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The Weekend Dish: 3/30/2013

Happy Saturday and Happy (early) Easter!

Do you have any big holiday weekend plans? Maybe doing some Easter baking, or having an Easter egg hunt for the kids? We are spending time today celebrating my grandma’s 80th birthday and tomorrow we’ll be with family for Easter dinner at my aunt’s house. No menu-making for me this year, but I am planning to bring along my no-bake banana split dessert (yum!). Are you making anything for the holiday? I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Easter!

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

Six-Layer Chocolate Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Filling & Malted Chocolate Frosting – My birthday gift to myself! Only the most amazing cake I’ve ever had.

Six-Layer Chocolate Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Filling & Malted Chocolate Frosting

Italian Easter Pie – A traditional Italian Easter pie, stuffed with nearly four pounds of Italian meats and cheeses!

Italian Easter Pie

Paska Bread (Ukrainian or Polish Easter Bread) – A traditional Eastern European Easter bread made with a brioche-style dough and full of golden raisins.

Paska Bread (Ukrainian or Polish Easter Bread)

Coconut-Vanilla Bean Cake with Coconut Meringue Buttercream Frosting – A perfect dessert for Easter Sunday! A fluffy white coconut cake with flecks of vanilla bean is frosted with a coconut meringue buttercream and covered in shredded coconut.

Coconut-Vanilla Bean Cake with Coconut Meringue Buttercream Frosting

Friday Things – Birthday fun, Easter baking, organization and more!

Friday Things

Most Viewed Post This Week: Top 10 List: Favorite Cupcake Recipes

Most Pinned Post This Week: Six-Layer Chocolate Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Filling & Malted Chocolate Frosting

Most Emailed Post This Week: No-Bake Banana Split Dessert

Most Facebook Shared Post This Week: No-Bake Banana Split Dessert

Most Tweeted Post This Week: Six-Layer Chocolate Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Filling & Malted Chocolate Frosting

What I Bookmarked This Week

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

Buttery Honey Beer Bread with Honey Butter (Cookie Monster Cooking)
I haven’t made a beer bread in years, and I love how gorgeous and rustic this loaf looks.

Fluffy Banana Cream Pie (A Spicy Perspective)
The perfect pie for moving from cold and dreary weather to bright and cheery sunshine!

Italian Drunken Noodles (The Cozy Apron)
My grandma used to make a pasta dish with noodles, Italian sausage and an olive oil-based sauce. This reminds me of that recipe; I can’t wait to try it!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows (Cait’s Plate)
I’ve never met a chocolate and peanut butter cookie that I didn’t like, and I’m sure these are no exception!

Toasted Coconut Shortbread Cookies (Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)
These cookies make a gorgeous presentation and look to be perfect for any occasion.

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!

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7 Responses to “The Weekend Dish: 3/30/2013”

  1. Martha in KS on March 30, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    If you want to try a non-vegan peanut butter-filled chocolate cookie, we really like these. http://www.marthastewart.com/319086/chocolate-peanut-butter-surprise-cookies

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  2. Marcie @ flavor the moments on March 30, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    I’m not hosting Easter this year, so I spent extra time making a strawberry rhubarb pie from scratch. I’ve got my fingers crossed that its good! I’m a pie crust novice. The best thing I ate was definitely a blood orange and avocado salad with almond hummus at Revival restaurant in Berkeley, CA. Incredibly fresh, different, and wildly good. You put out a lot of great recipes this week — your chocolate toasted marshmallow cake is calling my name. Happy Easter!

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  3. MaryBeth on March 31, 2013 at 6:47 am

    The best thing I ate this week as Italian Easter bread, from YOUR recipe. The second best thing I ate was peanut butter eggs, from YOUR recipe. Both turned out fantastic. I’m bringing one of the breads to my son this morning and I know he’ll love it. Thanks so much for all the awesome recipes!! Blessed Easter wishes to you and your family.

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  4. Ellie@Fit for the Soul on March 31, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Although all the desserts sound amazing~the Italian drunken noodles have me super intrigued. :D Mmmm.

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  5. Cait's Plate on March 31, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Woohoo! Love it :) Thanks for the shout out lady – and definitely give the cookies a try if you get the chance….they were to die for! :)

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  6. Tracey on April 1, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend Michelle! Thanks for the cookie link :) PS – So sad to see Sid go down this weekend – hope he’s not out too long!

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  7. Zan on April 1, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I just made the Italian Drunken Noodles. OMG this is so delicious and different from many of my other Italian recipes. The recipe says it serves 4, but it would easily serve 6. With just my husband and me at home in our empty nest, we’ll be enjoying the leftovers for awhile. I couldn’t find Pappardelle noodles in my southern grocery stores, so I substituted fettucini noodles and that worked fine. You must make this soon!!

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