Happy Saturday to you!

The kids have been counting down to Christmas since they went back to school after Thanksgiving; seeing and hearing their excitement is such a joy and makes this season so special!

I hope you have a wonderful couple of days doing whatever it is that makes you happiest!

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

Classic Pavlova – This classic pavlova recipe hails straight from Australia; an easy meringue dessert that’s perfect for summer – top with fresh whipped cream and berries!

The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Baking (New Email Series) – I’ve gathered all of my lists for essential tools, baking ideas, make-ahead tips, easy 5-ingredient or less recipes, homemade gift ideas, and more to help you bake your way through the holiday season, as little or as much as you want!

Monkey Bread (From Scratch!) – A completely homemade monkey bread recipe – no canned biscuit dough here! Homemade dough is rolled into balls, dipped in melted butter and cinnamon sugar, then baked until bubbling and glazed to perfection.

Friday Things #449 – Christmas fun, a homemade sweater, new-to-me pans, Ina Garten, reducing clutter, TV, and more…

This Time Last Year…

These were the recipes that hit the site during this same week last year…

Classic Moussaka Recipe

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Sunday Dinner Menu

BBQ Ribs
Mashed Potatoes

What I Bookmarked This Week

These linzer-style caramel hazelnut sandwich cookies would be an awesome addition to cookie trays!

If you’re on the sourdough bandwagon, this cheesy sourdough pizza bread sounds amazing.

A wonderfully easy holiday breakfast option >> bakery-style cranberry orange muffins

A simple recipe for delicious oven-roasted pork tenderloin? Yes, please!

Mini peppermint bark cheesecakes are so festive and pretty!

Have a delicious weekend!