"Best Dessert I Ever Ate" Blackberry Dulce De Leche Crumb Bars from Bakerita.com | These bars are some of the best things I've ever tasted!

Blackberry Dulce De Leche Crumb Bars

"Best Dessert I Ever Ate" Blackberry Dulce De Leche Crumb Bars from Bakerita.com | These bars are some of the best things I've ever tasted! These bars were a total baking experiment, and I really had absolutely no idea whether they would be delicious or so weird and not good.

My friend Ally and I were hanging out in our backyard, lounging in the sun on our (super awesome) swing bench, brainstorming baking ideas for me, when this idea was born. I thought of the dulce de leche I had sitting in the cabinet, and wanted to pair it with some thing fruity that was still in season, but berries + dulce de leche seemed like a weird combo. But…blackberries seemed like they might be good with dulce de leche. The tartness + the sweetness could play well together. [Read more...]

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Mint Cookies & Cream Cupcakes | A vanilla cupcake with a Mint Oreo at the bottom, Mint Oreo buttercream, & chocolate ganache. #Recipe from Bakerita.com

Mint Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

Mint Cookies & Cream Cupcakes | A vanilla cupcake with a Mint Oreo at the bottom, Mint Oreo buttercream, & chocolate ganache. #Recipe from Bakerita.com Let’s talk about life right now, guys. It’s been pretty awesome.

First off, I was slightly nervous going into this summer, living in Washington state for the summer instead of San Diego. Let’s be real: it’s really, really hard to beat a San Diego summer, especially for someone who has always spent their summers there. Perfect weather, beautiful beaches…it’s really summer paradise. So, I was pleasantly surprised with Washington being absolutely beautiful this summer, with only like, 2 days of rain the whole time I’ve been here. It’s so nice! I love being able to hang out by the water and go on walks and just be outside…when I’m not at work, that is. [Read more...]

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Blueberry Crispy Tart with Oatmeal Crust (Gluten-free, Vegan, & Refined Sugar-Free) | from Bakerita.com #recipe

Blueberry Crisp Tart with Oatmeal Crust (GF, Vegan)

Blueberry Crispy Tart with Oatmeal Crust (Gluten-free, Vegan, & Refined Sugar-Free) | from Bakerita.com #recipe Soo…if you follow me on social media (InstagramTwitterFacebook, if you’re interested!), you might’ve seen me go a little baking-crazy yesterday. It had been a while since I did a crazy weekend of baking, and I took advantage of most of my housemates being gone to make lots of treats to post for you guys!

Baking is my personal form of self-therapy, and spending the whole day baking yesterday just makes me want to do it all over again today! Minus clean-up – that’s no fun. [Read more...]

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No-Bake White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Pie | from Bakerita.com

Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Pie

No-Bake White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Pie | from Bakerita.com Baking during the summer can be torturous, depending on what part of the country you live in. When it’s 85+ degrees, and you don’t have air conditioning, and your house feels like a sweatbox, the LAST thing on the whole planet that you want to do is turn your oven on to make the conditions even worse. But sometimes, you just have to have some baked goods. Enter: no-bake goodies.

I’m such a fan of no-bake goodies, because they usually come together quickly and either get stuck into the fridge or freezer to set for a bit, and then voila: baked goods, minus the baking. I even have a No-Bake Treats Pinboard dedicated to such things. [Read more...]

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Browned Butter Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Blondies from Bakerita.com #recipe

Browned Butter Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Blondies

These one-bowl Browned Butter Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Blondies are chewy, easy, and totally delicious | from Bakerita.com #recipe When I look at the words in the title of this post, I see so many of my favorite things. All the ingredients in this blondie recipe are some of my absolutely favorite baking ingredients, and it’s wonderful that they all play so nicely together. Browned butter, caramel, pecans, and chocolate chips just must be the best of friends, because they seriously love each other in this recipe, and each element works so nicely with the others to create a RICH, but totally delicious and sinful dessert bar.

These blondies use the same base blondie recipe as these Browned Butter Butterscotch Bars (also awesome), which is easy to make and doesn’t require a whole lot of ingredients. The result is a rich, dark, almost chocolate-y looking base because of how deep and dark the browned butter and dark brown sugar make the bars. The taste is buttery and caramelized and everything that caramel lovers appreciate in a good blondie. They get about as “fudgy” as a blondie can manage to be, and the words dry and crumbly will never ever be associated with these babies. [Read more...]

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Baby Reds & Baby Greens Salad with Roasted Garlic Basil Dressing

Well this is a day I didn’t think would ever come. I’m sharing a salad recipe. On my baking blog.

I wasn’t sure where you guys would want to see something like this, but I took the vote to Instagram and everyone said they wanted to see it! And because I’ve probably eaten this salad about 3 nights a week for dinner for the past month, I thought it was definitely worthy of a share.

This salad is a total copy cat of a salad called the Baby Reds & Baby Greens Salad from Naked Cafe in Solana Beach, CA. I changed a few things up from the original, but this salad was definitely inspired by that one. It’s literally always one of the first things I want to eat when I come home from school for a break. I went to go get it the first day I was home from being abroad! In N Out Burger was my first meal out when I was home, and going to get this salad was the second. If that doesn’t say how much I love it – I don’t know what does. [Read more...]

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