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DIY Garlic Croutons {Vegan}

September 14, 2012
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Let’s talk salad for a second. There’s a billion and one ways to make a salad, so the tastiness of it really depends on what you decide to put in it. Usually I prefer a really loaded salad, meaning I like to add all sorts of vegetables, seeds, and tasty “dressings” like salsa to make […]

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Confession #82 I Run on Coffee… DIY Iced Caramel Latte

August 31, 2012
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People always talk about the possibility of running out of gas, and how drastic that would be for the world, but what if we ran out of coffee? I think for A LOT of people, myself included, that would be pretty drastic. :-O Okay, so I’m being a little bit melodramatic here, but when was […]

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DIY Chocolate Magic Shell

July 29, 2012
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As much as I find it exciting to see a huge array of fun toppings when I go out for ice cream or frozen yogurt, there’s only one topping that I love the most, that I can’t get at any ice cream shop I’ve ever been to: Chocolate Magic Shell. For die-hard chocolate fans like […]

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DIY Caramel Sauce

July 24, 2012
DIY Caramel Sauce - an incredible caramel sauce made WITHOUT CREAM, using only milk, sugar, and sea salt. {Plus tips for getting it right no matter what your kitchen skills are like!} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Caramel and I have quite the history. Cue the day I first decided to try making caramel. Because I wanted it for coffee and therefore wanted to keep it lighter on the calorie side, I decided to try a recipe I found online that included two ingredients: sugar and water. It was a dry-method caramel, […]

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DIY Brown Sugar

June 18, 2012
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Ever find yourself in the middle of a recipe, suddenly realizing that you’re missing an ingredient? Sometimes that means your out of luck, and you better get yourself off to the grocery store, but sometimes there’s a way around it. Since the one time I ran out of brown sugar mid-recipe and used this substitute, […]

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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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DIY Cinnamon Chips {GF, Vegan}

March 4, 2012
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Cinnamon chips are a bit of an elusive item. I’ve heard from many bloggers that they can’t find them where they live, and I know from my own experience that I can only find them during the holidays. Of course, they’re pretty readily available online, but the price as well as the shipping can make […]

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