Hello last Saturday of 2017 (oh my)!

I have no idea how we tumbled to this point so quickly, but here we are! Do you have any New Year’s traditions? When I was younger, my parents had a big party every year, and as I got older, my friends came as well. Right now we’re thoroughly enjoying our tradition of a very low-key night at home and going to bed early! I’d love to hear about what you’re planning to do (and EAT!) and wish you a very safe a very Happy New Year! I’ll be back next week with a year in review and 2018 resolutions!

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

Christmas Photo Diary [2017] – A photo-heavy recap of our Christmas holiday.

The Best of BEB in 2017: The 10 Most Popular Recipes – The 10 MOST POPULAR recipes of 2017 is here! Check out the list – did your favorite recipe make it??

A collage of the top 10 recipes of 2017.

The Best of BEB in 2017: 20 of My Favorite Recipes – My all-time FAVORITE RECIPES of 2017! Easy recipes, sweet, savory, and delicious!

A collage of photos of the favorite recipes listed in the post.

Friday Things – The holidays, Instant Pot, Whole 30, Instagram direct messages, and more!


Top 5 Most Popular Posts This Week:

1. Buffalo Chicken Dip

2. No Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies

3. Homemade Rum Cake

4. Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

5. My Favorite White Bread Recipe

Sunday Dinner Menu

We’re a small group this week because of the holiday, but our parents will still be over, so I wanted to try some classic New Year’s Eve recipes that I haven’t made before…

Hoppin’ John
And a ring-shaped cake is supposed to be good luck as well, so I’m making this chocolate cream cheese Bundt cake

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 have never heard of marshmallow roll cookies, but I’m 100% convinced that my Christmas needs them next year!

This dark chocolate and salted caramel banana layer cake is absolutely epic.

This chocolate truffle pie not only looks amazing and is no bake, but only requires five ingredients and is Paleo-friendly for anyone making the jump in January!

I came across Marcella Hazan’s rice and smothered cabbage soup while browsing Facebook a few nights ago and I am thoroughly intrigued… planning to try it in January!

Adding these Instant Pot spicy pineapple chicken tacos to my Instant Pot recipe short list!

Have a delicious weekend!