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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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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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Confession #135: I’m SET for fall… {All Fruit} Blueberry Peach Smoothie

September 12, 2013
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Being ready for fall isn’t a big secret or anything, is it? Except, in my head, I keep questioning whether I really feel this way, because it’s weird for me. I’m usually the kind of person who would be happy with sun 365 days of the year, and if I could live somewhere where it […]

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Confession #117: I Could Live on Bread… Soft Dinner Rolls

March 26, 2013
White and Whole Wheat Soft Dinner Rolls from Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker

Let’s talk about bread. Savory, sweet, in loaf form or in roll form, yeasted or not, I honestly LOVE IT ALL. If every meal for the rest of my life involved a variation of bread, well… I could think of worse things. ;) In fact, sometimes I don’t think life can’t get much better than […]

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Confession #58: I’m obsessed with all things floral… Citrus Smoothie

April 9, 2012
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I’m the kind of person who would be happy with a garden of flowers alone. In fact, every so often, I come up with a new favorite, convinced that I should just have that specific kind of flower everywhere. A while back it was orchids, then poppies, tulip trees, the list goes on… Not that […]

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Confession #52: Sourdough is my toughest rival… Artisan Bread with a Sourdough Starter

February 25, 2012
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I have a long, unhappy history with sourdough bread. I love the stuff, but it’s always seemed difficult to make. The first time I tried, my sourdough starter was questionable, and the bread turned out rock hard. I tried it again, and I honestly don’t remember what happened other than that it wasn’t a success. […]

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Confession #47: I love eating healthy… Cranberry Lemon Poppyseed Muffins {GF}

January 14, 2012
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As much as I love muffins, scones, biscotti, breads, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate… (I could go on), I realize that often times they aren’t exactly considered health food. I don’t plan on giving any of these foods up, because I honestly believe that we should allow ourselves to indulge in treats – in moderation – […]

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Confession #44: I resolve to eat less chocolate…Apple Bran Muffins

January 1, 2012
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Happy New Year! It’s crazy to think that it’s already 2012. This makes my blog about 6 months old now, and even though I have so much more to learn in this world, I’ve already learned heaps and heaps. So what’s my resolution for the New Year? Well, it’s not to eat less chocolate (that’s […]

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Confession #38: I feel REALLY guilty… Pecan and Date Bars {GF, Dairy-Free}

December 10, 2011
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I’m feeling guilty because I’ve barely looked at my blog in two weeks let alone written a post or replied to any comments. It’s funny how a few months ago, I was just a girl who loved to bake in her spare time but never thought about everything that comes after baking – photographing, blogging, […]

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