The Weekend Dish: 2/12/2011

Well, last weekend didn’t end on the celebratory note that most of Pittsburgh thought it would. I think I’ve picked up all of the pieces from the disaster that was the Super Bowl, and am still dealing with the reality that Malkin is lost for the season. What makes things like this better? Sugar. And chocolate. Lots of chocolate. And what a perfect time to drown my sports sorrows in chocolate than the week before Valentine’s Day?! Lots of Valentine’s-appropriate recipes this week, and on other sites as well. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, I promise they’re all delicious!

Now 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

Valentine’s Day Desserts – A roundup of dessert recipes perfect for celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas – Still looking for gift ideas? Maybe some of these will inspire you!


Red Velvet Whoopie Pies – Red velvet is definitely meant for Valentine’s Day, and whoopie pies are totally chic right now.

The Best Buttermilk Pancakes – Perfect for breakfast in bed!

Most Viewed Post This Week: Valentine’s Day Desserts

What I Bookmarked This Week

Recipes from other blogs that I thought looked especially delicious and that I thought you would like too:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars (Two Peas and Their Pod)
If you know me, you know I jump at anything chocolate and peanut butter!

Chocolate Sugar Cookies (Annie’s Eats)
These look SO good, and I imagine they are totally delicious. Love having another version for decorating.

Chocolate Truffle Tarts (Pink Parsley)
These look so rich and perfect for a Valentine’s Day dessert!

Homemade Puff Pastry Tutorial (Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)
Awesome, awesome tutorial.

Molten Chocolate Cakes (Confections of a Foodie Bride)
Another great Valentine’s Day dessert idea; a classic!

Have a delicious and sweet Valentine’s Day weekend!