This Cheddar, Apple and Bacon Waffle is a sweet and savory spin on your favorite breakfast indulgence. Served with sautéed apples and syrup for an unforgettable breakfast or brunch!

Cheddar, Apple and Bacon Waffles

This Cheddar, Apple and Bacon Waffle is a sweet and savory spin on your favorite breakfast indulgence. Served with sautéed apples and syrup for an unforgettable breakfast or brunch!

This Cheddar, Apple and Bacon Waffle is a sweet and savory spin on your favorite breakfast indulgence. Served with sautéed apples and syrup for an unforgettable breakfast or brunch!Well, it’s done. Yesterday was my last day of college classes. All I have left to do now is finish my finals (all of which are take home exams – thank you professors!!) and graduate. That’s it. It’s surreal.

As for the post grad part, it looks like I’ll be heading back down to San Diego again! Doing what is to be determined, but I am ditching the clouds and rain of the Pacific Northwest and heading back to the sunshine. I’m definitely going to miss the rain and the clouds though, and the city, and my college campus. [Read more…]

This Banana Coconut Granola tastes warm and tropical, and is full of crunch from the coconut flakes and pecans! It makes the perfect snack by itself, or mix it into some yogurt for the perfect breakfast.

Banana Coconut Granola

This Banana Coconut Granola tastes warm and tropical, and is full of crunch from the coconut flakes and pecans! It makes a delicious snack by itself, or mix it into some yogurt for the perfect breakfast.

This Banana Coconut Granola tastes warm and tropical, and is full of crunch from the coconut flakes and pecans! It makes the perfect snack by itself, or mix it into some yogurt for the perfect breakfast.I’m a total granola fiend. Seriously. I go through granola so quickly because I eat it for breakfast, no joke, just about every single morning. My go-to favorite breakfast is Greek yogurt (sometime flavored, sometimes not), berries (whichever ones I have), and a scoop of whatever homemade granola I have at the time. It’s simple, so delicious, and fills me up until lunch.

I really never get sick of it, and that’s probably because it’s a rare occurrence that I make the same granola recipe more than once. Usually, I make some slight variation on one of my favorite recipes that I’ve already posted on here. [Read more…]

This Berry Rhubarb Pie features fresh strawberries and raspberries, which pair perfectly with the tart rhubarb to create a sweet and tart pie that'll have everyone asking for seconds!

Berry Rhubarb Pie

This Berry Rhubarb Pie features fresh strawberries and raspberries, which pair perfectly with the tart rhubarb to create a sweet and tart pie that’ll have everyone asking for seconds!

This Berry Rhubarb Pie features fresh strawberries and raspberries, which pair perfectly with the tart rhubarb to create a sweet and tart pie that'll have everyone asking for seconds!Real time confession: I just snuck away to the kitchen right before writing this and snuck a bite out of the itty bitty piece that’s left of this pie, and smothered it in some of the vanilla whipped cream from my last post. Not to sound pushy, but seriously: if you’re a pie fan, this is one you don’t want to miss (says the girl whose mouth is full of pie).

Before this particular berry rhubarb pie, I had never tried rhubarb. I had made a few strawberry rhubarb pies back in the day for a friend of my mom’s, but pie isn’t the sort of thing you can try before you give someone. I gave the strawberry rhubarb pies to her and crossed my fingers that they were alright. [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

These Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins are moist, sweet, and perfect to pop in your mouth as a quick snack or easy breakfast. They're gluten-free and sweetened only with bananas!

Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins

These Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins are moist, sweet, and perfect to pop in your mouth as a quick snack or easy breakfast. They’re gluten-free and sweetened only with bananas!

These Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins are moist, sweet, and perfect to pop in your mouth as a quick snack or easy breakfast. They're gluten-free and sweetened only with bananas!Remember the Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins I made a few weeks back? Remember how I said they’re probably not the best choice for a breakfast muffin, and lean more on the side of dessert than healthy breakfast muffin? These little Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins are the opposite.

These little guys were bound to be a hit, because I adapted the recipe off one of the most popular recipes on Bakerita – Paleo Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread. It’s sooo good and totally tastes like regular banana bread, hence why everyone loves it. And because this recipe is loosely tied to that one…I had a feeling these would be delicious. [Read more…]

These Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins are loaded with caramel filled DelightFulls in moist, chocolatey banana bread muffins! These caramel center makes this easy, one-bowl recipe even more delicious.

Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins

These Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins are loaded with caramel filled DelightFulls in moist, chocolatey banana bread muffins! These caramel center makes this easy, one-bowl recipe even more delicious.

These Caramel Filled Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins are loaded with caramel filled DelightFulls in moist, chocolatey banana bread muffins! These caramel center makes this easy, one-bowl recipe even more delicious.These muffins aren’t really the kind of muffin that you enjoy as a healthy breakfast. This is more of a decadent dessert muffin, or the perfect Sunday morning brunch indulgence. And oh my goodness, is it indulgent.

Despite all the sweet, delicious flavors going on here, one special ingredient stands out: the chocolate chips, but mostly because these are not any ordinary chocolate chips. These chocolate chips are filled with caramel. Seriously, each little chip has gooey caramel inside of it. These beauties are the product of Nestle Toll House, and the DelightFulls come in four flavors – caramel (mmm), peanut butter, mint, and cherry. [Read more…]

This Mocha Raspberry Cake has two layers of moist chocolate cake, a layer of sweet raspberry filling, frosted with a silky mocha buttercream and topped with fresh raspberries! This impressive cake is perfect for celebrating.

Mocha Raspberry Cake

This Mocha Raspberry Cake has two layers of moist chocolate cake, a layer of sweet raspberry filling, frosted with a silky mocha buttercream and topped with fresh raspberries! This impressive cake is perfect for celebrating. 

This Mocha Raspberry Cake has two layers of moist chocolate cake, a layer of sweet raspberry filling, frosted with a silky mocha buttercream and topped with fresh raspberries! This impressive cake is perfect for celebrating. Birthday cakes are a thing around here. I talk about my housemates a lot, and one of the perks of being my housemate? A custom-made, just for you birthday cake.

My friends are the best resource I have when it comes to brainstorming baked goods. The other night, a few of us were sitting on my bed, and I mentioned I wanted to make something with M&Ms. All of their eyes got wide as they sat, debating ideas and the pros and cons of each, barely taking a breath as every M&M dessert idea they had was thrust at me. I didn’t say one word for about five minutes as they did this. [Read more…]

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