The Weekend Dish: 7/9/2011

I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend last weekend! Did you have any great picnic food? Ironically, the highlight for me was something that I normally do not like at all – kielbasa! I’m not a fan, and I really don’t like sauerkraut, but one of my Chief Culinary Consultant’s friends made kielbasa and sauerkraut that was cooked in beer and brown sugar. It was DELICIOUS, totally melted in my mouth. I could have easily eaten three sandwiches. As soon as I get the recipe nailed down, I will be sure to share it with you! I also got to catch a Pirates game this week, which was a lot of fun. I didn’t take many pictures, but did get a great one of the Roberto Clemente bridge as we were leaving the game:

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

Happy 4th of July! – Hope everyone had a fabulous holiday!

White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip – A spin on classic hummus, made with cannelini beans and garlic scapes from the CSA.

Christmas in July Giveaway! Ice Cream Maker + Essentials – I gave away an ice cream maker, a copy of The Perfect Scoop, ice cream bowls from Sur La Table and a Rösle Ice Cream Scoop. If you missed it, stay tuned for more upcoming giveaways!

Winner of Christmas in July Giveaway! – Congratulations to the winner of the giveaway!

Most Viewed Post This Week: Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Frosting

What I Bookmarked This Week

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

Chewy No-Bake Cookies & Cream Bars (Bakergirl)
Take Rice Krispy Treats, and replace the Rice Krispies with Oreos. Oh my hero!

Cream Cheese Pound Cake (Treats)
I need a cream cheese pound cake recipe in my life!

Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread (Confections of a Foodie Bride)
I love monkey bread, and this savory twist is genius! I’ll take my pepperoni pizza any way I can get it!

Snickerdoodle Scream (Today’s Nest)
Vanilla ice cream with a caramel swirl and pieces of snickerdoodle cookies. Sounds delicious!

Sweet and Salty White Chocolate Bark (DebaRooRoo)
White chocolate bark with peanuts and pretzels – I am all over this!

Have a delicious weekend!