The Weekend Dish: 2/8/2014

Happy Saturday to you!

Today is my Chief Culinary Consultant’s birthday! Wahoo! :: throws confetti in the air :: We have a fairly low-key day planned – going out to lunch, then digging into the homemade ice cream cake I made for him. I can’t wait to give him his presents! What do you have going on 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

DIY: Homemade Peanut Butter – I wish I had known how easy homemade peanut butter was years ago; only one ingredient and it takes less than 5 minutes!

DIY: Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Chocolate Pudding – Creamy, decadent chocolate pudding that’s super easy to make from scratch.

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Sea Salt, Cashew and Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies – Enormous thick and chewy cookies loaded with roasted, salted cashews and milk chocolate chips, then topped with flaky sea salt.

Sea Salt, Cashew and Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

140 Valentine’s Day Recipes – A roundup of recipes perfect for Valentine’s Day, everything from breakfast to dinner and dessert.

140 Valentine's Day Recipes

Friday Things – Super Bowl commercials, a trip to Florida, sock buns, the Olympics and more…

Friday Things

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

Most Pinned Post This Week: Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Most Facebook Shared Post This Week: Guinness, Whiskey & Irish Cream Cupcakes

Most Emailed Post This Week: Guinness, Whiskey & Irish Cream Cupcakes

Most Tweeted Post This Week: DIY: Homemade Peanut Butter

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:

Chocolate Almond Cherry Biscotti (Bake at 350)
The combination of chocolate and cherries is fabulous, throw in biscotti, and you have something awesome.

Homemade Cheeseburger Macaroni (Foodie Crush)
I didn’t eat a lot of hamburger helper growing up, but I totally want to face plant into this homemade version.

Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie (No Bake!) (Love and Olive Oil)
A banana with peanut butter is my go-to quick breakfast option; I love making it dessert, too!

Loaded Hasselback Potatoes (Half Baked Harvest)
These are some beautiful potatoes; bacon and cheese want me to really get on the hasselback potato bandwagon!

White Spinach French Bread Pizzas (Foodie with Family)
French bread pizza takes me back to grade school; LOVE a homemade twist on it!

Have a delicious weekend!