Let’s Get Cookin’

Let’s Get Cookin’: Kale, Asparagus, & Chèvre Quiche with Almond Meal Crust {gluten-free}

May 24, 2017
Kale, Asparagus, & Chèvre Quiche with Almond Meal Crust - a simple but classy vegetarian quiche with a gluten-free almond-based crust.

Remember how I said I was so happy that eating gluten-free didn’t mean giving up on good waffles? Well add quiche to the list of amazing foods turned gluten-free because this one here is flippin’ fantastic. I honestly think this may be the first quiche I’ve ever made, and now I’m wondering what I’ve been doing […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: 10-Minute Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos {GF}

May 3, 2017
Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos - a flavor-packed, super easy weeknight dinner, Mexican-style. Ready in 10 minutes!

The story of these tacos goes wayyyy back (think 2014), and I’ve been in love with them from day one. What started out as a recipe from a friend of a friend turned into a girls’ night Mexican-inspired chicken dinner, which I then decided needed to be recreated, turned into tacos, and shared on the blog. The […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Spicy Egg & Potato Tostadas

March 17, 2017
Spicy Egg & Potato Tostadas | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’m going to state the obvious here and come right out with the fact that these probably aren’t anything close to what you initially think of when you hear the word “tostada”. They don’t seem like Mexican food at all, and quite frankly, I’d say the only reason why they qualify as tostadas is that – at […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Easy Bacon, Egg, & Avocado Bagel Sandwich

February 27, 2017
Bacon, Egg, & Avocado Bagel Sandwich | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Let’s talk about breakfast for a quick sec (other than the fact that I love it). When it comes to breakfast, I have two rules: If there’s coffee (which there usually is) it needs to be made well. Bad coffee is NOT better than no coffee. Breakfast food shouldn’t take very long to make. There are […]

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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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Let’s Get Cookin’: Kale & Tahini Flatbreads with Roasted Chickpeas and Beet-Pear Salad

November 29, 2016
Kale & Tahini Flatbreads with Roasted Chickpeas and Beet-Pear Salad | brighteyedbaker.com

Truth: I may be good at cooking, but meal planning is sooo not something I excel at. The fact is I live the single-person’s kinda life where I only actually cook a meal about once a week and basically run my fridge out of food before I decide to make a trip to the grocery […]

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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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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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Let’s Get Cookin’: Dill & Garlic Crusted Rib Eye Roast with Rioja Wines

November 23, 2015
Dill and Garlic Crusted Rib Eye Roast - a hearty dish served with buttery sautéed mushrooms that goes perfectly with a glass of Rioja red wine. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Thanksgiving is literally DAYS away, which can only mean one super-exciting thing —the holiday season is in full swing!! If you’re anything like me you’re probably already daydreaming about glorious platters of food coming out of your kitchen for some major feasting. And when you have all your friends and family gathered together, there’s one […]

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