The Weekend Dish: 8/20/2011

I hope that everyone had a wonderful week, and that you are enjoying a great weekend with awesome weather! I am gearing up to enjoy these last couple “official” weeks of summer with some light and fresh baked goods. And although it’s already nearing the end of summer, I am about to take my first baby steps into the world of canning. I can’t wait to tackle it and share it with you! What do you have on the agenda for the rest of these warm summer days? Are you making the shift to school lunches yet? As much as I hate the high heat and humidity, I’m going to miss the warm evenings. That being said, bring on the fall baking!

I was honored this week to find out that I am a finalist for “Most Valuable Blogger in Pittsburgh” in the Lifestyle category. Thank you to any of you who may have nominated me! If you’d like to cast a vote, you can do so here. It’s super easy – no registration or signing up, just click the “vote” button next to Brown Eyed Baker. You can vote once a day until September 9th. Thank you for your support!

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

Top 10 Lists: The Roundup – A recap of all the Top 10 lists I have published over the last few months.

Pepperoni Pizza – A classic homemade pepperoni pizza.

Five Ingredient Challenge + Giveaway – A little guessing game with a prize!

Zucchini-Pineapple Cupcakes with Orange Sour Cream Frosting – A deliciously sweet way to use up some of your bounty of zucchini.

Most Viewed Post This Week: Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

What I Bookmarked This Week

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

Bacon Cinnabon-Style Cinnamon Buns (The Bacon Bible)
Oh goodness, tons of bacon baked into cinnamon rolls and topped with a maple cream cheese icing. I’m in heaven.

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Closet Cooking)
I love all of the creative grilled cheese sandwiches that Kevin makes, and this one is no exception!

Nutty Coconut Caramel Brownies (A Spicy Perspective)
These look sublime. Fudgy brownies with a layer of dulce de leche and topped with coconut, almonds and chocolate chunks.

Peach Cupcakes with Peach Cream Cheese Frosting (Week of Menus)
These sound like such a bright and fresh way to enjoy cupcakes during the summer!

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Pretzel Cups (Bakers Royale)
Love this spin on peanut butter cups – love the salted caramel and pretzels combined with sweet chocolate.

Have a delicious weekend!