The Weekend Dish: 9/24/2011

Hello from sunny Florida! I’m getting a short reprieve from the chilly fall weather in Pittsburgh while spending some time down in southern Florida. In place of hot chocolate and apple cider, I’m enjoying lunch on the beach and conch fritters. Before long, I’ll be back basking in the glow of the cool October sun and ready to start having my life revolve around Penguins games. Speaking of which, I’m getting my hockey fix down here by catching a preseason game between the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning tonight. What do you have planned for this first official weekend of fall? Visiting any orchards? Doing any baking?

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

Giveaway: SodaStream Home Soda Maker – I’m giving away this awesome soda maker – you have until tonight at midnight to enter!

Maple-Walnut Fudge – An easy fudge recipe, and a perfect fall flavor!

Sea Salt Caramels with Vanilla Bean – Delicious homemade caramels made with fleur de sel and vanilla bean.

Salted Caramel Cashew Bark – Using the sea salt caramels, I recreated a delicious treat I found at a Godiva store.

Most Viewed Post This Week: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

What I Bookmarked This Week

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

Apple Cider Doughnuts (The Galley Gourmet)
A perfect weekend treat to celebrate the official start to fall! Plus, I NEED to buy the Doughnuts cookbook!

Caramel Apple Pie Cupcakes (The Craving Chronicles)
This has to be one of the best cupcake recipes I have come across in a long time.

Homemade Cheez-Its (A Golden Afternoon)
Gimme gimme gimme! I love Cheez-Its (and Cheetos, for that matter), and am totally stoked about making them at home thanks to this recipe.

Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Pumpkin Glaze (Dine and Dish)
I saw this picture pop up in my Facebook feed and was immediately smitten. Such a gorgeous dessert!

Zuccotto (Baked Bree)
I would have never guessed how easy this recipe was. Such amazing flavors, and a stunning presentation.

Have a delicious weekend!


10 Responses to “The Weekend Dish: 9/24/2011”

  1. Bonnie on September 24, 2011 at 1:14 am

    I can’t believe I was just making pancakes for my kids from your ridiculously awesome recipe (I totally agree, btw, that it’s the best pancake recipe I’ve tried) and now I am back on here with my recipe linked. Craziness. I really hope you make the cheez-its and let me know how they work out! Thanks for visiting…love what you do 🙂


  2. Beth @ Happy Life, Happy Wife on September 24, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Cheer for the Lightning! 🙂


    • Michelle on September 24th, 2011 at 9:25 am

      Plan on it! Even though they beat us in the playoffs, I really enjoy watching them – great team. My boyfriend is a huge St. Louis fan.


  3. Kristen on September 24, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Ohhhhh great recipes you bookmarked! Thanks for including my Bundt cake 🙂


  4. Ally on September 24, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I always love chosen recipes from other blogs. They all sound delish! Of course you’re still my favorite…


  5. The Galley Gourmet on September 24, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I think I just gained a few pounds reading this post– yum! Lara’s book is a really good read!! Best:)


  6. Rayna on September 24, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Wow! These sound fantastic! I’ve been on the hunt for some amazing fall recipes to try out, and apple cider donuts make me drool just thinking about them. Thanks!


  7. Ann on September 24, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Another great week….I particularly liked your salted caramel bark. Nice use of the caramels!


  8. knuckstermom on September 25, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Hope you had a great weekend. I gotta tell you, I was on vacation and I really missed your blog. Thanks for being so generous with your recipes! I can already tell I’ll be making maple fudge-last years eggnog fudge was a total hit!


  9. RisaG on September 26, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    The Sea Salt treat sounds really good. I love Godiva but they are so expensive. Once in awhile as a treat though, it is amazing. Thanks for a copycat of their treat.


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