Anna Gragert
September 12, 2017 8:11 am
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You just got home after a long day. From the front door to your bedroom, there’s a trail of the belongings you move around on a day-to-day basis. It leads to you, lying on the floor, staring at the ceiling as you ponder life’s many challenges. And during this reprieve from the outside world, the last thing you want to do is cook, which would explain how a jar of peanut butter ended up in one hand, and a spoon in the other.

The essence of the situation we just described is what inspired Gabi Moskowitz and Miranda Berman to co-write Hot Mess Kitchen: Recipes for Your Delicious Disastrous Life. Together, these two women took on this project because, in their own way, they each realized that cooking can help you take control of a life that feels anything but in-control. During the moments when you feel ready to give in to chaos, taking to the kitchen can offer you a chance to do something for yourself, to be at the helm of your health.

Ultimately, Hot Mess Kitchen is a reminder that cooking for yourself is caring for yourself, and that’s one thing we can all have control over when life takes a turn for the disastrous.

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Out today, September 12th, this cookbook includes deliciously comical recipe names such as Bounced Check Burrito, No Cash Car Crash Carbonara, I’m a Fraud French Toast, My Ex is Engaged Enchiladas, I Created A Relationship In My Mind Cupcakes, and even Quarter-Life Crisis Queso (who needs Chipotle?). Fortunately, we have excerpts from the essays that accompany the latter two recipes — which means we get to give you a taste of what’s in store.

Quarter-Life Crisis Queso

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I Created A Relationship In My Mind Cupcakes

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For more, Hot Mess Kitchen can be bought on Amazon.

Excerpted from HOT MESS KITCHEN Recipes for Your Delicious Disastrous Life by Gabi Moskowitz and Miranda Berman. Copyright © 2017 by Gabi Moskowitz and Miranda Berman. Reprinted with permission from Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved.