The Weekend Dish 12/29/2012

Happy Saturday! I’ve always loved the week between Christmas and New Year’s; as a kid, it meant some much-needed time away from school to assemble and play with my new Christmas toys. As an adult, it’s wonderful to have some much-needed down time away from work to take a deep breath and enjoy life at a slower pace. Even better if that time is accompanied by a pretty snowfall, time with family and lots of cookies. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing this week, and I hope you’ve had the opportunity to do the same!

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

White Chocolate Steamers – White hot chocolate spiked with whipped cream vodka, infused with crushed candy canes, topped with whipped cream and more candy canes. A wonderful, warm holiday drink!

White Chocolate Steamers

Merry Christmas! – Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas holiday!

Merry Christmas!

The Best of Brown Eyed Baker in 2012: The 10 Most Popular Recipes – A roundup of the 10 most popular recipes that were posted on Brown Eyed Baker during 2012.

The Best of Brown Eyed Baker in 2012: The 10 Most Popular Recipes

The Best of Brown Eyed Baker in 2012: 20 of My Favorite Recipes – A roundup of my 20 favorite recipes from 2012; 10 savory and 10 sweet. What were yours?!

The Best of Brown Eyed Baker in 2012: 20 of My Favorite Recipes

Friday Things – Einstein in a Santa hat, Christmas drinks, snow, crossword puzzles and more!

Friday Things

Most Viewed Post This Week: Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Most Pinned Post This Week: Cheesy Spinach Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Most Emailed Post This Week: Chubby Hubby Truffles

Most Facebook Shared Post This Week: Ho Ho (Ho) Cake

Most Tweeted Post This Week: Reindeer Chow

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:

Candy Man’s Billion Dollar Candy Bar (Twirl and Taste)
This looks a lot like the homemade Snickers bars that I made last year, with a few different spins. One can never have enough Snickers!

Cherry Cheesecake Dip (The Oxford Place Diaries)
This is a totally genius dip… so quick and easy, with all of the wonderful flavors of a cherry cheesecake. I want to make this for dinner.

Chocolate Salted-Caramel Mini Cupcakes (Bake or Bread)
Oooh, chocolate cupcakes with salted caramel oozing out of the middle and topped with rich chocolate frosting… sign me up!

French Breakfast Donuts (Camille Styles)
These donuts look both rustic and perfectly beautiful all at the same time. They would make a fabulous weekend breakfast.

Spinach Ranch Dip (What’s Cookin, Chicago?)
I haven’t seen a cold spinach dip in year, and my eyes popped when I saw this one. Definitely a good recipe to have in your arsenal.

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!