About Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Hey there and Welcome to Chelsea’s Messy Apron!

Here at Chelsea’s Messy Apron we strive to offer exceptional and meticulously tested recipes, covering everything from dinners and desserts to appetizers and snacks. With a comprehensive collection of thoroughly tested recipes, our detailed instructions, accompanied by step-by-step photos and videos, are designed to ensure your success and make the cooking process truly enjoyable!

Browse through our recipe index which offers a diverse range of dishes suitable for cooks of any skill level.

Our Mission

At Chelsea’s Messy Apron, we focus on the essentials: good food, straightforward recipes, and real results. 

Our mission is to inspire home cooks of all levels with accessible and delicious recipes, turning everyday ingredients into standout dishes. We hold the belief that cooking shouldn’t be complicated. Through our step-by-step guides, vibrant photography, and expert tips, we strive to deliver dependable recipes that consistently work, all while using everyday ingredients.

About The Founder: Chelsea

Hey there, I’m Chelsea, the recipe developer and photographer behind Chelsea’s Messy Apron. I am dedicated to developing well-tested and innovative dishes and sharing them with you. 

My food philosophy? I’m all about balance when it comes to food. While I love enjoying desserts and good old comfort foods, I’m just as into dishes that keep things nutritious, so you’re always feeling great.

Born and raised in Utah, I now reside there with my husband and three children. I received my undergraduate degree (B.S.) in Exercise & Wellness from Brigham Young University, with a focus on nutrition, personal training, and exercise physiology. Over the years, I have honed my skills through professional experience and ongoing education, ensuring that my recipes and advice are backed by reliable knowledge.

I’ve been privileged to travel extensively, immersing myself in their food cultures by dining at renowned restaurants and taking part in as many local cooking classes as I can get to!

Meet The Employees at Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Olivia, Recipe Tester and Social Media

Meet our social media whiz, Olivia Mendenhall! She’s been with Chelsea’s Messy Apron for nearly a decade. Olivia loves turning our recipes into fun videos for our website and catchy reels for all our socials. She’s the mastermind behind our FacebookPinterest, Tiktok, and Instagram posts. Plus, she’s got a hand in recipe testing and always chips in with super valuable feedback. Olivia received her degree in Nutrition, and she’s the genius behind the nutrition labels on our recipes. 

Olivia’s favorite recipeShepherd’s Pie

Maggie, Content Creator and Recipe Writer/Editor

Meet our star writer, Maggie! She’s been with Chelsea’s Messy Apron for almost 4 years and, trust me, she’s a total whiz. Maggie’s all about whipping up awesome content for our website. With years of cooking and crafting recipes under her belt, she knows her stuff. Plus, she’s the one fine-tuning our posts to make sure everything’s super clear and helpful for you.

Maggie’s favorite recipeChicken Stew

Callie: Recipe Tester Extraordinaire

Working from her home kitchen, Callie ensures every recipe we roll out is straightforward and easy to whip up. She’s a whiz at refining our creations for clarity. And her top pick for testing? Our vegetarian recipes!

Callie’s favorite recipe: Sweet Potato Burrito Bowls

Andrew, Brand Partnerships and Website Tech

Andrew ensures our site runs smoothly and loads with a snap! He manages our brand partnerships, ensuring we collaborate only with brands that align with our values and passion. With a master’s degree in accounting, Andrew brings a unique blend of tech savvy and financial acumen to our team.

Andrew’s favorite recipeApple Pie

Shot of a piece of lasagna from Chelsea's Messy Apron's food website.

About The Recipes

We’re super serious about our recipe development. It’s all about trial and error until we nail the perfect dish. Our goal? To give you recipes you can easily recreate, complete with step-by-step pics and videos. And hey, if you’ve got questions, we’re always hanging out in the comments!

Every recipe we dish out is crafted with the everyday cook in mind. We don’t just test them — we re-test, even in different test kitchens, to make sure they work wherever you are.

Chelsea’s Messy Apron Most Popular Recipes

Check out the 10 most-loved recipes on Chelsea’s Messy Apron. Have you given any of these a try?!

  1. Crockpot Chili
  2. One Pan Italian Sausage and Veggies
  3. Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  4. French Dip Sliders
  5. Coconut Curry Chicken
  6. Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad
  7. Hobo Foil Packets
  8. Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies
  9. Chicken Taco Marinade
  10. Cilantro Lime Chicken

Let’s Stay In Touch!

If you are visiting for the first time, access the recipe page to explore my entire collection of diverse and flavorful dishes. You’ll find an enormous amount of variety and flavors to satisfy even the pickiest of palates! Sign up to receive our emails so you never miss a recipe!

If you wish to contact me directly, please visit the contact page or email me at [email protected].

Chelsea’s Messy Apron Media Mentions and Recognition

Our recipes have garnered attention and accolades from around the web. Check out where Chelsea’s Messy Apron has been mentioned:

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