Happy first Saturday of the new year!

I hope you had a super fabulous holiday season; I’ve been slowly getting back into a routine this week, but it’s always so, so hard after holidays or a vacation. One foot in front of the other! If you’ve gotten hammered with snow or cold weather, I hope you’re staying safe and warm. We didn’t get any snow here, but it was brutally cold yesterday… when we woke up it was -4 with a wind chills of nearly -20. Yikes!

A quick programming note: I am shifting my first monthly challenge from this coming Monday to the first Monday in February (2/5), so be on the lookout for it. I had a couple of issues with the end product and want it to be perfect, so I’m going back to the drawing board and will have it ready in another few weeks!

As always, you’ll find a recap of what was posted to the site this week, the most shared recipes, my Sunday dinner menu, and recipes I’ve bookmarked from other blogs. Enjoy!

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

2017 Year in Review: A Month-by-Month Look Back – A month-by-month look back at my favorite memories and favorite foods!

2018: My Resolutions – 2018 Resolutions! Short and sweet this year :)

Four chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting.

Friday Things – Holiday wrap-up, winter weather, another show, and more…


Top 5 Most Popular Posts This Week:

1. Buffalo Chicken Dip

2. Classic Beef Chili

3. Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Sauerkraut with Beer & Brown Sugar

4. My Favorite White Bread Recipe

5. No Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies

Sunday Dinner Menu

Chili con Carne
Mac and cheese
Crusty bread
Tossed salad

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:

I love beef tips and can’t wait to try this slow cooker version.

Breakfast enchiladas? Yes, please!

How gorgeous is this tuxedo cake?

LOVE the idea of these super quick salmon burgers but might be loving that slaw even more!

Chocolate mousse with 3 ingredients… done and done!

Have a delicious weekend!