The Weekend Dish: 4/20/2013

Happy weekend! I’m not sure that I’ve ever been so relieved to usher in a Saturday. It’s been an emotional roller coaster of a week with all of the events that have transpired in Boston. I’ve consumed more ice cream in the last five days than I have in the previous five months. Whatever it takes, right? I was delighted to see that the Comfort Dogs had been deployed to Boston, just as they had been in Newtown, CT. I am just in love with that organization; it’s amazing how soothing animals can be. I hope you all have the opportunity to enjoy a restful and peaceful weekend with loved ones.

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

GIVEAWAY: $250 Anthropologie Gift Card – This week, I gave away a gift card to Anthropologie… did you win?!

GIVEAWAY: $250 Anthropologie Gift Card

Dark Chocolate Mousse – A creamy, silky-smooth chocolate mousse.

Dark Chocolate Mousse

Rhubarb-Ginger Crumble – Rhubarb in the grocery store is the first sign of spring! I added ginger to this super-simple crumble recipe.

Rhubarb-Ginger Crumble

Cheddar Bay Biscuits – A completely from-scratch version of the popular cheddar-garlic biscuits served at Red Lobster restaurants.

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Friday Things – A big sports weekend, ice cream cones, dip for dinner, new favorite cookbooks, and more!

Friday Things

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

Most Pinned Post This Week: Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Most Emailed Post This Week: Snickers Cake

Most Facebook Shared Post This Week: Cheesy Cheddar Pull-Apart Bread

Most Tweeted Post This Week: Cheddar Bay Biscuits

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:

Giant Peanut Butter Cup (Culinary Concoctions by Peabody)
A mini tart that’s actually an enormous peanut butter cup… I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes (Something Swanky)
These are so adorable! Love the sprinkles and “cherry” on top!

Jalapeño Cheddar Cheesy Bread (Confections of a Foodie Bride)
I can’t resist cheesy carbs; throw jalapeños into the mix and all bets are definitely off.

Soft Pretzel Bread Buns (Hummingbird High)
These pretzel rolls look exactly like the ones they sell at the bakery of my local grocery store. I can’t wait to make them at home!

Spiked Almond Joy Poundcake (How Sweet It Is)
Coconut, almonds, chocolate, booze AND cake?! Fork, please.

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!

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11 Responses to “The Weekend Dish: 4/20/2013”

  1. Ellen on April 20, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Best thing eaten this week: red velvet cake from Porto’s!
    Happy weekend:)

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  2. Jodi @ My Sugar Coated Life on April 20, 2013 at 4:20 am

    Salted honey caramel. I can’t get enough of it!

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  3. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on April 20, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Your Cheddar Bay Biscuits are on my must make this week!!!

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  4. Marcie @ flavor the moments on April 20, 2013 at 11:01 am

    You have a lot of comfort food here this week that we all need to take part of after what happened in Boston. Thank goodness the second man was arrested! The best thing I DRANK this week was a great, big pomegranate margarita! Have a nice weekend!

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  5. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl on April 20, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I never knew about comfort dogs and after reading about them, it really warmed my morning! Everyone can use a nice little furry hug to cheer them up.

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  6. Jenny on April 20, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    So glad the comfort dogs went out there. Animals bring such joy in times of sadness. I have printed the Mousse and Cheddar Bay Biscuits to make soon. Must say I am so excited to try the Mousse ;)

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  7. Tieghan on April 20, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    I am all over that chocolate mousse! Oh and the pound cake form how sweet it is!

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  8. Susan on April 21, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I can’t find who one the giveaway! I’m probably just not seeing it but can you point it out pleaese? I love your site!

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  9. Kate D. on April 21, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Before moving back to my home state of New York, I lived in southern New Hampshire for 18+ years & have been a spectator at the Boston Marathon, cheering on family members, on more than a few occasions & understand so well how special that marathon, Patriots Day & Boston are.
    As strong as New Yorkers are, Bostonians are just as strong. I believe that the 2014 Boston Marathon will be the proudest, loudest ever!
    My thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the bombings in Boston, the horrific events in Watertown, MA and the people of West, TX. It’s been a rough week for our country.
    Boston Strong!

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  10. Bridget on April 22, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Between the news and the bad weather (we have yet another snow storm coming tonight in MN) we needed some major comfort around here. Last night I made your Italian Wedding Soup with homemade bread and then served your cookiedough brownies for dessert.

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