The Weekend Dish: 3/17/2012

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! What are you guys and gals doing to celebrate today? I’m still bopping around down here in Florida and don’t have any big plans for the day, although I do think we’re planning to cook up some authentic Irish fare for dinner later.

I hope you’ve had a great week. I have been enjoying the warm sun, conch fritters, fish tacos, and some tennis practice, although two suspicious things are happening: (1) It seems we have gotten rained on at least once every day we’ve been down here; and (2) the temperatures in Pittsburgh have only been a few degrees cooler than here in Florida. Both are totally unacceptable to me. Mother Nature: I request less rain here and cooler temperatures in Pittsburgh next week. Please and thank you!

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

15 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes – A roundup of 15 recipes perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration today!

Irish Whiskey Soda Bread with Irish Whiskey Butter – A spin on traditional Irish soda bread, using whiskey-soaked raisins in the bread and serving it alongside whiskey-infused butter.

Guinness Chocolate Cake with Baileys Irish Cream Cheese Frosting – A chocolate stout cake filled and frosted with a Baileys-spiked cream cheese frosting.

Grasshopper Mint Chocolate Bark – A fabulous chocolate bark with a layer of white chocolate flavored with mint and colored green, topped with a layer of semisweet chocolate.

Irish Beer and Cheese Bread – A wonderfully cheesy beer and cheese bread made with Irish ale and Dubliner cheese.

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:

Chocolate Mint Oreo Cookies (Two Peas and Their Pod)
Maria makes the best cookies, and these are no exception. I love the combination of mint and chocolate, and of course, throw Oreos into anything and it improves tremendously!

Lucky Charms Treats (Ezra Pound Cake)
So fun for St. Patrick’s Day! Love the adaptation of the classic Rice Krispie treats.

Samoa Macarons (Barbara Bakes)
I haven’t really gotten into the macaron craze, but these beauties look darn near irresistible!

White Chocolate Chip Bar Recipe with Brown Butter & Espresso (Cookin’ Canuck)
Every single element of this dessert bar looks to-die-for delicious. I can’t wait to bake them up!

Have a delicious weekend!