Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro

Chocolate Chip Cookies + YOGA Tablet 2 Pro

Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro

When I’m baking, I always have sticky fingers. As I bake, grabbing ingredients and measuring and mixing and whatnot, I always end up with splatters of flour on my face and fingers covered in cake batter. And…then I grab my phone, looking at the recipe I had written up, and see a little batter seep into the little crack in the corner, and puffs of flour covering the screen. Not ideal.

Best thing though? No longer a problem. The kind people over at Lenovo let me try YOGA Tablet 2 Pro and let me tell you – my baking situation is now WAY more ideal. Now when I’m in the kitchen, I don’t need to grab for my phone for the recipe, because I have it displayed on the tablet. I can blast my music waaay louder than my phone went, and I can stand it up (on the build in stand) wherever I want, so I can look at the recipe or change the music without even having to pick it up. [Read more…]

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These Cheesy Tomato Basil Rolls are packed full of tomato flavor and fresh basil with gooey mozzarella cheese melting out of the middle and a Parmesan crust on top! These are the perfect snack or soup accompaniment.

Cheesy Tomato Basil Rolls

 These Cheesy Tomato Basil Rolls are packed full of tomato flavor and fresh basil with gooey mozzarella cheese melting out of the middle and a Parmesan crust on top! These are the perfect snack or soup accompaniment.

These Cheesy Tomato Basil Rolls are packed full of tomato flavor and fresh basil with gooey mozzarella cheese melting out of the middle and a Parmesan crust on top! These are the perfect snack or soup accompaniment.I’m not a procrastinator. Okay, that’s not true – I procrastinate a little bit, as does everyone, but generally, I’m definitely the kind of girl who gets it done ahead of time. Yet, somehow, I’m sitting here at 8:08 AM, writing a post that was supposed to have gone out at 8. Behind this on my desk top is a cover letter I’m in the middle of writing, a (thankfully) finished case analysis for class today, and a five page draft of a memoir that’s due in one hour and is definitely supposed to be seven pages.

Normally, I would be majorly beating myself about it, filled with anxiety about the standards I’m not meeting. In reality, the “standards” are just really ones I’ve set for myself – and I do think that it is important to set high standards for yourself. For me at least, that’s how I get places. Set a goal, reach it, set another. I’m the same way with my tasks everyday. Sometimes though, like this week, things are just a little too hectic and filled for me to get my hands on everything that needs to get done. Things slip through, panic ensues, and I always get it done before the world comes crashing down. [Read more…]

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This Banana Crumb Cake is a stepped up version of the best banana bread you've ever had! It's full of banana flavor, and the pecan crumb topping puts it over the top. It's also dairy free.

Banana Crumb Cake (Dairy Free)

This Banana Crumb Cake is a stepped up version of the best banana bread you’ve ever had! It’s full of banana flavor, and the pecan crumb topping puts it over the top. It’s also dairy free.

This Banana Crumb Cake is a stepped up version of the best banana bread you've ever had! It's full of banana flavor, and the pecan crumb topping puts it over the top. It's also dairy free. Banana breads and cakes and desserts of all sorts rank among my personal favorites, and they also dominate in my most popular posts on the site (Paleo Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread & Almond Banana Bread are both favorites!!). I love the sweetness and bold flavor that ripe bananas bring to a baked good, and it’s seriously hard to make a dry banana bread or cake.

I, personally, am a huge fan of chocolate and banana, but for this banana crumb cake recipe, I resisted the urge to add chocolate and kept it pure, with the only adornment being the gorgeous crumbles on top. I was glad I opted for no chocolate – this cake allows the banana flavor to really shine. [Read more…]

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These Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies totally nail the taste and texture of your favorite classic treat - the taste testers who tried these had no idea they were Paleo! These gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free chocolate chip cookies give you all the comfort without the guilt.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies totally nail the taste and texture of your favorite classic treat – the taste testers who tried these had no idea they were Paleo! These gluten-free, dairy free, refined sugar-free chocolate chip cookies give you all the comfort without the guilt.

These Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies totally nail the taste and texture of your favorite classic treat - the taste testers who tried these had no idea they were Paleo! These gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free chocolate chip cookies give you all the comfort without the guilt.I’m less than six weeks from graduating from college. How in the world did that happen? It feels like last year that I was writing a post about brioche and my college decision (throwback alert) and whipping up treats in my freshman year dorm room microwave for my (short) series on Dorm Life Eats.

I’ve somehow managed to keep baking, and blogging, and photographing, and writing, through every year and step of college. In some ways, I think my college career would have been different if I hadn’t been committed to Bakerita. Bakerita is my totally my creative outlet, and without this outlet, and without being able to chat and connect with all of you…the past few years would’ve been pretty different. [Read more…]

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This No-Bake Peanut Butter Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Popcorn Crust is a unique and whimsical dessert that's super easy to make and incredibly delicious! You'll love the crunchy popcorn crust with the creamy, sweet cheesecake filling.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Popcorn Crust

This No-Bake Peanut Butter Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Popcorn Crust is a unique and whimsical dessert that’s super easy to make and incredibly delicious! You’ll love the crunchy popcorn crust with the creamy, sweet cheesecake filling. 

