Chocolate Financier Layer Cake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream and Berries {Gluten-Free} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

In my experience as a food blogger, one of two things happens when you sit down to write a post. The first is that some sort of intro pops into your head, you start typing, and it all pretty much works out from there. The second is that you sit down, you stare at a blank screen […]

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Blackberry Mint Mimosa

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Blackberry Mint Mimosa - a summery spin on the classic mimosa that makes perfect use of the season's fresh produce. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

One of my favorite things to do is experiment with new cocktail ideas, especially during the summer when there’s all kinds of fresh fruits and herbs in season to play around with. And aside from the occasional flop – the kind where you realize the flavors you put together in your mind just don’t mesh well in reality […]

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For Your Kitchen: Nine Innovative Kitchen Storage Ideas

July 22, 2015
For Your Kitchen: Nine Innovative Kitchen Storage Ideas - Need some design inspiration? Here are nine creative ways to take your kitchen storage to the next level! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

One of the things nobody tells you about being a food blogger (or maybe they do and I just missed that memo) is that no matter how big of a kitchen you might have, you will find a way to cram every available spot with ingredients, bowls, pots, pans, utensils, dishes, props and more. The concept of too […]

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Let’s Get Cookin': Savory Baked French Toast Casserole

July 20, 2015
Savory Baked French Toast Casserole - a quick and easy one-dish dinner for busy nights that comes packed with flavor from goat cheese, pesto, and veggies galore, plus an awesome use for a stale loaf of bread! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Mondays always seem to call for anything that makes life a little easier, which is exactly where quick one-dish dinners come into play.  This casserole is precisely that kind of dish – a super-simple meal you can prep in minutes and have ready to throw in the oven when dinner time rolls around. It might not […]

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Individual Whole Wheat Mixed Berry Cobblers {Dairy-Free}

July 17, 2015
Individual Whole Wheat Mixed Berry Cobblers - mini cobblers loaded with juicy blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries, with a chewy, cookie-like topping. Dairy-free and refined-sugar free! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

So you know that whole crisp/crumble/cobbler confusion – which is which is which? This is where the lines really get blurry. These mini berry-laden desserts were originally intended to be crumbles – except by my definition the proper word would be crisps since they don’t have any oats in the topping – but then you […]

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Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

July 15, 2015
Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins - fluffy, bakery-style muffins with a big burst of lemon flavor, tons of poppy seeds, and a sweet lemon glaze. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Is it normal to be super-excited about muffins? Because I sooo am. You guys; Me? Lemon Poppy Seed? Love affair? ➝ Totally unexpected. But ohhhhmygeez, I don’t even have words for how amazing these are. I ♡♡♡ them. The other day I got an e-mail from a super-sweet reader named Bianca asking if I had any […]

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No-Bake Apricot Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie Parfaits

July 13, 2015
No-Bake Apricot Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie Parfaits - A refreshingly light, fruity dessert that combines no-bake sugar cookie dough crumbles with juicy, tangy-sweet apricots and silky cream cheese whipped cream. It's the perfect sweet treat for summer!| www.brighteyedbaker.com

I figure it’s about time that 4th of July recipe roundup got pushed down from headliner news around here, right? Don’t get me wrong; they’re all killer recipes that deserve to be made year-round, but I’m probably starting to make people wonder whether I realize that the 4th was over a week ago. I might be […]

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50+ Recipes for your Fourth of July Table

July 3, 2015
July 4th Recipe Roundup - 50+ Recipes for your Fourth of July tables, including everything from drinks and savory dishes to bread and desserts. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

If you’re pumped and ready for some hot bbq, cold cocktails, and loads of good food this weekend, I feel your vibes 100%. Friday + holiday weekend + food and fireworks = perfection in my mind. SO, in the name of July 4th, here’s 50+ recipes to help you celebrate in full food-loving style. There’s everything […]

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Blackberry-Swirled Cheesecake Ice Cream

July 1, 2015
Blackberry-Swirled Cheesecake Ice Cream - A luscious ice cream with that classic cheesecake tang, loaded with crunchy bits of graham cracker crumble and swirled with homemade blackberry sauce.  THIS is what summer should taste like! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’d like to think that sharing this ice cream with the world right now makes me a pretty selfless person, because really, is there any other reason why I would taunt myself with what’s without a doubt one of the best ice creams I’ve ever made or eaten WHILE I’m trying to do this whole be-healthy, no-sweets […]

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Chocolate & Sprinkles Layer Cake + Ultimate Foodie Giveaway {Giveaway Closed}

June 29, 2015
Chocolate & Sprinkles Layer Cake | An extra fun celebration cake - supremely tender, moist, and chocolatey, with sweet cream cheese frosting and a heavy dose of colorful sprinkles. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I think we can actually call it a happy Monday today — we’ve got cake and a GIGANTIC giveaway goin’ on! Because of that, this is a pretty heavy post already, so I’ll keep my food-obsessing/blabbing to a minimum. Here’s what’s up: The Cake: Two layers of extra tender and moist, rich chocolate cake, surrounded by some […]

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