Happy weekend to you!

I hope you’re enjoying a nice couple of days; it has FINALLY stopped raining here (omg, it seemed like we wouldn’t ever have a day without rain again!) and the kids have a neighbor’s birthday party today and they are so excited.

Other than that, relaxing with Sunday dinner tomorrow and hopefully some downtime tonight. How are you spending the first official weekend of summer? I hope it’s a great one! :)

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

How to Make the Pesto Recipe of Your Dreams – A recipe for classic pesto sauce made with fresh basil and only five ingredients; use it for pasta, chicken salad, a spread on sandwiches, or pizza!

A bowl of homemade pesto with a spoon in it.

18 of the Best Ways to Use Fresh Berries This Summer – Fresh berries are in peak season right now and these are the best recipes for using up all those blueberries, strawberries, blackberries & raspberries!

A collage of four desserts using fresh berries with text in the middle.

Friday Things #328 – Chewy, coconut cake, toddlers, Trader Joe’s, cake cutting, conversation tips, and more…


Top 5 Most Popular Posts This Week:

1. Coconut Cake with Coconut Meringue Buttercream Frosting

2. Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake

3. Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

4. My Favorite White Bread Recipe

5. Best Ever Potato Salad Recipe

This Time Last Year…

These were the recipes that hit the site during this same week last year…

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

An assembled strawberry shortcake with biscuit, strawberries and whipped cream.

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Five strawberry cheesecake bars on a piece of parchment paper.

Sunday Dinner Menu

Mashed Potatoes
Tossed salad
Fruit salad


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

This Apple Butter Cake with Vanilla Maple Buttercream has me ready for fall baking already.

Mini blueberry streusel muffins for every breakfast from now until eternity, please.

I’ve never had a Starbucks devil’s food donut, but this copycat version looks amazing.

The boys would love to make homemade soft pretzels!

How insanely gorgeous is this mango sorbet?!

Have a delicious weekend!