The Weekend Dish: 12/28/2013

Happy weekend to you!

I hope that you had a fabulous holiday week and enjoyed time with friends and family. We had a fun couple of days; so much so that Einstein and Duke slept almost all of Christmas day and the day after. They had super Christmas hangovers! Next up is New Year’s Eve; we keep pretty low key on New Year’s and prefer to stay home, do some eating, and curl up on the couch. Do you have any New Year’s Eve plans? I’m looking forward to another week of downtime before kicking off the new 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

Italian Sesame Seed Cookies (Giuggiulena) – A classic Italian Christmas cookie that has the consistency of biscotti, is infused with anise and rolled in sesame seeds.

Italian Sesame Seed Cookies (Giuggiulena)

Slow Cooker Sausage, Hash Brown & Cheddar Breakfast Casserole – An easy breakfast casserole to assemble in your slow cooker and let bake overnight. Perfect for holidays or house guests!

Slow Cooker Sausage, Hash Brown & Cheddar Breakfast Casserole

159 New Year’s Eve Recipes – A roundup of drinks, appetizers, meals and desserts for ringing in yet another year.

Bourbon Slush

Friday Things – A Christmas recap, grandma texting, chocolate-covered bacon, dog pics, and more!

Friday Things

Most Viewed Post This Week: Cinnamon-Sugar Candied Pecans

Most Pinned Post This Week: Ho Ho Cake

Most Facebook Shared Post This Week: Ho Ho Cake

Most Emailed Post This Week: Cinnamon-Sugar Candied Pecans

Most Tweeted Post This Week: Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

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:

Apricot and Jalapeño Baked Brie (Foodie with Family)
I love baked brie as an easy appetizer and while I often pair it with something fruity, I love the idea of fruit and spice. So delicious!

Homemade Champagne Marshmallows (Cookie Monster Cooking)
These are amazingly festive; such a great idea for New Year’s Eve!

Salted Rocky Road Fudge (Shutterbean)
Fudge with marshmallows and nuts? And salted? This is a must-make.

Slow Cooker Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork (Just a Taste)
I can’t tell you how excited I am to make this. It looks AMAZING and I bet it would be just as good with chicken, too!

Triple-Chocolate Crinkle Cookies (Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)
Astonishingly enough, I have never eaten a crinkle cookie. They were never a holiday tradition in my family and I often wondered if I was missing out; after seeing this version, I’m fairly certain that I AM missing out. Can’t wait to make these!

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!