The Weekend Dish: 11/26/2011

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday this week, filled with family, friends and great food. We had a wonderful day – I filled my belly and enjoyed relaxing after spending a couple of days prepping the meal. I hit the outlets yesterday and did a few hours of shopping, and then was lucky enough to catch my second Pens game since Monday. Another great win, and a ton of fun as always. Now look out, I’m going to be in full-on Christmas mode, I’m excited for the holidays! Stay tuned for a really exciting announcement tomorrow… I think you’re going to like it :)

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

Brussels Sprout Slaw with Mustard Dressing & Maple-Glazed Pecans – A very different and amazingly delicious way to serve Brussels sprouts. Love the contrast of the tangy mustard dressing with the sweet maple-glazed pecans.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes – The best mashed potatoes, ever. Super simple, with a couple key tricks.

Turkey, Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup – A wonderfully hearty soup, and a great way to use up any leftover turkey you have in the fridge.

Happy Thanksgiving! – I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!

Turkey Pot Pie – Another great way to use up leftover turkey, as well as mashed potatoes. Yum!

Most Viewed Post This Week: Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

What I Bookmarked This Week

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

How to Make the Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Closet Cooking)
Grilled cheese is such a comfort food, but one many of us take for granted. Done right, you can make endless varieties of grilled cheese sandwiches, from simple to gourmet.

Lofthouse Style Frosted Sugar Cookies (Authentic Suburban Gourmet)
Super thick and soft sugar cookies slathered in a buttercream frosting. Love this low maintenance version of sugar cookies, can’t wait to make them!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Fudge Cake (Sweetapolita)
Droooooool…. Totally going on the short list for my next birthday cake! :)

Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Bars (Eat. Drink. Smile.)
Can you tell I’m currently a bit addicted to salted caramel? Yet another amazing recipe!

Toffee Apple Bars with Caramel Frosting (Creative Culinary)
These bars almost left me speechless. What an awesome combination of flavors, so delicious.

Have a delicious weekend!