Lemon Cream Pie Bites

These Lemon Cream Pie Bites may be tiny, but they’re bursting with bright lemon flavor. Lemon curd and whipped cream are the stars of these bite-sized pies – no baking required!

These Lemon Cream Pie Bites may be tiny, but they're bursting with bright lemon flavor. Lemon curd and whipped cream are the stars of these bite-sized pies - no baking required!We’re having a big celebration today! What’s the occasion, you ask? Well, three of my incredible blogging friends are having babies, and if that’s not worth celebrating with a big blog bash full of bite sized desserts and appetizers, I don’t know what is.

I could go on and on about how much it means to have great blogging friends when you’re a blogger, and I’m sure every blogger reading this is nodding their head in agreement. Blogging is a solo activity, but when you have like-minded bloggers to chat with, they become your coworkers. [Read more…]

Frozen Lemon Cream Tart with Browned Butter Crust

This simple Frozen Lemon Cream Tart with Browned Butter Crust is rich in texture and flavor, and super refreshing on a hot day! You’ll love this easy recipe.

This simple Frozen Lemon Cream Tart with Browned Butter Crust is rich in texture and flavor, and super refreshing on a hot day! You'll love this easy recipe.This crust is seriously one of my favorite things, probably ever. It ranks right up there with peanut butter (as mentioned in my last post) and taking long walks in nice parks and listening to podcasts. If you like browned butter, (and let’s be honest, if you’ve had it, you probably love it) you’ll seriously enjoy this.

This crust is flaky and buttery, with that rich deep flavor that comes from browning the butter slowly. It has a shortbread-like texture that has just the right amount of bite and crumbles into deliciousness as soon as you take a bite. It’s melt-in-your-mouth good. [Read more…]

Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake

This Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake is light and airy, with a pure vanilla scent from the vanilla beans flavoring the cake. It’s the perfect light dessert when served with berries and whipped cream.

This Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake is light and airy, with a pure vanilla scent from the vanilla beans flavoring the cake. It's the perfect light dessert when served with berries and whipped cream.My thesis is done! This past Friday, my team presented to our client and turned in our 50+ page report. Phew. Felt so good.

My thesis class, strategic consulting, was pretty unique in that we consulted with actual businesses. We were in teams of three and consulted with companies, big and small, and developed strategic recommendations for their businesses, for them to actually implement. It was an incredibly cool process and so valuable to be so hands on with a company. [Read more…]

Berry Tart with Brown Butter Shortbread Crust

This Berry Tart is made with a rich Brown Butter Shortbread Crust, and has the berries in the shape of an American flag to celebrate the Fourth of July!

This Berry Tart is made with a rich Brown Butter Shortbread Crust, and has the berries in the shape of an American flag to celebrate the Fourth of July!It’s July! This is crazy. How has so much time passed?? I can’t believe things are already getting patriotic once again, and red, white and blue everything is already back covering my Pinboards. People are so darn creative with these things, I always have a hard time thinking of a recipe to throw into the ring! I’m so terrible about getting up holiday-relevant posts in time, but I worked extra hard to make sure that I got a Fourth of July post up for you guys. And it’s a GOOD one too.

This crust isn’t new to Bakerita.com, but it’s definitely a throwback to the early days. This Browned Butter Dulce De Leche Tart isn’t photographed the most beautifully, but it tastes amazing. This crust recipe (which actually used to be a cookie recipe when I first found it) makes everything it touches turn into gold…not really, but you know, close. It’s rich and buttery (as all things with brown butter are), and it stays wonderfully crunchy and flavorful under the whipped cream and berries. [Read more…]

Oreo Cake

This Oreo Cake has two layers a rich, moist chocolate cake filled and covered in a light Oreo whipped cream frosting! It makes a great birthday cake.

This Oreo Cake has two layers a rich, moist chocolate cake filled and covered in a light Oreo whipped cream frosting! It makes a great birthday cake.This Oreo Cake…well, it’s heaven.

This cake, my peanut butter mousse pie, and many other treats I haven’t shared (yet!), were all made in the same 4 day period.

Every night, after we ate dinner, my dad, my best friend Paige, and I would be sitting on the couch, watching TV, or a movie, or doing whatever, and at some point, one of us would walk over and bring out the cake and the pie. The three of us would stand around the counter, shaving off small slices of each. And more small slices, and more, until we were all so full of chocolate, peanut butter, and oreos that we thought we would burst. [Read more…]

Caramel-Glazed Apple Cake with Caramel Whipped Cream

This Caramel-Glazed Apple Cake is an amazingly moist and delicious apple cake full of spices and topped with caramel sauce and caramel whipped cream!

This Caramel-Glazed Apple Cake is an amazingly moist and delicious apple cake full of spices and topped with caramel sauce and caramel whipped cream!

Being from Southern California, I had never really, truly experienced “fall” until this year. Venturing up to college in Tacoma, Washington, one of the things I was most excited to experience was the weather. Weather, I have come to know, as being cold, wet, and dark. Yes, I admit, I do miss the California sunshine. [Read more…]

5 Ingredient Chocolate Whipped Cream Tart

This easy Chocolate Whipped Cream Tart has a chocolate chip cookie crust and a creamy, whipped filling! This tart comes together quickly, and has only 5 ingredients.

This easy Chocolate Whipped Cream Tart has a chocolate chip cookie crust and a creamy, whipped filling! This tart comes together quickly, and has only 5 ingredients.

So, you know those tiny, crunchy cookies that you can buy at Costco or Trader Joe’s? Well, I buy those all the time. My excuse is always “but I’m going to make something with them!” to my hesistant parents.

We always go home with the cookies, and they end up being eaten without ever being transformed into something new. So, last week, at Trader Joe’s I bought the cookies and vowed that I actually would make something with them this time. I had been dreaming about turning them into a crust for some sort of pie/tart, but I couldn’t decide what to put inside of it!

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