Cheesy Smoked Paprika Roasted Cauliflower - an easy, healthy, and flavor-packed vegetarian side dish. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Like WOAH. How did it get to be the day before Thanksgiving already?? I feel like September blurred into October and then November before I even realized what was going on. Am I the only one who watched the last two months flash before their eyes? Please tell me I’m not. Maybe we can all […]

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Blueberry Jam-Swirled Buttermilk Muffins - Buttermilk muffins flecked with vanilla bean and swirled with sweet blueberry jam - like a classic pancake meal in muffin form. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I would venture to say that someday – although who knows when – pancakes will make an appearance on this blog. We’ll save that for a time when I actually decide to make good old-fashioned pancakes FROM SCRATCH and play the role of a normal food blogger who has a go-to pancake recipe. Or scratch that […]

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Healthy No-Bake 3-Layer Chocolate Espresso Bars

November 21, 2014
Healthy No-Bake 3-Layer Chocolate Espresso Bars - dessert taste without the guilt!| www.brighteyedbaker.com

I ♡ no-bake recipes. Because really, as much as this blog is all about BAKING, it’s also about making treats that don’t involve baking but taste everrry bit as good – like pumpkin cheesecake shooters and apple cinnamon energy bars. That’s partly because these kinds of recipes are usually less involved (at least the way I tend do them!), partly because they’re […]

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Warm Pear Crumble {for two}

November 19, 2014
Warm Pear Crumble {for two} - a simple, small-batch crumble recipe with a spiced pear filling.

I kinda like the idea of a recipe made for two, don’t you? There’s one for you and one for someone else (or one for you and another for you; I’m not judging!) without a bunch of extras that have to stick around and keep you eating the same thing day after day. Now, don’t get me wrong, […]

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Sweet Potato Rolls + a ThermoWorks DOT Giveaway!

November 16, 2014
Super-soft and pillowy bread rolls that are easy to make and perfect for serving a crowd.

SO. If you keep up with my constant stream of food-obsessing on Instagram – (hi and you’re awesome!) – you probably saw these rolls make an appearance the other day. It was a total case of spur-of-the-moment baking that turned into something I had to share ASAP. So once again, my bread-loving self is going to […]

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Garlic Naan

November 13, 2014
Garlic Naan - There's nothing better than this soft, pillowy naan served warm with a bit of butter or a hot meal.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I have a love affair with bread. I wish I could convince everyone to bake their own – at least once. There’s really not much better than homemade bread, warm and fresh from the oven (or in this case the stove), slathered with butter or just enjoyed on its own. If you haven’t experienced that, […]

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Pecan & Date Oatmeal Cookies

November 11, 2014
Pecan & Date Oatmeal Cookies - Hearty, flavor-packed, cinnamon-spiced oatmeal cookies that just happen to be 100% whole wheat and butter-free; you'd never know it though! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

There are chocolate chip cookie people and then there are oatmeal raisin cookie people, and I’m definitely, 100%, on team chocolate chip cookie. (I’m pretty sure my love of chocolate is extremely obvious, so many of you could probably guess this already – it’s not exactly news.) What I’m actually trying to get at here is that […]

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Pear-Pecan Crumb Muffins

November 8, 2014
Pear-Pecan Crumb Muffins - Cinnamon and nutmeg spice up this cozy fall muffin, sprinkled with a sweet and crunchy crumb topping. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

So remember what I said about pears, and how I was mehhh about them until I tried poaching them? And now here I am making muffins with them and doing that whole “stepping out of your comfort zone” thing. Like, who am I and what have I done to that girl who didn’t like pears?? I’ve […]

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Boozy Chocolate Caramel Cups

November 6, 2014
Boozy Chocolate Caramel Cups - dark chocolate cups filled with a rich rum caramel and topped with a sprinkle of sea salt.

Dark chocolate + boozy spiced rum caramel + a sprinkle of sea salt and sparkling sugar. This basically must be what heaven looks like, right? These actually started out as heart-shaped chocolates for Valentine’s Day (wayyy back in February, that is), but then I realized that my genius plan to use an Ikea ice cube tray […]

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DIY Candied Pecans

November 4, 2014
DIY Candied Pecans - it takes 5 minutes to turn regular pecans into this dangerously addicting treat.| www.brighteyedbaker.com

Two years ago I made brown sugar candied walnuts for the first time, and I was wowed by the fact that it was so super easy to turn a nut I’m really not all that crazy about (like please, add walnuts to my food never) into total crack candy. But somehow it didn’t occur to me until now […]

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