The Weekend Dish 12/8/2012

Happy Saturday! I hope you’ve had a great week and that your weekend is off to a great start! I’m spending some time today doing some Christmas baking with my mom; I’m excited to start churning out some holiday cookies! I also have a baking date with my grandma for Monday afternoon. I’m hoping I can get my Christmas cards written and mailed out by the beginning of the week, as well. I love this time of year! Do you have anything festive planned for this weekend?

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

50 Best Selling Cookbooks & Kitchen Gift Ideas – A roundup of some of the best selling cookbooks and kitchen items from 2012, as well as which ones were the most popular among Brown Eyed Baker readers. A great start for gift ideas or your own wish list!

Almond Lace Cookies – Beautiful, delicate lace cookies full of oats and almonds.

Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows – Homemade marshmallows spiked with peppermint; perfect for your favorite cup of hot chocolate or to package up as gifts!

Pistachio Brittle – A delicious little twist on traditional peanut brittle; perfect for you pistachio lovers!

Friday Things – A new holiday look, pretty kitchens, chocolate cake for breakfast, and more!

Most Viewed Post This Week: 30 Favorite Christmas Cookies & Recipes

Most Pinned Post This Week: Chubby Hubby Truffles

Most Emailed Post This Week: Chubby Hubby Truffles

Most Facebook Shared Post This Week: DIY: Homemade Twinkies

Most Tweeted Post This Week: DIY: Homemade Twinkies

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:

Crumb Topped Cranberry Eggnog Muffins (Inspired by Charm)
What a wonderfully festive muffin recipe, perfect for Christmas morning!

Gingerbread Caramels (Confections of a Foodie Bride)
I love this spin on traditional caramels, a great addition to holiday tins and cookie trays.

Salted Caramel Cookie Cups (easybaked)
I find traditional thumbprint cookies just “eh”, so I love to find jazzed-up versions like these!

Salted Caramel & Vanilla Baked Cheesecake (Greedy Gourmand)
With all of the holiday cookie mania currently going on, I haven’t thought about cheesecakes in awhile. Must make this one as soon as possible!

Velvet Chocolate Fudge with Fleur de Sel (Portuguese Girl Cooks)
I’ve never seen a fudge made this way, but it looks like the creamiest, most amazing fudge I’ve ever seen.

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!


6 Responses to “The Weekend Dish 12/8/2012”

  1. little kitchie on December 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    i’m in love with your holiday logo! so cute! have a great weekend!


  2. T on December 8, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Hi, I’ve been reading your blog for a few weeks now and I’m always impressed with your ideas and advice and can’t thank you enough. I am trying my own version of a blog, but one for more amateur type bakers such as myself. I will be showing recipes I find throughout the web and giving my own advice. Please visit and let me know what you think.

    P.S. I love your new holiday logo!


  3. Mike Donagh on December 8, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I’m a regular reader and just popped back today to get your fantastic recipe for Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Gratin, which is just delicious. Having tried it once I highly recommend it to other readers and wanted to thank you for posting it – even the kids asked for seconds! No plain sprouts for us on Christmas day ever again. Now having seen the mouthwatering holiday specials above, and the Pistachio Brittle in particular, I feel another baking session upon me. Have a great weekend.


  4. Anne Fraser on December 8, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks for all the great tips and recipes and humour! I just found your site and enjoyed it.. 🙂


  5. Laura Dembowski on December 9, 2012 at 8:41 am

    I baked some Christmas cookies witg my mom yesterday too. Best part of the holiday season!


  6. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on December 9, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Love the recaps! That reminded me that I am want to make marshmallows today!! Have a wonderful Sunday!!


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