Happy middle of October!

I hope that you’ve had a wonderful week and are sliding into the most relaxing of weekends. Isabelle and I are battling colds and it looks like it’s going to rain here for days upon days, so planning on just being cozy!

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting – These pumpkin cupcakes are a dream! They are soft, moist, and have the most incredible pumpkin flavor along with being subtly spiced; the perfect complement of flavors. Topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting, they are a fantastic fall dessert.

Pumpkin cupcakes on a counter with white paper liners and fall-themed sprinkles on top.

My Prime Big Deal Days Picks – I compiled a list of some of the best kitchen and home deals during the Prime Big Deal Days (some of which are still on sale), as well as rounded up all of the specific requests I got for recommendations and included those, too! If you are done shopping for now, it’s a great list to reference when starting your holiday shopping.

Cardboard box and text saying "Prime Big Deal Days" and October 10 to 11.

Easy Hashbrown Casserole – Hashbrown casserole is easy, cheesy, takes only minutes to throw together, and is a favorite side dish for holiday dinners from Easter to Christmas and casual weeknight dinners alike. Total comfort food! 

Close up photo of hashbrown casserole with a corner scoop taken out of the white baking dish.

Friday Things #495 – Kids, organization ideas, coffee subscriptions, mirrors, TV, and more…

Three kids sitting around a small table playing war.

1. Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

2. Grandma’s Banana Nut Bread

3. My Favorite White Bread Recipe

4. Buffalo Chicken Dip

5. Classic Burger Sauce

1. 4-in-1 Veggie Chopper

2. Large Silicone Dough Rolling Mat (with measurement markings)

3. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

4. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

5. Chip Clips (Pack of 16)

6. OxiClean White Revive Laundry Whitener

This Time in Years Past…

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

2021: Pumpkin Pancakes / Ham and Split Pea Soup / S’mores Whoopie Pies

2020: Grandma’s Pizzelle Recipe

2018: Butternut Squash Soup

2017: Apple Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread / Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

2016: Italian-Style Pastitsio / Black-Bottom Cupcakes

2015: Poor Man’s Cookies / Chocolate Blackout Cake

2014: Maple-Date Bars / Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Muffins with Pecan Streusel

2013: Honey-Peanut Butter Cookies / Praline Waffles / Hot Apple Cider Rum Punch

2012: Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins / Butternut Squash & Bacon Mac and Cheese / Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Scones / Mushroom Lasagna

2011: Cumin and Fennel-Crusted Roast Lamb / Peanut Butter & White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

2010: Cheese, Olive & Ham Bread / Pumpkin Pie Bars

What I Bookmarked This Week

I’m not usually a big doughnut fan, but this glazed old fashioned donut cake? YES!

Loving all of the flavors in this crock pot chipotle queso chicken chili.

Can you believe I’ve never tried a lasagna soup recipe? Making it happen this winter.

I’ve never heard of cinnamon pie, but it sounds (and looks) fabulous!

This saucy Hungarian red potato goulash sounds so cozy.

Have a delicious weekend!