My Best Chili

This recipe for My Best Chili is a major favorite around here! It’s a hearty, warming chili made with ground beef, bacon, sausage, and just the right amount of kick.

This recipe for My Best Chili is a major favorite around here! It's a hearty, warming chili made with ground beef, bacon, sausage, and just the right amount of kick.Talk about a throw back, you guys. I bet you’re guessing you’re on the wrong website right now…right?? 😁 Chili is not usually my typically fare…but, little known to most, lurking in the back of my recipe archives, are a couple savory recipes lurking around.

I posted the recipe for my “best chili” way back in December of 2010, only a couple of months after Bakerita was founded. I shared more savory recipes back then, and because I was a new blogger, my pictures could only be described as terrible.

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Ricotta Heirloom Tomato Tart (Gluten Free)

This Ricotta Heirloom Tomato Tart has a gluten-free cornmeal crust and basil ricotta filling, topped with beautiful heirloom tomatoes! This simple tart makes a wonderful appetizer, lunch, or dinner.

This Ricotta Heirloom Tomato Tart has a gluten-free cornmeal crust and basil ricotta filling, topped with beautiful heirloom tomatoes! This simple tart makes a wonderful appetizer, lunch, or dinner.Okay as promised, before we get to talking about this swoon-worthy ricotta heirloom tomato tart, I’m going to finish telling you about my Eurotrip! We left off leaving Malta, heading off the Italy…

Sicily was the first stop in Italy, and we ventured from port to Taormina, a precious Italian town perched in the hills overlooking the ocean. We explored the town, wandering through the pedestrian-only streets and window shopping, before having a delicious pizza lunch and gelato (when in Italy, right?) and heading back to the boat. [Read more…]

Easy Brie Bites

These Easy Brie Bites have only four ingredients, but make a delicious appetizer that you won’t be able to get enough of! Gooey brie and crunchy smokehouse almonds make this simple appetizer recipe shine. 

These Easy Brie Bites have only four ingredients, but make a delicious appetizer that you won't be able to get enough of! Gooey brie and crunchy smokehouse almonds make this simple appetizer recipe shine. Raise your hand if you like football! Okay…now raise your hand if you like watching football especially when there are delicious snacky foods around to eat. Hands up? Yeah, me too.

I think most football lovers know that one of the best things on game day, close behind cheering for your favorite team, is filling your tummy with easy to eat, usually-cheesy snacks. The best kinds of snacks are the ones that are so easy, you can throw them together during a commercial break and they’ll be done by the following commercial break. [Read more…]

Cheddar, Apple and Bacon Waffles

This Cheddar, Apple and Bacon Waffle is a sweet and savory spin on your favorite breakfast indulgence. Served with sautéed apples and syrup for an unforgettable breakfast or brunch!

This Cheddar, Apple and Bacon Waffle is a sweet and savory spin on your favorite breakfast indulgence. Served with sautéed apples and syrup for an unforgettable breakfast or brunch!Well, it’s done. Yesterday was my last day of college classes. All I have left to do now is finish my finals (all of which are take home exams – thank you professors!!) and graduate. That’s it. It’s surreal.

As for the post grad part, it looks like I’ll be heading back down to San Diego again! Doing what is to be determined, but I am ditching the clouds and rain of the Pacific Northwest and heading back to the sunshine. I’m definitely going to miss the rain and the clouds though, and the city, and my college campus. [Read more…]

Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread

This Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread features soft layers of homemade bread loaded with tomato sauce, cheese, and pepperoni for an appetizer that’s sure to be a fan favorite.

This Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread features soft layers of homemade bread loaded with tomato sauce, cheese, and pepperoni for an appetizer that's sure to be a fan favorite.A certain big game is coming up in just three short weeks for us American football fans. A game that celebrates American spirit, enthusiasm for whatever team you call your own, and the opportunity to be with friends, drink beer, and eat excessive amounts of great food.

While my team is officially out of the race to the Superbowl (c’mon Chargers, step it up this year!), I’m still majorly in it for the food. The best kind of Superbowl food is the kind that’s shareable, delicious, and typically covered with too much cheese. This Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread totally fits all of those criteria. [Read more…]

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…]