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Glazed Grapefruit Bundt Cake

 Glazed Grapefruit Bundt Cake via The Baker Chick

If you’ve ever been pregnant, you probably know that everyone loves to ask if you’ve had any cravings. For the most part- my pregnancy has been rather boring in that department as once my first trimester ended I’ve been into eating pretty much everything. For the last two weeks though, it has been all about one thing- citrus. I’ve been pretty obsessed. I always feel thirsty and a juicy orange or clementine or grapefruit seems to always sound good. I think I’ve gone through 3 of those crates of clementines in the last two weeks and I just got another. Thank goodness it’s so in season right now because I truly can’t get enough.   Glazed Grapefruit Bundt Cake via The Baker Chick


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Gooey Lemon Blondies

 Gooey Lemon Blondies via The Baker Chick

I couldn’t let too many days of the new year go by without sharing a sweet treat now could I? To me- the winter months are always about citrus- bright, slightly tart and fruity desserts that somehow seem lighter than the rich, chocolatey alternative. Also, am I the only one who finds the brightness of citrus a ray of sunshine during the otherwise dreary weeks of winter?  Gooey Lemon Blondies via The Baker Chick


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Lemon Cream Pavlovas

 Lemon Cream Pavlovas via The Baker Chick

I recently polled my Facebook page for ideas of summer recipes that are light and refreshing. I got some wonderful feedback and feel newly fueled with inspiration to get me through the summer months. The general consensus was lots of summer fruits, berries and of course bright and refreshing lemon!

I’ve been wanting to make pavlova again with a new twist, as it is in my opinion one of the loveliest and lightest desserts out there. I had a vision of the crisp, chewy and airy meringue with tart lemon curd and fluffy whipped cream- which kinda sounded like the best part of lemon meringue pie without a crust. I remember the Berry Pavlova I made last year being so light that I almost ate it all myself. I remedied that by breaking this one down into smaller portions. 6 perfectly sized desserts that are so light & bright they scream nothing but summer.  Lemon Cream Pavlovas via The Baker Chick


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Key Lime Cheesecake

 Key Lime Cheesecake via The Baker Chick

So I guess you could say I’m on a bit of a citrus kick. What can I say? The bright, tart flavors remind me of warmer weather and right now that’s all I can think about. I for one am over these dreary days and looking forward to crisp spring mornings that are just around the corner. Also- my grocery store happened to have a bag of adorable key limes for sale (which never happens) so I just had to buy them.

 Key Lime Cheesecake via The Baker Chick

 Key Lime Cheesecake via The Baker Chick


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Chewy Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies

 Chewy Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies via The Baker Chick

Once I started my blog, and pretty much had a running stock of treats lingering in my apartment I made a vow to stop buying desserts when out and about in the city. You see, I used to be that girl that would seek out every new bakery and spend my days walking around the city with a cupcake/cookie/brownie from here or there. I’m not saying that I never eat treats when I’m out, but eating my own sweet creations at home seems to satisfy my sweet tooth for now.

Anyway, back in my pre-blog days, I had a mild obsession with the Lemon White Chocolate Chip cookie from Whole Foods. I’d find excuses to end up in Union Square only to peek in and see if they had any of these delicious cookies left. They were just so wonderfully chewy and lemony and perfect. I’d tuck it away in my already heavy bag and take little nibbles throughout the day. I’ve been dreaming about this cookie for weeks and I have to say that I’ve finally found a recipe that is as good or even better!

 Chewy Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies via The Baker Chick

Like other drop cookies these are easy as can be and are made and out of the oven in 20 minutes. They are both sweet and a teeny bit tart and so soft and chewy in the center. Now that I have this recipe I can’t wait to make them again and again. (Maybe next time with some macadamia nuts tossed in?)

 Chewy Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies via The Baker Chick