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Boozy Chocolate Meringue Tartlets with Gingersnap Crust {GF} + Thermapen & Thermopop Giveaway!

December 14, 2016
Boozy Chocolate Meringue Tartlets with Gingersnap Crust {GF} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

First things first: These tartlets are dangerous. They’re rich and sinfully chocolatey, topped with a little boozy meringue, and guaranteed to prevent you from stopping at just one bite. Don’t blame me if “just a taste” turns into an entire tart; you were warned, after all. Other reasons why I love them (and possibly also […]

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Gingerbread Scones

January 6, 2015
Gingerbread Scones - tender scones with crispy edges and a perfect blend of cozy spices. | brighteyedbaker.com

I have my fingers crossed right now that gingerbread is still a thing even though the holidays are over. I SO wanted to share these scones before Christmas came and went, but the last few weeks have been completely chaotic (in the best way possible!) and here we are on the other end with me hoping that […]

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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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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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Cucumber Moscow Mule

October 4, 2014
Cucumber Moscow Mule - cool cucumber balances out the warm ginger notes in this easy Moscow Mule recipe.

Currently, I’m chilling on my sofa with my laptop (quite appropriately) placed on my lap, typing this post and wishing that I had one of these cocktails in my hand. There’s something about Friday nights that always makes cocktails sound like the best idea ever. Course, Saturday nights are kinda like that too — evidence. […]

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Chocolate Chai Layer Cake

October 29, 2013
Chocolate Chai Cake with Chai-Infused Chocolate Ganache and Chair Whipped Cream | Confessions of a Bri

I definitely have a love-hate relationship with cakes. It’s nothing new, but something I’ve fully come to terms with lately. Things always start out in the love territory. I love the idea of cakes, I love how they look when they come out perfectly, and I loooove eating them (duh!). The hate starts factoring in […]

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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 #101: I Lose Things… Molasses Bars with Graham Cracker Crust

January 6, 2013
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Remember the Homemade Graham Crackers I made a while ago? Well, I stashed some in the freezer since I made so many, because I can’t stand cookies getting old. Or at least, I thought I did…. When I tried to find them later, I couldn’t, and I finally decided it must have been my imagination. Fast […]

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte

October 16, 2012
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With all of the pumpkin treats that pop up during the fall, overtaking our lives in their spicy pumpkin-y goodness, it only seems appropriate that we have a good pumpkin drink to go with them. Am I right? And chances are, most of us think of pumpkin drinks and think of one thing… Harry Potter […]

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