The Weekend Dish: 2/12/2012

This has been one jam-packed, flew-by-in-a-split-second, type of week. From the Giants winning the Super Bowl to lots of kitchen time, my Chief Culinary Consultant’s birthday, and a day full of anniversaries yesterday, it was definitely a crazy fun week. Not only did I get to celebrate my 5th blogging anniversary yesterday, but our family spent the day celebrating my grandparents’ 60th wedding anniversary. 60 years! So crazy to think about; not many people are fortunate to celebrate such a milestone, and it was wonderful to be able to celebrate with them. Tonight my Chief Culinary Consultant and I are headed down to the Pens game against Tampa; a great way to close out the weekend. I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend, and stayed safe if you got snow yesterday!

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

75 Valentine’s Day Recipes – A roundup of great food for Valentine’s Day – from breakfast to snacks, dinner and dessert.

Nutella-Hazelnut Cookies – These cookies made me fall hopelessly in love with Nutella.

Red Velvet Cheesecake – A recreation of the favorite dessert from The Cheesecake Factory.

Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownies – Rich and fudgy brownies with a swirl of cream cheese and a subtle raspberry flavor.

How to Make Sushi at Home: Sushi Rice & California Rolls – A step-by-step tutorial on how to make sushi at home – easier than you’d think!

My 5-Year Blogging Anniversary & A KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway as a Thank You! – Yesterday I celebrated 5 years of blogging and as a thank you, I am giving away TWO KitchenAid stand mixers this week!

Most Viewed Post This Week: Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

What I Bookmarked This Week

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

Candy Bar Pie (Devour the Blog)
A pie fashioned after the Take 5 candy bar, with pretzels, peanuts, peanut butter, caramel, and chocolate. This was obviously made specifically for me!

Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake (Mangio da Sola)
Amazing combination of cheesecake, chocolate mousse, and a ganache topping. My kind of cheesecake!

Creamless Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons (Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)
I have always loved tomato soup and keep meaning to make it home; this sounds like an awesome rendition.

No Bake Nutella Cheesecakes (My Baking Addiction)
After my Nutella cookies this week, I’m ready to embark on more Nutella baking. Bring it on!

Oatmeal-Raisin Cookie Larabars (Chocolate-Covered Katie)
These look so yummy. They are super simple and a great healthy snack to keep on hand.

Have a delicious weekend!


18 Responses to “The Weekend Dish: 2/12/2012”

  1. Bonnie on February 12, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Your peach crumb bars are to die for! Works well with cherries too, but peach is best! Add vanilla ice cream and holy cow……perfection!


  2. Dee on February 12, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Nutella is nectar of the gods


    • caketroll on February 12th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

      I agree, I use it to fill Chocolate Cupcakes and everyone thinks I am so smart. I draw it up into a syringe, gently poke the point into the cupcake and squeeze gently. I have also done this with whipped cream and peanut butter into carrot muffins. So good.


  3. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on February 12, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Oh yum! Lots of goodies here!!!


  4. Tracey on February 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Thanks for including my soup, I find you can rarely go wrong with Cook’s Illustrated!


  5. Annalise on February 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    My all time favorite recipe is the thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies!
    They are my go-to cookie recipe, and so easy to create endless variations! Thank you!


  6. Sherry Moore on February 12, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Stumbled on your website looking for Red Velvet Whoopie pie receipe on 02/12/12. My daughter and I made them and they are delicious. My first time making Whoopie pies and they turned out perfect. Thank you! I will be a frequent visitor to your website.


  7. jessica on February 12, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    I am a new fan on your facebook now!! Thanks for sharing all the good stuff 🙂


  8. jessica on February 12, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Thanks again! I am a new email subscriber. Yaaay 🙂


  9. Chocolate-Covered Katie on February 12, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Aww thanks for including my bars!
    I’m honored to even be mentioned on your delicious blog :).
    Congrats on 5 years… and congrats to your grandparents. 60 years is incredible!!


  10. Lori Tucker on February 12, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    My Favorite recipe has to be the Tiramisu Cupcakes. They were a bit time consuming but well worth it. I made them for my friend Jen’s birthday and got rave reviews!


  11. Lori Tucker on February 12, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Just became a fan on FB!!!


  12. Viri on February 12, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I defintiely love you brownies! (
    They’re amazing…and as I’m a chocolate lover…these are perfect for me!
    Thanks for sharing all your recipes 😀


  13. Viri on February 12, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Me again….haha..I’m now suscribed through RSS 😀


  14. Alison Bryant on February 12, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Your mocha cupcakes are delicious! My favorite cupcake recipe for sure.


  15. jan on February 12, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Homemade shamrock shake!


  16. Vikki on February 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    My favorite recipe is the Tres Leches Cake!


  17. RisaG on February 14, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Our all time favorite Brown Eyed Baker recipe is the Peanut Butter Cup Bars. So easy and so delicious. Always a hit. My hubby is a PB fanatic. My son is allergic so if I make them it is only for hubby (and me). This time I put the mixture into a heart shaped cake pan and made hubby one large heart, all for him. He loved it and ate almost half in one sitting. Told me to get it away from him or he would eat the whole thing.

    I’ve made many of your recipes and they are always terrific. Never had a complaint about any of them. Keep up the good work.


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