Hello and happy weekend to you!

I hope that the week has treated you well and you have something to do this weekend that will bring you joy! Share the favorite thing you ate this week below!

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

Strawberry Pretzel Salad – This is the perfect blend of sweet, salty, creamy, and crunchy! It’s made with a buttery pretzel crust that is topped with a light cream cheese filling and finished off with a sweet strawberry Jello topping. This layered dessert is a nostalgic classic perfect for potlucks, summer BBQs, and more!

A square of strawberry pretzel salad on a black plate with a forkful taken out.

Monkey Bread (From Scratch!) – A completely homemade monkey bread recipe – one of the best pull-apart breads you’ll ever taste! Homemade dough is rolled into balls, dipped in melted butter and cinnamon sugar, then baked until bubbling and glazed to perfection. Perfect for dessert, any holiday breakfast, or weekend brunch.

Monkey bread with powdered sugar glaze on parchment paper and cooling rack.

Friday Things #523 – Brothers, meal planning, books, shows, journaling, and more…

Two boys in pajamas hugging on a couch.

1. Copycat Chipotle Chicken

2. Grandma’s Banana Nut Bread

3. Classic Beef Chili

4. Key Lime Pie

5. My Favorite White Bread Recipe

1. Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce (for making the copycat Chipotle chicken recipe!)

2. Indoor Plug-In Fly Trap

3. Ancho Chile Powder (also for making the copycat Chipotle chicken recipe!)

4. Neutrogena Hand Cream

5. Large Silicone Dough Mat

This Time in Years Past…

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

2021: Flourless Chocolate Cake / Vanilla Buttercream Frosting / Creamy Coleslaw

2020: Challah French Toast / Cream Cheese Frosting

2017: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies / Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

2016: Deep Dish Biscuit Pizza / Reuben Rolls

2015: Ultimate Magic Bars / Honey-Balsamic Vinaigrette / Slow Cooker Beef Tips with Mushrooms

2014: Salted Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Chip Cookies / Homemade Cheez-Its / Almond Joy Cookie Bars / Twice Baked Potatoes

2013: Katharine Hepburn Brownies

2012: Hummingbird Cupcakes / Colossal Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Chip Cookies / Chicken Fried Steak

2011: White Sangria / Gazpacho / Raspberry Streusel Bars

2010: Parmesan & Thyme Crackers / Baby Shower Cookies

What I Bookmarked This Week

Great for summer >> Chicken Teriyaki Burgers with Sesame Slaw

Wonderful summer lunch idea >> Mexican street corn chicken salad

Super easy side dish >> Garlic honey butter corn

Oooh this was my favorite Pop Tart flavor growing up! >> Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tart Bars

Fluffernutter pie for all of my peanut butter and marshmallow lovers!

Have a delicious weekend!