The Weekend Dish: 7/14/2012

Happy weekend everyone! How were your 4th of July celebrations? Eat anything brand new and delicious?! Hopefully you got to enjoy some extra-long vacation time!

We broke up this week with a little mini field trip and visited Fallingwater – the house that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for the Kaufmann family. It’s about an hour and a half from where we live in Pittsburgh, situated in the Allegheny Mountains. Since we live so close and had never been there, we finally made it a point to visit. We took a one-hour tour and enjoyed exploring the house (and guest house) – it’s beautiful, and it was amazing to think of how innovative so much of the design was for being built in the 1930’s. (Heck, I think it’s innovative even by today’s standards!) It made me think of old-world glamour and how it would have been a perfect setting for James Bond to woo one of his ladies. Have you ever been there? What did you think?

Afterward, we enjoyed a lunch of Sicilian white pizza at Vallozzi’s and then took a spin through DeLallo’s market. I may or may not have purchased half of the bakery case. I love their massive cookies!

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

30 of My Favorite Ice Cream Recipes – A roundup of all of my favorite ice cream recipes. Get those ice cream makers ready!

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Topping – A wonderful homemade strawberry topping that tastes unbelievably fresh and is incredibly quick and easy to make.

Homemade Pineapple Ice Cream Topping – Another fabulous homemade ice cream topping – pineapple! It’s a little tangy, a little sweet and just a tiny bit spiced.

Banana Split Ice Cream Cake – One of the best summer desserts you’ll ever find. A massive banana split sundae camouflaged as a gorgeous cake!

Homemade Butterscotch Sauce – Rounding out my week of ice cream decadence is this wonderfully thick and rich butterscotch sauce. It’s perfect for a homemade sundae!

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

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:

Biscoff & Kahlua Crunch Cupcakes (Bakers Royale)
These cupcakes are seriously a work of art! They’re beautiful and I can’t even imagine how delicious they must be.

Bourbon Marshmallow & Bacon S’mores (How Sweet It Is)
I’m almost speechless. Marshmallows made with bourbon? S’mores made with said marshmallows and bacon? I won’t consider my summer complete until I make this!

Cherry Almond Cake (Two Peas and Their Pod)
I love baking with fruit, but for one reason or another, cherries always take the backseat to my more beloved berries. I really need to do more baking with cherries, and this wonderful crumb-style cake seems like the perfect opportunity.

Chinese Chicken Salad with Sesame Dressing (foodiecrush)
This looks like the perfect salad for summertime! It reminds me of the Chinese coleslaw I made a few weeks ago, but with chicken and lettuce and a dressing that sounds phenomenal! This will definitely be lunch this week!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Poke Cake (Evil Shenanigans)
You know I can’t go a week without being hopelessly tempted by an insane chocolate and peanut butter dessert. This cake has me drooling!

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!