The Weekend Dish: 12/1/2012

Happy December! I’m totally ready to dive head-first into Christmas this weekend! I’ll be spending time today getting the house decorated and making my massive “to-bake” list of Christmas cookies and candy. Bring on the shopping, wrapping and Christmas movies… I’m ready!

Speaking of shopping and wrapping gifts, the annual “12 Days of Giveaways” on Brown Eyed Baker will return on Monday with the first giveaway of the season! Be sure to visit the site everyday for a new giveaway announcement!

Are you doing anything holiday-related this weekend, or taking the time to relax before the real craziness begins? Whatever you’re up to, I hope you have a fabulous weekend and get to eat something delicious!

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

DIY: Homemade Twinkies – Twinkies will never be gone for good with this recipe to make them at home!

Ultimate Holiday GIVEAWAY: Win an iMac or $500 Visa Gift Card! – You can still enter to win an iMac computer or a $500 Visa gift card! Hurry and get your entries in!

120 Christmas Cookies & Holiday Recipes – A huge roundup of all of my favorite Christmas recipes, everything from breakfast to cookies and breads!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge – A delicious fudge recipe highlighting my favorite flavor combination.

Friday Things – Christmas lights, Anthropologie, concerts, reindeer, photo challenges, and more!

Most Viewed Post This Week: 120 Christmas Cookies & Holiday Recipes

Most Pinned Post This Week: Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Most Emailed Post This Week: Chubby Hubby Truffles

Most Facebook Share’d Post This Week: DIY: Homemade Twinkies

Most Tweeted Post This Week: Ultimate Holiday Giveaway: Win an iMac or $500 Visa Gift Card!

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:

Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies (Ambitious Kitchen)
This sounds like a phenomenal spin on classic snickerdoodle cookies.

Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bars (The Sweets Life)
I love carrot cake and I love cheesecake, so I naturally think I would LOVE these cheesecake bars!

Eggnog Banana Bread with Boozy Rum Glaze (Peanut Butter and Peppers)
Looooove this bread! Such a fun way to put a festive spin on traditional banana bread.

Gingerbread Scones (Patty’s Food)
I sometimes forget how amazing scones are until I see a recipe like this. What a perfect recipe for Christmas morning!

Salted Caramel Fudge (Eclectic Recipes)
Christmas cookie trays aren’t complete without fudge, and I’m pretty sure this will knock the socks off of everything.

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!