These Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies are a fudge brownie topped with peanuts, peanut butter cups, and a chocolate peanut butter Rice Krispie ganache. These are for the chocolate peanut butter lovers!

Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies

These Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies are a fudge brownie topped with peanuts, peanut butter cups, and a chocolate peanut butter Rice Krispie ganache. These are for the chocolate peanut butter lovers!

These Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies are a fudge brownie topped with peanuts, peanut butter cups, and a chocolate peanut butter Rice Krispie ganache. These are for the chocolate peanut butter lovers!Today, we’re revisiting an old Bakerita recipe from waaaay back in 2011, when this blog was still a baby. I used a point and shoot camera to take some pretty subpar pictures of some pretty outstanding brownies and over the years, these peanut butter crunch brownies didn’t get nearly enough love. I recently rediscovered them and I figured they deserved a chance to shine.

These babies got reshot to show their beauty, but the recipe remains the same as the one I’ve been using since 2011. I made these for my recent college graduation party, along with my Blackberry Dulce De Leche Crumb Bars, Pistachio White Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Berry Tart, and a gorgeous buttermilk cake with strawberries and a fluffy creamy cheese frosting that sadly got devoured before it could be photographed. It was essentially a Bakerita’s best hits dessert roster, and these brownies were some of the first to go. [Read more…]

This Bunny Tracks Ice Cream Pie has a layer of rich, fudgy brownie, topped with peanut butter chocolate ganache and a thick layer of Bunny Tracks Ice Cream!

Bunny Tracks Ice Cream Brownie Pie

This Bunny Tracks Ice Cream Pie has a layer of rich, fudgy brownie, topped with peanut butter chocolate ganache and a thick layer of Bunny Tracks Ice Cream! Thanks to Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, for sponsoring this post. All opinions are mine alone. #SunsOutSpoonsOut #CollectiveBias.

This Bunny Tracks Ice Cream Pie has a layer of rich, fudgy brownie, topped with peanut butter chocolate ganache and a thick layer of Bunny Tracks Ice Cream!So, it happened. This past Sunday, May 17th, I graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in International Business and four years of experience, life lessons, college party stories, and an uncountable numbers of pages written under my belt.

I was surrounded by family and friends that I loved, and my time in college culminated with an unforgettable weekend. I couldn’t be more grateful for the people that have surrounded me throughout my life, supported me, and gotten me here, to right now. [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 Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake is light and airy, with a pure vanilla scent from the vanilla beans flavoring the cake. It's the perfect light dessert when served with berries and whipped cream.

Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake

This Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake is light and airy, with a pure vanilla scent from the vanilla beans flavoring the cake. It’s the perfect light dessert when served with berries and whipped cream.

This Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake is light and airy, with a pure vanilla scent from the vanilla beans flavoring the cake. It's the perfect light dessert when served with berries and whipped cream.My thesis is done! This past Friday, my team presented to our client and turned in our 50+ page report. Phew. Felt so good.

My thesis class, strategic consulting, was pretty unique in that we consulted with actual businesses. We were in teams of three and consulted with companies, big and small, and developed strategic recommendations for their businesses, for them to actually implement. It was an incredibly cool process and so valuable to be so hands on with a company. [Read more…]

These Nutella Stuffed Oatmeal Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies are loaded with dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Crunchy toasted hazelnuts and Nutella make these chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies even more drool worthy!

Nutella Stuffed Oatmeal Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Nutella Stuffed Oatmeal Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies are loaded with dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Crunchy toasted hazelnuts and Nutella make these chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies even more drool worthy!

These Nutella Stuffed Oatmeal Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies are loaded with dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Crunchy toasted hazelnuts and Nutella make these chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies even more drool worthy!This is going to be short and sweet, 1) because my thesis needs to be turned into the printer tonight and I need to finish (OMG), and 2) because these cookies are so darn good they don’t need a whole lot of explanation. Let’s not dwell on that first point, alright?

Also – how much of a procrastinator does it make me sound like that I’m writing a post instead of my thesis? I just really had to share this cookie recipe. You guys were asking for it! We won’t dwell on that either. [Read more…]

These Browned Butter White Chocolate Blondies with CookieNut Butter Swirl are quick, easy, and delicious! They come together in one bowl, and you'll love the unique CookieNut Butter swirl.

Browned Butter White Chocolate Blondies with CookieNut Butter Swirl

These Browned Butter White Chocolate Blondies with CookieNut Butter Swirl are quick, easy, and delicious! They come together in one bowl, and you’ll love the unique CookieNut Butter swirl.

These Browned Butter White Chocolate Blondies with CookieNut Butter Swirl are quick, easy, and delicious! They come together in one bowl, and you'll love the unique CookieNut Butter swirl.Blondies are one of my favorite go-to desserts. I feel like I could do anything with a blondie, or a bar cookie, really. It’s the perfect vehicle for any flavors I may want to experiment with in one delicious, portable, compact little square.

Best of all? They only take a few minutes to put together (add on a few more for browned butter in this recipe – so worth it), they’re quick to bake, and even quicker to get devoured. [Read more…]

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…]

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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