BEB Favorites: July 2016

Brown Eyed Baker Favorites: July 2016

Happy Thursday and welcome to a new feature here on BEB – a roundup of some of my most recent favorite things!

Sometimes I mention things that I love on Fridays, but I usually save those posts for life updates and fun links and stories that I think you would enjoy. I wanted to be able to share some of the things I use all of the time and have found and loved and wanted to recommend to you! This won’t be a super frequent series – maybe a few times a year? – but I’m definitely excited about sharing some of my favorite things with you!

Read More »

Slow Cooker BBQ Brisket

This slow cooker beef brisket is incredibly easy, cooks itself, and full of flavor thanks to the simple homemade barbecue sauce!

This slow cooker beef brisket is incredibly easy, cooks itself, and full of flavor thanks to the simple homemade barbecue sauce!

This slow cooker beef brisket is incredibly easy, cooks itself, and full of flavor thanks to the simple homemade barbecue sauce!

How do you brisket? I’ve only had honest-to-goodness smoked brisket once and it was so incredibly melt-in-your-mouth tender… I fell in love. That was years ago, and then recently we were at my in-laws for lunch and they had brisket sandwiches made with pre-cooked brisket that was sold with Jack Daniels sauce. My husband loved it and suggested that I try my hand at brisket sometime. I immediately put it on the list!

We don’t have a smoker, and I’m not a grill master, so when I started looking for recipes, I immediately gravitated to all of the slow cooker versions. Thanks to a nifty little trick, this perfectly mimics a smoked or grilled version, and the quick homemade sauce was delicious!

Read More »

spicy-cheese-bread-42-1200

Spicy Cheese Bread

Say hello spicy cheese bread, a.k.a. the bread that disappeared within 24 hours! This recipe makes a huge loaf of a rich brioche-like bread loaded with provolone and Monterey...

Read More »
samoa-icebox-cake-28-1200

Samoa Icebox Cake

Yes, you read that right! SAMOA Icebox Cake! This amazing no-bake icebox cake features all of the classic flavors of Samoa cookies! Icebox cakes are one of my very favorite...

Read More »
the-weekend-dish-crop

The Weekend Dish: 7/23/2016

Hello and Happy Saturday! What do you have going on this weekend? I’m undertaking a big kitchen project today – trying my hand at homemade French baguettes! I haven’t...

Read More »
Joseph lounging on the deck in his little adirondack chair.

Friday Things

1. My sister found this little pint-sized adirondack chair at Bed, Bath & Beyond and bought it for Joseph… he loves having his own chair for lounging on the deck...

Read More »
cantaloups-cherry-yogurt-pops-22-1200

Cantaloupe & Cherry Frozen Yogurt Pops

These easy yogurt pops use fresh cantaloupe and cherries – so refreshing and an easy homemade treat! I have totally slacked in the popsicle department, which is a shame,...

Read More »