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Chocolate-Dipped Gingerbread Cookie Dough Truffles

December 18, 2014
Chocolate-Dipped Gingerbread Cookie Dough Truffles - flavors of sugar and spice make this no-bake dessert a decadent treat! | brighteyedbaker.com

As if it wasn’t bad enough that it’s basically been nonstop dessert central around here lately, I have MORE cookie dough truffles for you. I blame my weakness for sneaking bites of raw dough, which is super easy to do when you spend the day rolling and cutting gingerbread man cookies. Then I figured that a few […]

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Classic Gingerbread Man Cookies

December 14, 2014
Classic Gingerbread Man Cookies  -  the ultimate Christmas cookie at its best: soft and laced with a perfect balance of warm spices. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I have a limited amount of patience for roll-out cookies, which is why you don’t see them making an appearance on the blog very often. But apparently in the name of Christmas (and REALLY good cookies) I’m willing to put in the extra effort and chill, roll, cut, repeat like it’s no big deal. This is […]

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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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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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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.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

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. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

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. | http://www.brighteyedbaker.com #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.| brighteyedbaker.com

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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