The Weekend Dish: 9/11/2010

Welcome back to another Saturday edition of The Weekend Dish! How did the first full week of September treat you? I hope well! Things have been busy in the Brown Eyed Baker kitchen and I’m excited about a couple of new desserts I’ll be sharing with you over the next week or so, so stay tuned! 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. Then, some random life and fun stuff. Enjoy! :)

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

Banana-Nut Oat Bran Muffins – I guest posted over at Maria’s fabulous Two Peas and Their Pod and wanted to share this favorite family recipe for healthy muffins. I hope you enjoy the recipe, as well as Maria’s site!

Bacon Onion Cheddar Biscuits – I pose this question to you: is anything that includes both bacon and cheese ever a bad thing?

50 Fall Recipes – I rounded up some of my favorite fall recipes, from tailgate food to cookies, pumpkin, cheesecakes, warm breakfasts, fresh baked bread and hearty beef stews. A little something for everyone as the weather cools.

How to Measure Butter – A lot of recipes can be confusing when listing butter as an ingredient – some list it in cups, some in sticks, some tablespoons and some by weight. My fingers are close to falling off from Googling for conversions so I created a cheat sheet to share with you.

Most Viewed Recipe This Week: Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

What I Bookmarked This Week

Recipes from other blogs that I thought looked especially delicious and that I thought you would like too:

Butterscotch Cookies (Simply Recipes)
These look so lovely, so perfect and I love the sprinkle of salt on top. I’ll be adding these to my holiday baking list!

Corn Chowder (My Baking Addiction)
I adore warm soups once fall hits, and this looks perfect!

Garlic Knots (White on Rice Couple)
It’s no secret that I’m a carbaholic – I’ll never turn down more bread at a restaurant. And these rolls look insanely fabulous.

Homemade Shepherd’s Pie (Picky Palate)
Amazingly, I just tried shepherd’s pie for the first time last weekend. I only had a bite, but it was delicious and I immediately thought how easy it would be to make at home. And then this showed up in my Google Reader – perfect timing!

Maple Bacon Kettle Corn (Joy the Baker)
Oh boy. Maple and bacon are like two peas in a pod. Throw some sweet popcorn into the mix and I’m in love. I think I’ll be making this for football snacking!

Weekend Fun

I hope you had a fabulous Labor Day weekend and that this short week has been kind to you (mine has seemed insanely busy!).

Here’s a little hint as to how I spent part of my holiday weekend:

Did a little hangin’ with Stanley at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. We went up for a short little trip and the highlights were definitely the Hockey of Fame and the CN Tower. Well, aside from a 2 hour wait to get UP into the CN Tower and then another 1 hour wait to get DOWN, it was lovely :)  We ate at the top and we both had amazing pasta dishes with the most fabulous cheesecake ever (I am not exaggerating) for dessert. I am working on recreating it and hope to be sharing it with you soon! We stopped at Niagara Falls on our way to Toronto and spent a little time milling about in the drizzle. The lowlight? Certainly my $110 traffic ticket for turning out of the wrong lane. Grrr… Here are some photos from Niagara and the CN Tower:

CN Tower & Niagara Falls

On Monday night I had my Fantasy Football draft, which I had been eagerly awaiting since getting hooked on it last year. Last year I really had no clue what I was doing in terms of drafting, so I was excited to do it this year on my own with a year of playing under my belt. I know some people might not be that into it, but many of you have asked what my team looks like, so here you go! (I am in an 8-team league and we start QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, TE, RB/WR/TE Flex, K, DST with 5 bench spots). Here is my roster:

QB – Peyton Manning
RB – Ray Rice
RB – Jamaal Charles
RB – Ronnie Brown
RB – Arian Foster
RB – Justin Forsett
RB – Marion Barber
WR – Reggie Wayne
WR – Roddy White
WR – Michael Crabtree
WR – Santana Moss
TE – Antonio Gates
K – Ryan Longwell
DST – This week I have Dallas, will likely play the matchups each week

Do any of you play? How is your team looking?

Have a fabulous weekend!!