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Sparkling Cranberry & Toasted Walnut Goat Cheese Crostini

December 8, 2016
Sparkling Cranberry & Toasted Walnut Goat Cheese Crostini | brighteyedbaker.com

I don’t know what I love most about this recipe – the goat cheese, the sparkling cranberries, or the fact that it meant I got to work with wine for the day (always a win-win). The best part though might just be that these crostini are probably one of the EASIEST appetizers you could possibly […]

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Mixed Fruit & Oat Bars {GF, Dairy-Free}

November 3, 2016
Mixed Fruit & Oat Bars {gf, dairy-free}| www.brighteyedbaker.com

S’mores milkshake, marshmallow-stuffed cookies, gluten-free, dairy-free, pretty much guilt-free oat bars. It’s a natural cycle, right? I’ve officially devoted myself to being sweets-free this month, so I figured the blog should reflect that a little bit. I also mayyyy be trying to avoid thinking about dessert since there’s two huge bags of leftover Halloween candy […]

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Honey-Lemon Gin Rickey

June 26, 2015
Honey-Lemon Gin Rickey | A quintessential drink for warm summer afternoons - tart and refreshing with background notes of honey that lend the perfect bit of floral sweetness.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet (or long and a little tart if we’re talking about this cocktail), because it’s FRIDAY and anything more just feels overwhelming at the moment. Is anybody else this ready for the weekend? Please share your AMENS!! The truth is that you really don’t want to hear me […]

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Raspberry-Almond Salted Chocolate Bark

April 18, 2015
Raspberry-Almond Salted Chocolate Bark - extra-dark chocolate sprinkled generously with freeze-dried raspberries, honey-roasted almonds, sea salt, and Demerara sugar. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Chocolate bark is officially my life-saver dessert. It’s that one thing you can reach for when plain ol’ chocolate just isn’t gonna cut it but anything else would be too indulgent (← my current situation — because it’s when I decide to eat healthy that I crave everything unhealthy more than ever). And even though I’m […]

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Honey Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

March 28, 2015
Honey Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls -  soft, tender, and fluffy bread rolls with a hint of honeyed sweetness. | brighteyedbaker.com

Is it just me, or is there something about honey whole wheat rolls that seems so inherently perfect for springtime? I know I decided to call these “dinner rolls” and therefore I’m already contradicting myself right now, but I can’t help but think of weekend brunches complete with these rolls, honey butter, and lots of mimosas (plus […]

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Sesame Seed Tahini Granola {GF, Dairy-Free}

October 25, 2014
Sesame Seed Tahini Granola - A crunchy granola with tons of perfectly-sweet, sesame-studded clumps and clusters.

So there have been lots and lots of more “indulgent” recipes around here lately – not counting this amazing chocolate bark which feels indulgent but is actually on the healthier side – and I figured it was time for a guilt-free recipe – aka granola alllll the way. This is basically the type of thing I […]

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Confession #140: Honey Butter is my Guilty Pleasure… Honey and Beer Cornbread

December 8, 2013
Honey and Beer Cornbread - a fusion of beer bread and cornbread that's tender and perfectly sweet, with crisp edges sweetened by an incredible honey butter glaze. Plus, it's super easy to make! | brighteyedbaker.com

Around here, honey butter gets made about once or twice a year. There’s a reason for that, and it’s not because I don’t like it. It’s because it’s WAY too dang good to have around more often. If I could, I would gladly smother all my bread in honey butter. It would basically be the bread-and-butter […]

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Confession #131: I have a strawberry-roasting fetish…Healthy Maple Roasted Strawberry Muffins

July 23, 2013
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  My new thing is roasting strawberries; I feel like I’ve been doing it 24/7. It’s not exactly anything new in the food world, but it seems like these days roasting strawberries is all the rage. Heck, roasting any fruit seems to be big these days! Butttt, this whole strawberry-roasting thing isn’t just a passing […]

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Confession #100: I’m No Good at Resolutions… Chocolate-Drizzled Cranberry and Pistachio Bars

January 2, 2013
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First post of 2013! We’re going healthy today, because I think many of us are probably in the market for healthy recipes right now. There’s all of that “New Year, new you” stuff going on, and even if eating healthier isn’t really one of your New Year’s resolutions, I think we all feel a bit […]

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Confession #81: Some Cravings Can’t Wait… 5-Minute Fruit Frozen Yogurt

August 27, 2012
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You know how all the magazines are coming out with their fall clothing lines, and advertising that it’s time to buy warm tops and cute sweaters and all that? Well I don’t know about you, but last time I checked, it’s still hot where I am. That is, 90-100 degree temperatures hot. And when hot […]

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