The Weekend Dish: 4/30/2011

Well, after a rather wet and stormy week, here’s hoping that all of these April showers will bring May flowers. Thoughts are with all of the readers in the south – I hope you all stayed safe and are recovering from the devastating storms.

My week has been a bit of a roller coaster. It started with being in a post-Easter sugar and carb coma, which lead me to make healthy things like granola bars. That sentiment lasted but a day and then the Pens were eliminated from the playoffs and I went full-on chocolate to cope. A crazy week, indeed, although not necessarily surprising. Hold on to your hats, because next Thursday is Cinco de Mayo which means tons of festive recipes!

Now 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

I’m in a Food Coma – Slowly recovering from a carb-tastic Easter dinner.

Top 10 List: Favorite Cookie Recipes – There are tons of cookie recipes on the site, and I finally narrowed down my 10 favorites to share with you!

Crunchy Good-for-You Granola Bars – Love these bars! Full of grains, seeds and dried fruit.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream – A remake of my favorite Edy’s flavor – chocolate ice cream with a peanut butter swirl and chunks of peanut butter cups.

Chocolate Biscuit Cake – A replica of the groom’s cake served at the royal wedding.

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

What I Bookmarked This Week

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

Blackberry Curd Cheesecake in a Jar (Use Real Butter)
Individual cheesecake desserts baked up in individual glass jars. Gorgeous and such a fabulous idea!

Maple Bacon Donuts (Cherry Tea Cakes)
I eat a donut maybe once every five years, but I have a feeling I could get totally addicted to these! Holy yum!

Rainbow Doodle Birthday Cake (Sweetapolita)
A little girl’s dream birthday cake! Layers of rainbow-colored cake and the opportunity to decorate your very own cake!

Salt River Bars (Bakergirl)
Layers of buttery, salty crackers, peanut butter and chocolate fudge. I see an entire pan of these in my very near future.

Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles (Bakers Royale)
I have been loving all of the homemade popsicle ideas I’ve seen lately, and this one is definitely getting added to the list! Naomi also posted these genius Corona Popsicles – perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any hot summer day!

Have a delicious weekend!


6 Responses to “The Weekend Dish: 4/30/2011”

  1. Katrina on April 30, 2011 at 3:50 am

    Great posts this week. I’m still drooling over your ice cream!


  2. Lauren at Keep It Sweet on April 30, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Thanks for sharing! Homemade popsicles do sound wonderul coming into summer!


  3. Ruth on April 30, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Great stuff! Thanks for the round-up!


  4. Katy on April 30, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Loving that Rainbow Doodle Birthday Cake you linked to… what a gorgeous interior… and what kid wouldn’t LOVE to write and draw all over their own birthday cake?? And I’m totally making those granola bars, they sound delicious!
    BTW, we live in Knoxville, TN and escaped most of the damage, aside from hail dents in our cars and house… though it was a terrifying day for me (10+ hours of storm cell after storm cell barreling through our area, I lost count of how many tornado warnings we were placed under.) Lots of communities around us were not nearly so lucky. If anyone is near AL/TN/GA/VA and can help the storm victims, please do so – they are in so much need right now.


  5. Kerry on May 2, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Thank you for sharing my salt river bars post!


  6. Parsley Sage on May 2, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Love the round up…and that you abandoned the granola for some right and proper chocolate. Well done 😉


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