cheese

Bacon Cheddar Scones

September 23, 2015
Bacon Cheddar Scones -Flaky, buttery scones flecked with bits of tangy cheddar and crisp bacon. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

If these scones are here for one purpose, it’s to make you question why we don’t make savory scones more often – that, and to engulf you in flaky, buttery, cheese-and-bacon-loaded pastry heaven. ← UGH, SO GOOD. In all seriousness though, why aren’t savory scones more of a thing? The base is simple – flour, salt, butter, […]

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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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Cheddar & Chive Cornbread Waffles + a Giveaway! {Giveaway Closed}

June 24, 2015
Cheddar & Chive Cornbread Waffles -  an extra-cheesy, savory spin on waffles - think breakfast for dinner! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

This is monumental you guys. Today, after just about 4(!!!) years of blogging, I finally get to add a waffle section to the site. French toast has been around here for a while, pancakes have yet to make an appearance, and for the very first time we have a waffle recipe! It’s exciting stuff. Of […]

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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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Let’s Get Cookin’: Cheesy Smoked Paprika Roasted Cauliflower

November 26, 2014
Cheesy Smoked Paprika Roasted Cauliflower - an easy, healthy, and flavor-packed vegetarian side dish. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Like WOAH. How did it get to be the day before Thanksgiving already?? I feel like September blurred into October and then November before I even realized what was going on. Am I the only one who watched the last two months flash before their eyes? Please tell me I’m not. Maybe we can all […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Open-Faced Fried Egg and Avocado English Muffin Sandwich

November 1, 2014
Open-Faced Fried Egg and Avocado English Muffin Sandwich - breakfast made quick, easy, and delicious | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Longest recipe title EVER. I know. This is one of those things that doesn’t really have a name, so instead I just had to string together all the major components into one super-long description/title. This is why my recipes come in the form of written posts and not videos ——–> me saying “Open-Faced Fried Egg and […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Chipotle Gouda and Mushroom Crostini

September 23, 2014
Chipotle Gouda and Mushroom Crostini - a simple but elegant appetizer that packs a punch of flavor.| www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’m a firm believer that pretty much anything involving bread + cheese is bound to be good. As I say that I’m mentally challenging myself with memories of grilled cheese sandwiches made from plain ol’ white sandwich bread and extra-basic american cheese, but even then, it’s still grilled cheese. When you take good bread and amazing cheese […]

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Savory Zucchini, Cheese, & Black Pepper Quick Bread

June 20, 2014
Savory Zucchini, Cheese, and Black Pepper Quick Bread {with Pesto!} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

So I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before, but it has to be said again. I FAIL at spelling the word zucchini. Thanks to auto-correct and the fact that my brains finally decided to kick in, I have it right at the moment, but seriously? Not once did I spell it right when I first […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Balsamic Reduction

January 31, 2014
Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Balsamic Reduction - sweet, rich and tender dates stuffed with cheese and wrapped in crispy, smoky bacon with bits of caramelized brown sugar. Say hello to an easy and tasty appetizer!| www.brighteyedbaker.com

This is ironic, to say the least. Here I am, the girl who refused to eat any form of pork up until a few months ago, officially pushing the publish button on the first ever non-vegetarian recipe on the blog which includes BACON. Not only that, but it combines bacon with dates, which I now […]

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