Hello to the first weekend of 2024!

This holiday season just absolutely flew by and I feel like I’m still playing a bit of catch up in terms of getting back to regular life. How will you be enjoying your weekend? I was hoping we’d get a wonderful snow storm, but it looks like the big snow is going to miss us.

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

YOUR Favorites! Bestsellers December 2023 – A roundup of the things I shared that you all loved the most!

Beige plates in the background with text overlay reading "December 2023 Amazon Bestsellers".

Classic Meatloaf Recipe – After trying dozens of others, I am convinced this is the best meatloaf recipe you’ll ever find. It’s loaded with flavor, simple to prepare, and topped with a homemade glaze that totally makes it.

Two slices of meatloaf on a white plate atop a bed of mashed potatoes and roasted broccolini.

Friday Things #505 – A Christmas break recap, January recipes, new TV shows, and more…

Three children standing in front of a lit Christmas tree.

1. Buffalo Chicken Dip

2. Classic Beef Chili

3. Grandma’s Banana Nut Bread

4. Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

5. Easy Hashbrown Casserole

1. Chip Clips (Pack of 16)

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

3. Oven Thermometer

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

5. OxiClean White Revive Laundry Whitener

This Time in Years Past…

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

2021: Classic Buttermilk Scones / Buttermilk Fried Chicken

2016: Slow Cooker Gnocchi in Creamy Pork Sauce

2013: Bourbon Slush

2012: Basic Green Smoothie / Oatmeal Carmelita Bars

2011: Oatmeal Muffins with Dates, Cranberries and Pecans

2010: Rugelach

2008: Brown Sugar-Pecan Shortbread Cookies

What I Bookmarked This Week

Love this very different spin on brie for a fabulous appetizer >> Whipped Brie with Rosemary Maple Bacon

I made this creamy pasta dish (mine was creamier than the pictures looks!) for dinner this week and it was super easy and delicious. I left out the Italian seasoning.

Talk about melted cheese goodness >> Baked Gruyere in Pastry with Rosemary and Garlic

I’ve never seen cinnamon rolls rolled like this and honestly, it seems pretty genius and like a much better technique!

Big Mac sliders, yes please!

Have a delicious weekend!