Hello hello!

Is your new year in full swing? Now with a full week of routine back under our belt, the fog of the holiday days running into one another seems to have lifted. While I love the relaxation of holidays, it also feels good to get back into a groove again.

I love all of the enthusiasm you’ve shown for the new series that I introduced on Monday, the monthly BEB Bake-Along! Have you tackled the gougères yet? I’ve LOVED seeing all of your creations!

I’m in the kitchen today working on some new recipes; what are you doing this weekend??

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

January Bake-Along: Gougeres! – Gougeres are savory French cheese puffs made from pate a choux dough with Gruyere cheese. They are perfect bite-size appetizers!

A basket full of gougeres with one split in half.

The Best Italian Meatball Recipe – This is my father-in-law’s legendary recipe for Italian meatballs; they are baked in the oven, then simmered away in sauce until tender and moist.

A plate of spaghetti and meatballs.

Friday Things – Isabelle’s 9-month checkup, washing machines, planners, air fryers, and more…


Top 5 Most Popular Posts This Week:

1. My Favorite White Bread Recipe

2. Garlic-Herb & Parmesan Roasted Red Potatoes

3. Beef Enchiladas

4. Copycat Chipotle Chicken Recipe

5. Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

This Time Last Year…

The most popular recipe from this same week last year >> THE BEST BEEF CHILI RECIPE

A big bowl of classic beef chili topped with shredded cheddar and sour cream.

Sunday Dinner Menu

Chicken Pot Pie (working on a new recipe!)
Roasted Brussels sprouts
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:

Death by Chocolate Cake? I’ll risk it!

We love Asian dishes at home; can’t wait to try this Mongolian Beef Ramen

These look like a dream >> Slow Cooker Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Hershey Bar Cake because apparently I want ALL the chocolate cake this week.

So perfect for Valentine’s Day! >> Amish Chocolate Covered Cherries

Have a delicious weekend!