Gluten-Free

Mocha Peanut Butter S’mores Milkshake {GF}

September 29, 2016
Mocha Peanut Butter S'mores Milkshake | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Even though it’s almost October (how did this happen?!) the weather still feels pretty summer-like in California and, let’s be honest, the ice cream vibes are still strong. Of course like the really good food blogger I am I’ve posted a total of *zero* ice cream recipes this summer, but I’m attempting to semi make […]

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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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Let’s Get Cookin’: Sausage & Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms with JaM Cabernet

August 21, 2016
Sausage and Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms - a super-simple & tasty appetizer! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

 It’s come to my attention that summer is (sadly) on its way out the door, and since I’m not quite ready to say goodbye, I say that instead we pull out the red wine and throw a few more last-minute summer get-togethers. It’ll be easy because I gotcha covered with the basics: a couple bottles of […]

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Tropical Rum Punch

August 10, 2016
Tropical Rum Punch - An extra-tropical take on a fruity summer sipper. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Be honest with me here – is “Tropical” Rum Punch kinda a dumb name? Are you sitting there thinking, “DUH Alex, all rum punch is tropical”? Because the truth is, in my mind, this is just “that-tropical-drink-I-had-at-a-Kenney-Chesney-concert-and-then-recreated”.  It has no real name and I’m not even 100% sure rum punch is an appropriate one, but […]

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Mini Cinnamon-Maple Baked Doughnuts {GF}

July 20, 2016
Mini Cinnamon-Maple Baked Doughnuts {GF} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

SO. This is another one of those old recipes I’m finally posting (all part of the get-back-into-blogging-groove), but these I totally remember. I remember them because I made multiple batches and couldn’t really figure out what wasn’t quite right about them until I finally realized there are some gluten-free flours I can handle and others […]

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Raspberry Hazelnut Financiers {GF} + A Giveaway!

June 21, 2016
Raspberry Hazelnut Financiers - Super-soft French hazelnut teacakes studded with juicy raspberries, plus a creamy chocolate-hazelnut center. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

There’s something to say about a recipe you can tweak so many times in just a few little ways and end up with a post-worthy finished product every time. Of c0urse in saying that, I’m admitting to the fact that I sometimes cheat and re-purpose my own recipes over and over, but does it really matter if […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Lightened-Up Chicken Pasta Primavera {GF} + a Skinny Suppers Cookbook Giveaway!

May 9, 2016
Lightened-Up Chicken Pasta Primavera {GF} - A healthier version of a pasta classic that's still every bit as flavorful, loaded with veggies and a spicy kick of pepper.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Fact: I ♡ pasta. And when I say pasta, I mean the creamy, cheesy kind – AKA – the kind that you feel a little guilty eating, but not really, because it’s so so good. Give me a way to make this kind of pasta a little healthier and I’m alllll over it. For a few years […]

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Lemon Meringue Pie Cupcakes {GF}

May 3, 2016
Lemon Meringue Pie Cupcakes -  The classic lemon meringue pie turned cupcake, complete with a crunchy graham cracker crust, super-soft lemon cake, tangy lemon curd, and fluffy, sky-high meringue to top it all off. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

One thing most of you probably don’t know about me is that last year I worked at a bakery for a little while. YES, a real live bakery that produces desserts for the masses… how amazing is that?! Except no, it wasn’t amazing. I’ve said for a long time that I wanted to work at a bakery – see what […]

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Food & Travels: Florida Keys and Islamorada

March 22, 2016
The lowdown on what to see, eat, and do in Islamorada in the Florida Keys, plus a recipe for a light, fresh take on grilled hogfish served with Adriatic sauce. | www.brighteyedbaker.com #FLKeys

Today’s post is in collaboration with Florida Keys and the Key West. Those of you who have followed Bright-Eyed Baker for some time probably know that I love to share about my food travels as well as regular recipes. Because of that, I’d thought it’d be fun to share more about a place I’d love to […]

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Boozy Eggnog White Hot Chocolate with Rum Whipped Cream

December 18, 2015
Boozy Eggnog White Hot Chocolate with Rum Whipped Cream - a rich, sweet, creamy, and cozy winter drink - with a little kick! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

For the first time in what seems like forever, we’re actually having something of a real winter here in California. I’m talking actual cold weather – to the point where I’ve even had ice frosting over my windshield at night – and SNOW in the mountains. Obviously I could do without the icy windshield and freezing […]

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