The Weekend Dish: 3/10/2012

Happy Saturday, folks! I am coming to you this weekend with a splash of warm Florida sun across my face. My Chief Culinary Consultant and I made the 17-hour drive from Pittsburgh over Thursday and yesterday to southern Florida, and are settled in at his parents’, ready for two weeks of Florida sun, lots of relaxing, tennis, golf (for him!), beach time, shopping, and undoubtedly an ungodly amount of conch fritters. We’re heading down to Doral tomorrow to catch the final day of action at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, which I’m looking forward to. Incidentally, if you happen to be watching and some short, pale girl with curly hair starts heckling Tiger Woods, it’s probably me. I’m embarrassed for myself already. Here’s hoping I can restrain myself! What are you up to 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

Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza – After a couple of bust recipes, I finally found the one. An awesome deep-dish pizza recipe with buttery, flaky crust and thick, delicious sauce. It will definitely be a regular in my rotation!

Texas Sheet Cake – An all-time classic, and now armed with my great aunt’s recipe, I am happy to make it whenever the mood strikes. I’m glad she shared this cake with our family when we mourned my grandma’s passing.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes – If I had been introduced to these as a kid, I guarantee I would have never eaten another thing. I would have been a nightmare to deal with. But I would have been in heaven :)

Broccoli Cheese Soup – I overcame my childhood aversion to broccoli with cheese, so it’s only natural that I eventually grew to love broccoli-cheese soup. I love this creamy, homemade version.

Candy Bar Pie – So, we have a pretzel crust, followed by layers of peanut butter, caramel, peanuts, and chocolate. This is everything good in the world, right here in a pie.

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:

Birthday Oreo Ice Cream (Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)
Did you know that the Oreo cookie turned 100 years old this week? Tracey celebrated with ice cream; cookies and cream has always been a favorite ice cream flavor of mine, but I’ve neglected to make it at home. Must change that!

Brownie Cookie Dough Sandwiches (Heat Oven to 350)
Fashioned after the Ben & Jerry’s flavor “Half Baked”, these are rich chocolate cookies (that taste like brownies!) sandwiched together with chocolate chip cookie dough (no egg!) filling. I need these. Now.

Dulce de Leche Banana Toffee Pie (Our Best Bites)
Oh my goodness, so much amazing deliciousness all in one pie! And a great big Happy Birthday to Our Best Bites!

New England-Style Baked Beans (The Bitten Word)
I absolutely adore baked beans, but still haven’t gotten around to making my own at home yet. This recipe sounds phenomenal. Must make it happen!

Strawberry Pretzel Salad (My Baking Addiction)
This is one of my all-time favorite desserts, dating back to my childhood years. But Jamie upped the ante here – she made this an absolutely gorgeous dessert in individual servings. I am in love with this presentation!

Have a delicious weekend!