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The Weekend Dish: 3/5/2011

This week was one of those uber rare weeks when I tackled just as many savory dishes as sweet ones, and I really enjoyed it! Admittedly (and not surprisingly), I am much more of a baker than a cook. I love toiling over an exquisite cheesecake, a complicated pastry or yeast recipe, but when 6pm rolls around I’m more likely to eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a bowl of cereal or order a pizza than I am to spend time at the stove making any sort of complicated dinner. In an effort to eat better and cleaner I’m trying to change that. On top of the jambalaya and fish tacos I made this week, I also made soba noodles for the time – a stir fry recipe with an almond butter sauce. Delicious! Baby steps :)

Now as always, you’ll find a recap of what was posted to the site this week as well as some bookmarked recipes from other blogs. Enjoy! :)

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

Grilled Fish Tacos – My first time trying fish tacos, and these were one of the best dinners I’ve made in a long time!

Fig, Date & Almond Granola Bars – Included is a basic formula for mixing and matching your own granola bars.

Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya – Kicking off Mardi Gras celebrations with a classic for your menu.

Homemade Moon Pies – A double decker stack of cookies, homemade marshmallow fluff, and covered in chocolate.

Most Viewed Post This Week: Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

What I Bookmarked This Week

Recipes from other blogs that I thought looked especially delicious and that I thought you would like too:

Caramel de Lite Cookie Bars (The Galley Gourmet)
A bar version of the samoas Girl Scout cookies. I can’t get enough of these Girl Scout cookie recipes!

Chocolate French Toast (Sprinkle Bakes)
So decadent and delicious.

Gnocchi Mac and Cheese (Sugarcrafter)
I love homemade gnocchi, and made into mac and cheese? I am all over these!

Mini Chocolate Oreo Cakes (Bakers Royale)
These look so sophisticated and delicious. Perfect for a dinner party!

Pizza Pretzel Bites (Two Peas and Their Pod)
A combination of hot pretzels and pizza? So very me. Love these!

Have a delicious weekend!

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10 Responses to “The Weekend Dish: 3/5/2011”

  1. Ginny on March 5, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Any chance you’ll share the soba noodle recipe? :)

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    • Michelle on March 8th, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      Hi Ginny, Yes! I loved it so I will definitely be making it again soon and sharing it on the blog!

      Reply

  2. Katrina on March 5, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Mmmm the blog world was full of yummy treats this week!

    Reply

  3. Dinners & Dreams on March 5, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Goodness, tha jambalaya sounds to die for. I will bookmark it for trying very soon. Have a fabulous weekend!

    Nisrine

    Reply

  4. jenna laughs on March 5, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I love that you do this! I always check them to see whatever blog goodies I missed this week :)

    Reply

  5. Maria on March 5, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Glad you liked our pizza pretzel bites! I want to try some of your recipes from this week!

    Reply

  6. Tracy on March 5, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Hope you like the gnocchi mac and cheese! I have been eyeing your moon pies, yum!!

    Reply

  7. Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner on March 5, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    YUM YUM YUM!!! Thanks for the links! :D

    Have a Wonderful Weekend! :)

    xoxo
    Kathleen

    Reply

  8. The Galley Gourmet on March 5, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Pleased you like the Caramel de Lite Cookie Bars. You have a delicious looking blog:)

    Reply

  9. Firefly on March 8, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Yummy :)

    Reply

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