Happy weekend to you!

How is August treating you? Do you have kids that started back to school this week? It always boggles my mind when I see people posting pictures of their kids’ first day of school in early August. Like, what the what?! Growing up, we always started the week before Labor Day, so anything earlier than that just seems crazy and like it’s cutting summer wayyyyy short!

As always, you’ll find a recap of what was posted to the site this week, the most shared recipes, my Sunday dinner menu, and recipes I’ve bookmarked from other blogs. Enjoy!

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

August Bake-Along: Homemade Soft Pretzels – These homemade soft pretzels are so easy to make! Use the dough for large pretzels, smaller pretzels, or even soft pretzel bites – absolutely delicious.

Soft pretzels on a plate with dipping mustard in the background.

The Marvelous Rum Cake Recipe That Will Make Every Occasion Fabulous – This rum cake is made completely from scratch, has the most tender, moist crumb, and is drenched in rum flavor without being overpowering. Perfection!

Sliced rum cake with a serving knife and cup of coffee.


Top 5 Most Popular Posts This Week:

1. Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

2. Best Ever Potato Salad

3. My Favorite White Bread Recipe

4. Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

5. Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake

This Time Last Year…

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

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Classic Baklava Recipe

Sunday Dinner Menu

Beef Fajitas (Simply Recipes has the BEST recipe!)
Rice on the side
Fruit salad

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:

Zucchini dark chocolate chunk coconut bread has me totally wishing there were zucchini on my counter right now.

I love crescent-wrapped hot dogs like any 80s kid, but I bet these sausage rolls put them to shame.

S’mores chocolate mousse?? Yes, yes, yes please!

For your weekend doughnut fix >> Coffee cake donuts with vanilla glaze

And more doughnuts! >> Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cake Donuts

Have a delicious weekend!