Let’s Get Cookin’

Let’s Get Cookin’: Pesto & Arugula Sweet Potato Noodles {GF, Vegan}

August 21, 2015
Pesto & Arugula Sweet Potato Noodles {Gluten-Free} - A simple, healthy, and flavor-packed recipe. Add a fried egg and make it a one-dish meal! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I know the spiralizer trend has been hitting the food world hard for a while now, but apparently I decided to be late to the party because this is the first time I’ve actually attempted any sort of veggie-turned-noodle dish myself. WHY I waited so long, I can’t really explain… any way to make noodles […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Blue Cheese, Bacon, and Brussels Sprouts Macaroni & Cheese {GF}

August 11, 2015
Blue Cheese, Bacon, and Brussels Sprouts Macaroni & Cheese {GF} - A grown-up version of a classic that's still plenty cheesy and comforting, but with loads of extra flavor to kick things up a notch! | www.brighteyedbaker.com  #BluesdayTuesday @castellousa

Partnering with Castello for a Summer of Blue Now that it’s August (btw, how did that even happen?!), we’re getting towards that limbo time when summer still feels fully alive but a hint of fall starts to edge its way in. You know what I’m talking about? It’s still a million degrees outside, summer produce is still in abundance, and […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Savory Baked French Toast Casserole

July 20, 2015
Savory Baked French Toast Casserole - a quick and easy one-dish dinner for busy nights that comes packed with flavor from goat cheese, pesto, and veggies galore, plus an awesome use for a stale loaf of bread! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Mondays always seem to call for anything that makes life a little easier, which is exactly where quick one-dish dinners come into play.  This casserole is precisely that kind of dish – a super-simple meal you can prep in minutes and have ready to throw in the oven when dinner time rolls around. It might not […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Grilled Chicken Fusilli Pasta

June 3, 2015
Grilled Chicken Fusilli Pasta {with sun-dried tomatoes and capers} - an easy summer-inspired Italian dish! | www.brighteyedbaker.com #GrillwithColavita

This post is sponsored by Colavita as part of their Italian Summer Grilling campaign. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who help make this blog possible! I spent the past 2 1/2 weeks traipsing across Europe, seeing some pretty freakin’ fantastic sights, and eating all kinds of amazing food. More on that coming soon (I promise!), but I […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Bites with Avocado Cream Cheese

May 25, 2015
Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Bites with Avocado Cream Cheese - a simple but elegant appetizer to serve for any gathering! | www.brighteyedbaker.com #BretonGlutenFree #CleverGirls

I have crazy respect for anyone who can host a dinner party with grace and ease, because when I do any sort of cooking (or baking), the kitchen look like a disaster zone, and if things start to get hectic, I just become a total mess. Come to think of it, this is probably why some […]

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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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Let’s Get Cookin’: One-Pot Chile & Carrot Lentils {Vegan}

February 23, 2015
One-Pot Chile & Carrot Lentils - an easy, healthy, warm, and hearty dish packed with flavor. {Vegan}| www.brighteyedbaker.com

I am ALL for easy meals. I’ll go all-out for a stunner cake every once in a while, but when it comes to actual food – like the stuff we survive on ;) – easy is pretty much the only language I speak. The truth is, I’ll be more than happy if you want to cook […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado

January 19, 2015

I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve been asked how I stay in good shape even though I’m constantly baking, and my answer is always sort of a mix of things – exercise, good genes (thanks Mom!), and balanced eating. I’m not about to lie and say that I have model eating habits – a […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Spinach & Tomato Pizza with Creamy Garlic Sauce

January 17, 2015
Spinach & Tomato Pizza with Creamy Garlic Sauce | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’m admitting it right here, right now: this is a little bit of a cheater’s pizza and I don’t care at all. The side of me that would usually insist on doing things from scratch got squashed by the temptation to make things quick and easy, and this one time, I just don’t feel guilty about […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Lightened-Up Shrimp and Grits Casserole

January 8, 2015
Lightened-Up Shrimp and Grits Casserole - total comfort food for all year round - with less guilt! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I haven’t really made any “official” resolutions this year, but I’m trying to treat it like a blank canvas and start better habits that will make life in general easier. The thing is that while in some ways I’m a pretty organized person, I also tend to be all over the place; it’s a bit […]

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