The Weekend Dish: 8/9/2014

Happy, happy Saturday to you!

What do you have going on this weekend? Today I’m finally getting a way overdue haircut. My doctor has given me the no-no on hair coloring, so I have color growing out, as well as some embarrassing frayed ends. I’m looking forward to getting it all cleaned up! Then, it’s home to watch the first Steelers pre-season game, and then do nothing but some major relaxation for the rest of the weekend. I hope you have a great one planned!

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

GIVEAWAY: $250 Target Gift Card! – Did you win?!


Pretzel, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Malted Milkshake – Fashioned after my favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor, Chubby Hubby.


Millionaire’s Shortbread – Layers of shortbread crust, caramel and chocolate, oh my!


Bacon Jam – Quite possibly the most amazing thing you can make with bacon other than, well, bacon.


Friday Things – Updates on dog training and my pregnancy, as well as some other fun links from around the web.


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

Most Pinned Post This Week: Millionaire’s Shortbread

Most Facebook Shared Post This Week: Bacon Jam

Most Emailed Post This Week: Key Lime Pie Bars

Google +1: Blueberry Buckle

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:

Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake with Oatmeal Cookie Crust (The Candid Appetite)
I still haven’t made a batch of cinnamon rolls, and I’m still craving them; I think I’ll just make this cheesecake instead!

Classic Blackberry Nectarine Pie (Country Cleaver)
Ironically, I’m not a huge fan of either of these fruits separately, but this pie looks absolutely amazing and I’m dying to eat it.

Five Cheese Skillet Mac and Cheese (Love and Olive Oil)
One can never have enough mac and cheese recipes, am I right? I’ve never done a skillet version before; excited to try it!

Herb Salted Garlic Parmesan French Fries (How Sweet It Is)
These totally remind of the fries they serve at Burgatory here in Pittsburgh. I need to make this happen in my kitchen.

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies (Two Peas and Their Pod)
I looooove no-bake cookies, but I hardly ever make them. I need to stash a batch of these in the freezer for “emergencies.”

Have a delicious weekend!