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Bacon Egg & Cheese Breakfast Braid

 Bacon Egg & Cheese Breakfast Braid via The Baker Chick
Life with a baby means meals are often thrown together without much thought. Breakfast especially gets the shaft around here- I’m lucky if I get to scarf down a yogurt with my morning coffee. Anything I can do to do any advance prep makes my whole day start on a good note. Freezer to toaster oven is especially convenient which is one of many reasons I adore this recipe.

If I were hosting a brunch party I would love this to be front and center. It is everything good: crispy, crusty bread full of salty bacon, fluffy scrambled eggs, grated cheddar cheese and in my case some sautéed peppers. It is of course customizable and would be wonderful with any other meats, cheeses, veggies or herbs that you have around. Bacon Egg & Cheese Breakfast Braid via The Baker Chick


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Mini Berry Cheesecakes

 Mini Berry Cheesecakes via The Baker Chick

I feel like I have the next few days to post any recipes containing summer ingredients and then they are banned for good, to be replaced by apples, pumpkin and all things cozy. The moment September rolls around it seems like a mad rush for anything fall am I right? Now don’t get me wrong- I adore autumn and everything that comes with it- (football, pumpkin beer, leaves changing for starters,) but I suddenly feel like I have way too many summer recipes that I had planned to make but never got to. Why are things so hard to accomplish with a baby sometimes?

Luckily having my Mama in town last weekend meant I had a chance to get some baking done, and since it was also her birthday I knew that her favorite dessert, cheesecake, had to happen. And mini? Even better! Mini Berry Cheesecakes via The Baker Chick


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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