The Weekend Dish: 4/19/2014

Happy weekend to you!

If you are celebrating Easter tomorrow, surely you are knee-deep in meal prep, or Easter egg dye, or maybe you’re just taking a minute to enjoy some blissful weather if you’re lucky enough to have some sunshine this weekend. We are celebrating the holiday tomorrow at my mom’s with extended family, so today I am making my grandma’s bacon and cheese Easter bread, as well as dessert for tomorrow. I brainstormed for awhile, and finally decided on a big trifle version of this punch bowl cake. I love trifles when there are a lot of people to feed, and the flavors in this dessert just screamed spring to me. I’m excited for dinner!

I wish you a fabulous holiday for all of you celebrating the holiday tomorrow, and a fantastic Sunday otherwise!

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

155 Easter Recipes – A roundup of my favorite spring and Easter-themed recipes for this Sunday.

155 Easter Recipes

Strawberry-Pistachio Semifreddo – A light and refreshing dessert made with fresh strawberries and roasted pistachios.

Strawberry-Pistachio Semifreddo

Coconut Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut Frosting – One of my most favorite cupcakes! Fluffy coconut cupcakes topped with a delicious coconut buttercream and toasted coconut.

Coconut Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut Frosting

Greek Easter Bread [Tsoureki] – Sweet, orange-scented bread, braided and baked with decorative red dyed Easter eggs.

Greek Easter Bread [Tsoureki]

Friday Things – A new patio and fire pit, Einstein updates, a vegetable chart, and more…

Friday Things

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

Most Pinned Post This Week: Coconut Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut Frosting

Most Facebook Shared Post This Week: Slow Cooker Sausage, Hash Brown & Cheddar Breakfast Casserole

Most Emailed Post This Week: No-Bake Banana Split Dessert

Most Tweeted Post This Week: Coconut Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut Frosting

Most Google +1: Coconut Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut Frosting

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:

Angel Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Whipped Coconut Frosting & Crispy Phyllo Nest (Half Baked Harvest)
These are beautiful! I love the combination of angel food with a light chocolate frosting. Perfect for spring!

Bacon, Egg & Cheese Bread Pudding (Family Fresh Cooking)
This looks fabulous and is definitely a must for any brunch menu of mine in the future.

Parmesan Bacon Knots (A Spicy Perspective)
Just when I thought garlic knots couldn’t get any better… cheese and bacon! Genius!

Dark Chocolate and Pistachio Almond Butter Cups (Cookie Monster Cooking)
Peanut butter cups are definitely one of my most favorite things; this version with almond butter and dark chocolate sounds amazing!

Homemade Cinnamon Toaste Crunch (Food52)
O.M.G. Totally flipping out over this, going to make it immediately.

Have a delicious weekend!