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 Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Bars have a crust that doubles as a crumble topping and are loaded with raspberries, dark chocolate, and almonds. This easy recipe is gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan!

Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Bars (GF + Vegan)

These Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Bars have a crust that doubles as a crumble topping and are loaded with raspberries, dark chocolate, and almonds. This easy recipe is gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan!

These Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Bars have a crust that doubles as a crumble topping and are loaded with raspberries, dark chocolate, and almonds. This easy recipe is gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan!I love when the desserts I make that are gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan are the one’s that turn out to be the favorite. There’s something totally satisfying about creating a dessert treat that’s pretty much guilt free and even more delicious than desserts that are way more sinful.

These Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Bars are one of those secretly healthy, totally outstanding desserts. And it’s awesome, because they’re super easy to put together. [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…]

Blackberry Peach Scones combine two delicious summer fruits in a light, flaky scone that's perfect for breakfast or as a snack.

Blackberry Peach Scones

Blackberry Peach Scones combine two delicious summer fruits in a light, flaky scone that’s perfect for breakfast or as a snack.

Blackberry Peach Scones combine two delicious summer fruits in a light, flaky scone that's perfect for breakfast or as a snack.I’ve been thinking a lot about the things that drive me: the motivation to be better than I currently am as a person, as a baker, as a friend, and as a daughter. The support that I’m lucky to have in spades from the people who care about me and love me, as well as from all of you. The fear that I won’t find my way, that I’ll always have this directionless feeling that will allow me to float in any direction. The words, from everyone around me, but also the words in my head that whisper my deepest dreams that seem too big and scary to acknowledge.

It’s an unsettling place to be. In some ways, my fear that my life could go in so many directions just needs a shifted perspective – that fear is really opportunity. Seizing the opportunity and extracting what I want from it is the hard part. [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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Strawberry Banana Muffins

These Strawberry Banana Muffins are the perfect on-the-go snack or breakfast! Greek yogurt and bananas keep these muffins super moist, and strawberries make them fruity and super flavorful.

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I keep feeling like I’m finally going be settled, but it’s taking a lot longer than expected. Having a messy, unpacked house is not good for my focus, and I just need to organize the whole darn apartment before I can truly focus.

Thankfully, I’m starting to get there! I finally have a desk (actually a DIY drawers + kitchen countertop + table legs = desk/photography area) and it allowed me to put sooo much stuff that had sat, sadly on my floor, waiting for a home. Having floor space is a novelty I haven’t had yet in the apartment, and I’m relishing in the final box being gone from my room. [Read more…]

This Caramel Rhubarb Cake is a light and tender cake with fresh diced rhubarb and a generous swirl of caramel. This is a quick and easy dessert you won't want to miss!

Caramel Rhubarb Cake

This Caramel Rhubarb Cake is a light and tender cake with fresh diced rhubarb and a generous swirl of caramel. This is a quick and easy dessert you won’t want to miss!

This Caramel Rhubarb Cake is a light and tender cake with fresh diced rhubarb and a generous swirl of caramel. This is a quick and easy dessert you won't want to miss!I’m pretty sure the past few weeks have been the most erratic emotional rollercoaster of my life. I powered through my last finals week of college (stressful), graduated (exciting), had a week of apartment hunting (stressful), went to Sasquatch music festival (crazy fun/exciting/exhausting), had another week of apartment hunting (stressful/exhausting), moved to a new apartment, (exciting/exhausting) and then had four days of furniture shopping and getting settled in.

As I write this, I’m on a flight to New York City to meet up with my mom and visit my sister, followed by a quick trip to Chicago for a few days to celebrate my mom’s birthday. I really haven’t had a break, hence the sort of erratic posting schedule (sorry!). [Read more…]


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