The Weekend Dish: 1/7/2012

Welcome back to The Weekend Dish! We had a little holiday hiatus due to the holidays falling on the weekend this year, but this Saturday we are back and ready for a year’s worth of recaps, recipes and deliciousness. I hope that you all had a fabulous holiday season, enjoying the warmth of family and friends. What were some of your favorite eats during the festivities? We had some killer crab cakes and coconut shrimp as part of our Christmas Eve dinner, and I definitely devoured enough pepperoni bread around New Year’s to last me at least a few months. I’m working on getting back into a routine this week, slowly saying goodbye to the holidays and hello to a new year. I’m glad you’re all along for the ride!

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 Healthy Recipes for 2012 – A roundup of some of the healthier recipes on the site.

My 2012 Foodie Resolutions – Five food-related goals that I have set for myself for 2012.

Basic Green Smoothie – Starting the year off healthy! I can’t believe how much I love this drink, and how you truly can’t taste the green!

Chicken Noodle Soup – A winter staple. Whether it’s bitter temperatures or the flu that’s got you down, chicken noodle soup to the rescue!

Oatmeal Carmelita Bars – An easy bar cookie that is packed full of heavenly sweet ingredients – chocolate, nuts, oats, caramel, crumb topping. I die.

Most Viewed Post This Week: 50 Healthy Recipes for 2012

What I Bookmarked This Week

Recipes from other blogs that I thought looked especially delicious and that I thought you would like too:

Chocolate Cheesecake Cake (
I love cheesecake. I love chocolate. I love frosting. Must.Make.

Crispy Potato Roast (Fish Food)
This is such a pretty side dish! It doesn’t hurt that I’m a sucker for anything involving crispy potatoes!

Peanut Butter Crunch S’mores Bars (Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)
Oooooh my. Talk about yum. All of my favorite ingredients in one bar. Can’t wait to try these!

Rum Raisin Cheesecake (My Baking Addiction)
Mmm another cheesecake! No dieting here, right?! And rum raisin at that. Be still my heart.

Salted Caramel Six-Layer Chocolate Cake (Smith Bites)
Oh my. I’m almost speechless. This one is definitely making the short list for my birthday cake!

Have a delicious weekend!


10 Responses to “The Weekend Dish: 1/7/2012”

  1. Choc Chip Uru on January 7, 2012 at 4:49 am

    These all look scrumptious – you should have a brilliant weekend and I hope you do 🙂


  2. Tracey on January 7, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Glad the weekend dish is back! I ate a ton of cheesecake around the holidays, which is weird since I don’t usually like it all that much. Ooooh, and spanakopita, love that stuff. Thanks for the mention, hope you have a great weekend 🙂


  3. Sheri on January 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    That potato dish is beautiful! I bookmarked too! Thanks! Have you made it yet? Any tips? I dont think mine would look that perfect.


    • Michelle on January 9th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      Hi Sheri, I have not made it yet; can’t wait though, it looks delicious!


  4. Maria on January 8, 2012 at 7:15 am

    I love this! I bookmarked the cheesecake too ;D


  5. Jennifer@Peanut Butter and Peppers on January 8, 2012 at 8:30 am

    I love when you do your weekend dish! I want to make your oatmeal carmelita bars!


  6. linda on January 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    ditto…i love the weekend dish!
    looks like you bookmarked some goodies to bake! interesting to see your version of smith bites carmel layer cake as he had such problems.
    baked your healthy applesauce & oatmeal muffins & they were a big hit…thanks!


  7. Cookbook Queen on January 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    I spy lots of recipes that I bookmarked this week too!! They all look great!!


  8. SMITH BITES on January 9, 2012 at 8:59 am

    thanks so much for including my salted caramel cake in your lineup – some of your readers had great suggestions for the ‘sliding’ problem i had – am going to attempt this cake again as it is absolutely killer! am also looking forward to having you bake it and would welcome any suggestions! Debra


  9. RisaG on February 18, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    The PB S’mores Bars look so good. My kind of dessert.


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