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Sweet and Salty Layer Cake

 Sweet and Salty Layer Cake via The Baker Chick

Have you ever had a dream about a cake? I actually have dreamed about several desserts in the last few years and this beauty was one of them. I woke up super excited to make a cake that involved ground up potato chips and pretzels in the frosting! Yup- this chocolate cake is topped with thick caramel sauce, and a sweet & salty frosting concoction that has the most amazing flavor. Sweet,salty, almost savory with some delicious crunchy bits. This cake was everything I imagined it would be and more.  Sweet and Salty Layer Cake via The Baker Chick


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Perfect Homemade Pizza Crust

 Perfect Homemade Pizza Crust via The Baker Chick

One of my New Years Resolutions was to bake more homemade bread. After mastering pita, I felt like the natural next step is a really delicious, classic pizza crust. Middle of the road- not too thick or too thin, crisp but also chewy… you know- that pizza crust that will house years of pizzas for my family. Is it weird I already have this vision of Friday pizza night becoming a household tradition? Perfect Homemade Pizza Crust via The Baker Chick


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Blood Orange Curd Bars

 Blood Orange Curd Bars via The Baker Chick

It’s January and you should be expecting at least one recipe per week that involves juicy, citrus, goodness. Are we Ok with this? I was lucky enough to find a bag of perfect looking blood oranges at Trader Joes last week and they were just begging to be juiced and baked into something so here it is. Blood Orange Curd Bars via The Baker Chick


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Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies for Two

 Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies for Two via The Baker Chick

This is the time of year when it’s popular to cut out sugar and replace it with salad and green juice right? No don’t get me wrong, I happen to love salad AND green juice, but I also think a little dessert is Ok. I’ve always been someone who prefers to allow sweets in small quantities vs. cutting them out all together, so portion control is a must. When I have a sweet craving, I love being able to bake up a small bit of something I love without 2 dozen cookies sitting around, waiting to be given away to friends and neighbors.

 Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies for Two via The Baker Chick

 Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies for Two via The Baker Chick


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Lemon Greek Yogurt Pound Cake

 Lemon Greek Yogurt Pound Cake via The Baker Chick

It’s January 5th, you guys are cool to be back to sweets again right? I tried to crank out a healthier recipe for you today, but then I made this amazing pound cake over the weekend and I just couldn’t wait to share. I do have some non-dessert recipe plans for this month, but for today it’s all about this super luscious lemon-y cake.

 Lemon Greek Yogurt Pound Cake via The Baker Chick

 Lemon Greek Yogurt Pound Cake via The Baker Chick


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Best of 2014- Your and My Favorites

 Best of 2014  Your and My Favorites via The Baker Chick

Happy New Years Eve! I cannot believe this year is over! Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was waddling around, as pregnant as can be, spending New Years Eve 2013 in my PJs on the couch? I have to say, without a doubt, that 2014 was the most wonderful year of my life. I was meant to be a mother and giving birth to Hugo was not only the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but it gave me my little love, who brings me more joy than I could ever know. He also  made doing the simplest of tasks a huge challenge, so the fact that I was able to keep the blog afloat for the whole year is something I’m pretty proud of.

The most popular posts this year include many of my personal favorites as well. This year I focused a lot on simple, quick recipes, with some more elaborate ones thrown in here and there. Here are the top 10!  Best of 2014  Your and My Favorites via The Baker Chick