This simple Frozen Lemon Cream Tart with Browned Butter Crust is rich in texture and flavor, and super refreshing on a hot day! You'll love this easy recipe.

Frozen Lemon Cream Tart with Browned Butter Crust

This simple Frozen Lemon Cream Tart with Browned Butter Crust is rich in texture and flavor, and super refreshing on a hot day! You’ll love this easy recipe.

This simple Frozen Lemon Cream Tart with Browned Butter Crust is rich in texture and flavor, and super refreshing on a hot day! You'll love this easy recipe.This crust is seriously one of my favorite things, probably ever. It ranks right up there with peanut butter (as mentioned in my last post) and taking long walks in nice parks and listening to podcasts. If you like browned butter, (and let’s be honest, if you’ve had it, you probably love it) you’ll seriously enjoy this.

This crust is flaky and buttery, with that rich deep flavor that comes from browning the butter slowly. It has a shortbread-like texture that has just the right amount of bite and crumbles into deliciousness as soon as you take a bite. It’s melt-in-your-mouth good. [Read more…]

These big Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Caramel Filled Cookies are soft and chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies studded with chocolate chips, surrounding a chocolate covered caramel!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Caramel Filled Cookies

These big Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Caramel Filled Cookies are soft and chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies studded with chocolate chips, surrounding a chocolate covered caramel!

These big Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Caramel Filled Cookies are soft and chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies studded with chocolate chips, surrounding a chocolate covered caramel!This cookie combines three of my favorite and most used ingredients: peanut butter, chocolate, and caramel. Let’s be honest: anything with those three ingredients makes me pretty darn happy.

And since I’ve spent the past few weeks trying to figure out all of the things that make me happy and how I can incorporate them into my new everyday life, food seemed like a good place to start. Not that food ever makes me unhappy (is that possible?). [Read more…]

These Lemon Meringue Pie Parfaits are a no-bake dessert that will be your new summer favorite! Lemon curd, graham cracker crumbs, and meringue makes the best individual treats.

Lemon Meringue Pie Parfaits

These Lemon Meringue Pie Parfaits are a no-bake dessert that will be your new summer favorite! Lemon curd, graham cracker crumbs, and meringue makes the best individual treats.

These Lemon Meringue Pie Parfaits are a no-bake dessert that will be your new summer favorite! Lemon curd, graham cracker crumbs, and meringue makes the best individual treats.

Hey guys – this is my second post for Delish.com. These parfaits were super amazing. Here’s the post – click through to the recipe at the bottom!

Lemon meringue pie is a classic during the summer, when the slight tartness of lemon curd and sweetness of meringue is just the dessert you need to break the heat on a summer day. When served cold, it’s totally refreshing.

However, I’ve always found lemon meringue pies to be a little messy. If your filling isn’t firm enough, you’ll have lemon curd filling all over the place as you try to cut slices—not to mention have to deal with the stickiness of meringue. (Sticky meringue in sticky heat? No thanks.) [Read more…]

These Chocolate Chunk Espresso Blondies are soft and chewy with a burst of coffee flavor, tons of melted chocolate, and a little crunch from chocolate covered espresso beans!

Chocolate Chunk Espresso Blondies

These Chocolate Chunk Espresso Blondies are soft and chewy with a burst of coffee flavor, tons of melted chocolate, and a little crunch from chocolate covered espresso beans!

These Chocolate Chunk Espresso Blondies are soft and chewy with a burst of coffee flavor, tons of melted chocolate, and a little crunch from chocolate covered espresso beans!I’m all about baking shortcuts and making baking as fun and easy a process as possible. I know most people don’t like to fuss around with a ton of ingredients, and just want some delicious treats to be ready STAT. Though I’m normally a totally from scratch baker, I was recently contacted by the folks over at Krusteaz, known and loved for their delicious pancake and cookie mixes, about partnering to create recipes for them using their mixes.

Before I started baking from scratch, I loved these mixes and used to play around with them all the time. After looking over all their new delicious mixes, I said yes! [Read more…]

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Peach Cornmeal Upside Down Cake

   This unique Peach Cornmeal Upside Down Cake uses juicy, fresh summer peaches baked with a soft, moist cornmeal cake. It’s perfect served with a little whipped cream!

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I’ve always loved fresh fruit, and in the summertime growing up in suburban San Diego, I was always incredibly jealous of the pictures I would see from people who lived in places with fields of fruit, filled with peaches the size of my head, buckets of blueberries, and scratches covering their hands from picking in the thorny blackberry bushes.

These past four years living in Washington, I’ve relished in the massive Honeycrisp apples during the fall and ability to walk down to the waterfront and scour the blackberry bushes to make fresh pie in August. The best part? A bit of a drive out of Seattle, and you can be surrounded by farms that grow just about everything a girl could dream of. [Read more…]

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No-Bake Berry Cheesecakes

Declare your independence from the oven with these red, white, and blue No-Bake Berry Cheesecakes that are perfect for the 4th of July!

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So…in my last post, I mentioned I had some fun new partnerships to share. Well, this is the first one! I just recently signed on to be a contributor with Delish.com! Delish is an awesome site for everything food, and twice a month, I’ll be developing and sharing recipes over on their site. My first post is creamy, sweet, and absolutely perfect for the Fourth of July! Here’s a little post preview…click over for the whole thing, including the recipe!

Growing up, the 4th of July always felt like the middle of my summer. I remember in elementary school when the holiday came, I would start to feel like the countdown back to school would begin. In reality, the 4th of July is the pinnacle of summer, and it was just my younger self feeling the need to appreciate my limited days of summer vacation, with long days at the pool and weeks spent at cooking camp. I just graduated from college last month, so this is my first 4th of July without another school ahead of me, but I still feel the need to appreciate each summer day.

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This S'mores Oreo Skillet Brownie has a graham cracker & S'mores Oreo crust with a gooey, fudgy brownie center and toasted marshmallows.

S’mores Oreo Skillet Brownie

This S’mores Oreo Skillet Brownie has a graham cracker & S’mores Oreo crust with a gooey, fudgy brownie center and toasted marshmallows. 

This S'mores Oreo Skillet Brownie has a graham cracker & S'mores Oreo crust with a gooey, fudgy brownie center and toasted marshmallows. How in the world did Nabisco come out with S’mores Oreos and not call them S’moreos? It’s outrageous. It was the perfect name waiting to happen. How did they miss it?!?!

I digress – but only because the contents are so good! I was pleasantly surprised by the S’mores Oreos. The outside cookies are totally like a graham cracker, and the filling is too obnoxiously sweet for me to really tell any real flavor difference, but you definitely get a little bit of chocolate with your graham crackers. [Read more…]

This No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart has a rich peanut butter filling topped with chocolate ganache for a decadent treat you won't believe is gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan!

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart (GF & Vegan)

This No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart has a rich peanut butter filling topped with chocolate ganache for a decadent treat you won’t believe is gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan!

This No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart has a rich peanut butter filling topped with chocolate ganache for a decadent treat you won't believe is gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan!This past week didn’t go exactly as planned, but it was a week that I really, really needed. I went to New York City, where my mom, sister, and I ate through the list of recommendations I received from followers on my Instagram. Thank you, thank you, thank you guys for leading me to some delicious food.

We went to Smorgasburg, which if you like food and are in NYC…you must go. This is total foodie heaven with every type of food you could possibly imagine. We had Bolivian saltenas and pork sliders, Venezuelan arepas, raw zucchini noodles in superfood pesto, and samples of way too much other good stuff. I could go back every weekend for a month and still not try everything that I thought looked good! [Read more…]


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