The Weekend Dish: 5/12/2012

Happy Saturday! I’m always amazed at how quickly the weekends pop up, and at how much I’ve managed to do (and not do) between each one. Today I am spending some pre-Mother’s Day time with my mom at the new Market District in Pine Twp. for a Mario Batali cooking demonstration. How fun! Tomorrow we’re celebrating Mother’s Day with lunch at the Rivers Casino and some games (I stick to the penny slots myself, as I hate to lose more than $10 ;-)). What are your plans for the weekend? Do you have anything special planned? A great big Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there!

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

Good Eats in NYC v2.0 – A roundup of all the places I ate at while in New York City last weekend.

Cinnamon-Almond French Toast – A perfect breakfast for Mother’s Day, and one of the best French toasts I’ve ever tasted.

Mimosa Truffles – White chocolate truffles infused with orange and champagne, modeled after the favorite brunch cocktail.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Crumble Tart – A cookie dough tart crust with a no-bake cream cheese filling, fresh strawberries, and a perfect crumb topping.

Hummingbird Cupcakes – The wonderfully tropical, traditional Southern cake made with bananas, pineapple, walnuts, and coconut is transformed into cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting and dried pineapple flowers.

Most Viewed Post This Week: Margarita Cupcakes

What I Bookmarked This Week

Recipes from other blogs that I thought looked especially delicious and that I thought you would like too:

Death by Snickers Bars (Cookies & Cups)
So much deliciousness going on. Snickers bars, dulce de leche, oh my! Need these.

Mac & Beer Cheese (Sugarcrafter)
There is so much to love about the combination of beer and cheese. Must make this macaroni and cheese ASAP!

Rum-Coconut Banana Bread (My Baking Addiction)
I adore banana bread and the myriad of variations it invites. This one in particular sounds outstanding.

Peanut Butter Pretzel M&M Truffle Brownies (Buttercream Blondie)
I’m almost speechless. Chocolate and peanut butter are amazing together. Throw in pretzels and you have a real party!

Three-Cheese Macaroni & Cheese with Lobster and Bacon (Danny’s Kitchen)
I am a sucker for mac n’ cheese of any kind, but throw three cheeses at me with lobster and bacon? Irresistible.

Have a delicious weekend!