A happy, happy weekend to you!

I hope that wherever you are, you are staying warm and safe if you’re in the path of the winter weather many of us are having this week. A cozy weekend perfect for some baking! Do you have anything planned?

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

Ciabatta Bread – This easy ciabatta bread recipe results in beautiful rustic loaves of classic Italian bread, with its perfectly chewy interior texture studded with those wonderfully large air bubbles. It’s practically begging to be dipped into your favorite soup or stew

Loaf of ciabatta bread with three pieces sliced off and laying in front of the loaf.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting – These red velvet cupcakes are a gorgeous red color, moist and fluffy, have the most amazing flavor, and are topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting. An easy recipe that is great year-round!

Red velvet cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting and garnished with cupcake crumbs.

Friday Things #507 – A birthday, snow days, dryer balls, nighttime routines, TV, and more…

Little boy in khaki pants and red sweater smiling in front of a refrigerator.

1. Classic Beef Chili

2. Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

3. Grandma’s Banana Nut Bread

4. My Favorite White Bread Recipe

5. Buffalo Chicken Dip

1. Large Silicone Dough Mat (currently 50% off)

2. Leather Crossbody Bag (currently 64% off)

3. Affresh Coffee Maker Cleaner (Pack of 3 tablets)

4. Before We Were Yours: A Novel

5. OxiClean White Revive Laundry Whitener

This Time in Years Past…

These recipes hit the site during this same week in previous years…

2021: Homemade Coconut Cream Pie / Carrot Cake

2020: Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

2019: Ultimate Banana Bread / Hearty Beef Stew

2018: Black Bean Salsa / Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

2017: Fudge Ripple Monster Cookie Bars

2016: Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte

2015: Homemade Flour Tortillas / Better Than “Anything” Cake

2014: My Mom’s Italian Salad Dressing / Dulce de Leche Brownies

2013: Snickers Rice Krispie Treats / Chipotle Chicken and Corn Chowder / Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

2012: Peanut Butter Blondies / Minestrone Soup

2011: Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies / Maple-Bacon Kettle Popcorn

What I Bookmarked This Week

Love this combo >> Smoky Hot Honey Chicken Thighs with Toasted Rosemary Orzo

I want to get back to salads for lunch and this sounds great >> Italian Chopped Grinder Salad

Loving the idea of these cheesy bacon potato chip nachos.

Easy dinners for the win >> Kielbasa, Tortellini & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

Isabelle loves coconut, I need to make these for her >> Almond Joy Cookies

Have a delicious weekend!