The Weekend Dish: 4/14/2012

Happy weekend! I hope that you’ve had a great post-holiday week; I’ve spent mine trolling Easter leftovers and have had my fair share of remaining peanut butter eggs. I’m pretty sure I could eat one of those every single day for the rest of my life and never get tired of them. This week was also exciting in that we upgraded my mom from her 16-year-old, 25-inch TV to a shiny new 46-incher. Yay for fun new toys! I’ve also been working on getting my Pinterest boards organized and creating food categories that mimic the categories here on the site so you can more easily find different types of food that I’m drooling over. I’ll give you a heads up once it’s completed, but feel free to mosey on over and take a peek and let me know what you think! I’m always look for suggestions about the types of boards you’d like to see, so feel free to share in the comments below.

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

Most Popular Cookbooks and Kitchen Equipment – A roundup of the most popular cookbooks and kitchen toys, based on purchases by Brown Eyed Baker readers.

Cinnamon-Sugar Rice Pudding with Bourbon-Soaked Raisins – I am an official rice pudding convert, thanks to this recipe. It’s like risotto for dessert! Amazing!

Jalapeño Cheddar Bagels – One of my favorite store-bought bagels, finally made at home. Super cheesy and spicy – an awesome breakfast.

My Dad’s Favorite Chocolate Birthday Cake – Remembering my dad on what would have been his 59th birthday with his favorite birthday cake – moist chocolate cake with a cream cheese filling and sugar-walnut topping.

Orange Cookies with Sweet Orange Glaze – Moist cookies packed with orange zest and orange juice, topped with a sweet orange glaze. A perfect springtime treat!

Most Viewed Post This Week: Scalloped Potatoes

What I Bookmarked This Week

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

Banana Cake with Butterscotch and Cream Cheese Frosting (White on Rice Couple)
My mom used to make an amazing banana cake, but she lost the recipe. I can’t wait to make this one!

Cake Vodka Martini (Sugarcrafter)
I’m not usually a martini girl, but vodka that tastes that cake?! That’s a drink I can’t pass up!

Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups (With Style & Grace)
Oh my! What an awesome way to deliver peanut butter and jelly to my belly. Love these!

Jalapeño Cheddar Burger Buns (Confections of a Foodie Bride)
It looks like great minds think alike, as Shawnda and I both rocked jalapeño and cheddar this week. These look like the perfect way to eat a burger.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars (Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)
I can’t get enough of salted caramel and chocolate. These bars are gorgeous, I can’t wait to make them.

Have a delicious weekend!


9 Responses to “The Weekend Dish: 4/14/2012”

  1. Dee on April 14, 2012 at 12:06 am

    I made your peanut butter eggs for easter, I never ate any as I gave them away to everyone as “favors” for Easter. But everyone who I gave them to, raved about how fabulous they tasted. This will definitely be another item I make. Thanks again for all your great recipes.


  2. CJ at Food Stories on April 14, 2012 at 12:53 am

    I love perusing your weekly bookmarks – Thx for sharing!


  3. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes on April 14, 2012 at 2:37 am

    I am definitely trying that chocolate cake….and also the orange cookies 🙂 Of course I would pick out all the sweets! Have a great weekend!


  4. Stefan on April 14, 2012 at 6:14 am

    At me now it`s Easter, so… i will help my family to do some really good stuff for eating! HAPPY EASTER!


  5. Christiana on April 14, 2012 at 6:45 am

    I’ve been meaning to write forever! My son’s 3rd grade class agreed to be my guinea pigs this year when I try new recipe’s. Most of the recipe’s have been yours (they have all been my fav) I made, your Dad chocolate cake yesterday and served it to the kids, teachers (who somehow are now a part of the experiment) and some parents this Friday. YUM…everyone loved it and I’ve had to pass on the recipe to these great little 8/9 year olds and some others 🙂 I love that the kids want the recipe and all of them want me to make their birthday cakes now! I just wanted you to know your part in that and that your yummy recipes are being passed on to the little ones.


  6. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on April 14, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Michelle, you picked some good ones this week!! Thank you so much for sharing and congrats on making Foodbuzz’s top 9 yesterday with your tasty jalapeno bagels. Those are on my list to make this weekend!!


  7. Tracey on April 14, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I picked up some Reese’s eggs at Target after Easter and have been eating them like crazy too 🙂 I need to try homemade next year.

    Thanks for the shout-out, hope you have a good weekend!


  8. Tracy on April 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Thanks for the shout-out! Also, did I mention I’m in love with those bagels? To die for.


  9. Trish @ CakeGames dotcom on April 17, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Just came across your great blog, thanks for all the delicious tips and resources. I particularly enjoy sifting through the bookmarks you’ve added this week.


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