The Weekend Dish: 4/7/2012

Happy holiday weekend to all of you celebrating Easter and Passover! Do you have any special plans for the weekend? I will be taking in the Penguins game this afternoon, and then enjoying a great Easter dinner tomorrow. We do the traditional ham, lamb, potatoes, broccoli salad, and some other assorted sides. When we were kids my dad and uncles would hide Easter eggs around the yard for us. Most of them had quarters or candy inside, but one contained a $20 bill! We were definitely kids on a mission! Do you do any Easter egg hunts for little ones? Whatever your plans for the weekend, I hope that you enjoy it and get to enjoy some nice weather and even better company!

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

85 Favorite Easter Recipes – A roundup of my favorite recipes for the Easter holiday – everything from breakfast/brunch to side dishes and dessert.

Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs – A homemade version of Reese’s peanut butter eggs – my favorite Easter candy!

Italian Easter Bread – A very old recipe for a very traditional bread, flavored with orange and anise, and topped with a pretty glaze.

Grandma’s Bacon and Cheese Easter Bread – The Easter bread that my grandma made every year – packed full of Romano cheese and bacon.

Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake Roll – A wonderfully light and refreshing dessert, perfect for Easter or anytime during the spring and summer.

Most Viewed Post This Week: Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs

What I Bookmarked This Week

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

Chocolate Malt Cupcakes (My Baking Addiction)
I began to have a love affair with malt last year around this time, and have to believe that these cupcakes are nothing short of amazing.

Coconut Crusted French Toast (Two Peas and Their Pod)
I don’t make French toast nearly enough as I should, and I don’t use coconut enough, either. This recipe is a must for me!

M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies (Burgh Baby)
While I have my all-time favorite chocolate chip cookies, these are so loaded with goodness that I have to give them a try. They look awesome!

Over-the-Top Mushroom Quiche (Smitten Kitchen)
I adore quiche. It’s basically savory pie for breakfast. I love mushrooms and have to believe this is one amazing dish.

Samoas Scones (Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)
Samoas have always been my favorite Girl Scout cookie, and these scones look like the perfect rendition of them.

Have a delicious weekend and a wonderful holiday!


2 Responses to “The Weekend Dish: 4/7/2012”

  1. Dee on April 7, 2012 at 8:12 am

    I can’t believe how easy those peanut butter eggs were to make. So easy! Now I just need to get better at dipping them.


  2. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on April 7, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Ahhhh What a fun weekend!! I miss my family. It’s just my Husband and 20 year old step-daughter. This year I actually am getting them to go to breakfast at a little bistro that I just love! Everything is homemade, organic and some healthy things to. Glad I had to convince them to spend at least a few hours together on Easter. Everyone always has other plans. To me the holidays are just a day off.

    I remember as a kid my parents used to take us to the town park and they would have an egg hunt. Inside the eggs used to be tickets, and you would take the tickets to the booth and you would get a chocolate bunny, but there were a few tickets were you could win a big basket full of chocolate. Commander Tom, a local newscaster had a show on Sunday mornings for kids and we all loved him and he would be there to meet the children. Those were the best times!

    Happy Easter my friend!


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