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!