The Weekend Dish

Happy Saturday!

Do you know what today is?! Today is Brown Eyed Baker’s TENTH birthday. Whoa! Where on earth did the time go? Ten years ago today, I clumsily typed up and published a recipe for Italian wedding soup (the pictures look much better now!) and the rest, as they say, is history. It truly seems like a lifetime ago, and I’m so grateful for all of you that continue to share food and life with me! I’m dreaming up a crazy cake to celebrate and will share it here soon. In the meantime, I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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

Top 10 List: Best Cupcake Recipes – A roundup of my 10 favorite cupcake recipes on the site.

The Best Cupcake Recipes on Brown Eyed Baker - 10 of my favorite cupcakes, all in one place!

Red Velvet Poke Cake – Red velvet cake is infused with sweetened condensed milk and topped with the best cream cheese frosting. A must for Valentine’s Day!

Red velvet cake is infused with sweetened condensed milk and topped with the best cream cheese frosting. A must for Valentine's Day!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake – The best cheesecake recipe loaded with chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough and mini chocolate chips – a cookie dough lover’s dream!


Friday Things – Allergies, Frostys, Super Bowl, hair cuts, dinners, and more…

Dominic - 4 months old

Top 5 Most Popular Posts This Week:

1. Slow Cooker Spicy Beef Queso Dip

2. Hissy Fit Dip

3. Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

4. No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Cookies

5. Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Sunday Dinner Menu

Since my husband’s birthday was on Wednesday, I had him pick our menu!

Pasta salad
Rum 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:

Last Sunday, we celebrated my father-in-law’s birthday and you may remember that there was fettuccine alfredo on the menu. I’ve tried many recipes in the past and had been underwhelmed with all of them, so I set off looking for a new one. I made this perfect homemade alfredo sauce and it was, indeed, perfect. Rich, creamy, not all runny or clumpy; it will be my go-to alfredo sauce from now on!

My husband’s birthday was on Wednesday; for dinner I made filet mignon using this cast iron cooking method, along with this creamed spinach recipe, and baked potatoes – everything was phenomenal! I will forever and always cook steak indoors using that method (so tender and juicy!), and that is TRULY the only creamed spinach recipe you’ll ever need.

This chocolate truffle cake is totally covered in chocolate flakes – it looks absolutely divine!

Looking for a festive dessert? These Valentine’s surprise high hat cupcakes are adorable.

If you know a chocoholic, make them this chocolate lover’s cheesecake immediately!

Have a delicious weekend!