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!