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Peach Buttermilk Upside Down Cake

 Peach Buttermilk Upside Down Cake via The Baker Chick

Dear New York in the summer, I forgive you. 

I know in the majority  of my blog posts I have complained about your stinky, humid, too-hot-for-anything ways, but you have made it all right this year. It’s been much more pleasant than my first 8 summers and turning my oven on has not been half bad. This better mean you will be nicer this winter too as this past one was just stupid.

Thanks a bunch,

Audra Peach Buttermilk Upside Down Cake via The Baker Chick


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Caramel Mocha Ice Cream Cupcakes

 Caramel Mocha Ice Cream Cupcakes via The Baker Chick

Do you have certain fast-food chain menu items that you were/are obsessed with? Like something that for several years you always had to have when passing by said chain? I have a couple..as a kid it was a Burger King chicken sandwich. I haven’t had one in years but my memory of them is that they were the single most delicious thing on the planet. As a 19 year old though, my obsession changed. I was in college, way too sophisticated for fast food, and very into frozen coffee drinks. Namely, a Caramel Frappuccino from Starbucks. It was my real first taste of coffee and I liked it blended, sweet and creamy- (pretty much not tasting like coffee at all right?)

Anyway, that obsession only lasted a couple years and fifty-some blended coffees later, but I’ll always remember that first sip of frozen, caramel-y, shopped cream goodness. Now I’m a no sugar-just cream in my coffee kind of girl, but I still have a thing for that oh so good flavor combo- enter these cupcakes! Caramel Mocha Ice Cream Cupcakes via The Baker Chick


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Raspberry Brown Butter Bars

 Raspberry Brown Butter Bars via The Baker Chick

This has been the weirdest week ever. No routine, everything has been off, and bizarre (and also exciting) things are happening left and right. Ever have a week like that? Tuesday was particularly odd. Rainy day, no plans, no Andy all day, just me trying to entertain Hugo as he tries to crawl to every power cord and outlet in the apartment. (How do they know what is off limits!?) Then we find out that we booked a national commercial the two of us! (It shoots today actually.) So yesterday I went and signed my life away (it felt like,) to join the Screen Actor’s Guild! After all my years as an actor in this city it is so cool that I’ve finally joined. So anyway- lets hope Hugo behaves today- I’ll share a link of the commercial when it airs!

 Raspberry Brown Butter Bars via The Baker Chick

 Raspberry Brown Butter Bars via The Baker Chick


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Lactation Cookies (Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip with Butterscotch!)

 Lactation Cookies (Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip with Butterscotch!) via The Baker Chick

Ok- I admit this may be the weirdest cookie I’ve posted on The Baker Chick. I am aware that this recipe may only be appealing to a very specific demographic, but rather than emailing the recipe out with all my notes scribbled in, I figured this is my blog and I’ll post breastfeeding cookies if I want to!! (Last week was breasfeeding awareness month so thereyago.)

A dear friend of mine has been working to up her milk supply and so I thought I’d bake her up a special batch of delicious, chewy, oatmeal, chocolate chip & butterscotch cookies that happen to have a few ingredients that help boost supply: Oatmeal, flax meal (easy to find,) and brewers yeast (harder to find but I bought a huge jar from Amazon.) Lactation Cookies (Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip with Butterscotch!) via The Baker Chick


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Fudgy Zucchini Brownies

 Fudgy Zucchini Brownies via The Baker Chick

I put green vegetables in your brownies- please don’t hate me.

I know this generally isn’t my MO, and I tend to be more of the veggies are veggies and treats are treats mindset, but what can I say- I’m all about being unpredictable over here.  Now I like a nice slice of zucchini bread as much as the next girl, but I was just has leery about my frosted fudgy treats having two whole zucchini in them as you may be, but let me tell you- these brownies are goooood. Like- not good for having a veggie in them, but so good that I highly doubt you or anyone you served these to could ever guess the secret ingredient. Like so good that I will definitely be making them the next time I need a quick brownie fix, whether I have a fridge full of zucchini or not. Fudgy Zucchini Brownies via The Baker Chick


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Barbecue Chicken Skillet Pizza

 Barbecue Chicken Skillet Pizza via The Baker Chick

Are you a thick or thin crust pizza person? Dare I say I’m really a fan of both? I used to think I only like cracker thin crust. Who needs that extra bread when there are fillings to be had? Well, I have to say that making my own crust that gets perfectly crispy in a cast-iron skillet is my new favorite thing! Don’t be alarmed if you see several more pan pizzas in these parts over the next few months- I love it!

 Barbecue Chicken Skillet Pizza via The Baker Chick

This pizza is full of everything good: tangy BBQ sauce, caramelized onions, tender shredded chicken,  two cheeses, more BBQ sauce and of course a drizzle of ranch dressing for good measure. We devoured this pizza in no time flat, but it is easy to make early in the day and then re-heat in the oven or toaster oven to crisp it up. Barbecue Chicken Skillet Pizza via The Baker Chick