted). I am always experimenting in the kitchen and making up new things to eat. Or, I’m just in the kitchen eating. Both are good. I develop my recipes through good old fashioned trial and error. Some days I have more success than others, and the successful days yield the recipes that I share here.
I try to eat a balanced diet of healthful foods, but I love desserts. You’ll find that most of my recipes are healthy and easy, but still taste great! That said, I do have some treats that aren’t the least bit healthy and I do have some recipes that will take more time than others. I have found that eating is all about balance and I hope you find that is the case on my site!
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