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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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Paleo Zucchini Bread

This Paleo Zucchini Bread is barely sweetened, super soft and moist, with just the right amount of crunch from toasted walnuts. This quick bread is one treat you can enjoy guilt free!

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So, I haven’t said it “out loud” on here yet…but as I have mentioned a few times on Bakerita already, I just graduated from college. I moved to Seattle…and I’m purposefully not looking for a job. As I struggled to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, I was presented with a couple of opportunities that inspired me to choose the less conventional path: working on Bakerita.

It’s sort of hard and scary to be intentionally not trying to find a job after graduating from college, but the temptation and draw of working for myself and doing what I love is inspiring me to take a risk, while I can. I’m beyond grateful to have family, friends, and you – my readers – to support me, because without anyone reading Bakerita, there’s no way I could do what I do. [Read more…]

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Almond Coconut Butter Granola

This Almond Coconut Butter Granola is the perfect topping for your yogurt, or it’s great on its own as a heathy snack! This easy recipe is gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan.

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When it comes to eating breakfast, I am sooo a creature of habit. I get into a breakfast routine, and I stick to it. Since I started college, I’ve been almost perpetually stuck in the same breakfast routine of yogurt, berries, and granola.

The yogurt has graduated from my younger years, when I ate only low-fat vanilla yogurt. While I used to scoff at Greek yogurt, and I now love the stuff. It’s thick and creamy and makes breakfast just so much better. [Read more…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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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This Small Serving Apple Crisp is the perfect guiltless indulgence for when you don't need an entire pan of apple crisp in the kitchen! It's gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan.

Small Serving Apple Crisp (GF, Vegan)

This Small Serving Apple Crisp is the perfect guiltless indulgence for when you don’t need an entire pan of apple crisp in the kitchen! It’s gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan.

This Small Serving Apple Crisp is the perfect guiltless indulgence for when you don't need an entire pan of apple crisp in the kitchen! It's gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan.I never really know what to say when people ask me what my favorite dessert is, or what my favorite thing I’ve ever made is. I have over 250 recipes on Bakerita.com, and that’s not included all the desserts I made pre-Bakerita or the recipes that never made it up for whatever reason. There’s so many choices, and my answer changes way too frequently.

But, one dessert is always my kryptonite: apple crisp. I can never resist it. Something about the warm, baked, bubbling apples and that crunchy crumble topping does me in every time. Add a scoop of ice cream on top and I’m a goner. The way the cold ice cream melts down into the crevices of the crisp, adding a light extra sweetness and creaminess is totally irresistible. [Read more…]

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