Happy Saturday!

It got seriously brrrrrrrrr cold where we live yesterday, and we even saw some snow flurries! Joseph immediately asked to go in his sled, so we had to break the news that there needed to be a few inches of snow on the ground first. Can’t wait to take the boys out to play in the snow!

How is your weekend shaping up? My husband and I are headed to Baltimore for a wedding, and it’s the first time we’ll be leaving the boys overnight (well, aside from leaving Joseph when I went into labor with Dominic!). I’m sure they won’t spend a second missing us, as they’ll be too busy having fun with all of their grandparents! But I secretly hope they miss us just a bit ;-)

(Side note: I had THE WORST TIME finding a dress to wear. I’m currently 18 weeks pregnant, which means my belly is too big for my regular clothes, but not big enough to really fill out maternity dresses to the point of looking nice and cute, ugh!)

Tell me about YOUR weekend! What do you have planned?

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

Ask Me Anything [2017] – The annual question and answer session where I answer everything you want to know for 24 hours!

The Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe – Perfect mashed potatoes! A super simple technique makes all the difference – get wonderfully creamy mashed potatoes each and every time.

A bowl of mashed potatoes placed on a rustic wooden background.

How to Deep Fry a Turkey – Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about how to deep fry a turkey (equipment, oil, brines & more) so you can fry up a delicious Thanksgiving turkey!

A freshly friend turkey sitting on top of a deep fryer.

Caramel Apple Magic Bars – Caramel Apple Magic Bars feature a graham crust, chocolate chips, chopped up caramels, chopped apples, and walnuts. An easy must-make recipe for fall!

A stack of four caramel apple magic bars.

Friday Things – Dominic walking, changing the clocks, popcorn, Oreos, Prime Pantry, new cars, and more!

This Week’s New Recipe Video!

I have had my fair share of green bean casserole made with canned green beans and cream of mushroom soup. This totally homemade version is approximately one billion times better and deserves a spot on your Thanksgiving menu!

To see the full recipe, head over to the blog post >> GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE FROM SCRATCH

Top 5 Most Popular Posts This Week:

1. Buffalo Chicken Dip

2. Classic Beef Chili

3. My Favorite White Bread Recipe

4. Garlic-Herb & Parmesan Roasted Red Potatoes

5. No Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies

Sunday Dinner Menu

Sunday dinner hiatus this week!

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:

Hello Christmas morning! >> Gingerbread French Toast with Cinnamon Honey Sauce

If we didn’t fry our turkey, I would be ALL OVER this butter drenched and white wine roasted turkey!

Salted Caramel Pretzel Fudge has been added to my holiday baking list!

Snickerdoodle cookie bars look like a totally delicious and way less fussy version of one of my favorite cookies!

Homemade Ding Dong Cake! That filling!

Have a delicious weekend!