This No-Bake Peanut Butter Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Popcorn Crust is a unique and whimsical dessert that's super easy to make and incredibly delicious! You'll love the crunchy popcorn crust with the creamy, sweet cheesecake filling. A few posts back, I told you guys about how I made 15 different desserts for an event. Well, when I was preparing for the event, I rediscovered how absolutely amazing no-bake cheesecakes are. They saved my life for being both so quick to put together and tasting so decadent and delicious.

Flavor options are endless. You can do so many crusts, so many flavors and fillings, so many ways to decorate and garnish. Every one I’ve tried so far has been beyond expectations. (Psssst – Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Pie & No-Bake Snickers Pie are favorites!) [Read more…]

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This Chocolate Malt Mocha Crunch Ice Cream is a luscious chocolate ice cream flavored with chocolate malt and coffee, with crunchy malt balls and a chocolate ganache swirl! No ice cream machine required

Chocolate Malt Mocha Crunch Ice Cream

This Chocolate Malt Mocha Crunch Ice Cream is a luscious chocolate ice cream flavored with chocolate malt and coffee, with crunchy malt balls and a chocolate ganache swirl! No ice cream machine required.

This Chocolate Malt Mocha Crunch Ice Cream is a luscious chocolate ice cream flavored with chocolate malt and coffee, with crunchy malt balls and a chocolate ganache swirl! No ice cream machine requiredHomemade ice cream seems like a total pain. Making the custard, tempering eggs, waiting for things to cool, hoping things don’t curdle…it gets too time consuming and stressful. Ice cream should be fun! What if I told you I made this ice cream from start to finish (excluding freezing time, of course) in about 10 minutes?

It’s true. If you have a mixer to whip cream and a way to melt chocolate, you’ve got a way to make ice cream. This recipe uses a base of sweetened condensed milk folded in with whipped cream. The result makes a luscious, creamy, soft ice cream that you won’t be able to stop eating. [Read more…]

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Fresh strawberries and strawberry jelly are swirled into soft peanut butter blondies to create these Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars that taste just like your favorite childhood sandwich! They're super easy and come together in one-bowl.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

 Fresh strawberries and strawberry jelly are swirled into soft peanut butter blondies to create these Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars that taste just like your favorite childhood sandwich! They’re super easy and come together in one-bowl.

Fresh strawberries and strawberry jelly are swirled into soft peanut butter blondies to create these Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars that taste just like your favorite childhood sandwich! They're super easy and come together in one-bowl.Feels like its been a while, huh? Between my trip to Cabo, getting tonsillitis (icky), having my dad in town, and making 15 different desserts for my sorority’s Red Dress Gala, things have been hectic and crazy and though I’ve been baking a ton, I’ve barely had a minute to sit down and write and share something totally delicious with you all.

I do seriously need to go back and remake a few of the desserts I made for that event though. The event has a sort of dessert auction at the end where each table puts cash into an envelope and the table who donates the most chooses dessert first, and so on. I was tasked with making all of the desserts, which meant two straight days of baking. I had a few stressful moments – it’s so not awesome when the last batch of cookies spreads ALL over the tray – but it was so much fun to be able to make so many different things. [Read more…]

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These S'mores Brownies are super fudgy chocolate brownies swirled with marshmallow fluff and milk chocolate chips, baked on a graham cracker crust and topped with toasted mini marshmallows.

S’mores Brownies

These S’mores Brownies are super fudgy chocolate brownies swirled with marshmallow fluff and milk chocolate chips, baked on a graham cracker crust and topped with toasted mini marshmallows.

These S'mores Brownies are super fudgy chocolate brownies swirled with marshmallow fluff and milk chocolate chips, baked on a graham cracker crust and topped with toasted mini marshmallows.I want to write a freaking novel about these s’mores brownies, because they’re so ridiculously good that they deserve it. I also want to tell you about my trip to Cabo, the good times, and the disasters that ensued. Disaster being: phone stolen, which meant me being disconnected from the world with no phone and no computer for a week. That’s mighty hard for a food blogger whose used to being connected 24/7, but in all honesty…it was pretty nice to have a break. Except for the coming back to 500+ emails part.

I really do want to tell you all about it all, but yesterday morning I woke up with a nasty sickness and have been bed-ridden and miserable (after my flight back to Seattle…not a fun flight) ever since. I’m all medicated now, but definitely still feeling way less than 100%, so we’re going to skip right to talking about how amazing these brownies are. Luckily for me, I’m sure you don’t need much convincing. Just look at the gooey-ness on these babies! [Read more…]

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