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Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

 Peanut Butter Cup Blondies via The Baker Chick

Hugo & I are hosting a sweet sign language class at our apartment these days and it’s adorable. 6 Mamas, 6 Babies, one great teacher and lots of learning- super cute right?  I love having everyone over- not only is it extremely convenient to not have to leave during these bitter cold afternoons, but I get a chance to give people baked goods which is the lifelong struggle I seem to deal with. :) I whipped these up for last week’s class and they were a total hit. What’s not to like? Chewy blondie, creamy peanut butter, rich chocolate- are you already sold on these ?  Peanut Butter Cup Blondies via The Baker Chick


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The only Roast Chicken recipe you ever need

 The only Roast Chicken recipe you ever need via The Baker Chick

Over the last 4 years I’ve shared over 200 dessert recipes with you, and throughout that time I’ve been asked one question time and again: “What do you really eat?” I get it. I mean- it seems ludicrous to have that many sweets in the house and obviously if I know how to bake I must be cooking too right? Well not exactly… until recently I have always been a “cook 1/2x a week person,” relying heavily on the convenience of NYC takeout. You can pretty much have anything delivered any time of day so after a day of baking, I’d often feel less than excited about yet another kitchen project so we’d find ourselves eating Pad See Ew or BBQ from our local place.

Having a child is a game changer though. I’ve mentioned this before, but I really love cooking now more than ever. Having 3 people share a meal, (even one of them tiny,) really gives me the motivation to prepare good food for my family. This chicken my friends, is just too good. My dear friend Tricia shared the recipe with me shortly before Hugo was born, and we’ve made it dozens of times since then. She described it as the meal that makes you feel like Superwoman and man is it true. Considering how easy this thing is to make, it sure is impressive. Serve it with a green salad or some roasted veggies and you have yourself one amazing dinner.  The only Roast Chicken recipe you ever need via The Baker Chick


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Snickerdoodle Blondies

This post was originally posted 3/31/2011 but was re-vamped and updated 2/20/2015!
It wasn’t until the last few years that I discovered how much I love snickerdoodles. For some reason, these weren’t cookies I really tried much as a kid. My guess is that’s because my Mom pretty much only baked cookies that involved natural sugar and whole wheat flour, so many standard treats were left a mystery.  As an adult though- I love them. There is something about cinnamon sugar that just makes everything better. And while I love making the cookies too, nothing beats the ease of spreading some batter in a pan and calling it a day.  Snickerdoodle Blondies via The Baker Chick

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Double Chocolate Cookies with Sea Salt

 Double Chocolate Cookies with Sea Salt via The Baker Chick

What is your go to bitter cold/too frigid to go outside activity? Without a doubt, when it’s a nasty day outside and I’m cooped up with Hugo, my favorite thing to do is crank up the oven and bake some cookies. Thick, chewy, sweet & salty cookies with a tall glass of milk, to me- perfection.

These here cookies are just that- perfect. The edges are crispy, the middles are super chewy, and they have rich dark chocolate taste. Andy called them “brownie cookies,” and I’d have to agree that’s almost exactly what these are. Chewy, gooey, dunk them in milk goodness.   Double Chocolate Cookies with Sea Salt via The Baker Chick


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Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuits

 Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuits via The Baker Chick

Hooray! Part two of the Skillet Supper Series is here! I guess we could rename it the “Easy Dinner Series” or the “Ready In Less Than An Hour Dinner Series,” but either way- it’s happening. This meal is a family favorite over here, because not much is more comforting on a cold winter’s day than a warm bowl of creamy chicken & veggies topped with cheesy biscuits. Both my boys adored this super satisfying, filling meal and it’s really so simple to make!

In true one- pot fashion, I used my skillet for everything, starting with cooking the chicken and veggies in some broth, then making the cream sauce, and finally baking the whole thing up. I whipped up an easy drop biscuit batter and dolloped in on top.  After baking for about 15 minutes the most delicious bubbly dinner was ready to be served- comforting, quick & delicious- what more could you want?  Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuits via The Baker Chick


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Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pancakes

 Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pancakes via The Baker Chick

Are you a fan of breakfast in bed? I can’t say that I’ve ever actually had it, (well besides room service I suppose,) but never in my own bed. Am I the only one who finds the whole concept kinda weird? I love the thoughtfulness of the gesture, but the last place I want breakfast is on my white bedding. I also am not one to want to eat until I have 15 minutes to enjoy my coffee, so I prefer a romantic meal say 25 minutes after waking….at the table.

 Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pancakes via The Baker Chick

 Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pancakes via The Baker Chick


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Mini Flourless Chocolate Cakes

 Mini Flourless Chocolate Cakes via The Baker Chick

Valentine’s Week is officially here! Chances are you fall into one of the following camps- into V-Day or not into V-Day. I’m not really into the holiday in general, but I’m extremely into chocolate and any holiday that celebrates with hearts and sugar may be my  favorite.  I couldn’t let a year go by without something over-the-top rich and decadent for this occasion so I hope you’re as excited as I am!

 Mini Flourless Chocolate Cakes via The Baker Chick

 Mini Flourless Chocolate Cakes via The Baker Chick


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Red Velvet Cheesecake Bundt Cake

 Red Velvet Cheesecake Bundt Cake via The Baker Chick

I was just caught by my husband eating this cake in the dark kitchen.  We have this running joke about my leftover baked goods. I say I don’t want any more and that he should portion off how much he wants and I’ll get rid of the rest…. every single time I end up being caught red handed taking a few bites of his portion. What can I say?? It’s dang good and even better after sitting in the fridge overnight.  Red Velvet Cheesecake Bundt Cake via The Baker Chick


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Hugo’s (barely sweetened) Banana Pineapple Smash Cake

 Hugos (barely sweetened) Banana Pineapple Smash Cake  via The Baker Chick

The Baker Baby turned one last week and of course his Baker Mama had to make him a lil’ birthday cake. I’ve been dreaming up this one for awhile and it was the perfect little semi-sweet confection for my little man. I really didn’t want to give him something super sugary because he doesn’t know the difference and since this was his first anything sweet I figured he’d be happy either way. (Spoiler alert- he was!)  Hugos (barely sweetened) Banana Pineapple Smash Cake  via The Baker Chick