The Weekend Dish: 5/14/2016


Hello and happy weekend to you!

Did you have a great week? Ours seemed to absolutely fly by, as usual. Joseph made some progress with his walking in grass, so yay! :)  What do you have lined up for the weekend? Anything exciting? Tell me what you’ve had great to eat lately!

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

Healthier Honey-Fig Scones – These honey-fig scones boast a wonderful flavor combination of figs and honey, along with the better-for-you addition of white whole wheat flour.


Better-Than-Box-Mix Brownies – These homemade brownies have all of the great texture and flavor of box-mix brownies, without any of the processed ingredients.


Baking Basics: Cocoa Powder 101 – A rundown of the different types of cocoa powder, when they should be used in recipes, and how to substitute!

Baking Basics: Cocoa Powder 101. An overview of the differences between natural cocoa and Dutch-process, and when to use them!

Deep Dish Biscuit Pizza – This deep dish biscuit pizza has all of the great flavor of a traditional deep dish pizza made easier with a homemade biscuit dough crust!


Friday Things – Ultrasound, jewelry storage, cakes, salads, and more!

Joseph - almost 16 months!

Top 5 Most Popular Posts This Week:

1. Red Velvet Poke Cake

2. Better-Than-Box-Mix Brownies

3. Healthier Honey-Fig Scones

4. No-Bake Banana Split Cake Dessert

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

Sunday Dinner Menu

Pot roast
Scalloped potatoes
Crusty bread
Tossed salad
Dessert TBD

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:

Cinnamon Vanilla Baked French Toast (Celebrating Sweets)
I’ve been craving a decadent breakfast, and this looks like it would absolutely fit the bill!

Creme Brûlée French Toast (The Culinary Compass)
Aaaaand more breakfast! Just gorgeous French toast.

Loaded Mashed Potato Balls (The Cooking Jar)
My grandma used to make potato fritters with leftover mashed potatoes; I can’t wait to try this spin on them!

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Homemade Waffles (Layers of Happiness)
Again with the breakfast :) I loved having homemade waffles in the freezer after Joseph was born, I need to stock up again!

Strawberry Cheesecake Brownie Brittle Ice Cream (Hip Foodie Mom)
I had fabulous strawberry cheesecake ice cream in Annapolis many years ago, and the addition of chocolate in this version sounds like it would put it over the top!

Have a delicious weekend!