The Weekend Dish: 8/20/2016


Happy happy Saturday!

I hope you all had an amazing mid-August week and that you’re loving every minute of these days of summer. I’m thrilled that it’s going to start cooling down slightly here (highs in the 70’s!) next week – it will make being outside much more enjoyable! I still can’t believe that my due date is only a little over 6 weeks away.

I feel like I need to do ALL THE THINGS immediately, like get the baby’s room ready, purge and organize every room in my house, and stock my freezer with some of my must-have’s. And of course, get everything for the blog ready to go on semi-autopilot so I can take a little maternity leave once the little guy arrives. If someone could add at least 12 more hours to every day, that would be awesome. Please and thank you :)

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

Rustic Italian Bread – This Italian bread recipe takes some time to come together, but the hard crust and chewy bread are 100% worth it.


Baking Basics: Converting Pan Sizes – A handy chart of the dimensions and volumes for the most common pan sizes.


Copycat Krispy Kreme Doughnuts – A copycat recipe for Krispy Kreme doughnuts – they’re light, airy and covered in a barely-there glaze.


Jeni’s Milkiest Chocolate Ice Cream – The famous “milkiest chocolate ice cream” from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – it’s egg-free, rich, and has the most amazing chocolate flavor!


Friday Things – 19 months, mums, cursive, dorm rooms, and more!


Top 5 Most Popular Posts This Week:

1. Hissy Fit Dip

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

3. No-Bake Banana Split Cake Dessert

4. Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

5. Copycat Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Sunday Dinner Menu

Pot roast with carrots and pototoes
Tomato and mozzarella salad
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:

Beef Puttanesca Pizza (Nutmeg Nanny)
Nothing better than a good meat lover’s pizza!

Macaroni Salad with Smoked Mozzarella and Prosciutto (FoodieCrush)
Macaroni salad is never my first choice at a picnic, but THIS… I could eat this entire bowl!

No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie (The Suburban Soapbox)
It’s been so hot here that I’m totally digging any and all no-bake recipes… this mousse pie is sky-high and looks so refreshing!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars (A Kitchen Addiction)
So many of my favorite desserts and flavors all wrapped up into some amazing bars. I could eat them all…

Triple Chocolate Eclairs (Country Cleaver)
These look so decadent and perfect for a fancy brunch!

Have a delicious weekend!