The Weekend Dish: 12/14/2013

Welcome to the weekend!

I can’t believe we’ve creeped into the middle of December already! How on earth did this happen?! How are your Christmas preparations coming along? I finally got my shopping kicked off this week and was able to knock some things off of my list, but there is still much left to do. I also need to buy wrapping paper! I feel so disheveled this year! Today my mom and I are supposed to do some cookie baking, but we may get some nasty weather, so I might be doing solo baking. First up on my list is peppermint bark! What are you most excited to bake this year?

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

63 Best Selling Cookbooks & Kitchen Gift Ideas (2013) – A huge roundup of bestselling cookbooks and some of the hottest kitchen items of the year.

63 Best Selling Cookbooks & Kitchen Gift Ideas

Classic Thumbprint Cookies – Simple buttery, sugar thumbprints filled with favorite jams.

Classic Thumbprint Cookies

Panettone [Italian Christmas Bread] – Wonderfully sweet bread loaded with rum-soaked raisins and candied orange peel.

Panettone [Italian Christmas Bread]

Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Bark – My love of chocolate bark and my love peanut butter collide in this fabulous candy.

Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Bark

Friday Things – My pups, a holiday mantle, an inspiring video, food crazes, and more…

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Most Viewed Post This Week: 157 Christmas Cookies & Holiday Recipes

Most Pinned Post This Week: Classic Thumbprint Cookies

Most Emailed Post This Week: Cinnamon-Sugar Candied Pecans

Most Facebook Shared Post This Week: Old-Fashioned Eggnog

Most Tweeted Post This Week: Old-Fashioned Eggnog

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:

Bourbon, Brown Butter, and Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies (Love and Olive Oil)
These might be the most amazing shortbread cookies that I’ve ever seen. Must make!

Easy Fluffy Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls (Half Baked Harvest)
What a fabulous idea for a special Christmas morning treat.

Red Velvet Sugar Cookies (Cooking Classy)
Such vibrant, beautiful cookies! I always equate red velvet with Valentine’s Day, but they totally deserve a spot on the Christmas platter.

Salted Dark Chocolate Honey Biscotti (Girl Versus Dough)
I grew up on biscotti, so I always love seeing different variations. This one in particular sounds fabulous.

Toasted Marshmallow Cream Hot Chocolate (How Sweet It Is)
Oh my. I want to take a bath in these drinks.

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!