The Weekend Dish: 2/23/2013

Happy Saturday! I can’t believe this is the last weekend of February; this time next week we’ll already be wading into March! Where have the last couple of months gone?! I hope you have something fun and/or relaxing up your sleeve for the weekend! Later this afternoon my grandparents are having an “indoor picnic party” to beat the winter blues – they’re serving traditional picnic foods and setting up tables for cards, dominoes and other games. Food and games – my kind of party! 🙂

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

Gooey Butter Cake – A completely from-scratch version of this St. Louis classic!

Gooey Butter Cake

How To Make Rye Sour Starter (for Jewish Rye Bread) – A step-by-step tutorial (with photos) on how to build a sourdough rye starter for making Jewish Rye Bread.

How To Make Rye Sour Starter (for Jewish Rye Bread)

Jewish Rye Bread – After years of trying, I finally conquered rye bread in my kitchen. This bread has a perfect flavor and texture.

Jewish Rye Bread

DIY: Homemade Nutella – Oh yes, homemade Nutella. It’s full of robust, nutty flavor with a smooth, spreadable texture.

DIY: Homemade Nutella

Friday Things – Einstein in the sun, kale, kitchen islands, bakery cookbooks and more!

Friday Things

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

Most Pinned Post This Week: DIY: Homemade Nutella

Most Emailed Post This Week: Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

Most Facebook Shared Post This Week: DIY: Homemade Nutella

Most Tweeted Post This Week: Gooey Butter Cake

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:

Caramel Snickers 7 Layer Bars (Sally’s Baking Addiction)
I love seven layer bars, and I have to believe they can only be made better by adding Snickers, peanuts and caramel!

Cheddar Cheese Bread (Shutterbean)
I adore quick breads, and love this super cheesy version. Quick and delicious!

Grandma’s Snickerdoodles (Foodie with Family)
While I have a snickerdoodle recipe I’ve been using for years, I’ll never pass up trying a grandma recipe. Everyone knows that grandma recipes are the best!

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix (Gimme Some Oven)
I am thoroughly enjoying the trend of making pantry staples at home. Ranch mix isn’t one I had thought of before, but definitely one that was used a lot at my house growing up. I can’t wait to mix this up!

Salted Caramel Bundt Cake (Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)
A super moist Bundt cake full of salted caramel flavor? I can only imagine how amazing that is, and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t share.

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!


8 Responses to “The Weekend Dish: 2/23/2013”

  1. Gerry @ foodness gracious on February 23, 2013 at 6:25 am

    What an awesome roundup! That salted caramel cake sounds amazing, have a great party 🙂


  2. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on February 23, 2013 at 8:39 am

    I am going to make the rye bread starter today!!! Thank you for the great recipes! Have a wonderful weekend!


  3. Julie on February 23, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Hi Michelle, I am really enjoying your DIY posts too. A few weeks ago I blogged Homemade Old Bay seasoning. I did a side by side comparison with commercial Old Bay and there is no comparison. Homemade wins by a long shot! Here’s the link if you are interested:
    I’m excited to try your homemade Nutella and homemade American cheese! Thanks for posting!


  4. Tracey on February 23, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Awww love the idea for the indoor picnic party – what a great way to tackle the winter blues (which I am most definitely feeling)! Thanks for linking my caramel bundt!


  5. Becca from It's Yummilicious on February 23, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    The indoor picnic idea just made my frozen Wisconsin heart melt… LOVE that idea! Have a wonderful time, Michelle <3

    Best thing I ate this week? Oh good gravy, girlfriend…. did you see my post on Peanut Butter Brownies with Whipped Ganache frosting? Brian was out of town on business all week and I should NEVER have been left alone in the house with those things. DANGEROUSLY good!


  6. Kristen on February 23, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Wow! An indoor picnic sounds Awesome. I was just thinking this afternoon how nice it would be to use the grill to make burgers. The best thing I ate this week was southwestern chicken stew with black beans. Yummy. Have a great weekend.


  7. Laura Dembowski on February 24, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I can’t believe its almost March either. I’m hoping the weather starts acting like it’s March too!


  8. tracy on February 24, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    thanks so much for linking my cheddar cheese bread!! xo


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