Writing today’s date always stops my heart for a split second, all these twenty years later.

Sometimes I’m outside in September on a crystal-clear day with nothing but blue skies, a slight chill in the air, and warm sun, and it feels EXACTLY the same as that morning. All these years later, I still have so many vivid memories of how that morning and day unfolded.

Thinking today about all of those who lost their lives and lost loved ones, whose lives were forever changed ❤️

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes – If you want the BEST buttermilk pancake recipe made from scratch, this is IT! Only one bowl and a few minutes to prepare, an easy weekend breakfast staple.

A stack of buttermilk pancakes topped with fresh berries on a white plate with a blue and white striped towel below.

Classic French Apple Cake – This easy French Apple Cake is packed with apples, has a dense, creamy base, and a cake-like top layer. A simple recipe perfect for company!

Friday Things #437 – Helpful tips for when you feel scattered, cleaning produce, water bottles, new recipes, and more…

1. Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

2. My Favorite White Bread Recipe

3. Classic Burger Sauce

4. Grandma’s Banana Nut Bread

5. How to Make Meringue: The Ultimate Guide

This Time Last Year…

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

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

Sunday Dinner Menu

Rigatoni (homemade! using this pasta press) + meat sauce


Garlic bread

Tossed salad

What I Bookmarked This Week

So perfect for this time of year! >> Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

These sausage and cheese grits muffins sound like such a great breakfast treat.

I’ve never had black pepper chicken, but now I’m absolutely craving it.

This family meat pie looks AMAZING.

Still have never had a real Crumbl cookie, but these copycat cookies and cream milkshake cookies look like perfection for any Oreo lover!

Have a delicious weekend!