The Weekend Dish 12/8/2012

Happy Saturday! I hope you’ve had a great week and that your weekend is off to a great start! I’m spending some time today doing some Christmas baking with my mom; I’m excited to start churning out some holiday cookies! I also have a baking date with my grandma for Monday afternoon. I’m hoping I can get my Christmas cards written and mailed out by the beginning of the week, as well. I love this time of year! Do you have anything festive planned for this weekend?

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

50 Best Selling Cookbooks & Kitchen Gift Ideas – A roundup of some of the best selling cookbooks and kitchen items from 2012, as well as which ones were the most popular among Brown Eyed Baker readers. A great start for gift ideas or your own wish list!

Almond Lace Cookies – Beautiful, delicate lace cookies full of oats and almonds.

Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows – Homemade marshmallows spiked with peppermint; perfect for your favorite cup of hot chocolate or to package up as gifts!

Pistachio Brittle – A delicious little twist on traditional peanut brittle; perfect for you pistachio lovers!

Friday Things – A new holiday look, pretty kitchens, chocolate cake for breakfast, and more!

Most Viewed Post This Week: 30 Favorite Christmas Cookies & Recipes

Most Pinned Post This Week: Chubby Hubby Truffles

Most Emailed Post This Week: Chubby Hubby Truffles

Most Facebook Shared Post This Week: DIY: Homemade Twinkies

Most Tweeted Post This Week: DIY: Homemade Twinkies

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:

Crumb Topped Cranberry Eggnog Muffins (Inspired by Charm)
What a wonderfully festive muffin recipe, perfect for Christmas morning!

Gingerbread Caramels (Confections of a Foodie Bride)
I love this spin on traditional caramels, a great addition to holiday tins and cookie trays.

Salted Caramel Cookie Cups (easybaked)
I find traditional thumbprint cookies just “eh”, so I love to find jazzed-up versions like these!

Salted Caramel & Vanilla Baked Cheesecake (Greedy Gourmand)
With all of the holiday cookie mania currently going on, I haven’t thought about cheesecakes in awhile. Must make this one as soon as possible!

Velvet Chocolate Fudge with Fleur de Sel (Portuguese Girl Cooks)
I’ve never seen a fudge made this way, but it looks like the creamiest, most amazing fudge I’ve ever seen.

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!