The Weekend Dish: 1/9/2016

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Hello weekend!

I hope your Saturday is off to a great start! We got all of our Christmas decorations down yesterday, so the house looks particularly empty. Time to shift gears to Joseph’s first birthday party! We’re having it next weekend, so I need to finish tying up all of the loose ends. I can’t believe it’s already been a year!

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

83 Healthy Recipes to Start 2016! – A roundup of the healthier recipes you’ll find here on the site!

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Slow Cooker Pork with Gnocchi in a Creamy Tomato Sauce – Pork is slow cooked in a tomato sauce, then gnocchi and a little bit of cream are added for one amazing (and easy!) meal.

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My 2016 Foodie Resolutions – The top five food-related things I hope to accomplish in 2016.

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Lemon and Poppy Seed Drizzle Loaf – A wonderfully moist loaf cake bursting with tons of lemon flavor and poppy seeds, and with a crunchy sugar topping.

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Friday Things – A lot of great links for organizing, cleaning and list-making, as well as your weekly dose of Joseph, Duke and Einstein :)

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Top 5 Most Shared Posts This Week:

1. Wendy’s Copycat Chili

2. The $250 Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe

3. Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

4. Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

5. Thin Crust Pizza

Sunday Dinner Menu

Rigatoni with meat sauce
Meat dish TBD
Vegetable casserole
Roasted potatoes
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:

Nutella Butter Cookie Bars (Picky Palate)
I’ve definitely been on a Nutella kick recently and these look fabulous.

Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Gruyere (Simply Recipes)
My cousin and I used to fight over scalloped potatoes every Sunday dinner, so I LOVE them, and can only imagine how amazing they’d be with caramelized onions.

Swiss Cinnamon Crisps (Baking and Mistaking)
These are different than anything I’ve ever seen… they look like simple cinnamon-sugar pastry cookies.

Thai Peanut Butter & Bacon Burger (The Noshery)
I adore Thai flavors, but have never combined peanut butter and bacon… these burgers look amazing, must try!

Three Cheese Chicken Broccoli Alfredo (The Recipe Critic)
Total comfort food!

Have a delicious weekend!