The Weekend Dish: 1/26/2013

Welcome to the weekend! I can’t believe how quickly the weeks have been flying by since the holidays, crazy! I had a full week of taxes (ugh), a broken furnace, a field trip to the DeLallo headquarters and test kitchen (more on that tomorrow), the Penguins’ home opener, morning hockey practice, multiple games of dominoes and lots of snow to cap off the week. It was a busy week, to say the least! I hope you had a great week and have an even better weekend in store for yourself!

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

Pink Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies – Such a bright and vibrant cookie to enjoy during the winter citrus fruit season.

Pink Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies

DIY: American Cheese – You won’t believe how quickly and easily you can make your own American cheese at home!

DIY: American Cheese

Peanut Butter-Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips – I was craving banana bread and at the last minute threw in peanut butter and chocolate chips. Very good decision.

Peanut Butter-Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Oreo Cheesecake Bars – Oreo cheesecake has been one of my favorite cheesecakes for a long time, so I can’t believe it took me so long to make it into bars!

Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Friday Things – Gorgeous test kitchens, TV shows, Pandora, sourdough bread, and more!

Friday Things

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

Most Pinned Post This Week: Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Most Emailed Post This Week: Chipotle Chicken and Corn Chowder

Most Facebook Shared Post This Week: DIY: American Cheese

Most Tweeted Post This Week: DIY: American Cheese

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:

Bang Bang Shrimp (Fake Ginger)
I had the Bang Bang Shrimp at Bonefish Grill once and it was fabulous! I can’t wait to try this homemade version.

Chocolate-Covered Beer Marshmallows (Beth Michelle)
These marshmallows are absolutely genius – I’m sure the combination of Guinness and chocolate, along with a fluffy marshmallow, is irresistible!

Creamy Polenta with Roasted Mushrooms (Two Peas and Their Pod)
My grandma used to always make polenta, but she often served it with red sauce; I love this version with roasted mushrooms and Parmesan cheese.

Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies (Bakers Royale)
These cookies are the thing of dreams. My dreams, anyway. I plan on making them a reality. Immediately.

Salted Caramel Date Loaf (Not Without Salt)
This bread looks AMAZING. It’s like poke cake, but with bread. And salted caramel. And dates. I’ve died and gone to heaven.

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!


10 Responses to “The Weekend Dish: 1/26/2013”

  1. Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs on January 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Hi Michelle! Looks like you’ve had quite a busy week. Those oreo cheesecake bars look out of control delish! Can’t wait to read more soon. Take care!


  2. Ellen on January 27, 2013 at 3:41 am

    That cheese looks amazing!
    Best thing I ate this week was a new-to-me recipe for savory spicy butternut squash pie:


  3. Joy from Yesterfood on January 27, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I always enjoy your Weekend Dish! I am always interested to see how your different posts did (most pinned, most tweeted, etc.), and I love to see what you have bookmarked! NEED the Pink Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies…..citrus is the only thing that will get me through the rest of January! 😉


  4. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on January 27, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    What a great week, lots of good things!!! You also bookmarked some wonderful recipes! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  5. Erica on January 27, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    One of my favorite things about the weekend dish is seeing what you’ve bookmarked! I have made beer marshmallows before and they are soooo good!…for me, they taste like college, lol. I hope you you enjoy them as much as me and my friends did!


  6. Courtney on January 27, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    My Dad has spent some time trying to perfect sourdough bread (and sourdough pancakes). He has been to a King Arthur class on making sourdough. He says you can buy a starter, or you can make your own. He believes making your own produces a stronger sour flavor over time. You may already know, but to my surprise, sourdough doesn’t require adding yeast because yeast is created from the air. According to my Dad if you were to buy a starter from King Arthur or San Francisco within a month the flavor will have changed to correspond to wherever you are. Of course by asking him about sourdough I have now inherited some of his 3-year-old starter and a couple of books on sourdough!


  7. Laura Dembowski on January 27, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Furnace trouble sounds extra bad with all this crazy cold weather. I also bookmarked the salted caramel date loaf. Can’t wait to make it!


  8. irene on January 27, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    ok a couple things to say

    first I have your orea cheesecake bars in my frige, cant wait to try them tomorrow. hope they are as good as tres leches cake I made for moms birthday today. was a hit. going to make the stuffed peppers this week too. my sons first birthday is in march and I would love to make his cake, any suggestions?? do you have a great chocolate fugde cake recipe? also have you thought about making bolillos? (mexican rolls) I want to make some but looking for a recipe


  9. Marcia Drake on January 28, 2013 at 9:18 am

    The peanut butter banana chocolate chip recipe made my mouth water so much I went right home from work and made up the recipe and baked 4 little mini loaves….yummy!
    Best thing I ate this week was a Cannoli cake my daughter makes…so light and so delicious.
    Here we are at Monday again, looking forward to your daily posts.


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