The Weekend Dish: 7/20/2013

Happy Saturday!

I don’t know about you, but I was sure I was going to melt at some point this week; I’m thankful for the cooler air that some storms seemed to have blown in! Since my Chief Culinary Consultant and I called a serious audible and made wedding plans for less than four weeks from now (check out Friday Things!), today I’m heading out to do some wedding dress shopping! Since we’re getting married on the beach, it won’t be anything over-the-top ball gown-ish, but a wedding dress nonetheless! Weeeee! What are you up to 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

Blueberry Buckle – I am loving blueberry season this summer, and can’t get enough of baking with them. This buckle is burst with four whole cups of blueberries (and a crumb topping for good measure)!

Blueberry Buckle

Tomato Mozzarella Tart – If you’re growing tomatoes this year, this is a perfect appetizer or light lunch in which to showcase them. So easy and absolutely delicious.


Tomato Mozzarella Tart

Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies – I couldn’t wait to test out a copycat recipe of the famous Levain Bakery cookies; these are huge, thick, chewy and packed with dark chocolate and walnuts.

Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream – This ice cream has a total infusion of coconut flavor, along with more toasted coconut mixed into the ice cream, along with chunks of dark chocolate. I didn’t think much of it when I was making it, but it’s turned out to be one of my favorite homemade ice creams ever.

Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Friday Things – A wedding update, StitchFix, some fun finds, and more!

Friday Things

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

Most Pinned Post This Week: Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

Most Emailed Post This Week: Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

Most Facebook Shared Post This Week: Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

Most Tweeted Post This Week: Cream Cheese-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños

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:

Diner Dream Cake (Sweetapolita)
This cake is definitely a dream – it’s so tall, is covered in chopped peanuts and has a cherry on top!

Fudgy Cookies and Cream Cake (Confessions of a Cookbook Queen)
If you love Oreo cookies, then this cake was meant for you. It’s a beauty!

Perfectly Baked Bacon (Family Fresh Cooking)
I’ve always wanted to try bacon in the oven, and this post just reinvigorated my curiosity. I’m going to give it a try this weekend.

Strawberry Tuxedo Cake (Bakers Royale)
Yes another gorgeous cake. This could be on the cover of a magazine; absolutely picture-perfect.

Sweet and Salty No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars (Cookies and Cups)
Pretzels, peanut butter and chocolate? No oven required? I expect to see these on my counter by this evening.

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!