Easy Fall Chocolate Bark with NatureBox

October 23, 2014
Easy Fall Chocolate Bark - a healthy, simple dessert for chocolate-lovers, loaded with classic fall flavors in every crunchy bite.  |

Truth: When I was putting this post together, I had a serious debate going on in my mind over whether chocolate bark should be categorized as a snack or not. I was *this* close to putting the recipe in the snack category, but then I decided that maybe some people don’t understand the concept of snacking chocolate like […]

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Pumpkin Pie Crumb Bars

October 21, 2014
Pumpkin Pie Crumb Bars - pie crust gets swapped out for a moist, cake base and a irresistible crumble topping in this easy recipe.

These crumb bars are for all of you out there who don’t like pie crust — to which I say, you’re craaaazzzzy, but we can still be friends. :) Basically, imagine taking a cinnamon-spiced, brown sugar-infused whole wheat dough and a rich, nutty crumble topping smattered with graham cracker crumbs and dotted with pecan bits, […]

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Maple Date Scones

October 18, 2014
Maple Date Scones - buttery scones studded with sweet dates and laced with pure maple for so much flavor in every flaky bite. |

I own very, very few cookbooks (I can count 3 off the top of my head), which is sort of a weird thing. It’s not that I’m not into them, because I love flipping through them, looking at all the gorgeous photos, finding inspiration from some amazingly creative and talented people, and getting a sense of the unique […]

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Spiced Apple Muffins with Apple Cinnamon Glaze

October 7, 2014
Spiced Apple Muffins with Apple Cinnamon Glaze - an light fall treat that's easy to whip up. | #fallrecipes

I’m pretty sure I’ve been living in denial, because it’s October and I’m just barely starting to acknowledge that fall is HERE. I literally haven’t opened up a single can of pumpkin yet, which is so not normal, and my cravings for warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg are just barely starting to kick in. Like I’ve […]

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Fig Upside-Down Cinnamon-Swirl Cake

August 11, 2014
Fig Upside-Down Cinnamon Swirl Cake - a soft and tender whole wheat cake with a ribbon of cinnamon sugar and a sweet fig layer on top.|

Every time I post a fig recipe I end up wondering how many of you actually eat figs, let alone have access to them. I know they’re not exactly apples or oranges – they’re a little more exotic than that, I guess – but I love them so much that I can’t resist sharing at least […]

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Confession #138: I’m Behind the Times… Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

November 21, 2013
Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins - Tender and moist, chocolate-filled muffins with no butter, oil, or white flour! |

Are you all pumpkin’d out already, it being mid-November and all? Fingers crossed you’re not, because I made you muffins! Not JUST muffins, but healthy(ish) muffins with pumpkin and choc-O-late. It can’t be too late for that, can it? The thing is, I really have no idea how it came to be this late in […]

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Buttery Cinnamon Caramel Sauce + LorAnn Oils Giveaway!

November 2, 2013
Easy Buttery Cinnamon Caramel Sauce - made without cream! From Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker

Have I told you yet how much I love caramel? I’m mildly obsessed. I can’t get enough of caramel lattes, anything with salted caramel, and classic homemade caramel sauce *swoon*. Even though I’m one of those people who rarely makes the same thing twice, caramel sauce is basically a staple in my kitchen. I make it […]

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Confession #137: I have an excuse… Pumpkin Chocolate Spiderweb Cupcakes

October 22, 2013
Pumpkin Chocolate Spiderweb Cupcakes with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting from @brighteyedbaker | Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker #halloween #cupcakes

I feel like I need an excuse for splurging on cupcakes all week, so I have one ready – Halloween recipe testing! Truth? Halloween hasn’t really been a big deal to me in a loooong time. It’s like a holiday that isn’t really a holiday. Also, I hate scary things – not silly “scary” things […]

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Confession #136: I couldn’t resist… Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Drizzle

October 15, 2013
Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Drizzle - pillowy-soft cinnamon rolls filled with warm fall spices, perfect for a chilly weekend morning! from @brighteyedbaker | Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker

I think these cinnamon rolls have my mind in a twist, because my brain can’t seem to stay on a consistent track long enough for me to talk about them. There’s soft, pillowy dough, spiced brown sugar filling, an irresistible cream cheese drizzle… How can you think around that? I knew when I started out […]

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Confession #134: I need details… Peach Coffee Cake

August 27, 2013
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I think one of the hardest things about food blogging is naming a new recipe. Okay, I’m exaggerating… that’s probably the easiest part. But it’s still a mini challenge of its own. Being the detail person that I am, I want you to know every interesting ingredient/flavor in a recipe just from reading the title, […]

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