The Weekend Dish: 6/8/2013

Happy weekend! I can’t believe that another Saturday has already rolled around. Our days have been jam-packed with impromptu shopping trips, endless organization and taking care of some minor house projects. I have a feeling that the house projects will never end ;-)  Our main priority this week was narrowing down some wood samples for flooring. So many things to think about and, um, those samples are SMALL! However, we’re getting there! I’ve gotten into the kitchen and broken in the stove and oven, so I’m starting to get back into the swing of things! What are you doing this weekend?

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

Ice Cream Extravaganza Giveaway! – This week I gave away an ice cream maker, an awesome Rösle ice cream scoop and some of my favorite ice cream cookbooks! Did you win?

Ice Cream Extravaganza Giveaway!

Better Than “Anything” Cake – The famous chocolate poke cake infused with sweetened condensed cream and caramel sauce, then topped with Cool Whip and Heath toffee bits.

Better Than “Anything” Cake

Chinese Beef and Broccoli – A quick and easy meal perfect for weeknight dinners; a light option if you’re hungry for Chinese.

Chinese Beef and Broccoli

Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars – The popular Canadian dessert, but with a peanut butter twist. When doesn’t peanut butter make everything better?!

Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars

Friday Things – Einstein in his new digs, Graeter’s ice cream, flooring samples, and more!

Friday Things

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

Most Pinned Post This Week: Better Than “Anything” Cake

Most Emailed Post This Week: Homemade Fudge Pops

Most Facebook Shared Post This Week: Better Than “Anything” Cake

Most Tweeted Post This Week: Peanut Butter-Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

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:

Glazed Chocolate Doughnut Holes (Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)
I totally missed the bus on National Doughnut Day yesterday; I plan on making up for it by treating myself to these beauties.

Homemade Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies (Averie Cooks)
While I was a Little Debbie fan girl in high school, I somehow missed the Cosmic Brownies. These look so chocolatey; I can’t wait to try them!

Jelly Doughnut Muffins (Confessions of a Cookbook Queen)
After making pumpkin doughnut muffins, I’ve wanted to try other varieties. These look just perfect!

Snickers Ice Cream Cake (Bakers Royale)
I am so ready for this dessert. I wish it were in my freezer right now.

Stuffed Cheesy Bread (Girl Versus Dough)
If there’s one thing I love almost as much as dessert, it’s cheesy carbs. They never disappoint, right?!

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!

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14 Responses to “The Weekend Dish: 6/8/2013”

  1. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious on June 8, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Fun recap! I really want to try that snickers ice cream cake!

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  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks on June 8, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Thanks for linking to my Cosmic Brownies. They are seriously the best brownies I’ve ever made. I wish I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner :) I hope you get a chance to try them!

    And your Better Than Cake and your Nanaimo Bars. Have seen both floating around Pinterest and saw the Nanaimo Bars from and center on FG yesterday. They are so eye-catching!

    Tracey’s donuts, Naomi’s Cake, and Natl Donut Day posts…I am a fan of all!

    Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you’re feeling settled in your new house!

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  3. Ellen on June 8, 2013 at 5:06 am

    Those pb nanaimo bars look INSANE! It the good way insane.
    As for stuff I’ve eaten, it’s been all about fresh produce for me. And the revelation of radishes with butter and fleur de sel.

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  4. Tieghan on June 8, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Love your snickers cake and all the links you bookmarked this week!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  5. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes on June 8, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    OK now I’m officially hungry!! I also wish I had that snickers ice cream cake in my freezer right about now

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  6. Martha in KS on June 8, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Michelle, why am I not surprised that you selected a Snickers ice cream cake? Peanut butter & chocolate – your faves! Gotta try it.

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  7. Linda on June 8, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I had a really good tender pork chop last night.

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  8. Amy @ CookingScraps on June 8, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Slices of warm homemade bread bread, with butter, right out of the oven!

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  9. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl on June 8, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Thanks for sharing some of those recipes, love how that cheesy bread sounds.
    Have a great weekend!

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  10. Marcie @ flavor the moments on June 8, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    House projects don’t ever end. It’s crazy! I missed national don’t day too, but boy do Tracey’s look amazing. Chocolate glazed is one of my faves! That better than anything cake is one of the best things I’ve laid eyes on, too! Have a great weekend.

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  11. nessa on June 8, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I never get tired of the Einstein pics!

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  12. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough on June 9, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks so much for the link share! I need to make myself some of that better than anything cake stat… it looks SO GOOD.

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  13. Tracey on June 9, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    I’ve seriously wanted to make every single thing you posted this (last?) week. And now I’m getting hungry all over again just seeing the pics! Thanks for linking to my doughnuts, I wish I still had some left :) Hope you had a great weekend!

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  14. Laura Dembowski on June 9, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    The house projects definitely never end. Ever. We are having a laundry room sink installed, waiting on a bunch of landscaping to be done, getting estimates on redoing a bathroom and putting off a bunch of other things. After awhile you start to want to put off many projects.

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