The Weekend Dish: 5/16/2015

Happy weekend to you!

I hope you had an awesome week and that you’re enjoying some nice spring weather as we head into the weekend. Are you planting any flowers or herbs this season? I’d like to pick up some herbs for our deck/patio now that we’re settled in… I’m thinking basil for sure and maybe some jalapeño peppers – I’ve had luck with both of those in the past. I might add cilantro to the mix for my salsa and guacamole!

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

Top 10 List: Favorite Ice Cream Recipes – A roundup of all of my favorite ice cream recipes – a must-read for summer!


Ultimate Magic Bars – A recreation of a five-layer bar sold at a local bakery with pecans, coconut, chocolate chips and caramel.



Honey-Balsamic Vinaigrette – My aunt made this dressing for a salad on Mother’s Day, and we’ve already gone through an entire jar at our house this week!


Slow Cooker Beef Tips with Mushrooms and Egg Noodles – Fabulous comfort food, no matter what time of year.


Friday Things – Rolling over, Roomba, backups, prints, Sunday dinners, videos and more…

My little track star!

Top 5 Most Shared Posts This Week:

1. Ultimate Magic Bars

2. Coconut-Vanilla Bean Cake with Coconut Meringue Buttercream

3. Chocolate Ice Cream

4. New York-Style Cheesecake

5. Honey-Balsamic Vinaigrette

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:

Coney Island Cheesecake (How Sweet It Is)
Oh my goodness, this cheesecake is insane in the best of ways.

Easy Bacon Broccoli Pasta Salad (Foodie with Family)
This looks like the perfect summer salad for picnics, want!

Flourless Peanut Butter Trail Mix Cookies (Cookie Monster Cooking)
I love anything that can continue to feed my peanut butter addiction… :)

How to Make the Ultimate Cheese Platter (I Am a Food Blog)
I’ve always wanted to make a really kick-butt cheese platter, I’m definitely saving this for inspiration.

Midnight Cookies and Cream Cake (Sweetapolita)
What an epic cookies and cream cake… so many layers and gorgeous!

Have a delicious weekend!