The Weekend Dish: 10/9/2010

I can’t believe we’re already heading into the middle of October; time sure does fly! I celebrated the cool weather last weekend with a big pot of stew, fresh chocolate chip cookies and hot chocolate. Are you doing any cool weather, comfort food cooking yet? I’m thinking that a big pan of homemade mac ‘n cheese probably isn’t too far off. Always so yummy! For now though, let’s do a little weekend dishing! As always, you’ll find a recap of what was posted to the site this week as well as some bookmarked recipes from other blogs. Then, some random musings about some random stuff. Enjoy! :)

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

Russian Pound Cake – An old recipe that my (Italian) mom and grandma have been making for decades. A super decadent pound cake with cherries and walnuts.

Garlic Knots – A very easy dough to work with, these are tasty, soft and light – perfect for pairing with your favorite fall soups!

Pittsburgh, in a Sandwich – The most iconic of Pittsburgh food traditions: the Primanti sandwich.

The Baked Brownie – The famous recipe from the Baked NYC bakery. It totally lives up to the hype!

Most Viewed Recipe This Week: Garlic Knots

What I Bookmarked This Week

Recipes from other blogs that I thought looked especially delicious and that I thought you would like too:

Apple Cinnamon Rolls (montecarte)
These are so light and tender and with the addition of apple, the perfect cinnamon roll to make during the fall season.

Baked Potato Soup (Two Peas and Their Pod)
I love thick, creamy soup. I love potatoes and cheese. This soup is allllll me.

Chocolate Marble Black Bottom Cheesecake (Baking Bites)
I’m close to having no words. This is gorgeous, it’s a cheesecake, it’s part chocolate. Heavenly.

Pumpkin Flan (Bitchin’ Camero)
This is what pumpkin desserts look like in a fancy prom dress. Perfect for a dinner party – great way to integrate pumpkin into a fall dessert and make it look elegant. This is stunning.

Vanilla Rice Pudding & Chocolate Panna Cotta (Tartelette)
These were too gorgeous and perfect-looking to not want to make immediately. I am sure they are every bit as delicious as they look!

Weekend Fun

Some random musings about stuff that has gone on in the last week…

1. My fantasy football team is now 4-0. Kinda crazy! But fun, especially since I’m the only girl ;-) Trying to go 5-0 this week. Thinking of leaving my #1 pick, Ray Rice,  on the bench. I’m walking on the wild side people!

2. I want this shirt. If you’re from Pittsburgh, I bet you do too.

You can buy it here.

3. Pens opened the season at the new Consol Energy Center on Thursday night. Thank you, Mario Lemieux, for saving the franchise by buying it, keeping it in Pittsburgh, and getting us a new arena. And thank you for creating a complete class act organization. Example: kids started lining up for student rush tickets on Wednesday night (first of all, how great is it that they still do student rush, even though they easily sell out every game?). Thursday morning, David Morehouse (VP), Ray Shero (beloved GM), and Dan Bylsma (head coach) delivered donuts and coffee to all of the kids standing in line. I’m beyond proud to be a fan.

After Mario christened the new arena, we lost to the Flyers, which is a bitter pill to swallow. But it’s only one game. Tyler Kennedy scored the first Pens’ goal at Consol and as Rob Rossi (the Pens reporter for the Trib) pointed out, the last time Tyler Kennedy scored the first goal of the season was two years ago. Ya know, the year we won the Cup. So, I’ll ride that wave for now. I’ll be there for the game against Montreal tonight. Let’s Go Pens!

4. Steelers on a bye. Hopefully Ben isn’t up to any shenanigans during his first week back. Fingers crossed.

5. BlogHer Food. Shout out to all of my fellow food bloggers hanging out in San Francisco this weekend at the BlogHer Food conference. I’m sure it’s a blast and everyone is having a fabulous time. I can’t wait to hear all about it and hope I can make it next year!

That’s all I got this week. Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend and your respective teams win, as long as you’re not rooting for the Canadiens ;-)