The Weekend Dish: 4/6/2013

Happy weekend to you!

The sun is shining here, and it looks like spring has actually sprung. Finally! The couple of months between Easter and Memorial Day always seem like a time to slow down, catch a breath and reset. We’ve gone from the holidays to Super Bowl parties to Valentine’s Day to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and Easter… throw a few birthdays into the mix and you have a very full few months. I’ll definitely be spending the next few weeks doing some serious cleaning and purging in anticipation of my upcoming move. What are you up to this weekend?

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

Soft and Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies – It may be spring, but the cold weather had me craving some warm, spiced molasses cookies and these totally hit the spot.

Soft and Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies

Buttery Honey Beer Bread – A slightly sweet beer bread with a fabulous buttery crust – delicious by itself or slathered with butter.

Buttery Honey Beer Bread

Oreo Cheesecake Icebox Cake – A quick and easy dessert that layers double stuff Oreo cookies, cheesecake pudding and Cool Whip.

Oreo Cheesecake Icebox Cake

Malted Vanilla Ice Cream with Peanut Brittle & Milk Chocolate Chunks – This title speaks for itself, and the ice cream is just as heavenly as it sounds!

Malted Vanilla Ice Cream with Peanut Brittle & Milk Chocolate Chunks

Friday Things – Easter baskets, foodie wrapping paper, cupcake fails, puppies in pajamas, and more!

Friday Things

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

Most Pinned Post This Week: Oreo Cheesecake Icebox Cake

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

Most Facebook Shared Post This Week: No-Bake Banana Split Dessert

Most Tweeted Post This Week: Buttery Honey Beer Bread

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:

Apricot Cream Cheese Babka (Technicolor Kitchen)
I have only made a chocolate babka, but this version looks so light and refreshing; perfect for spring and summer!

Chocolate Pound Cake (Tutti Dolci)
I adore a good pound cake, but have surprisingly never made a chocolate version. This cake is the prodding I need.

Elvis Cupcakes (Confessions of a Cookbook Queen)
Banana, peanut butter and bacon… seriously amazing cupcakes!

Fried Mozzarella and Prosciutto Sandwiches (bell’ alimento)
I have such a weakness for fresh mozzarella, prosciutto and basil. I’d love to devour one of these sandwiches for lunch!

Pineapple Banana Hummingbird Loaf (TidyMom)
As soon as I made hummingbird cupcakes, they were one of my favorite flavor combinations. I love this loaf cake version.

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!