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Cherry Bakewell Tart

With a crisp and buttery shortbread crust, cherry jam, and an almond frangipane sponge layer, this Cherry Bakewell Tart is a perfect breakfast or dessert.

Cherry Bakewell Tart: a buttery shortbread crust, cherry jam, and almond frangipane sponge combine for a perfect not-so-sweet dessert or breakfast treat. {Bunsen Burner Bakery} #bakewelltart #bakewell #almond #cherry #dessert #breakfastA long, long time ago (we’re talking a decade here), I participated in monthly challenges with a group known as the Daring Bakers.  Each month, someone would select a recipe that was either a bit off the beaten path or something a little more challenging.  Then everyone would make a version and discuss the results.

There was a even a Daring Cooks side of things, too.  (I could sure use that now to spice up the dinner rut we’re stuck in!)

Cherry Bakewell Tart: a buttery shortbread crust, cherry jam, and almond frangipane sponge combine for a perfect not-so-sweet dessert or breakfast treat. {Bunsen Burner Bakery} #bakewelltart #bakewell #almond #cherry #dessert #breakfast

Participation in the group encouraged me to try many things I don’t particularly like enough to make by hand (French macarons, cannoli shells) or things that require so much time, it’s just plain easier to buy them in the store (puff pastry, phyllo dough).

May 2018 iPhonetography

After our completely chaotic, change-inducing April, it was nice to step back, relax, and adjust to live as a family of four (six with...

Blueberry Rhubarb Pie (Bluebarb Pie)

Move over, strawberries — there’s a new perfect pairing for rhubarb.  Full of juicy blueberries, this blueberry rhubarb pie is the perfect early summer...

Giant Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

Whether you call it a cookie cake, cookie pizza, or a giant oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, this super easy, crowd-pleasing dessert is a winner! ...
Sheet Pan Mini Meatloaves: A childhood comfort food, upgraded with a little extra zing, and cooked on one sheet pan in just 20 minutes. Perfect for make ahead meal prep! {Bunsen Burner Bakery} #meatloaf #sheetpan #glutenfree #dinner

Sheet Pan Mini Meatloaves

Mini meatloaves cook are on the table in just 30 minutes – the perfect weeknight dinner!  A childhood comfort food, upgraded with a little...

April 2018 iPhonetography

April may have very well been the busiest, most change-inducing month of my life. All within a 30 day span: new baby (welcome, Brielle!)...
Almond Blueberry Breakfast Cake: a light buttermilk blueberry cake with an almond streusel toping, perfect for breakfast or as as a not-so-sweet dessert. {Bunsen Burner Bakery} #breakfastcake #coffeecake #blueberrycake

Almond Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Almond blueberry breakfast cake is delicious any time of day! A light buttermilk blueberry cake with an almond streusel topping, perfect for breakfast or...
Tequila Lime Margarita Pie: Enjoy your margarita in dessert form, with a silky smooth lime custard made with tequila and triple sec and a salted graham crust. Make ahead for easy entertaining! {bunsenburnerbakery.com} #pie #margaritapie #cincodemayo #mexican

Tequila Lime Margarita Pie

Enjoy your margarita in dessert form, with this tequila lime margarita pie with a salted graham crust.  A silky smooth lime custard, made with...
Orange Creamsicle Bundt Cake: the classic childhood flavor, all grown up as a bundt cake. Orange and vanilla combine to make an extra moist, extra delicious cake, perfect for celebrating! {bunsenburnerbakery.com} #bundtcake #creamsicle #creamsiclecake

Orange Creamsicle Bundt Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SimplyMothersDay #CollectiveBias Orange lovers, this Orange Creamsicle Bundt Cake...
Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas: 20 minutes and one sheet pan are all you need for this easy make ahead weeknight dinner! {bunsenburnerbakery.com} #fajitas #steakfajitas #sheetpan #glutenfree

Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas

Get dinner on the table in 20 minutes with these easy, make ahead sheet pan steak fajitas. Don’t forget all your favorite fajita toppings!...