My name is Sam, and this is my blog, Sizzling Mess!

Why “Sizzling Mess” you ask? Well, I think it describes my life pretty well. Not in the catastrophic my-life-is-over way, but in the I-don’t-do-my-dishes-often-enough way or the I-forget-things-all-the-time way. I think we’re all a little bit of a mess. So if you’re shaking your head right now and thinking “But surely I’M not a mess?!”, then either you’re lying or I still don’t believe you.

I live in Omaha, Nebraska with my husband and our three fur-children!


I work from home as an online game developer and community manager. I actually own several online games, which is how I make my living. I truly do love my job, and it gives me the freedom to pursue other things I’m interested in (like this blog). I also dabble in culinary school on the side. Which sometimes results in more cuts and burns than it does food, but such is my life!

So welcome to my blog!

I primarily will post recipes and foodie-stuff, although I may occasionally post about life, projects I’m working on, or travel!

I think it’s important that everyone know how to feed themselves, and that people don’t say things like “oh, I can’t cook!” or “I’d never be able to make that!”. Because it’s just a matter of reading the recipe, and sometimes understanding the science behind it. And I’m a giant food science nerd, so rest assured, there will be tons of that!

If you’re interested in checking out my job, to go Horse Phenomena, it is my longest standing game, and the only one currently open to the public. It’s a horse and dog simulation game, and focuses on training for the highest points. We welcome all newcomers with open arms, and we have tons of contests and games for everyone to participate in -hint hint-.