The Weekend Dish 8/24/2013

Happy Saturday to you! I know the Weekend Dish has been on hiatus the last couple of weekends due to my traveling, but it’s back, chock full of links I think you’re going to love! Needless to say, the last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind for me. I spent all of last week relaxing on the beach, and, most importantly, getting married! I’m back home now, working on getting into a routine. That may prove to take a little longer than usual since we just brought home a new puppy yesterday! Einstein got a new Golden Retriever brother; they are getting acquainted, we’re working on potty training, and there’s never a dull moment in our house ๐Ÿ™‚ ย What are you up to this weekend?!

As always, youโ€™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

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakesย โ€“ If you love chocolate, these cupcakes are going to be your new best friend. A super moist chocolate cupcake with a chocolate ganache baked right into the center, and topped with smooth, glossy chocolate frosting.

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

Mango-Banana Smoothie โ€“ I fell in love with mangoes this summer and just love their mellow flavor in this fantastic smoothie.

Mango-Banana Smoothie

Zucchini-Banana Bread – If your garden is bursting with zucchini, this bread is the perfect remedy!

Zucchini-Banana Bread

Peach Crumble Pie โ€“ Summer isn’t summer without a peach pie, right?! I love this crumb topping; simple and delicious.

Peach Crumble Pie

Friday Things โ€“ A wedding day rainbow, a new puppy, short ribs and more!

Friday Things

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

Most Pinned Post This Week:ย Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

Most Emailed Post This Week:ย Chipotle Chicken and Corn Chowder

Most Facebook Shared Post This Week:ย Peach Crumb Bars

Most Tweeted Post This Week:ย Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

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:

Bacon Pimento Macaroni and Cheeseย (Tide and Thyme)
Homemade mac and cheese is a total weakness of mine, and pimentos and bacon sound fantastic!

Cannoli Ice Creamย (Cooking Classy)
This has got to be some of the most beautiful ice cream I’ve ever seen. I have no doubt it tastes every bit as good as it looks.

Corn Pop Treatsย (Table for Two)
Ahh, the traditional Rice Krispies Treats recipe made with Corn Pops! Genius!

Hatch Chile and Bacon Stovetop Mac & Cheeseย (Confections of a Foodie Bride)
One can never have enough macaroni and cheese recipes, right?! I’ve seen hatch chile recipes everywhere lately; I have to try one while they’re in season!

S’mores Cheesecakeย (Cookies and Cups)
Everything wonderful about s’mores in a slice of cheesecake?? Sign me up!

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!


26 Responses to “The Weekend Dish 8/24/2013”

  1. Anita at Hungry Couple on August 25, 2013 at 12:57 am

    So? Let’s see the puppy photos! ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Ellen on August 25, 2013 at 1:59 am

    I’m hoping what I’m about to eat will be the most delicious thing-homemade cheese enchiladas!


  3. abigail on August 25, 2013 at 7:05 am

    the best thing i ate this week was…..a salad with a bakes sweet potato chopped up on top and black beans


  4. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet on August 25, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Happy Weekend! I saw the pup pic on Instagram! So cute!


  5. Phillip from halogen oven on August 25, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Congratulations on getting married…now get back to your day job of bringing us great cookery links …lol


  6. Jamie @lifelovelemons on August 25, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Great recipe suggestions this week! LOVED your chocolate cupcake recipe, and cant wait to try that cheesecake from cookies and cups that you posted! Thanks for sharing, and congrats again on the wedding!!


  7. Kristina on August 25, 2013 at 8:08 am

    I’m guessing you bought the puppy instead of rescuing?


  8. Tieghan on August 25, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Great post and links this week!! I am so excited about ultimate chocolate cupcakes! Those look killer!


  9. nancy k on August 25, 2013 at 8:39 am

    And the puppy’s name is….?
    Can’t wait to see photos..of the pup and also the rainbow wedding.


  10. Heather on August 25, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Grats on the wedding and new family member, can’t wait to see some pics. Thanks for the link for the smores cheesecake, 2 of my fav things combined….I’m in heaven! The best thing I ate this week was Island pork with coconut sticky rice. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


  11. Sue on August 25, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Yeah! It’s so nice to have your Week-end dish back! Hoe things have settled down a bit for you. Best thing I ate this week is kale salad – a recipe my daughter gave me.


  12. Krystle(Baking Beauty) on August 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    I love your blog and your recipes. However, I think its really sad you had to adopt a new puppy when there are SO many dogs on death row in shelters. ๐Ÿ™


    • gracie on August 25th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      Just curious…did you “adopt” your Cavachon puppy from a shelter? You metioned on your site that you decided you wanted this specific designer breed but I know such dogs, especially puppies, are next to impossible to find in shelters.


  13. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl on August 25, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Hope you’re having a great weekend and glad to see you bookmarking all those mac and cheese recipes – yum!


  14. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent on August 25, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I love how you link up to other sites each week, it allows me to find new blogs to follow ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck with the new puppy.


  15. iscribbler on August 25, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Congratulations on the marriage and the beautiful rainbow! Good luck with the new puppy, but where’s the pics?? ๐Ÿ™‚ And personally, I think it’s wonderful you adopted a new puppy. Every dog saved is a beautiful thing!


    • Kristina on August 25th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      You’re not “saving” a dog if you buy it from a breeder or pet store (puppy mill).


  16. Emma on August 25, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    You are amazing!!!!!!
    Best of luck with everything. xxxx


  17. barbara on August 25, 2013 at 5:30 pm



  18. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking on August 25, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Congrats on your wedding! I hope we get to see pics soon! I looked at my bookmarks and realized I actually bookmarked your Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes three times! And I pinned it. Umm I think I want to try them! [I should also clean up my bookmarks. obvi.]


  19. Richelle Wilson on August 25, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    OMG! Definitely the Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes. I made those twice since you posted them. Both for birthdays. I got smart the second time and doubled the recipe so I could have some for home. Chocolate Heaven.


  20. Tonyette on August 26, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I forgot to say before now, CONGRATULATIONS on getting married!!! May you have MANY blessed years!!!


  21. Carol on August 26, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    I subscribe to your blog and noticed that the most emailed recipe the week of 08/24/2013 was for Chipotle Chicken and Corn Chowder. When I read your recipe post, I was surprised to see that you copied MY RECIPE, almost word for word, and then you took credit for the recipe!
    I created this recipe when the one I found on the internet was too fattening. I don’t mind somebody copying my recipe but I would like credit for it.
    After I made it a few times, I then posted the recipe on Youtube in February and switched out olive oil for butter.


    • gracie on August 27th, 2013 at 8:08 am

      So, if you created your recipe from one you found on the Internet, why might it not be possible for anyone else to do exactly the same thing? There are thousands and thousands of recipes floating around the Internet that seem to be clones or close clones of others but that doesn’t mean there is but one originator. If a recipe has been published in a copywritten book, then credit is required. If not, there is no “ownership” of any recipe.


  22. Laura Dembowski on August 28, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    So many exciting things happening for you! Congratulations on everything Michelle!


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