The Weekend Dish: 12/19/2015


Happy last-Saturday-before-Christmas to you!

Are you all ready for the holiday?! This is the least ready I’ve ever been at this point and it’s slightly stressing me out, eeek! I’m really looking forward to some down time the next two weeks and being able to slow down and enjoy some lazy days. How will you be celebrating this year? We’re kicking things off today with our Christmas celebration with my dad’s family!

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

Homemade Marshmallows – A batch of homemade marshmallows is perfect for hot chocolate, the best s’mores, or homemade treat bags for the holidays!


It’s Tuesday – New adorable (I’m biased) pictures of Joseph!


Nutella-Pretzel Truffles – Easy truffles made with Nutella and crushed pretzels, rolled into balls and dipped in chocolate.


Italian Hot Chocolate (Cioccolata Calda) – Italian Hot Chocolate (Cioccolata Calda) is incredibly rich and thick – almost like drinking pudding. Such a decadent drink!


Friday Things – Tons of links this week, including food trends of 2016, best burgers, Full House, and more…

Joseph - 10 months old

Top 5 Most Shared Posts This Week:

1. Crock-Pot Chocolate-Covered Peanut Clusters

2. Nut Roll

3. Red Velvet Cheesecake

4. Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

5. No-Bake Cookies

Sunday Dinner Menu

Appetizer TBD
Slow Cooker Pork & Gnocchi
Vegetables TBD
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:

Auntie Anne’s Cinnamon-Sugar Pretzel Nuggets with Cream Cheese Dipping Sauce (Cooking Classy)
I will take them all, please.

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies (This Silly Girl’s Kitchen)
These are the most adorable, festive cookies. Seriously gorgeous!

Cranberry Pepper Jelly Dip (Life with the Crust)
I live for dips and pepper jellies, so this is a win-win!

Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms (Smitten Kitchen)
This recipe is pretty old, but I just came across it and can’t wait to roast a batch of mushrooms.

Slow Cooker Queso Blanco Dip (I Heart Naptime)
More dip! Perfect for holiday parties, watching sports, or… dinner? :)

Have a delicious weekend!