The Weekend Dish: 5/5/2012

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Happy Kentucky Derby day! So many things going on today! Are you doing anything for either occasion? I, for one, love any and all excuses to indulge in some great Mexican food, so I’m hoping to whip up something festive for dinner tonight. What’s your favorite Mexican meal? As I mentioned last Saturday, I spent a few days in NYC with my mom and sister to celebrate my sister’s 30th birthday. We enjoyed some good food, took in a matinee of Wicked, spent a few hours getting massages, and I took the opportunity to play with my camera and do some street photography. The photos are available to view on Flickr if you’d like to sneak a peek.

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

20 Festive Cinco de Mayo Recipes – A roundup of awesome recipes for celebrating on May 5th!

Salted Mexican Chocolate-Chile Caramels – Wonderful caramels made with Mexican chocolate, a subtle infusion of red chiles, and topped with fleur de sel.

Chile con Queso – A classic Mexican creamy, cheesy dip augmented with tomatoes and fresh chiles.

Alfajores – A very popular cookie in Spain and Latin America, two shortbread cookies form a sandwich with dulce de leche.

Mint Julep Jell-O Shots – A fun spin on old-school Jell-O shots – perfect for a Kentucky Derby party!

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:

Blueberry-Cream Cheese Hand Pies (Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)
I love hand pies, blueberries, and cream cheese. I can only imagine how amazing the combination is!

Chocolate-Glazed Funfetti Doughnuts (Sugarcrafter)
Funfetti is so much, and I love that Tracy created a homemade, from-scratch version.

How to Freeze Decorated Sugar Cookies (Bake at 350)
I never knew you could freeze completely decorated cookies; I always learn so much from Bridget!

Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter (Kevin and Amanda)
Growing up, you could not pry my little fingers away from a jar of honey roasted peanuts. I am sure to love these cookies!

Sea Salt & Honey Almond Butter (Two Peas and Their Pod)
I am totally intrigued by making my own nut butters, and this recipe seems like a perfect place to start.

Have a delicious weekend!