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Community Table
Regular Contributor – view all of my posts here
Ongoing as of January 2015

10 Drool Worthy Desserts, Slimmed-Down – #1
November 17th, 2014

Delish (Also featured on MSN)
10 Pies That Taste Like Familiar Dessert Favorites – #7
November 10th, 2014

Fave Gluten Free Recipes
Caramel Apple Crumble
May 16th, 2014

The Best Dessert Recipes
Decadent Desserts: 9 Chocolate Dessert Recipes Free eCookbook – The Ultimate Baked Brownies (pg. 6)
May 23rd, 2014

40 Easy To Make Paleo Dessert Recipes – #14
March 12th, 2014

The Gloss
10 Easy Desserts for the Lazy Valentine’s Cook
February 12th, 2014

Want To Wow Your Valentine? 10 Popular Valentine’s Day Recipes on Pinterest
January 30th, 2014

15 Food Blogs That Lured Us in 2013: The Kitchn’s Best of 2013
December 22nd, 2013
5 Holiday Treats from our Favorite Baking Bloggers – Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cookies
December 10th, 2013

Fox News
9 Easy No-Bake Desserts for Thanksgiving – No-Bake Snickers Pie
November 8th, 2013

Cake Central Magazine
Volume 4 Issue 11 – “A Family Affair” Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake, pg. 205-206
November 2013

Ladies’ Home Journal
10 Unbelievable Hot Chocolate Dessert Recipes – Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
November 7th, 2013

Cake Journal
Comfort Food Dessert Ideas – Cheesecake Bars
November 7th, 2013

15 Halloween Popcorn Recipes – White Chocolate Candy Corn Popcorn
October 1st, 2013

Delicious Links – Chocolate Rolo Bars
June 24th, 2013

National Peanut Board
Guest Post: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches
June 6th, 2013

Top 9: White Chocolate Espresso Peanut Butter
May 1st, 2013

The Huffington Post: Taste
Chocolate Recipes: The 100 Best – Hot Chocolate Cupcakes, #73
April 22nd, 2013

Top 9: Browned Butter Banana Cake
April 17th, 2013

Delicious Links – White Chocolate Espresso Peanut Butter
April 3rd, 2013

Delicious Links – Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
February 15th, 2013

Delicious Links – Almond Banana Bread
January 24th, 2013

The Huffington Post: Taste
Ferrero Rocher Recipes are Perfectly Decadent
November 5th, 2012

The Huffington Post: Taste
Homemade Ravioli Recipes with Savory Fillings
October 3rd, 2012 Featured Food Blogger
September 1st, 2012

Babble Food: The Family Kitchen
21 Dessert Inspired Oatmeal Recipes
August 7th, 2012

Top 9: Zucchini Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins
June 23rd, 2012

Top 9: Whiteout Cake
June 9th, 2012

Unique Daily
How to Make Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars
February 5th, 2012

The Puget Sound Trail
‘Bakerita’ Rachel Conners as sweet as her treats
December 2011

Yummly Featured Food Blogger
November 22nd, 2011

BlogHer Food Featured Blogger
October 31st, 2011 – November 6th, 2011

Instructables: Homepage Feature
“Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls”
October 26th, 2011

Instructables: Homepage Feature
“Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting”
October 25th, 2011

CW News: San Diego Living
Food Blogger Bake Sale
May 13th, 2011

The Falconer
Reblogging the Crowd
December 2010

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Awards Won…

Thank you so much Mateja!

Thank you to the Editors at Be @ Home for the Editor’s Choice Award!


  1. Mandy Radloff says:

    Hi there,

    I am from Durban South Africa, and want to make these Ferrero Rocher cupcakes for my friends wedding. They look absolutely scrumptious.

    What I would like to know is if I could bake these a couple of days in advance, ice them and then freeze them.

    Your feed back would be greatly appreciated.


  2. Belinda Cross says:

    I really admire your photos. They are so bright and clear and it makes the dishes you prepare so inviting. Can you please tell me what camera, lens and light source you use? I am trying to start a family cook book and I want to take photos of the dishes that will go with the recipes. I don’t have a blog or website mainly because I don’t think I could manage all that and job duties too.

    I don’t know how you are a student and can manage this blog too!! Amazing. Best of luck!

    • Thanks so much Belinda! I use a Canon Rebel T3 with a 50mm f/1.8 II lens. I use only natural lighting, and it depends on the outdoor lighting but sometimes I’ll use simple foam boards to bounce light off of. I have a pretty simple set up, and I’m so glad that you like my pictures and the blog. I appreciate you stopping by Bakerita! :)

  3. Ali Zafiris says:

    Hi Bakerita,

    My name is Ali Zafiris, reaching out from unknownlab in Los Angeles, CA. I hope you’re having a great week.

    I wanted to let you know about the launch of Choc-V’s Multi-Vitamins and their brand new “CHOCOFIER” campaign: “Everything Is Better With Chocolate. Chocolate Is Better With Vitamins.”

    The campaign introduces an simple way to “chocofy” (add a layer of delicious chocolate) any website and share it with your friends. The CHOCOFIER is being launched in celebration of Choc-V’s recent re-branding, as well as their mass release in CVS stores across the country. Websites can be chocofied with a white, milk and dark chocolate flavor. I took the liberty to chocofy your website to give you an idea of what it looks like. Check it out!

    Given the confectionary focus of Bakerita, I thought that you and your audience might take a special interest in this event.

    We would love for you to share this exciting new campaign and Choc-V’s with your fan base. We’d also love to see your support by following Choc-V’s on Twitter or liking our page on Facebook. I have included the official press release for you and am happy to chat further if you have any questions. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are interested in receiving samples and would like to work together on a product review.
    Press Release:


    Ali Zafiris

  4. Hello,

    We have launched a new site where you can pin and share recipes you like. We would be delighted if you could register your blog to iPinRecipes so that our users can pin, share and enjoy your recipes.

    iPinRecipes Team

  5. We love your recipes and have featured one on our facebook page! Come check us out at ! And thanks for the recipes!

  6. Hi Rachel,

    Hope you’re doing well! We’re doing a slideshow of the best hot chocolate recipes on, and we’d like to feature your hot chocolate cupcakes! Would you allow us to use the image? We will link back to your blog for the recipe.

    Just let me know. Thanks!

    Maggie Niemiec

  7. Marcia Lembeg says:

    WOW- I found your web site by accident and I am so impressed. There are so many great ideas/recipes…it’s a snow day for us on the east coast today so I am going to try a few things…

    I am a huge baker for a charity called Cookies for Kids Cancer. We hold local bake sales to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The charity was founded by a friend of mine who lost her 6 year old son to pediatric cancer. I especially love the gluten free recipes as we always get tons of requests at our event.

    Congratulations on a job well done..

  8. Marcia Lemberg says:

    The chocolate crinkle cookies are excellent…they will be the 1st recipe that I made for our January 25th event…sure to be a sell out.

    Happy New Year

  9. I’m making your yellow cake with chocolate ganache frosting, but I’d like to make a 9×13 instead of a layer cake . Will that work with this recipe and would the baking time be different? Thanks!

    • Hi Juli, that should be fine! I would try baking it for about 35-40 minutes initially, and just keep your eye on it. It should be lightly golden brown and set in the middle, with a toothpick coming out clean. Hope you enjoy it!

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