The Weekend Dish: 3/1/2014

Happy Saturday, and Happy March!

As the saying goes, it appears as though March is going to come in like a lion this year. We’re supposed to get a bear of a storm tomorrow and Monday, and I won’t lie… I’m going to hunker down with my fleece blanket and enjoy what will likely be the last big snow of the year. I absolutely love the whole notion of “seasons” and love living somewhere that gets to experience all four in totality. As a result, I totally embrace each and every one of them, including the blustery cold and snow storms. Stay safe and keep cozy if you’re getting bad weather 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

Fluffernutter Milkshake – A recreation of a fantastic milkshake that I had at a local burger and shakes joint. Peanut butter, marshmallow creme, Nutter Butters and vanilla ice cream!


Fluffernutter Milkshake

Double Vanilla Ice Cream Cake – My Chief Culinary Consultant’s birthday cake, complete with a chocolate fudge frosting.

Double Vanilla Ice Cream Cake | #recipe

Paczki (Polish Doughnuts) – I celebrated Fat Thursday with traditional Polish paczki – jam-filled doughnuts rolled in powdered sugar.


8 Favorite Mardi Gras Recipes – A roundup of my favorite recipes on the site for celebrating Mardi Gras; Fat Tuesday is right around the corner!

8 Favorite Mardi Gras Recipes

Friday Things – Puppy snuggles, Buzzfeed quizzes, the Oscars, not playing with Barbies, and a few more things…

Friday Things

Most Viewed Post This Week: Top 10 List: Favorite Cupcake Recipes

Most Pinned Post This Week: Paczki (Polish Doughnuts)

Most Facebook Shared Post This Week: Guinness, Whiskey & Irish Cream Cupcakes

Most Emailed Post This Week: Guinness, Whiskey & Irish Cream Cupcakes

Most Tweeted Post This Week: Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

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:

Beignets Tiramisu with Chocolate Ganache (Half Baked Harvest)
This is a show stopper of a dessert if I’ve ever seen one. Absolutely stunning presentation!

Big Soft M&M Cookies (Pinch of Yum)
I firmly believe that everyone needs at least one “big soft” cookie recipe in their arsenal; this one looks fantastic. Plus… M&Ms!

Coconut Cake (Cooking Classy)
Such a beautiful cake for springtime and a perfect Easter dessert.

Pina Colada Cheesecake (Blahnik Baker)
This cheesecake has me daydreaming about the beach :)

Roasted Mushroom and Gruyere Toasts (Two Peas and Their Pod)
Total comfort foods. Sometimes you just want some toast and melted cheese. (At least, sometimes I do!)

Have a delicious weekend!