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The Naked Baker has made its move from WordPress hosted to self hosted!

The change actually happened a few months ago, but somehow I forgot to tell you all about it. I’ve managed to save your emails if you have subscribed for email updates about posts to this site, and will enter them into our new database. Expect an email confirmation from our new service, Feedburner, this weekend.

The new site is www.thenakedbakerkitchen.com, go have a look!


Published in: on November 24, 2010 at 8:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

Blueberry Mascarpone Turnovers

I was watching Giada on the Food Network the other day and she put together some interesting little turnovers filled with fresh blueberries and mascarpone cheese.  I used that as a starting point for these little sweets adding a bit of maple and cooking down the berries into a thick and concentrated sauce before mixing in with the cheese.


Published in: on July 25, 2010 at 9:26 am  Comments (2)  

Cozy Bourbon Bread Pudding

For when you just need to be cozy all day.  It’s like French Toast that doesn’t get yucky after breakfast and is totally acceptable to eat all day long, hot or cold, with ice cream, whipped cream, a tall glass of milk or a little (or big) glass of bourbon.  And it’s surprisingly easy to make.


Published in: on July 24, 2010 at 11:57 am  Leave a Comment  

Peach Pie

Hope you all had a fantastic 4th of July weekend and ate lots and lots of food.  I told you before that my favorite thing to bake was pie, and one of my favorite pies to bake is peach.  Now that it’s summer and the peaches are plump, whip one of these babies up to share with all your favorite people.  It makes a great breakfast too!


Published in: on July 7, 2010 at 2:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

Summer Strawberry Dessert

This is a super easy summer dessert that can be made partially ahead and is perfect for serving lots of hungry friends and family after a killer 4th of July BBQ.


Published in: on July 4, 2010 at 8:01 am  Leave a Comment  

Hey Guys!! I’m Alive! With Cookies!


I know you were worried, but I’m here… not kidnapped, or mangled somewhere on the side of the road, or eaten by a tiger, or GOD FORBID cut off from my beloved internetz… and not only am I informing you of my non-death today, I’m also going to show you how to bake something! Woooo!!!

These cookies taste like those little Ferrero Rocher chocolate balls you get in your stocking at xmas! The original recipe, from Martha, didn’t call for chocolate chips, but they definitely need them.  Eat these with your coffee in the morning, because who doesn’t like cookies for breakfast!?


Published in: on July 2, 2010 at 12:19 pm  Comments (1)  

Perfect Summer Dinner

I had a dinner party recently.  It was nice.  All two of my friends came.  I got to cook for them and sip wine and chat about all kinds of girly things.  We may have listened to a little Jay-Z.  One thing that I love about my friends… is that they love cheese.  So, in honor of summer and the beautiful fresh peaches that are finally available, and in honor of my cheese loving girls, our theme was Peaches and Cheese.

Here was the menu:

Sweet Baguette and Dante Cheese

Baby Spinach Salad and Grilled Peaches Stuffed with Pecan Goat Cheese

Inside Out Summer Cannoli with Carmelized Peaches


Published in: on June 12, 2010 at 11:59 am  Comments (1)  

Breaking in a new Kitchen with Salmon

My parents just had their house remodeled and their kitchen is beautiful.  I went down for a visit over memorial day and helped my dad break it in.  We made salmon.  It was delicious.  And you can make delicious salmon too, as long as you buy it as fresh as possible.


Published in: on June 11, 2010 at 12:44 pm  Comments (1)  

National Donut Day and My Week in Food Porn!

Hi! Happy Donut Day! If I haven’t made it clear enough here and here, I love a fresh, yummy donut every once in awhile.  Treat yourself to one today and celebrate! Woo woo!

In other news, since school let out I’ve been doing a lot of, uh…


Published in: on June 4, 2010 at 2:44 pm  Comments (4)  

Fried Chickpea Tacos

After reading about seasoned and fried chickpeas over at Aggie’s Kitchen, I just had to try these.  These little beans are so versatile and I’ve used them to make hummus, veggie patties, soup, and salads, but have never even thought of breading and frying them.

Rather than try the suggested Cajun style seasoning, I decided to use my trusty “Organic Taco Seasoning” and fry these up to replace the ground beef in some vegetarian tacos.  It was a great success!


Published in: on May 30, 2010 at 12:47 pm  Comments (3)