The Weekend Dish: 1/28/2012

I don’t know about you, but this week seems to have flown by in a flash for me! I broke up my typical work week and squeezed in a couple of fun days this week. My Chief Culinary Consultant and I caught a matinee on Tuesday afternoon (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – good movie!), and my mom and I had a lunch and shopping date on Thursday afternoon. Sometimes it’s really nice to break up the routine every now and again and enjoy some time away from the computer. Now I need to get back to the theater so we can see the latest Mission Impossible movie before it’s gone! And given that my nearly-full bottle of shampoo spilled all over the inside of my overnight bag and I bought the wrong shade of tinted moisturizer, it looks like I’ll be in need of another trip to the mall as well. Perhaps I’ll have a take two on the movies and the mall next week. Have you seen any good movies lately? I’m always looking for recommendations – theater, Netflix, OnDemand, whatever! We’ve been catching up on the second season of Boardwalk Empire on demand… so addicting! A word of warning though – don’t watch multiple episodes right before bed unless you want crazy dreams!

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

Chipped Ham BBQ Sandwiches – Definitely a Pittsburgh tradition – regional comfort food for sure!

Fig Cookie Bars – These taste just like homemade Fig Newton cookies. Love them!

Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes – Chocolate and cola cupcakes filled with cherries and topped with a Coke glaze and then freshly whipped cream and a cherry.

Cheddar and Ale Soup with Potato & Bacon – A wonderful creamy soup that includes tons of different flavors.

White Russian Winter Milkshake – A wintertime milkshake that’s guaranteed to keep you warm!

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:

Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookie Bars (Two Peas and Their Pod)
I love me chocolate chip cookie bars (I have a fav peanut butter version), and I can only imagine how awesome this salted caramel version must be.

Dulce de Leche Pound Cake (Technicolor Kitchen)
Such a pretty cake; gorgeous, actually. This would be a perfect dessert for a light lunch – great balance and subtle flavors.

Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread (Lauren’s Latest)
Garlic bread, with cheese, and herbs, in an easy-to-pull-apart loaf? Count me in!

Salted Caramel Pudding (Portuguese Girl Cooks)
Oh goodness, I want to eat all.of.this. Right now. Must be delicious, and such a pretty presentation!

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream S’morewiches (Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)
I need to get on the toasted marshmallow ice cream bandwagon. So many possibilities! Like these awesome ice cream sandwiches. I wish I had some in my freezer right now.

Have a delicious weekend!