Chocolate Strawberry Fudge Cake

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I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but the truth is that I stole it from Betty. Betty Crocker. I don’t even know how it happened—one minute I was Googling light summer dinner recipes, then the next minute I was at the grocery store loading up my cart with chocolate, heavy cream, and strawberries. Crazy how that happens. 😉 But if you’re looking for one more indulgent treat before the official start to summer (or perhaps something to take[Read more]

MANLY Cheese and Herb Beer Bread

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I was recently challenged to share a recipe that is not only easy, but manly. And well, what could be more manly than BEER? Nothing. It’s how chest hair is born. What I love about beer bread is that it takes just a handful of ingredients, you can make the dough in one bowl, and it cooks up in no time at all. Just mix and bake. Simple as that. You can also throw in any add ins that strike your[Read more]

How to Make Conchas (Mexican Sweet Bread)

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Happy Monday everyone! If there is such a thing… Today I have for you these be-a-utiful conchas! As you may or may not know, I’ve been on a bit of a Mexican kick lately as I await a much needed vacation there in May. If you missed it, here is my favorite salsa recipe. And here is my take on the drool-inducing Mexican dessert known as tres leches. But for now, take a look at these cuties: So vibrant! So sweet and fluffy![Read more]

New Backer Hacks: Homemade Butterscotch Recipe

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Happy Monday, everyone! Did you have a fantastic weekend? I’ve been so psyched about the weather here lately. The humidity is pretty much non-existent, the air is cool and crisp (at least the morning and evenings :P) and everything outside has that slightly burnt smell. I absolutely love it. I also just discovered leggings, so that’s been a bit of a new obsession. I’m so on trend, right? Sometimes I wonder if I’m even female. Speaking of embarrassing admissions, up[Read more]

Blueberry Crumble Scones: Your New Religion

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Hello lovers. You may remember how a while back I posted a recipe for some delicious Cheesy Chive-y Scones. I don’t make savory scones too often, but when I do they are usually packed with cheese and fresh herbs just like the scone gods intended. You don’t want to upset the scone gods. Today though, I’m taking a break from the savory to share with you a super easy blueberry scone complete with a sweet, oat-y crumb topping. Warning: These scones[Read more]

Blackberry Marshmallow Cake, Revisited

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You may or may not recognize this cake. When I first started this blog a few months ago I created an entry about it, but the sole surviving picture was taken long before this blog was even a twinkle in my little eye. I absolutely cringe when I look at it because the picture just really doesn’t do it justice. So I decided to make it again! Blackberries are in season anyway. 🙂 In my previous post I mentioned how I have[Read more]