Happy winter Saturday to you!

Today is Joseph’s 4th birthday! I can’t believe our first baby, the one who continues to be our parenting guinea pig, is already turning into a little boy before our eyes. He’s becoming such a wonderful little person, and I’m SO proud and grateful to be his mom. While we were planning to celebrate with a party today, we postponed until next week due to the weather.

Are you in the path of loads of snow?? We’re supposed to get a good amount, but the forecasts have been super vague – anywhere from about 3 inches to a foot! I love a good snow storm, just have my fingers and toes crossed that no one loses power.

If you’re expecting severe weather from the storm, I hope you stay safe and warm!

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

Ultimate Banana Bread – This single loaf of banana bread is packed with FIVE bananas(!), brown sugar, butter, chopped walnuts, and a sprinkle of sugar on top. It bakes up high, dense, and supremely moist. Ultimate indeed!

A loaf of banana bread on a wire rack with a few slices cut off.

Hearty Beef Stew – This easy beef stew recipe is cooked in the oven for maximum flavor and ultra tender beef. Carrots, potatoes and peas make this a hearty one-pot meal.

A Dutch oven filled with beef stew.

Friday Things – A birthday, snow, winter jackets, an Ina recipe, 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. The Best Italian Meatball Recipe

This Time Last Year…

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

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

Sunday Dinner Menu

No dinner planned this week due to the weather, but I bought everything I need for a big pot of that chili I just mentioned above! Also have what I need for quick beef stroganoff – it’s one of my husband’s favorites and the boys devour it, too.

What I Bookmarked This Week

I want to devour the entire platter of restaurant-style onion rings.

Chocolate Maple Cake – what a combo!

Rosemary Cheddar Irish Soda Bread for a little spin on your traditional soda bread.

This Teriyaki chicken salad with pineapple sesame dressing is right up my alley – LOTS OF STUFF!

Ooooh cannot wait to try this pecan cream pie!

Have a delicious weekend!