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Salted Caramel No-Bake Cheesecake

 Salted Caramel No Bake Cheesecake via The Baker Chick

It’s Cheesecake Day you guys!!! Now I’m not sure if that is an actual holiday, or something my my food blogger friends made up so that we’d all make cheesecakes and post them the same day, but either way it’s happening.

It didn’t take much arm-pulling to convince me to bake something cheesecake-y delicious today- or in this case- well NOT bake anything at all. Yup- this is a no-bake cheesecake. So creamy, so lush, and no turning on the oven required! As much as I love me some baked goods even if my apartment gets toasty, it sure is nice to not have to mess with it once in awhile.

 Salted Caramel No Bake Cheesecake via The Baker Chick

 Salted Caramel No Bake Cheesecake via The Baker Chick


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My first Stitch Fix Review!

 My first Stitch Fix Review! via The Baker Chick

Hey everyone. I’m sorry I don’t have my recipe ready for you today. I had something wonderful planned, but I’m in a bit of teething/sleep regression hell and something had to give. Unfortunately yesterday it was getting my blog post up.

I will make it up to you with no less than 2 wonderful recipes this week as well as a baby post in addition to this fun one I have today!

Have you heard of Stitch Fix? If you read lots of food blogs, chances are you have. Not because it has anything to do with food, but because it seems like lots of food bloggers (and all bloggers probably,) have jumped on the band wagon and it’s become quite popular to post about it.

What is it you may ask?

Here’s the jist- Stitch Fix is like an online personal shopper. You fill out an extensive survey of your style preferences and what types of things you like to wear and a stylist hand picks 5 items to send your way. The service costs $20, but you deduct that from any of the pieces you get and choose to keep. Anything you don’t want gets sent back at no charge, and if you keep all 5 items you get 25% off!

Getting a Stitch Fix box is kinda like Christmas Morning, and it’s so fun to open it and see what they chose for you. I did it a couple times last summer when I was first pregnant, and that was pretty silly to be honest. My body was weird and changing and I had no idea what types of things I’d want for the coming months. Now that I’m back to wearing regular clothes I have zero time to shop ever so I really was excited to see what they picked for me.

I did a very rushed photo shoot with Hugo rolling around next to me so bear with the fuzzy pictures and awkward poses. I may get better at this in the coming weeks!

 My first Stitch Fix Review! via The Baker Chick

1. Polka Dot Back Cross Top- $58

I liked this top, but didn’t love it. It was a size M, and I think if it was a S it would still be loose, comfy and nursing-friendly, but maybe less frumpy? It certainly wasn’t bad- but not for $58. If I had wanted to keep all 5 items I would have gotten a 25% discount, but since I wasn’t going to keep them all anyway I just wasn’t sure.

 My first Stitch Fix Review! via The Baker Chick

2. Carlita Multi Chevron Print Maxi Dress- $78

I am such a sucker for a maxi dress- especially one that is long enough because I’m so tall. I have to say I loved this dress. The fabric is super stretchy and so comfy. Now- in these pictures it looks a little less flattering than I think it did in the mirror so maybe it’s not the best? The stripes/chevron may be a bit busy, but I loved the way it fit. The waist hit at the perfect spot and the cross over v-neck is perfect to pull down for nursing! What do you think?

 My first Stitch Fix Review! via The Baker Chick

3Kahlo Racerback Tank- $48.

Without a doubt this top was my favorite item in the fix! In fact- I wish I had 3 more shirts like this because a loose top and shorts is my favorite outfit this summer. I’m constantly on the go but don’t want anything to dressy. You can’t see it, but there is a super cute racer-back that makes it even better! This shirt feels trendy & fun while also being super comfy and easy to nurse in. (Seriously that’s the #1 thing I look for in a new clothing item!) Plus- how cute is my favorite accessory??  ;)

 My first Stitch Fix Review! via The Baker Chick

4- (Don’t mind my frazzled hair and sleepless zombie smile!) Callafia Short Sleeved Wrap Dress-$68

I also loved this dress! Now I don’t know how many occasions I’ll have to wear it in my current- home every night life style, but it seems like a classic look I’ll have for awhile don’t you think? I thought it fit like a glove and was super flattering on my body type. I found the skirt a little long for my tastes, Even two inches up would be a little more fun in my opinion, but I can always hem it myself if I choose.

