The Weekend Dish: 6/8/2013

Happy weekend! I can’t believe that another Saturday has already rolled around. Our days have been jam-packed with impromptu shopping trips, endless organization and taking care of some minor house projects. I have a feeling that the house projects will never end ;-)  Our main priority this week was narrowing down some wood samples for flooring. So many things to think about and, um, those samples are SMALL! However, we’re getting there! I’ve gotten into the kitchen and broken in the stove and oven, so I’m starting to get back into the swing of things! What are you doing this weekend?

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

Ice Cream Extravaganza Giveaway! – This week I gave away an ice cream maker, an awesome Rösle ice cream scoop and some of my favorite ice cream cookbooks! Did you win?

Ice Cream Extravaganza Giveaway!

Better Than “Anything” Cake – The famous chocolate poke cake infused with sweetened condensed cream and caramel sauce, then topped with Cool Whip and Heath toffee bits.


Better Than “Anything” Cake

Chinese Beef and Broccoli – A quick and easy meal perfect for weeknight dinners; a light option if you’re hungry for Chinese.

Chinese Beef and Broccoli

Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars – The popular Canadian dessert, but with a peanut butter twist. When doesn’t peanut butter make everything better?!

Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars

Friday Things – Einstein in his new digs, Graeter’s ice cream, flooring samples, and more!

Friday Things

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

Most Pinned Post This Week: Better Than “Anything” Cake

Most Emailed Post This Week: Homemade Fudge Pops

Most Facebook Shared Post This Week: Better Than “Anything” Cake

Most Tweeted Post This Week: Peanut Butter-Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

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:

Glazed Chocolate Doughnut Holes (Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)
I totally missed the bus on National Doughnut Day yesterday; I plan on making up for it by treating myself to these beauties.

Homemade Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies (Averie Cooks)
While I was a Little Debbie fan girl in high school, I somehow missed the Cosmic Brownies. These look so chocolatey; I can’t wait to try them!

Jelly Doughnut Muffins (Confessions of a Cookbook Queen)
After making pumpkin doughnut muffins, I’ve wanted to try other varieties. These look just perfect!

Snickers Ice Cream Cake (Bakers Royale)
I am so ready for this dessert. I wish it were in my freezer right now.

Stuffed Cheesy Bread (Girl Versus Dough)
If there’s one thing I love almost as much as dessert, it’s cheesy carbs. They never disappoint, right?!

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!