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The Weekend Dish: 3/24/2012

Happy Saturday! I hope everyone has fully recovered from any St. Patrick’s Day festivities, and that you’ve had a great week. The weather has been crazy nice in a lot of places this week, right?! Did anyone bust out the grill? We are still down in Florida, staying for a few more days, celebrating my birthday tomorrow near the sand, sun, and surf. I’ll be back in Pittsburgh next week and won’t waste any time before hitting up Consol Energy Center for a Van Halen concert and a Penguins game next weekend. Woo! In the meantime, I’ll enjoy the last bits of Florida sun and some good eats!

Also, I finally joined the iPad world last weekend. So far I am loving it! Would love to hear what some of your favorite apps are – I’m still setting it up and finding new things to play with!

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

How I Refinished My Grandma’s Old Dough Board – A step-by-step tutorial on how I finished my grandma’s old dough board. I got it looking like new!

95 Favorite Spring Recipes – A roundup of my favorite recipes for the spring season.

20 New Favorite Recipes [Winter 2011-12] – A look back at the recipes I made during the winter, rounding up 20 of my favorites.

English Muffin Bread – I’m a huge English muffin fan, so I was totally excited to make an easy loaf bread that had the same flavor and texture.

Rhubarb Crumb Cake – Rhubarb screams spring! I played around with a favorite crumb cake recipe to create this very spring-worthy version.

Most Viewed Post This Week: Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

What I Bookmarked This Week

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

Biscoff Cookie Popcorn with White Chocolate (Two Peas and Their Pod)
Totally indulgent and sinful. Which means it’s perfect for me. I love doctored up popcorn!

Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cupcakes (Susannah’s Kitchen)
Oh goodness. I don’t think I can make these fast enough.

Homemade Chewy Granola Bars (Iowa Girl Eats)
I am currently addicted to homemade granola bars, and these sound so fantastic. I love the variety!

Oatmeal Biscotti (Technicolor Kitchen)
What a great spin on one of my favorite Italian treats!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Crumble Tart (Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)
I have had this bookmarked for ages and can’t wait to make it; it’s awesome to see it on another site!

Have a delicious weekend!

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17 Responses to “The Weekend Dish: 3/24/2012”

  1. Katharine on March 24, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Happy early birthday! I’m going to be making your recipe for PB Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies today while staying out of the rain….yum yum! I might throw some butterscotch chips in for good measure :) (I’m on a butterscotch kick lately!)

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  2. Ellen @ The Baking Bluenoser on March 24, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Those chocolate-dipped peanut butter cupcakes look amazing! To die for! I want to make those yesterday, thanks for the recipe share!

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  3. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on March 24, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Everything looks so good! I’m in a blog hop in a couple of weeks and I have to make a blueberry muffin from someone else’s blog. I’m taking yours, hope thats ok. I’m going to link it to your site and give you the credit!! But I’m taking the credit for eating them! :) Have a great weekend!!

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    • Michelle on March 31st, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      Absolutely okay! Enjoy the muffins!

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  4. Tracey on March 24, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Happy (early) Birthday! Hope you enjoy your day and the last bit of time in Florida :)

    Thanks for including my tart!

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  5. Kat on March 24, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Happy Birthday fellow birthday girl! Mine is tomorrow as well…
    I knew there was a reason I liked you other than your awesome
    ability to create and gather fantastic recipes! I found you right
    Before St. Pattys day and made 2 of your recipes…they were
    Outstanding!!
    Again Happy Birthday from this “Green-eyed” March baby!

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    • Michelle on March 31st, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      Thank you, and Happy Birthday to you as well! I hope you had a great day!

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  6. Tina From Pa on March 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Happy Birthday to You ! March 25th is my husbands B-Day too! Have a fun
    B-day,and a safe trip back to The Burgh!

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  7. Patricia Scarpin on March 24, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Happy birthday! I wish you a beautiful, fun and delicious day! My brother’s birthday is on the 26. :)
    Lots of hugs to you from Brazil!

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  8. Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats on March 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Thank you so much for the shout out, Michelle! I hope you give the granola a try, it is so yummy. :) Loving your roundup of Spring recipes too. They’ll come in super handy over the next couple of weeks! Hope you’re having a nice weekend!

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  9. Cindy @ Once Upon a Loaf on March 24, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Hope you’re having fun in FL! Headed down there next week and can’t wait – and I will also have a birthday while there! Have a safe trip back. And isn’t the new iPad awesome? My fave apps include Numbers, Weather Bug, Evernote for iPad, iHeart Radio and Pocket Yoga HD. But that’s just the beginning – this is my third iPad so if you want to geek it up – get in touch and let’s talk apps!

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  10. Natalie on March 25, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Hey Michelle!

    I was just wondering if any Easter treats were coming up. I love your site. Whenever I’m looking for something to bake for someone or an event, I try my best to make sure it’s from your site because your recipes are foolproof. FOOLPROOF, I SAY!! :) You’re doing so well. Keep it up!

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  11. Anne Sophie on March 25, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Wish you a Yummy Birthday ! :P big hugs and kisses from France !

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  12. kristen @ forkful of comfort on March 25, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    The granola looks great! Love your weekend dish! :)

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  13. Kristen on March 26, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Oh iPad, fun! I love mine. There are some great blogging apps out there and I would also recommend downloading Flipboard. Where’s my Water and cut the rope are fun too.

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  14. Michele (also a brown eyed baker) on March 26, 2012 at 9:28 am

    We’re heading to Van Halen as well! I hope you’re having a GREAT birthday and have a safe trip home! : )

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  15. Kim Bee on March 26, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    We were in Florida last week and loved it. I am not enjoying being back in Canada where it’s freezing. Yuck. I love your recaps. Off to check out that board. That one got by me.

    Reply

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