Happy March, friends!!

I LOVE winter and never wish it away, but boy, am I ready to turn the corner to spring this year. We have dealt with near-constant illnesses since November, and the stomach bug that hit this week was just the icing on the cake. I’m ready for warmer weather and the germs to disappear!

I’m wishing you a wonderful, restful weekend full of whatever makes you the happiest 🩷

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes – These chocolate cupcakes are the BEST! They are super moist, made from scratch, and are packed with rich chocolate flavor. Take them over the top with the optional creamy chocolate ganache center; and use the incredibly silky chocolate frosting included in the recipe, or change up the frosting for different seasons or occasions.

Head-on close-up photo of a chocolate cupcake in a white paper liner with chocolate frosting and chocolate sprinkles.

BEB Favorites: February 2024 – A recap of all of my favorite things from this past month!

Friday Things #513 – Slow Saturday mornings, book recommendations, field trips, puzzles, veggie bins, TV, and more…

Little girl in pajamas with slippers on sitting on a couch reading a book with a stuffed animal next to her.

1. Grandma’s Banana Nut Bread

2. Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

3. My Favorite White Bread Recipe

4. Classic Beef Chili

5. Buffalo Chicken Dip

1. Built Protein Bars (this chocolate chip cookie dough chunk puff is my favorite version!)

2. Wool Dryer Balls

3. Chip Clips (set of 16)

4. Oven Thermometer

5. The Women by Kristin Hannah

6. Large Silicone Dough Mat (currently 35% off)

7. Crisp Produce Bin with Lid

This Time in Years Past…

These recipes hit the site during this same week in previous years…

2022: Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Walnuts & Raisins

2021: Classic Meringue Cookies / Best-Ever Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

2020: Danish Pastries / Grasshopper Pie

2019: Kouign-Amann

2017: Guinness Beef Stew

2016: Cheesy Potato Casserole with Corn Flake Topping / Homemade Crunch Bars / No Bake Banana Split Dessert

2014: Twix Tart / Homemade Fish Sticks / Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes

2013: Chocolate Truffle Cookies / Sausage-Cheddar Biscuits / Vanilla Cream-Filled Doughnuts

2012: Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding) / Homemade Snickers Bars

2011: Fig, Date & Almond Granola Bars / Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya / Moon Pies / Traditional Mardi Gras King Cake

2010: Yeasted Coffee Cake with Sweet Cheese Filling / Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Cookies / Allspice Crumb Muffins / Asiago Bagels

2009: Bananas Foster Bread Pudding / Cucidati (Italian Fig Cookies)

2008: Royal Crown’s Tortano Bread

What I Bookmarked This Week

I love easy side dishes and can’t wait to try this one >> Baked Cheesy Rice

Love all of these roll up ideas for a simple dinner.

Cannot wait to try this one >> French onion chicken skillet

These cheesesteak sliders would be great for feeding a crowd.

And this is on my list, too >> Sheet Pan Korean Popcorn Chicken

Have a delicious weekend!