The Weekend Dish: 1/12/13

Happy weekend! We’re in the midst of some crazy mild weather for January, which I think is Mother Nature’s way of letting me know that it’s a perfect weekend to take down the Christmas lights and get all of the decorations put away. Ho hum. Truth be told, I would love to leave them up all year. As they say, all good things must come to an end. ‘Til next year! What are you up to 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

Soft Pretzels – I am totally addicted to soft pretzels and after going through multiple soft pretzel recipes, I’ve finally found a favorite!

Soft Pretzels

Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies – My favorite thick and chewy oatmeal cookies loaded up with tons of chocolate chips.

Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon, Mushrooms & Hard-Boiled Eggs – A fabulous salad from my great-grandmother’s recipe archives.

Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon, Mushrooms & Hard-Boiled Eggs

All-American Beef Chili – I crave chili during the winter and was happy to finally discover a thick, perfectly-spiced chili that’s both easy and familiar.

All-American Beef Chili

Friday Things – Jury duty, Christmas decorations, cravings, truffles, and more!

Friday Things

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

Most Pinned Post This Week: Soft Pretzels

Most Emailed Post This Week: Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Most Facebook Shared Post This Week: Peanut Butter Doggie Bones

Most Tweeted Post This Week: Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

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:

Banana Peanut Butter Pie (Bourbonnatrix Bakes)
I love banana cream pies. I love peanut butter pies. I love eating bananas with peanut butter. Would I love this recipe? As the Magic 8 ball would say, “Signs point to yes”.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Sauce (Love and Olive Oil)
The only thing better than hot fudge drizzled on vanilla ice cream would be this chocolate peanut butter hot fudge sauce drizzled on vanilla ice cream. I will be making this happen.

Cranberry Streusel Almond Coffee Cake (A Cup of Mascarpone)
Coffee cakes always remind me of my grandma, and I love trying new recipes. I love this seasonal version made with cranberries. It looks amazing!

Dark Chocolate Salted Peanut Butter Brownies (Living Locurto)
I’ve been dying for brownies lately, and these have my name all.over.them.

Mongolian Beef (Table for Two)
I adore Chinese food and have been trying some homemade versions; I’m adding this one to my list of must-makes. Totally drool-worthy.

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!