Pumpkin Parmesan Bread Rolls (no yeast required!) from Bakerita.com

Pumpkin Parmesan Bread Rolls

Psst! Have you voted in the National Peanut Board’s Peanut Butter Month “Spread The Love” Contest? My Chocolate Peanut Butter Sweet Rolls are currently in the lead, and I’d love and appreciate each of your votes! Go here to vote, “like” the FB page, and vote for your fave recipe (they’re all amazing!). Oh, and each of your votes enters you for a $25 Visa gift card! Win win :) You can vote once a day through November 30th. Thank you all tons – I couldn’t do any of this without you guys! Thank you all for voting – I won!

Pumpkin Parmesan Bread Rolls (no yeast required!) from Bakerita.com

How in the world is it almost Thanksgiving?

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore this time of year and all the lovely holiday baking that comes along with it, but I swear – last holiday season does not seem to be a year off already. It’s insanity! Though, because it’s pumpkin season, I’m taking it in stride and making as many pumpkin-y things as possible before it’s back to summer fruits once more. [Read more…]

Browned Butter Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache | Bakerita.com

Browned Butter Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Browned Butter Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache | Bakerita.comSpring break has already come and gone, in the blink of an eye. I spent mine at home in San Diego, with a brief stint in San Francisco.

San Francisco is amazing. I’ve been a few times, but I hadn’t spent time actually in the city exploring in a while, and oh man. It’s incredible! The food is just ridiculous. I could’ve spent hours in the ferry building, trying things from each of the amazing stores. I, of course, visited a ton of bakeries on my visit. [Read more…]

Almond Banana Bread from Bakerita.com | A delicious recipe that's gluten-free, refined sugar free, and paleo.

Almond Banana Bread

Almond Banana Bread from Bakerita.com | A delicious recipe that's gluten-free, refined sugar free, and paleo.My goodness. I really want to give you guys a good recipe post right now. I want to write something long, and inspiring, or at least entertaining.

But…I want to do that less than I want to sleep.

To all other sorority girls out there, it’s polish week. Or work week, or prep week, or whatever you call the week before recruitment.

If you’ve gone through it, well, you know that it is exhausting! Fun, because I’ve been with my sisters non-stop, but we’ve also been going long hours and I need to sleep! So, unfortunately, all your getting out of me tonight is a kick-ass recipe for paleo, refined sugar free, gluten free, delicious almond banana bread. [Read more…]


Pumpkin Quick Bread

Pumpkin is a totally underrated flavor. For me, it defines comfort. But, um, hello?! Who decided you’re only allowed to have this perfectly delicious flavor in October and November?! It’s taboo to see pumpkin this early in the year. But you know what? I’m breaking the rules. Why? I wanted pumpkin bread. It’s cold and rainy outside and I said you know what food rules? Go away, because I’m making pumpkin bread even if it is February.

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Pear Spice Cakes with Brown Butter Glaze

Pear Spice Cakes with Browned Butter Glaze

These Pear Spice Cakes are soft, sweet, and fruity, and the Brown Butter Glaze adds a touch of sweetness and flavor that sends these over the top.

I think I could seriously live on fruit. I absolutely love it, and I’m pretty sure that there isn’t one fruit that I have tried and haven’t liked. Even the more obscure fruits like pomegranates, starfruit and persimmon have made their way through my kitchen and into my mouth. I love the tangy sweetness of Granny Smith apples, the refreshing juiciness of the summertime berries, and the fuzzy exterior of peaches. Nothing can replace the bite that stings your tongue as you bite into a slice of pineapple or the juice that inevitable flows down your face after sinking your teeth into a succulent nectarine.
Fruit, in my life, is irreplaceable. I mean, healthy and delicious? What more could a girl ask for? However…you’re going to be surprised at me. The one fruit I had never, ever tried before last weekend was a pear.

A pear…really. Not some weird vamointalogh fruit that you can only get in the southeast waters of Asia. Just a good ole’ pear. How odd, huh?

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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Okay guys. I need help. I decided to make this blog legit. I want a domain. I want a super nice camera. I want to be a better writer. I want to have people actually reading this. But what I NEED is a better blog name. So, in order for this to happen I need sugestions. I’m horrible at thinking of stuff like this so the more help I get, the better it’ll be. Sound good? Sounds good.

Anyways – hit me up at [email protected] with ideas or tweet them at me @rachbakes or @rachconn; k?!!?!

I got a domain already. You’re currently on it. :)

Moving on – I made something beyond delicious the other day. It’s not my recipe, although I did tweek it a bit to suit my chocoholic taste buds. You can thank Emily at visionsofsugarplum.com (check out her blog if you’re not already obsessed with it) for this fabulous recipe.

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