The Weekend Dish: 12/10/2011

I am fully entrenched in the holidays, thanks to lots of holiday baking this week, as well as playing Santa with the giveaways! I hope you all have been enjoying them as much as I have. I really took some time to think about the things that I really love and that I thought you all would enjoy too. Being Santa is fun! 🙂  I have much more holiday baking up my sleeve, so be prepared for even more recipes over the next two weeks, and of course the final five days of the “12 Days of Giveaways” this week. Now if only I could get my Christmas shopping done I would be in good shape!

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

40 Bestselling Cookbook & Kitchen Gift Ideas – A roundup of some of the bestselling cookbooks and kitchen toys from 2011. A great gift guide, or maybe ideas for your own wish list!

Oreo Cheesecake Truffles – Crushed Oreos and cream cheese rolled into truffles and coated in chocolate.

Lofthouse Style Frosted Sugar Cookies – The famous grocery store bakery cookies, made from scratch right in your kitchen!

Sticky Toffee Pudding – Unbelievable that I’ve just now tried this amazing dessert. I love it!

Nutter Butter Snowman Cookies – Super cute snowman cookies made from Nutter Butters!

Most Viewed Post This Week: Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

What I Bookmarked This Week

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

Creme Brulee Fudge (Not Quite Nigella)
Oh my, creme brulee ranks up there as one of my top 3 non-chocolate desserts. This fudge has to be outstanding!

Pomegranate Pear Crumble Cups (How Sweet It Is)
This sounds so amazing, what a beautiful combination of flavors!

Salted Caramel Cheesecake (The Modern Apron)
Because I’m pretty sure that when it’s not with chocolate, salted caramel should have a hot and steamy love affair with cheesecake.

Thin Mint Truffles (Cookin’ Cowgirl)
LOVE the spin on Oreo Truffles using thin mint cookies. This would be great for St. Patrick’s Day!

Whiskey, Caramel, Marshmallow and Bacon Bark (Endless Simmer)
I’m literally speechless. I must get this in my belly immediately.

Have a delicious weekend!


7 Responses to “The Weekend Dish: 12/10/2011”

  1. linda on December 10, 2011 at 5:40 am

    always enjoy “the weekend dish!”
    i reviewed the recipe of the salted carmel cheesecake & would like to know what you think of the salt issue…do you think that even with the updated salt measurement it would still be too salty? thanks.
    have a “sweet” weekend!


    • Michelle on December 10th, 2011 at 5:48 pm

      Hi Linda, I haven’t tried this recipe yet, so I really can’t speculate on the salt amount, although that might be somewhat of a personal preference too (some people like things on the salt side, while others are turned off by it).


  2. Lauren at Keep It Sweet on December 10, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I need to check out those Thin Mint Truffles!


  3. Cristina on December 10, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I can see more truffles in my near future. Lord have mercy on my hips 🙁


  4. Cookin' Cowgirl on December 10, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Michelle, thank you for the truffle mention! You and your blog are an inspiration to me! Loved your cookbook and kitchen gifts idea post. Have a great weekend!


  5. Ann on December 10, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    An amazing week! I’m sorry I didn’t comment on the nutter butters, yesterday – but how cute are they? LOVE IT!


  6. Coffeemom89 on December 10, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I absolutely love your website! You’re recipes are awesome and I can find everything I am looking for! Thank You!


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