The Weekend Dish: 12/17/2011

It’s the last full weekend before Christmas! Are you shopping like a madman? Baking up a storm? Or maybe just relaxing with some hot chocolate and holiday movies? Unfortunately, I’m still behind the eight-ball in the shopping department but didn’t want to be anywhere near stores today, as I figured it was bound to be mayhem. So I’m planning to finish up my shopping on Tuesday or Wednesday, pleeeeeeeenty of time to spare :) I have tons of baking to do starting on Monday so I’m just going to relax and cheer on my fantasy football teams tomorrow, and hopefully they’ll both make it to their respective Super Bowls, fingers crossed!

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

10 Awesome Gifts for Foodies – A roundup of some unique gift ideas for any foodies that you’re buying for this year (or maybe to include on your own wish list!).

Gingerbread Men Cookies – A classic! Soft and chewy ginger cookies decorated like festive little men.

Eggnog Fudge – Smooth and creamy fudge with a punch of eggnog.

Peppermint Whoopie Pies – Chocolate cakes sandwiched with peppermint buttercream frosting and rolled in crushed candy canes.

DIY Brown Sugar & Spice Body Scrub – An awesome homemade gift idea – leaves your skin super soft and smells amazing!

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:

Baked Eggnog French Toast (Two Peas and Their Pod)
This would make a wonderful Christmas morning breakfast!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge (Tracey’s Culinary Adventures) I must taste this. Immediately.

Gingerbread Ice Cream (Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)
I can only imagine how awesome this must taste. What a great

Pistachio Brittle (Erin Cooks)
I absolutely adore peanut brittle, and I love pistachios so I can’t wait to give this a try. I’m guessing it’s fabulous.

Shrimp Dip (Simply Recipes)
It’s no surprise that I’m a dip fanatic. Putting this on the list for a possible NYE or Super Bowl spread!

Have a delicious weekend!