Now I did get a 5th item, a pair of straight legged jeans that were $68. They really didn’t fit though so I didn’t even bother with a picture. No one needs to see a picture of a jeans muffin top and I had no desire to squeeze into them again for a pic. Ah well!

Anyway- I thought overall they did a great job picking things for me! Next time I hope for more casual “trendy mom” looks, but I kept the dresses and the tank because they really did fit so well.

If you are interested in trying Stitch Fix, please follow my referral link! I paid for these clothes myself, but if you decide to give it a try I do get credit towards my next purchase!

See you soon with treats I promise!


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Mango Lassi Popsicles

 Mango Lassi Popsicles via The Baker Chick

Summer is passing us by friends. I can’t believe it’s possible we only have a month left before fall, football and everything pumpkin is full force. I always have said I have a love/hate relationship with New York, and although sunshine is good for the soul, I am feeling good about summer closing in soon. No more baby with heat rash from 90 and humid, no more obsessing about what to do with him when it’s sunny and scorching out, and no more daily fro-yo visits. Ok-just kidding about the last one- frozen treats are definitely the best part of summer.

I bought these popsicle molds last summer and this is only my second time whipping them out. They are so fun and make frozen treats at home easy as can be. I have been obsessed with Mango Lassi for as long as I’ve been eating Indian food, and when I opened my fridge looking for inspiration and saw the ingredients waiting for me- I knew it was worth a try. Mango Lassi Popsicles via The Baker Chick


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Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Mousse Torte

 Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Mousse Torte via The Baker Chick

Oh man you guys. This dessert was too good to save to share with you guys. I had originally planned to post something else today but I was just too excited about this one to wait any longer. We devoured this yesterday at a little family cookout (I still can’t believe we get to grill out here in NYC,) and I figured you’d all want the delicious recipe too.

I’ve been eyeing this on Annie’s blog for years now, waiting for the right time to make it. What is better than a chocolate crust, creamy peanut butter filling, with crunchy bits throughout and a sprinkling of sea salt? Not much I can guarantee you and my family would agree! Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Mousse Torte via The Baker Chick


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Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

 Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream via The Baker Chick

Last week I visited my family in Wisconsin as I mentioned, and I ate an excessive amount of ice cream. I mean what else do you do in the Dairy State when your parents live 5 minutes away from the best frozen custard on the planet? I also made 2 batches of my favorite Salted Caramel Sauce which is just begging to be drizzled over some ice cream. Needless to say, I ate my weight in ice cream and couldn’t be happier.

I churned up this beauty right before leaving town and it kept Andy feeling loved the whole time he was home alone without me & Hugo. (Who got his first TWO teeth this weekend by the way- how has time gone by so quickly!?) In a way I’m glad there is no more left in the freezer because I need a small break! Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream via The Baker Chick


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Polka Dot Peach Pie

 Polka Dot Peach Pie via The Baker Chick

I warned you guys earlier that I was on a bit of a summer fruit baking kick. I have made this lovely peach pie twice now in the last two weeks and it’s just amazing. As much as I love the joy of biting into a sweet & juicy peach all summer, there’s something about warm baked peaches with flaky crust and a scoop of ice cream that’s (maybe) even better.

 Polka Dot Peach Pie via The Baker Chick

I tried something new with the pie crust decor and the verdict is still out on whether I love it or hate it. Does it kind of remind you of craters in the moon? Or a weird Freddy Kreuger-type mask? Anyway- I’m not 100% sure how I feel about the whole polka dot thing, but the pie itself is amazing and that’s all that matters. (I made a fancy lattice crust the second time I made it and that was pretty but took forever!

If I open my pie shop someday, you can bet that you’ll find peach pie on the menu all summer long. I actually normally bake my peaches into cobbler, but this was amazing as well. I love how pies are easy to transport, perfect to make ahead, and seem to represent something so classic and all-American. I loved making this for the 4th of July with my young cousin from Jordan, teacher her and my Auntie how to make pie crust and weave a lattice. I’m such a sucker for passing along kitchen secrets! Polka Dot Peach Pie via The Baker Chick