Happy long weekend to those of you here in the U.S.!

Do you have any big baking or cooking plans on the horizon? I’d love to hear what you’re making! There’s excitement here about the start of college football season :)

I hope you have a great few days and have a safe weekend!

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

Homemade Meat Sauce – This amazing meat sauce recipe hails from my father-in-law’s kitchen and is everyone’s favorite. It’s thick, hearty, and has phenomenal flavor thanks to a combination of beef, veal, and pork.

A pot of meat sauce in a Dutch oven with a wooden spoon stirring it.

Homemade Apple Butter – Homemade apple butter in the slow cooker could not be easier! Mix up apples, sugar, and spices and cook overnight, puree and enjoy!

Overhead photo of jar of apple butter on white plate with sliced apples around it.

Italian Bread Recipe – You won’t believe how easy this Italian bread is to make! With its soft interior and crusty exterior, it tastes like a loaf straight from your favorite bakery.

Italian bread on kitchen towel with four slices sliced off.

BEB Favorites: August 2023 – A recap of all of my favorite things from the month! (Has nothing to do with elephants, but I love this photo from a recent trip to the zoo!)

Elephant at a zoo.

Friday Things #489 – A big Dominic update, Labor Day sales, spots for stargazing, homemade vanilla extract, strawberries, advent calendars, and more…

Boy in yellow shirt and black glasses smiling for a photo in a waiting room.

1. Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

2. Classic Burger Sauce

3. My Favorite White Bread Recipe

4. Homemade Meat Sauce

5. Jewish Apple Cake

This Time in Years Past…

These recipes hit the site during this same week in previous years…

2020: Classic Quiche Lorraine / New York Crumb Cake

2018: Easy Baked Ziti with Sausage

2015: Salsa Verde with Hatch Chiles

2014: Spiced Zucchini Bread with Walnuts and Dried Cranberries

2011: Triple Chocolate Oreo Chunk Cookies / No-Bake Peanut Butter Butterscotch Crisp Cookies

2009: Potato Salad with Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette

What I Bookmarked This Week

This chopped grinder wrap looks amazing!

I’ve never made green chicken enchiladas, but now I’m dying to try this recipe.

Yessss, fried pickle dip!

No better way to kick off September than with an apple crumble loaf.

Cuban sliders would be perfect for watching football!

Have a delicious weekend!