About Me

I’m a girl who loves to bake. That’s how this whole blog got started. After spending so much time soaking up what I saw on other food blogs, I realized that what I was really itching to do was start my own. Fast forward to the present and that little spark of inspiration has become a whole wildfire of inspiration in my life.

Because baking in particular is my thing, you’ll mostly find baked goods on this blog… breads, muffins, pastries, rolls, cakes, etc. , but you’ll also find a few other types of recipes that I dabble in… smoothies, no-bake goodies, and the like. The more time I spend in the kitchen, the more I learn, which means that I’m constantly coming up with new recipes I want to share. In short, what I produce in the kitchen, you’ll likely find here. And my promise (which I hope I never break!) is that every recipe will always be 100% from scratch. That’s the way I was raised, and that’s the kind of baking I believe in.

Every once in a while, I also come across something interesting or useful that helps me with my food endeavors, and I try to share these tips and tricks as well. You can find them on my Confessions 101 page.

If there’s anything else you’d like to see on my blog, or some other question you have for me, feel free to Contact Me and I’ll do my best to follow through! Thanks!

P.S. My favorite ingredient? Chocolate :)

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foodepix November 18, 2011

Hi there,

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We’ve seen your blog and we love your pictures and recipes. We would love to invite you to register with foodepix.com and upload your pictures.

Hope to see you there. :)

Thanks.

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alexandra November 19, 2011

Thanks for letting me know! I’ll be sure to check out your website :)

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Faith Thompson December 23, 2011

I absolutely love the danish cookies you can buy in a tin this time of year. In fact I ate whole tin (a small one) by myself yesterday. Everyone goes for the sugared ones. I tried a shortbread recipe thinking it would be close but it was no where near. In fact it was really plain and boring. Do you have recipe that would be similiar, (yet better because it is made from scratch) to the Danish cookies I love so much.
PS. I am going to try your pumpkin chocolate chip scones for Christmas breakfast. Do you top them with anything? A drizzle or raw sugar?

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alexandra December 23, 2011

I have shortbread cookie recipes, but none that I’ve made lately other than these, which are covered with chocolate. Everyone loves those, but if you want something more like the Danish cookies, what I would suggest is to make them but use a dish half the size so they’ll be thicker, sprinkle some sugar on top before baking (perhaps coarse sugar) and adjust baking time to be longer if necessary.
As far as the scones, I love them how they are. You can try a chocolate drizzle, perhaps, but I don’t think it’s needed at all.
Hope this all helps :)
Thanks for stopping by!

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carolina July 30, 2012

I am absolutely amazed by your wonderful blog… Thanks God, I can read in English and follow your recipes… I am from Spain and have just discovered your page through facebook and obviously had no time to try any of them, but i will, that´s for sure!!! meanwhile, i´ll keep on reading your confessions and decide my next recipe.

Carolina

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brighteyedbaker August 1, 2012

Thank you so much for your sweet comment. You have no idea how happy it makes me to read comments like yours. I hope you let me know what you think when you get a chance to try some of my recipes. :)

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Max August 4, 2012

I am absolutely in love with your site! You communicate a passion for life and for baking in this blog that I have never encountered elsewhere. I enjoy the sincerity and simplicity of your writing and the fact that you find humor in your own foibles – I found it amusing that you never preheat your oven because you are too slow to get everything ready, as I am the exact same way. I, like you, love the feeling of warm, living dough in my hands, and I love to try new recipes. I have made your pain du chocolat twice already and am in the process of making it again as I write this; it is a recipe that I pull out when I want to impress people. I hope that you continue to enjoy your baking and to update your blog. I bet that you have thousands more readers than you realize, as many of them, like me until just now, are probably too shy to leave a comment. Keep up the good work!

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brighteyedbaker August 9, 2012

Your comment means so much to me. You have know idea how great it makes me feel when someone like you comes along and takes the time to share such kind words. I hope you continue to enjoy everything on the site. The pain au chocolat is one of my favorites as well; it definitely is a recipe built to impress! Thanks again for making my day. :)

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singadiva October 16, 2012

cinnamon chips!
now you’ve made a truly bright-eyed novice baker out of me! i ♥ cinnamon! THANK YOU! i chanced upon your DIY cinnamon chips recipe via google as i’ve never heard of it before (i’m asian). definitely a must-try as soon as i get my hands on some vegetable shortening.
your blog is a breath of fresh air. love the fact that you DIY this & that! gives your food an extra dose of love :) my mum cooks & makes everything from scratch, too! that’s how i do it with my family.
i’ve 2 not-so-little angels who are self-confessed chocoholics so you are the perfect mentor ;) we’ll be “studying” your recipes to pick out what to bake pronto.
what a way to start the day :)
sending you lotsa sunshine from dubai!

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alexandra October 18, 2012

You made me so happy reading your comment, so thank you! It thrills me when people get something out of reading my blog.
One reader tried the cinnamon chips with coconut oil rather than vegetable shortening, so if that is more accessible to you, you could try that out as well.
And I think you’ll find plenty of chocolate recipes to experiment with here! I hope you enjoy them all. :)
Thanks again for making my day!

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J Marie November 11, 2012

Thank you SOOOOOOOO much for the DIY caramel sauce. It was SOOOOO easy and everyone LOVES it. I never thought I could make something like that. I can’t thank you enough!!!!

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alexandra November 13, 2012

Yayyy! I’m so glad! Thank you for telling me. :D

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TOM December 1, 2013

Can we subscribe to your blog?

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alexandra December 2, 2013

Yes! You can click here to subscribe by e-mail or here to subscribe by RSS.(These links are also available by clicking on the envelope icon or the RSS icon on the top-right corner of any page on the blog.) Thanks for asking!

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sathya priya January 23, 2014

i m also like do it from scratch person .Wish me luck in my journey too alexandra .u got a new follower from now on …
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alexandra January 25, 2014

Thanks! Glad to have you following along. :)

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