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Let’s Get Cookin’: Lightened-Up Chicken Pasta Primavera {GF} + a Skinny Suppers Cookbook Giveaway!

May 9, 2016

Fact: I ♡ pasta. And when I say pasta, I mean the creamy, cheesy kind – AKA – the kind that you feel a little guilty eating, but not really, because it’s so so good. Give me a way to make this kind of pasta a little healthier and I’m alllll over it. For a few years […]

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Food & Travels: Florida Keys and Islamorada

March 22, 2016
The lowdown on what to see, eat, and do in Islamorada in the Florida Keys, plus a recipe for a light, fresh take on grilled hogfish served with Adriatic sauce. | www.brighteyedbaker.com #FLKeys

Today’s post is in collaboration with Florida Keys and the Key West. Those of you who have followed Bright-Eyed Baker for some time probably know that I love to share about my food travels as well as regular recipes. Because of that, I’d thought it’d be fun to share more about a place I’d love to […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Dill & Garlic Crusted Rib Eye Roast with Rioja Wines

November 23, 2015
Dill and Garlic Crusted Rib Eye Roast - a hearty dish served with buttery sautéed mushrooms that goes perfectly with a glass of Rioja red wine. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Thanksgiving is literally DAYS away, which can only mean one super-exciting thing —the holiday season is in full swing!! If you’re anything like me you’re probably already daydreaming about glorious platters of food coming out of your kitchen for some major feasting. And when you have all your friends and family gathered together, there’s one […]

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

August 21, 2015

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

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’: One-Pot Chile & Carrot Lentils {Vegan}

February 23, 2015

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’: 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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Let’s Get Cookin’: Healthy Southwestern Quinoa {GF, Vegan}

September 5, 2014
Healthy Southwestern Quinoa - a quick and easy dish packed with veggies that's anything but boring!| www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’m just now realizing that it evidently looks like all the savory foods I eat involve corn, black beans, jalapeño peppers, and/or anything remotely Mexican-inspired. It’s obviously something I gravitate towards when I cook, mostly because when you’re not cooking with meat (which I don’t do often), you need to make things interesting in a different […]

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