The Weekend Dish: 12/12/2015

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Hello and happy Saturday to you!

I hope that December is being good to you and that you’re enjoying getting ready for the holidays. I’m frantically starting to get myself organized for Christmas and keep hoping that the weather will take a turn sometime soon so I can see some snowflakes! The 50 and 60-degree weather has been great, but it doesn’t exactly get me feeling Christmas-y. I’m ready for a blanket of snow!

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

Cinnamon-Sugar Candied Chex Mix with Pecans & Pretzels – Chex Mix with a holiday twist! Cinnamon-sugar candied Rice Chex cereal with pecans and pretzels.

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Dark Chocolate Coconut Cups – Easy homemade coconut cups made with dark chocolate – a perfect holiday or Valentine’s treat.

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2015 Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide – My Christmas gift guide with everything from kitchen and food goodies to makeup, jewelry, house things, fun personal stuff and even some baby items.

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Ultranutty Pecan Bars – Pecan bars with a shortbread-style crust and absolutely loaded with nuts!

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Friday Things – Journals, brownies, Christmas shopping, books, Netflix and more…

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Top 5 Most Shared Posts This Week:

1. Red Velvet Cheesecake

2. Slow Cooker Chocolate-Covered Peanut Clusters

3. Nut Roll Recipe

4. Snowball Cookies

5. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Sunday Dinner Menu

Appetizer TBD
Rigatoni with bolognese sauce
Chicken TBD
Garlic bread
Tossed salad
Dessert TBD

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:

Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites (Mommy Musings)
I had these as as appetizer at a restaurant years ago and they are so amazing. I really need to make them at home!

Peanut Butter Pie (Kevin & Amanda)
A friend of mine shared this post on Facebook right before Thanksgiving and I’m still salivating over it.

Snickers Snack Cups (Passion for Savings)
I’ll just eat about 12 of these right now, thank you.

Soft-Baked Gingersnaps (Sprinkle Some Sugar)
Perfect for me! I loathe crunchy cookies, so I love this soft-baked version of gingersnaps.

Soft Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cookies (Swanky Recipes)
I’ve seen some cookie dough recipes use cream cheese, but I’ve never tried it. I’m intrigued and these look delicious!

Have a delicious weekend!