The Weekend Dish: 6/23/2012

This week we officially took the plunge into summer! It was only fitting that the lightning bugs showed up in full force this week; I love watching them light up the night sky. Isn’t it great that it’s been light well past 9pm the last week or so? The bad news is that now we’re on the other side of the slope when the days start to get shorter. Such a tease!

So, it seems that we may have gone a little overboard with the number of zucchini and cucumber plants that we planted. The flowers and budding zucchini and cucumbers are going crazy. I foresee a large amount of zucchini bread and pickling in my future! Feel free to share recipes in the comments below if you have some good ones! Aside from coming to grips with a massive harvest in the raised bed, my brain is completely occupied this weekend with the NHL Draft. Bonus that it’s taking place in Pittsburgh this year! Any other hockey fans following along?

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

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream – The BEST cookies and cream ice cream you’ll ever have – rich, creamy and loaded with big chunks of Oreos!

Chinese Coleslaw – An old recipe from my great aunt, an economical recipe that’s a hit at every summer party!

Golden Grahams S’mores Bars – In the same vain as Rice Krispy treats, but with Golden Grahams, Hershey bars, and marshmallows!

Boston Baked Beans – A classic summer staple with simple, deep flavors.

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake – I put that cookies and cream ice cream to good use with this ice cream cake!

Most Viewed Post This Week: Loaded Baked Potato Dip

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:

Artichoke Asiago Poppers (sweetsugarbean)
One of my favorite dips turned into bite-size poppers… brilliant!

Bacon Peanut Brittle (Bakingdom)
I am almost speechless. Candied bacon with peanuts?! I must make this immediately.

Salted Caramel Peach Crumble Pie (Evil Shenanigans)
I love peach pie as-is, and this spin on it has me drooling!

Tiramisu Brownies (Roxana’s Home Baking)
Tiramisu has long been one of my favorite desserts, so combining it with brownies must be euphoric!

Trail Mix Krispie Treats with Salted Caramel Swirl (Cookies & Crumbs)
These are Rice Krispies treats on steroids, I love it!

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!


9 Responses to “The Weekend Dish: 6/23/2012”

  1. Kirsten on June 23, 2012 at 8:13 am

    I love The Weekend Dish! I check it, well, every weekend! 🙂 Thanks for posting!


  2. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on June 23, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Everything you made this weeks looks out of this world and the foods you book marked look equally amazing!


  3. Tracey on June 23, 2012 at 9:23 am

    I love everything you made this week, I think bookmarked every recipe 🙂 I am SO pumped about the draft, and already loving our 1st round pick last night! Looking forward to seeing what else happens before July 1. How are you feeling about the Staal trade?


    • Michelle on June 23rd, 2012 at 8:42 pm

      Crazy draft this year, at least from a Pittsburgh perspective, of course! Once Subban comes up through the system, those divisional games against Montreal should be a lot of fun! As for Staal trade… There was some stuff that got leaked at the end of the season, that he wasn’t thrilled with a limited role and ice time behind Crosby and Malkin, knowing he could probably be a #1 or 2 center somewhere else. Then on Thursday news leaked that the Pens offered him a 10-year $60M contract and he turned it down. Once that broke, I was pretty sure Shero would move him. I’m happy with what we got in return, but we’ll miss him. Trading Michalek back to Pheoenix for 2 prospects and a pick was definitely a salary dump. Pretty sure Shero is clearing cap space in an attempt to sign Parise and/or Suter/Weber. Sid and Parise are BFF, so fingers crossed!


  4. Roxana GreenGirl on June 23, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Hi Michelle,
    Thanks for including my Tiramisu Brownies in your weekend round-up.
    Everything looks amaizing!


  5. Laura Dembowski on June 23, 2012 at 11:18 am

    I totally agree with you about the days being longer and then all of the sudden they’re already getting shorter. It’s kind of depressing, but hopefully we have a nice, long summer ahead of us. I’m definitely intrigued by the Bacon Peanut Brittle. Do you make all of the recipes you bookmark? I know I probably have more than I’ll ever be able to make!


    • Michelle on June 23rd, 2012 at 8:43 pm

      Hi Laura, I definitely don’t make them all right away, but they all get filed away to try at some point!


  6. caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy on June 23, 2012 at 11:48 am

    great recipes! i love the weekend dish!! that bacon peanut brittle — my oh my! i don’t even eat bacon and it sounds outrageous! haha


  7. joan on June 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    The best thing I ate this week : Fudge pops from your web site. De-lish. Had one for breakfast, had one for lunch (that is legal when it is > 90 degrees, and you have no AC). Thanks for the great recipe!


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