toasted nuts

Sparkling Cranberry & Toasted Walnut Goat Cheese Crostini

December 8, 2016
Sparkling Cranberry & Toasted Walnut Goat Cheese Crostini | brighteyedbaker.com

I don’t know what I love most about this recipe – the goat cheese, the sparkling cranberries, or the fact that it meant I got to work with wine for the day (always a win-win). The best part though might just be that these crostini are probably one of the EASIEST appetizers you could possibly […]

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Confession #142: I’m a snacker… Cranberry-Apricot Almond Butter Granola Bars {GF, Vegan}

January 17, 2014
Cranberry-Apricot Almond Butter Granola Bars - Healthy and filling fruit and nuts bars with an almond-y twist.  | brighteyedbaker.com

 As much as I loooove a good sandwich, one that’s warm and toasty and packed with yummy fillings, I rarely ever have one because I’m just not a big lunch eater. My list of meal priorities goes something like: breakfast, dinner/dessert (actually dessert might come before dinner), and then… lunch. At best, lunch for me […]

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Confession #123: Chocolate is my vice … Healthy Dark Chocolate No-Bake Bars {GF, Vegan}

May 29, 2013

You know those days when you’re sitting there swooning over a bowl of ice cream and thinking about how you’re going to start eating healthier tomorrow? I feel like this happens to me on a weekly basis; I decide that I should go on a little health kick, make healthier breakfasts, eat less bread, etc. The problem […]

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Confession #121: I’m a Cookie Monster… Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

May 14, 2013
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If there’s one thing you’re bound to find at my house 99% of the time, it’s cookies. Cookies, cookies, cookies – they’re like the staple of the dessert world and I never get tired of them. I mean, how can you, really? But for the longest time, there was exactly 1 cookie recipe I made over […]

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Confession #119: I love carbs… Brown Butter Pecan Muffins

April 24, 2013
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I have a thing for carbs, or more like, I have a thing for the yummy treats that carbs come in, like perfect soft dinner rolls and fluffy cinnamon rolls. And muffins – I love me some muffins. Unfortunatley (hah!), I’m pretty sure that I get my fair share of carbs with all the baking I […]

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Confession #111: My organization is a mess… Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars {GF, Vegan}

February 23, 2013
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I would call myself an organized person. Really, I would. But sometimes, I have to wonder… Because I’m also the person who leaves so many internet tabs open that I can’t see the icons on any of them anymore. And the person who works with stuff all over the table, which I won’t clean up […]

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How to Toast Nuts

October 23, 2012
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Toasting nuts seems like it should be so simple that it’s not worthy of an explanation, but if you’ve never done it before, you might not be sure just how it’s done. I say this because not that long ago, I was one of those people who felt like I should know how to toast […]

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