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Hazelnut Financier Cupcakes with Whipped Chocolate Ganache {dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free}

July 26, 2017
Hazelnut Financier Cupcakes with Whipped Chocolate Ganache - Light & nutty french teacakes topped with a silky coconut milk ganache and fresh berries. A show-stopper dessert that won't destroy your clean eating! {gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free}

I’m baaaack! (With some pretty killer cupcakes, might I add.) Last week I went MIA after spending a super full weekend at my first-ever food photography workshop; I was hoping I could do all the things AND put together a new blog post but sometimes you just can’t do it all. :/ Butttt the weekend […]

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Whole Wheat Berries and Cream Tartlets

August 7, 2015
Whole Wheat Berries and Cream Tartlets | Mini tarts with a light, shortbread-like crust, filled with sweet berry whipped cream and topped with plenty of fresh, juicy berries. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I know that there have been quite a few berry recipes filling up the blog lately, but how can you possibly resist all those plump, juicy little guys while they’re fresh and in season?  I don’t think you can; you just have to jump on the opportunity to use as many of them as possible and […]

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Whole Wheat Mixed Berry Loaf Cake

August 13, 2014
Whole Wheat Mixed Berry Loaf Cake - a light, tender, vanilla-flecked and berry-studded loaf.| www.brighteyedbaker.com

I said I was obsessed with whole wheat pastry flour, and I wasn’t kidding. I’m also obsessed with coconut oil, roasted berries, and all things vanilla that I can possibly add to a recipe. This bread – loaf cake – whatever you want to call it, makes all those obsessions completely logical. Favorite quick bread […]

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Berries and Cream Parfaits with Graham Cracker Crumble

June 27, 2014
Berries and Cream Parfaits with Graham Cracker Crumble  - a light, easy-to-make, and refreshing no-bake dessert that's perfect for summer entertaining. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Today’s recipe should be accompanied by a photo of a seriously adorable little two-year old boy helping devour one of these cutesie parfaits whilst showing off his heart-melting smiles and signature goofy character. It makes me sad that I missed watching him eat this by the spoonful, but I’ve already been able to tell that […]

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Confession #79: There’s a Reason Behind Every Recipe… Vanilla Pound Cake

August 13, 2012
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Every time I step into the kitchen, pull out ingredients, and start creating something new, there’s a reason for it. Some of the reasons are always the same: I like being in the kitchen, I love trying out new recipes, and my kitchen time is just “my time”. But there’s always a specific reason behind […]

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Confession #77: I am a Frozen Yogurt addict… Greek Frozen Yogurt

July 29, 2012
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My name is Alexandra, and I’ve been Frozen Yogurt sober for… Yeah, right. Something you should know about me is that I could eat Frozen Yogurt every single day and still love it. Whenever I’m out of the house and want to get something to eat during the day, frozen yogurt is my first choice. […]

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Confession #72: I’m hogging all the berries… Berry Tartlets

June 29, 2012
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The other day I told you about the Ice Cream Cupcake Peanut Butter Cups I made, the ones I kept to myself for 2 1/2 weeks before sharing with you all. This week, I made Berry Tartlets in preparation for July 4th and, in doing so, hogged a bunch of the fresh, juicy berries we had […]

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Confession #65: I’m in full “Summer Coolers” mode… Creamy Dreamy Peanut Butter and Berries Smoothie {GF}

May 25, 2012
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It’s summertime, and for me, that means cool treats for lunch. I’ve been pulling out the blender (and the food processor, but we can talk about that later) to make some lunchtimes smoothies and frozen treats, and this smoothie is just the beginning of a line of summer coolers coming up on the blog. If […]

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