The Weekend Dish: 5/28/2011

Happy long Memorial Day weekend to all of the folks in the U.S. and happy regular weekend to those of you elsewhere! This is the official-unofficial start to summer here and it looks like the weather is going to cooperate nicely here in the east. What are your weekend plans? Any cookouts or picnics? I enjoyed putting together some seasonal recipes this week, using rhubarb for the first time this year, whipping up a root beer float cake (which is now going to be a summer dessert staple for me!) and new ice cream. In related news, I managed to bake all week without using my KitchenAid mixer once (except to churn my ice cream, but that was using the attachment). I think that’s some sort of record!

In blogging news, a few food bloggers have put together a non-profit charity group called Bloggers without Borders. It will officially launch in July, but they are currently raising funds for the victims of the Joplin, MO tornado tragedy. To learn more, check out the post on Simple Bites. Kudos ladies, on a fabulous idea.

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 Cupcake Recipes – Another installment of the Top 10 series. This time, all of my favorite cupcake recipes!

Peanut Butter Brownies – Fabulous fudgy brownies with huge chunks of peanut butter filling swirled throughout.

Rhubarb Pie-Tartlets – Lovely little rustic free-form tarts taking full advantage of peak rhubarb season.

Root Beer Float Cake – Root beer bundt cake topped with root beer fudge frosting. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you have the perfect summer dessert!

Roasted Banana Ice Cream – Fabulous ice cream that tastes like a frozen piece of banana bread. Delicious!

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

What I Bookmarked This Week

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

Bourbon Peaches and Cream Popsicles (Endless Simmer)
I love boozy sweets. Frozen boozy sweets are especially delicious for hot summer days!

Maple Custard Pie & Candied Bacon (raspberri cupcakes)
I have yet to make a custard pie, but this maple version paired with sweet bacon looks like a perfect first for me!

Peanut Butter Crunch S’mores Bars (Bakergirl)
Oh my. Super genius! Love using the graham cracker base for these, they must taste just like s’mores!

Strawberry Cream Pie (Willow Bird Baking)
I am loving all of the strawberry recipes I keep seeing lately. This pie is no exception, and bonus that it’s an old family recipe – love those!

Have a delicious and safe holiday weekend!