The Weekend Dish: 3/3/2012

Well hello there, March! How on earth did it get to be the third month of the year already?! Usually March is the time that starts to feel like we’re hitting our big thaw, but I barely feel like we even had a winter here. Tons of days in the 40’s and 50’s, and only two or three very minor snow events, all less than a few inches. I have to say, I’m slightly bummed there wasn’t at least one nice, big snow fall. All that aside, my Chief Culinary Consultant and I are hitting the road this week and this time next week we’ll be in sunny south Florida. Hopefully toes in sand, staring at the ocean, perhaps a conch fritter in hand ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don’t worry though, I’ve been clocking some overtime hours in the kitchen and won’t be missing a beat here, so the recipes will continue on as normal. And I’m sure I’ll be sharing my food adventures with you along the way! Although we’ve been down there multiple times, I’m always looking for somewhere new to eat. Any restaurant or bakery recommendations for the West Palm/Del Ray/anywhere around there, area?

As always, youโ€™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

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies โ€“ Buttery shortbread-like peanut butter cookies sandwiched together with a creamy peanut butter filling. Reminiscent of homemade Nutter Butter cookies.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars โ€“ A knock-off of my one-time favorite afternoon snack. These taste exactly the same!

Beer Battered Cod โ€“ This stuff is amazing any time, but it’s especially popular at fish fries during Lent. Now you can make it at home!

Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding) โ€“ Totally new to me, but wow’ed me into submission. Love this dish!

Homemade Snickers Bars โ€“ 100% as addicting as you’d imagine they might be. I could eat the whole pan. And yes, the taste exactly like a Snickers bar.

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:

Easier Buttermilk Fried Chicken (Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)
Really good fried chicken is one of my favorite foods (and one of the only ways I truly enjoy chicken), so this recipe is right up my alley. It looks absolutely incredible!

Green Velvet Cheesecake Shamrocks (The Novice Chef)
I love this spin on red velvet – totally festive and no doubt delicious as well!

Homemade Frozen Pizza (Love and Olive Oil)
I love having a ball of homemade pizza dough and a container of sauce in the freezer, but this takes it one step further – assembling an entire pizza. Love this tutorial, and definitely need to get busy stocking my freezer with some homemade pizzas for easy dinners!

No-Bake Milk Chocolate Bailey’s Truffle Cake (How Sweet It Is)
No oven? Chocolate? Bailey’s? Truffle? Count me ALL.IN.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies (Two Peas and Their Pod)
Maria and I both had peanut butter sandwich cookies on the brain this week! I love her version with the addition of oatmeal; I definitely need to try these ASAP!

Have a delicious weekend!