Soaking Up Summer: Spritzer Season! - Savor the rest of summer in the outdoors with Barefoot Refresh spritzers.

A big thank you to Barefoot Refresh for sponsoring this post and giving us all a reminder to soak up summer! It always surprises me how summer seems to stretch itself out into the late days of September — fall might seem right around the corner but it’s definitely not quite time to say goodbye […]

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Pesto & Arugula Sweet Potato Noodles {Gluten-Free} - A simple, healthy, and flavor-packed recipe. Add a fried egg and make it a one-dish meal! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I know the spiralizer trend has been hitting the food world hard for a while now, but apparently I decided to be late to the party because this is the first time I’ve actually attempted any sort of veggie-turned-noodle dish myself. WHY I waited so long, I can’t really explain… any way to make noodles […]

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5 Tips for Bright & Easy Entertaining

August 19, 2015
5 Tips for Bright & Easy Entertaining  - Simple ways to inspire you next get-together and make it more for fun, fresh, and relaxing. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

When it comes to entertaining, I’m all about the fun of it; the last thing I want to do is be the hostess stuck in the kitchen who’s too busy to actually enjoy anything. BUT, I’m also that person who wants to host parties and get-togethers just so I can channel my inner Martha  – serve desserts on cake […]

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How To Measure Flour + OXO Kitchen Scale Giveaway! {Giveaway Closed}

August 17, 2015
How to Measure Flour + @OXO Kitchen Scale Giveaway! | Measuring flour accurately is important! Learn how to do it by hand, plus enter for your chance to win a scale so you can measure by weight for ease and even greater accuracy! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

A few years back I decided I was going to start measuring ingredients by weight for all my baking. I bought an OXO food scale and plunged into the world of pounds and ounces, and it completely transformed the way I bake. To this day, that scale is one of the best kitchen purchases I’ve ever made. Measuring […]

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Nutella-Filled Scones

August 13, 2015
Nutella-Filled Scones - Buttery, flaky scones sandwiched with a hefty dose of rich Nutella  ➝ Pure heaven. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

This is what you call an unapologetically indulgent recipe. You might even want to call it an unapologetically indulgent breakfast; they’re worth it. A buttery scone is a treat, but a buttery scone filled with Nutella? Now that’s what I call an awesome splurge. These scones certainly aren’t anything fancy (because I doubt you could call a humble scone […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Blue Cheese, Bacon, and Brussels Sprouts Macaroni & Cheese {GF}

August 11, 2015
Blue Cheese, Bacon, and Brussels Sprouts Macaroni & Cheese {GF} - A grown-up version of a classic that's still plenty cheesy and comforting, but with loads of extra flavor to kick things up a notch! | www.brighteyedbaker.com  #BluesdayTuesday @castellousa

Partnering with Castello for a Summer of Blue Now that it’s August (btw, how did that even happen?!), we’re getting towards that limbo time when summer still feels fully alive but a hint of fall starts to edge its way in. You know what I’m talking about? It’s still a million degrees outside, summer produce is still in abundance, and […]

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Whole Wheat Berries and Cream Tartlets

August 7, 2015
Whole Wheat Berries and Cream Tartlets | Mini tarts with a light, shortbread-like crust, filled with sweet berry whipped cream and topped with plenty of fresh, juicy berries. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I know that there have been quite a few berry recipes filling up the blog lately, but how can you possibly resist all those plump, juicy little guys while they’re fresh and in season?  I don’t think you can; you just have to jump on the opportunity to use as many of them as possible and […]

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Salted Caramel, Chocolate, & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Cupcakes

August 5, 2015
Salted Caramel, Chocolate, & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Cakes  - 4 layers of indulgence make up this epic dessert: chocolate cupcake, salted caramel chocolate ganache, vanilla bean ice cream, and salted caramel drizzle. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’ve hesitated for a long time on whether to share these ice cream cupcakes, partly because they’re a little bit high-maintenance, and partly because after a while, the photos started to seem a bit lackluster and destroyed my motivation. But for some reason, I’ve kept all those photos on my computer anyhow and kept the […]

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5-Ingredient Strawberry Almond Cereal Bars {GF, Vegan, No-Bake}

August 3, 2015
5-Ingredient Strawberry Almond Cereal Bars  {GF, Vegan} - a simple, healthy snack made with 5 all-natural ingredients, sweetened with agave, and loaded with tangy freeze-dried strawberries. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

All Mondays should call for 5-ingredient recipes, am I right? Nothing too fussy or complicated – just 5 ingredients and 5 steps on the way to healthy snacking bliss – AMEN. I’ve been reading through responses from the reader survey I put out last week (you can fill one out here if you haven’t already!), and one […]

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Peach Pie Milkshake

July 31, 2015
Peach Pie Milkshake - A sweet, creamy treat made with fresh peaches and amped up with warm spices and graham crackers for a pie-like flavor. Top with a dollop of whipped cream to make it even more indulgent! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’m just gonna put this out there right away – this is not your typical milkshake. It’s not made with ice cream (although it is made with cream and milk, which are the building blocks of most ice cream), it’s blended with graham crackers, and it’s peach-flavored… not exactly anything crazy, but not necessarily the norm either. Seeing as […]

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