The Weekend Dish: 8/18/2012

Happy weekend! I hope that you all had a great week and are enjoying the waning weeks of summer before you switch to cool weather mode, whether that means back-to-school, football, or whatever the fall season brings your way. This week I enjoyed a little two-day getaway, a successful blueberry jam canning session, a garden yielding crazy amounts of tomatoes, and a charcoal-grilled soft pretzel with a Corona on a warm summer evening. All in all, a great week. How has your week been? Are you switching gears and getting ready for fall yet?

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

Beer-Battered Zucchini Fries – I can’t think of a better way to enjoy my vegetables :)

Peach Coffee Cake – An incredibly moist cake loaded with peaches, cinnamon-sugar and pecans. I highly encourage you to eat it for breakfast.

Blueberry Jam – My very first canning experiment and I’m happy to report that it was a success!

Fresh Orange Sherbet – Turning a bitter memory into something a little sweeter with orange sherbet.

Friday Stuff n’ Things: Road Trip Edition – An Ohio road trip, nail polish, dogs and more in this week’s stuff n’ things!

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:

Caramel Apple Cake (The Great Cake Company)
Oh my goodness. As soon as I saw this cake I remembered the amazing caramel apples that my Chief Culinary Consultant got during a trip to Toronto a couple of years ago. I must make this cake before winter hits!

Homemade Ricotta Cheese (Portuguese Girl Cooks)
This ricotta looks like a dream! After my failed attempt at mozzarella this week, I am definitely envious! I had made a mental note a couple of weeks ago that once I mastered mozzarella, ricotta would be next on my list. I’m definitely encouraged my Jessica’s success!

Icebox Candy Bars (Cookies & Cups)
Easy. No-bake. Cookies, candy and peanut butter. What more do you need?

Loaded Baked Potato Soup (My Life as a Mrs.)
One of my favorite soups, ever. I am so, so ready for fall – apples, cinnamon, soups, chili. Bring it all on!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (Two Peas and Their Pod)
I love homemade granola bars and have a few go-to recipes that I love, but these might just take the cake. Love the combination of oats, Rice Krispies, peanut butter, pretzels and chocolate!

What was the best thing you ate this week??

Have a delicious weekend!