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Strawberry Almond Financiers {GF}

February 20, 2017
Strawberry Almond Financiers {gluten-free}| www.brighteyedbaker.com

It’s funny how sometimes the smallest little things can transport you to a different time of your life and bring back memories you probably never thought you’d look back on in the moment. It’s the sort of feeling you get when you hear a certain song or look through old pictures, and it’s also something […]

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Coconut Mango Bread

April 1, 2015
Coconut Mango Bread - a moist and tender, tropically-inspired loaf flaked with coconut and juicy mango bits.

I know it’s not exactly obvious based on the recipe selection around here, but I’m completely and utterly obsessed with mangoes. I might even dare to say that they’re my favorite of all fruits, which is dramatic because it’s incredibly hard for me to pick a favorite anything. But that tangy-sweet flavor, and juicy-but-firm flesh? […]

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Chocolate Financiers {Gluten-Free}

February 14, 2015
Chocolate Financier: Moist and tender, brownie-like, mini chocolate tea cakes - a classic french treat that's naturally gluten-free. | brighteyedbaker.com

For the past week I’ve had this weird schedule which involved eating breakfasts in a dorm dining hall at 8AM, getting in a workout and a shower once I was awake enough to function, and finally getting a good cup of coffee at around 2PM when I could make my way to a cafe looking […]

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Almond & Orange Poppyseed Muffins {Dairy-Free}

January 13, 2015
Almond & Orange Poppyseed Muffins - tender and moist muffins packed with whole grains, boosted with healthy fats, and brightened up with an orange kick! {dairy-free}

Last week I went on this big orange craze; I added it to everything I was making, posted too many orange-related photos on Instagram, and just in general realized that those pretty orange citruses are awesome. ←Yes I’m 22 and yes I’ve been eating oranges in one form or another all my life, but it apparently took […]

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Confession #132: Life overwhelms me… Brown Butter Hazelnut Fig Bars

August 19, 2013
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How is it that it’s been more than two weeks since I started talking about this hazelnut recipe? There I was, being all efficient and explaining how to toast and skin hazelnuts in preparation for this post, and then… woah… two weeks go by and the post still isn’t up. Kinda like how it’s already […]

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Confession #131: I have a strawberry-roasting fetish…Healthy Maple Roasted Strawberry Muffins

July 23, 2013
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  My new thing is roasting strawberries; I feel like I’ve been doing it 24/7. It’s not exactly anything new in the food world, but it seems like these days roasting strawberries is all the rage. Heck, roasting any fruit seems to be big these days! Butttt, this whole strawberry-roasting thing isn’t just a passing […]

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Confession #120: I could get used to this… Blackberry Almond Breakfast Cake

May 7, 2013
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Cake for breakfast? In the name of coffeecake, weekend mornings, and Mother’s Day, I say YES. Actually, it could be any holiday really (birthdays included), but Mother’s Day is THIS SUNDAY and it’s time to start planning! Besides, any excuse to eat cake for breakfast is a good one for me. :) I call this […]

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Confession #76: I’m Dreaming of France… Apricot Financiers {GF}

July 20, 2012
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What’s pretty magical about food is the way that it can transport you to another place. The other day I stopped by a local Parisian cafe, and as I sat there eating my Nutella crepe and eyeing the other menu choices – pain au chocolat, croissants, macarons – I really felt like France was at […]

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Confession #57: Will work for raspberries… Raspberry Almond Muffins {GF}

March 29, 2012
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 I don’t know about you, but I treat raspberries like gold. Those delicate little red berries are hard to come by, but they add such a sophisticated, unique touch to any dish with their bright color and sweet tang. The problem is that they sure aren’t cheap for that tiny little carton you can get […]

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Confession #35: I’ve been eating cookies for lunch… Oatmeal Raisin “Cookie” Bars {GF, Dairy-Free}

November 20, 2011
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Okay, okay, I’m not really eating cookies for lunch. I mean, ahem, not that I’ve never done that, but it’s not exactly a great way to feel good about yourself… What I have been eating is these Oatmeal Raisin “Cookie” Bars, which seriously taste like cookies when you warm them up but are totally guilt-free. Sometimes the […]

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