The Weekend Dish: 11/12/2011

A day-belated Happy Veteran’s Day to all of those who have served in our military and allow us the freedoms we enjoy each and every day. A great big THANK YOU!

Less than two weeks until Thanksgiving! How will you be celebrating the holiday – hosting it yourself, going somewhere? If you’re hosting (or helping to host), do you have your menu figured out? Next week I’ll be featuring a number of Thanksgiving recipes that were huge hits last year, so save a couple of menu slots for what’s coming, I can’t wait to share them with you!

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. Enjoy!

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

30 Days of Gratitude, A Photo Challenge – A fun way to reflect on things to be thankful for during the month of November.


Cranberry Upside-Down Cake – A gorgeous cake that’s perfect for your holiday dessert table.

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting – Classic pumpkin bars, fluffy and moist, and topped with cream cheese frosting.

Sweet Potato Pie – A great alternative to pumpkin pie – something a little different and packed with tons of flavor.

Pumpkin Ice Cream – Tastes like a piece of cold pumpkin pie, delicious!

Most Viewed Post This Week: Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

What I Bookmarked This Week

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

Apple Bacon Potato Cakes with Poached Eggs (Evil Shenanigans)
I am in love with potato pancakes, and this sounds like such an awesome variations; can’t wait to try them!

Baked Gingerbread Mini Doughnuts (Pinch of Yum)
I love that these are baked, and they look like a perfect addition to the Christmas brunch menu.

Brown Butter Brownies (The Catalyst: Cupcakes)
Oooh boy. Gorgeous. And I’m drooling. I can only imagine how delicious these are.

Elvis Presley’s Favorite Pound Cake (Technicolor Kitchen)
The most beautiful piece of pound cake I have ever seen! Must make this!

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Pecan Topping (TidyMom)
Pretty little mini pumpkin cheesecakes with an unbelievable topping.

Have a delicious weekend!