The Weekend Dish: 6/11/2016

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Hellooo weekend!

I felt like this past week went on for-ev-er with a million different things to do, so I’m happy to usher in a couple of low-key days here to relax and catch up on desperately needed couch time. What are you up to this weekend?

As always, you’ll find a recap of what was posted to the site this week, the most shared recipes, my Sunday dinner menu, and recipes I’ve bookmarked from other blogs. Enjoy!

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

Best Ever Potato Salad – The BEST EVER Potato Salad recipe from a friend’s grandmother, with a special secret ingredient in the dressing! It converted me from being a potato salad hater to potato salad lover!

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Baking Basics: Chocolate 101 – A thorough description of the different types of chocolate – unsweetened, bittersweet, dark, semisweet, milk and white, and when to use them!

Chocolate 101: A thorough description of the different types of chocolate - unsweetened, bittersweet, dark, semisweet, milk and white, and when to use them!

Chocolate Dump-It Cake – An old-fashioned recipe for chocolate dump-it cake mixed together in one pot, topped with a tangy cream cheese-chocolate frosting.

Chocolate Dump-It Cake: An old-fashioned recipe for chocolate cake mixed together in one pot, topped with a tangy cream cheese-chocolate frosting.

Strawberries & Cream Layered Poke Cake – A two-layer beauty with the most amazing fresh sweet whipped cream. A perfect summer celebration cake!

Strawberry Poke Cake - A two-layer beauty with the most amazing fresh sweet whipped cream. A perfect summer celebration cake!

Friday Things – Naps, a cross-stitch gift, vertical gardening, home organization, music and more…

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Top 5 Most Popular Posts This Week:

1. Chocolate Dump-It Cake

2. Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake

3. Best Ever Potato Salad

4. Strawberries & Cream Layered Poke Cake

5. No-Bake Banana Split Cake Dessert

Sunday Dinner Menu

Rigatoni with a new-to-me beef ragu sauce
Garlic bread
Green beans
Tossed salad
Dessert TBD

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:

Almost No Bake Drumstick Cheesecake (Melanie Makes)
I died when I saw this! I STILL love Drumsticks and this is just an incredibly genius dessert.

Chocolate Cherry Galette (Baking a Moment)
Gorgeous! If there’s someone in your life who loves chocolate-covered cherries, I’m sure they would adore this.

Chorizo French Fry Nachos (Foodness Gracious)
I would like this entire pan for lunch, please.

Rainbow Sherbet (Baked by Rachel)
So pretty!! Looks totally refreshing and perfect for a summer party.

S’mores Cannoli (The Suburban Soapbox)
Love this summery spin on a classic!

Have a delicious weekend!