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Happy Hour with Crios Wines: Red Wine Vodka Spritzer

October 21, 2015
Happy Hour with @criosbysbw: Red Wine Vodka Spritzer - A cocktail that's perfect for red wine lovers, full of its rich, juicy flavors plus a little bit of sweetness and spritz. #CRIOSinspires | www.brighteyedbaker.com

You know what’s weird? Being on your own for the first time ever. Going to the store and realizing you have to stock a fridge that’s totally empty. Coming home and confronting the fact that – hey! – you don’t have any leftovers ready to eat and you actually have to cook dinner after you’ve been […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Spicy Loaded Guacamole

April 28, 2015
A recipe for fresh, spicy guacamole loaded with red onion, tomato, and a touch of lime juice for maximum flavor. Takes minutes to make and SO much better than store-bought! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

There are no words to explain the intensity with which I ♡ this guacamole. It’s fresh, spicy, vibrant, bursting with flavor, and – overall – KILLER good. Mind you, I’ve made 2 batches of this within the last 48 hours; if my enthusiasm wasn’t totally legit, that never would have happened. Now really, I owe this recipe to Saturday-night […]

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Classic Mojito

September 12, 2014
Classic Mojito - a light and refreshing cocktail with a bright lime flavor and cool mint undertones.| www.brighteyedbaker.com #cocktail

I was trying to decide what recipe to share today and then I just figured, Friday = TGIF = cocktails, obviously. You with me? I’m sure there are about a million and one ways to make a mojito, just like there are a million and one ways to make a margarita (<—- my favorite!), but the fun thing […]

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The 3-2-1 Margarita

July 26, 2014
The 3-2-1 Margarita - a super simple and spot-on take on the classic summer cocktail. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

This is one of those recipes that I never really intended on posting, but then I realized that holymoly these margaritas are good and – hey! – the recipe is wayyyy easy. There are times for fancy schmancy drinks with a little more going on, and then there are times for I’d-like-a-drink-I-can-make-in-my-sleep drinks, and this […]

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The Incredible Hull: Strawberry Mojitos

May 26, 2014
Strawberry Mojitos - a fruity twist on a classic cocktail from @brighteyedbaker | brighteyedbaker.com #cocktail #recipe

Happy Memorial Day / day off / long weekend! Whoop! Tell me you have 5 minutes to spare today, right? Take those 5 minutes and make yourself this: Consider it an order if it makes you feel better. ;) I have to confess that I’ve become sort of enamored with cocktail-making ever since I made […]

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The Half Windsor Cocktail + Tips for Throwing a Fantastic Outdoor Party

April 8, 2014
Half Windsor Cocktail Recipe (vodka, cucumber, lime, and agave) + Tips for Throwing a Fantastic Outdoor Party | brighteyedbaker.com

Ohmygoodness. It’s been forever and a day since I’ve posted something new here and I feel very inadequate/brain-scrambled/excited about finally being back with something new. I actually have a lot of things I want to talk about, like WHY I’ve been MIA and how life can be so overwhelming, and all kinds of other random […]

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Confession #102: I’m a Beach Girl… Tropical Breakfast Bread

January 10, 2013
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You know the whole “beach or mountains” question? I say beach allllll the way. I would much rather be out in the sun, sand beneath my toes, hearing waves crashing and seagulls squawking, than be up in the mountains, either freezing my butt off or dressed in “active” gear, setting out to go on a […]

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Confessions #55: I drink a smoothie every day… Berries and Mango Smoothie

March 13, 2012
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Do you drink smoothies? I love them. But I’m not talking about some of those “smoothies” that don’t have a drop of healthy in them… you know, those ones loaded with ice cream, or “smoothie mixes”, or fruit juice? That’s quite fine if you’re looking for a sweet shake, but let’s get real here. A […]

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Confession #29: I used to dislike pomegranates… Pomegranate Breakfast Bread

October 22, 2011
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It’s funny because even though I’m really not a picky eater and I love most fruits and vegetables, I only recently started to like pomegranates. Their little seeds used to bother me; I thought the texture ruined the taste. By now, I’ve grown to like them. They taste delicious alone, mixed with plain yogurt, or […]

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