walnuts

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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Let’s Get Cookin’: Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Walnuts

September 6, 2016
Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Walnuts | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I can’t even explain how much I love roasted brussels sprouts. Every time I meet someone who hates brussels sprouts it becomes my mission to change their mind, and the first thing I always tell people is to try them roasted. Any which way it’s done – with the classic balsamic glaze, straight-up and simple […]

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Confession #121: I’m a Cookie Monster… Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

May 14, 2013
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If there’s one thing you’re bound to find at my house 99% of the time, it’s cookies. Cookies, cookies, cookies – they’re like the staple of the dessert world and IĀ never get tired of them. I mean, how can you, really? But for the longest time, there was exactly 1 cookie recipe I made over […]

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Confession #86: If it tastes like a brownie, I’ll take one (or ten)… Homemade Larabars {GF, Vegan}

September 25, 2012
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Homemade Larabars – that’s what I decided to call these deceptively delicious snack bars, but there were probably a billion other appropriate names floating through my mind… Chocolate Energy Bars Breakfast Brownies Chocolate Protein Bars Lunch Brownies Chocolate and Nut Bars Dessert Brownies … Are you sensing a pattern here? Not only are these ultra […]

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Confession #73: Sometimes it’s Luck… Cherry, Walnut, and Honey Parfait

July 5, 2012
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Sometimes a recipe comes together as a result of lots of thought. Sometimes it takes trial and error. Sometimes, though, inspiration lights the way to the perfect combination of flavors, the perfect composition of ingredients, and it just works. In a moment of hunger one afternoon, I spotted some fresh bing cherries in the fridge […]

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Confession #69: It’s all about the balance… Carrot Raisin Walnut Bran Muffins {Dairy-Free}

June 15, 2012
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Yep. I just posted Cinnamon RollsĀ and waxed on about their buttery, sugary perfection, and now I’m telling you to make Carrot Raisin Walnut Bran Muffins. This is intentional. Go ahead and indulge, and then switch to something healthy to feel good about yourself again (in an “I eat healthy” way, rather than an “I’m blissfully […]

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Confession #67: Addicted to candied walnuts, seeking help… Apricot and Candied Walnut Bread

June 4, 2012
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Our first batch of apricots just ripened a couple weeks ago, which meant that a lot of apricots needed to be consumed quickly, as they seem to go from barely ripe to overly ripe in the blink of an eye. Needless to say, we’ve been blending apricots in our smoothies, chopping them up for salad, […]

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DIY Brown Sugar Candied Walnuts

June 4, 2012
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In the five minutes it took me to make these Brown Sugar Candied Walnuts, I became addicted (and so did everyone else in the house)! Whether or not you like raw walnuts, once you coat them in brown sugar, they become an intoxicating treat with their buttery smell and sweet, nutty taste. They’re perfect for […]

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Confession #33: I’m warming up to walnuts… Pumpkin Raisin Walnut Scones

November 13, 2011
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For most of my life, I couldn’t stand walnuts. Then, I started to accept them if they were crushed up in bread. Just recently I tried dark-chocolate covered walnuts and I do like those (shocker, I know!). Now I’m about to rant and rave about some Pumpkin Raisin Walnut Scones. (I still can’t say I […]

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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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