The Weekend Dish: 9/24/2011

Hello from sunny Florida! I’m getting a short reprieve from the chilly fall weather in Pittsburgh while spending some time down in southern Florida. In place of hot chocolate and apple cider, I’m enjoying lunch on the beach and conch fritters. Before long, I’ll be back basking in the glow of the cool October sun and ready to start having my life revolve around Penguins games. Speaking of which, I’m getting my hockey fix down here by catching a preseason game between the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning tonight. What do you have planned for this first official weekend of fall? Visiting any orchards? Doing any baking?

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: SodaStream Home Soda Maker – I’m giving away this awesome soda maker – you have until tonight at midnight to enter!

Maple-Walnut Fudge – An easy fudge recipe, and a perfect fall flavor!

Sea Salt Caramels with Vanilla Bean – Delicious homemade caramels made with fleur de sel and vanilla bean.

Salted Caramel Cashew Bark – Using the sea salt caramels, I recreated a delicious treat I found at a Godiva store.

Most Viewed Post This Week: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

What I Bookmarked This Week

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

Apple Cider Doughnuts (The Galley Gourmet)
A perfect weekend treat to celebrate the official start to fall! Plus, I NEED to buy the Doughnuts cookbook!

Caramel Apple Pie Cupcakes (The Craving Chronicles)
This has to be one of the best cupcake recipes I have come across in a long time.

Homemade Cheez-Its (A Golden Afternoon)
Gimme gimme gimme! I love Cheez-Its (and Cheetos, for that matter), and am totally stoked about making them at home thanks to this recipe.

Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Pumpkin Glaze (Dine and Dish)
I saw this picture pop up in my Facebook feed and was immediately smitten. Such a gorgeous dessert!

Zuccotto (Baked Bree)
I would have never guessed how easy this recipe was. Such amazing flavors, and a stunning presentation.

Have a delicious weekend!