The Weekend Dish: 6/23/2012

This week we officially took the plunge into summer! It was only fitting that the lightning bugs showed up in full force this week; I love watching them light up the night sky. Isn’t it great that it’s been light well past 9pm the last week or so? The bad news is that now we’re on the other side of the slope when the days start to get shorter. Such a tease!

So, it seems that we may have gone a little overboard with the number of zucchini and cucumber plants that we planted. The flowers and budding zucchini and cucumbers are going crazy. I foresee a large amount of zucchini bread and pickling in my future! Feel free to share recipes in the comments below if you have some good ones! Aside from coming to grips with a massive harvest in the raised bed, my brain is completely occupied this weekend with the NHL Draft. Bonus that it’s taking place in Pittsburgh this year! Any other hockey fans following along?

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

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream – The BEST cookies and cream ice cream you’ll ever have – rich, creamy and loaded with big chunks of Oreos!

Chinese Coleslaw – An old recipe from my great aunt, an economical recipe that’s a hit at every summer party!

Golden Grahams S’mores Bars – In the same vain as Rice Krispy treats, but with Golden Grahams, Hershey bars, and marshmallows!

Boston Baked Beans – A classic summer staple with simple, deep flavors.

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake – I put that cookies and cream ice cream to good use with this ice cream cake!

Most Viewed Post This Week: Loaded Baked Potato Dip

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:

Artichoke Asiago Poppers (sweetsugarbean)
One of my favorite dips turned into bite-size poppers… brilliant!

Bacon Peanut Brittle (Bakingdom)
I am almost speechless. Candied bacon with peanuts?! I must make this immediately.

Salted Caramel Peach Crumble Pie (Evil Shenanigans)
I love peach pie as-is, and this spin on it has me drooling!

Tiramisu Brownies (Roxana’s Home Baking)
Tiramisu has long been one of my favorite desserts, so combining it with brownies must be euphoric!

Trail Mix Krispie Treats with Salted Caramel Swirl (Cookies & Crumbs)
These are Rice Krispies treats on steroids, I love it!

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!