Happy holiday weekend!

Are your gifts all wrapped? Baking all done? For the first time since Joseph was born, all of our gifts are wrapped before December 23rd! I think last year we finished on the 23rd, the year before it was late on Christmas Eve. Progress!

However, I didn’t get nearly as much baking done this week as I had hoped thanks to coming down with an awful cold. I did get cucidati done before the cold took hold, and I had already made nut roll, Oreo balls, and peppermint bark, but I was hoping to also make snickerdoodles, chocolate crinkles, chocolate chip tea cookies, and snowballs. Womp womp.

I hope you all have a warm, wonderful, and beautiful Christmas holiday with your loved ones. I’ll be back next week with photos from our holiday and my annual top 10 lists!

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 Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers Under $25 – The 2017 gift guide series concludes with a collection of stocking stuffers all $25 or less.

A collage of gifts listed in the stocking stuffers gift guide.

Nut Roll Recipe – Homemade Nut Roll is a holiday tradition! This old family recipe only requires one rise and makes churning out tons of nut roll very easy.

A plate with slices of nut roll.

Friday Things – Christmas, shopping, some videos, fruit snacks, Christmas morning food, and more!


Top 5 Most Popular Posts This Week:

1. No Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies

2. Slow Cooker Peanut Clusters

3. Buffalo Chicken Dip

4. Reindeer Chow

5. Nut Roll Recipe

Sunday Dinner Menu

No Sunday dinner this week; Christmas Eve at my mom’s house – seven fishes!

What I Bookmarked This Week

I’m still loading up some holiday recipes in the event that you’re doing some last-minute baking or cooking!

I’m in love with the green and white swirls on these white chocolate peppermint cupcakes.

This Christmas gingerbread cake is gorgeous!

I want to devour an entire pan of peanut butter and jelly white chocolate bark.

Apple cinnamon blondies would be such a quick and easy dessert!

Totally saving this no bake candy cane pie for next year!

Have a delicious weekend!