Raspberry Hazelnut Financiers - Super-soft French hazelnut teacakes studded with juicy raspberries, plus a creamy chocolate-hazelnut center. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

There’s something to say about a recipe you can tweak so many times in just a few little ways and end up with a post-worthy finished product every time. Of c0urse in saying that, I’m admitting to the fact that I sometimes cheat and re-purpose my own recipes over and over, but does it really matter if […]

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Classic Cocktail Roundup - Want to become a cocktail pro? Here are 8 classics to master - plus tips on what to pair them with! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Truth: I consider myself something of a cocktail aficiando, but I would really like to be a cocktail pro. SO, I’ve teamed up with Absolut to up my cocktail game (and help you up yours)! According to the pros, here are a few of the classic drinks you should master. Memorize the ratios, taste the differences, and bust some […]

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Summer Fun (and Ice Cream!)

May 17, 2016
Summer Fun (and Ice Cream!) Celebrating summer with poolside living and Nestlé® Drumstick® S’mores. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Summmmmer! It’s right around the corner and I’m super excited. I mean seriously, if my office could be a lounge chair by the pool, cold drink in hand, I’d be in heaven. Sadly that’s not the case, but I fully intend to spend quite a few weekends by the pool, at the lake, or at the […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Lightened-Up Chicken Pasta Primavera {GF} + a Skinny Suppers Cookbook Giveaway!

May 9, 2016
Lightened-Up Chicken Pasta Primavera {GF} - A healthier version of a pasta classic that's still every bit as flavorful, loaded with veggies and a spicy kick of pepper.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Fact: I ♡ pasta. And when I say pasta, I mean the creamy, cheesy kind – AKA – the kind that you feel a little guilty eating, but not really, because it’s so so good. Give me a way to make this kind of pasta a little healthier and I’m alllll over it. For a few years […]

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Lemon Meringue Pie Cupcakes {GF}

May 3, 2016
Lemon Meringue Pie Cupcakes -  The classic lemon meringue pie turned cupcake, complete with a crunchy graham cracker crust, super-soft lemon cake, tangy lemon curd, and fluffy, sky-high meringue to top it all off. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

One thing most of you probably don’t know about me is that last year I worked at a bakery for a little while. YES, a real live bakery that produces desserts for the masses… how amazing is that?! Except no, it wasn’t amazing. I’ve said for a long time that I wanted to work at a bakery – see what […]

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Food & Travels: Mission District Food Tour San Francisco

April 21, 2016
Food & Travels: MIssion District Food Tour San Francisco | brighteyedbaker.com

A few years back I took a trip to New York and signed up for a food tour, which is essentially an excuse to do nothing but walk around and eat good food for a solid few hours. It might sound strange at first – because 3 hours of eating food seems insane – but it’s […]

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Food & Travels: Florida Keys and Islamorada

March 22, 2016
The lowdown on what to see, eat, and do in Islamorada in the Florida Keys, plus a recipe for a light, fresh take on grilled hogfish served with Adriatic sauce. | www.brighteyedbaker.com #FLKeys

Today’s post is in collaboration with Florida Keys and the Key West. Those of you who have followed Bright-Eyed Baker for some time probably know that I love to share about my food travels as well as regular recipes. Because of that, I’d thought it’d be fun to share more about a place I’d love to […]

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Lightened-Up Orange Chocolate Chunk Cacao Nib Muffins

March 7, 2016
Moist & tender whole wheat muffins with a bright orange flavor, studded with chunks of dark chocolate and crunchy cacao nibs. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Back when I first started this blog, I was still in college, which meant I baked, took pictures, wrote posts, and did everything else outside of the time that I was at school or doing homework. I thought that was hard, but you know what’s harder? Working an 8-5, taking care of housework and all […]

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Boozy Eggnog White Hot Chocolate with Rum Whipped Cream

December 18, 2015
Boozy Eggnog White Hot Chocolate with Rum Whipped Cream - a rich, sweet, creamy, and cozy winter drink - with a little kick! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

For the first time in what seems like forever, we’re actually having something of a real winter here in California. I’m talking actual cold weather – to the point where I’ve even had ice frosting over my windshield at night – and SNOW in the mountains. Obviously I could do without the icy windshield and freezing […]

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Boozy Chocolate-Peppermint Layer Cake with Peppermint White Chocolate Frosting {GF}

December 15, 2015
Boozy Chocolate Peppermint Layer Cake with Peppermint White Chocolate Frosting - A rich and moist chocolatey cake studded with pepperminty candy cane kisses and wrapped in a creamy, vodka-spiked peppermint white chocolate frosting. | www.brighteyedbaker.com #TreatsWithTitos

I’m pretty sure we need some holiday spirit making its presence known around here right about now, and this cake – THIS CAKE – is it. I’ve made quite a few Christmassy (← totally a word) desserts over the years, but this one is definitley up their in the tip-top ranks. It looks the part, […]

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