Happy Saturday and HAPPY DECEMBER!

Are you ready for decking the halls, holiday baking, and hot chocolate? I am 10000000% ready! Our house is fully decorated, we’ve been listening to Christmas music, and we even have a couple of gifts purchased. What are you up to this weekend? Holiday-ing, or easing your way into December with a relaxing few days?

If you have some free listening time, check out the podcast I recorded with Elaine from Dishing with Delishes – I had so much fun chatting with her about my food blogging journey. You can listen to it here.

As always, you’ll find a recap of what was posted to the site this week, the most shared recipes, my Sunday dinner menu, and recipes I’ve bookmarked from other blogs. Enjoy!

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

Holiday Gift Guide for Him – This holiday gift guide features a collection of gifts perfect for any guy in your life; everything from gadgets, steaks, socks and everything in between, at a variety of price points.

A collage of products geared towards men.

Holiday Gift Guide for Her – Holiday Gift Guide for Her features a collection of gifts any woman will love; gifts from a variety of categories and a range of price points.

A collage of products suitable for gifts for women.

The Ultimate List of Christmas Baking Ideas – This is the ULTIMATE LIST of ideas for Christmas cookies, candy, bar desserts, cakes, and breads. No boring holiday cookie trays for you!

A photo of snickerdoodle cookies with text overlay: "The 2018 Ultimate List of Christmas Baking Ideas"

Friday Things – Thanksgiving, memes, photo books, a podcast, and more…


Top 5 Most Popular Posts This Week:

1. Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

2. My Favorite White Bread Recipe

3. The Ultimate List of Christmas Baking Ideas

4. Cheesy Creamed Corn Casserole

5. Traditional Bread Stuffing

This Time Last Year…

The most popular recipe from this same week last year >> BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP

A pan of cheesy buffalo chicken dip with celery and chips for dipping.

Sunday Dinner Menu

No menu yet because the kids and I all have colds, so Sunday dinner is in wait-and-see mode.

What I Bookmarked This Week

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

Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread Muffins sound like the most perfect Christmas morning treat!

A centerpiece Christmas dessert! –> White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cheesecake

LOVE this dessert option for Christmas! –> White Chocolate Gingerbread Poke Cake

I’ve never made brickle, but I’m putting this Easy Butter Brickle Bark on my holiday baking list!

Peppermint bark is my favorite Christmas treat, so these Peppermint Bark Cookies are totally right up my alley!

Have a delicious weekend!