The Weekend Dish 10/27/2012

Happy weekend, everyone! Can you believe that we might actually get some Halloween snow in some areas of the country?! If you’re in the path of this massive Frankenstorm, I hope you stay safe and out of harm’s way. Do you have any favorite recipes that you like to bake up when you’re stuck inside due to rain or snow? I always start to crave beef stew, chili and warm, fresh rolls. I have a feeling those are going to be showing up sooner rather than later around here!

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

15 Recipes for Halloween Candy – If you find yourself overrun with Halloween candy, use some up by making one (or all) of these recipes, all of which use candy as an ingredient!

Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars – A gingersnap crust with a maple and pumpkin-infused cheesecake filling. A combination of fall’s finest flavors.

Pumpkin Seed Brittle with Vanilla Bean and Cardamom – A wonderful brittle made with pepitas and infused with vanilla bean and a number of other fabulous fall spices.

Monte Cristo Sandwich – A massive sandwich made with ham and Gruyere on challah, then dipped into a French toast batter and cooked in a skillet. Served with maple syrup!

Friday Stuff n’ Things – A lot of fun Friday stuff – me on skates, animal diaries, hair products and more!

I also shared a new recipe on PittsburghMagazine.com this week; be sure to check out my Cannoli Dessert Pizza!

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

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:

Cake Batter Milkshake (The Novice Chef)
Another great reason to have a stash of homemade yellow cake mix in your pantry!

Honey Beer Bread (gimme some oven)
I love beer bread, but have never seen it made with honey. It sounds (and looks) amazing!

Italian Cream Cake (The Galley Gourmet)
I’ve had this cake a number of times, but have always been at least a little disappointed – it always seems bland. I’ve wanted to make a homemade version for ages, and this looks like a fabulous recipe.

Jennifer’s No-Fail Cakewalk Cake (Ezra Pound Cake)
I truly have no idea what a cakewalk is, but if it involves eating a super-sized piece of this cake at the end of walking some distance, I’d be happy to oblige!

Mini Black-Bottom Cupcakes (lovelyish)
One of my favorite Christmas cookies from childhood are mini cheesecake cookies, and these mini black-bottom cupcakes look like such an awesome adaptation. I can’t wait to try them!

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!