A very happy weekend to you!

This week was going swimmingly until Joseph woke up on Wednesday morning sneezing up a storm. Within a couple of hours, it was evident he had himself a full-blown cold, and by the time he went to bed, also had a croupy cough. I woke up on Thursday morning with a sore throat and now have a nasty cold, and Dominic woke up yesterday totally stuffed up, coughing, sneezing, and with a runny nose. So far my husband has managed to remain the last man standing, hopefully he holds up! So needless to say, it’s been an exhausting second half of the week and we’ll be spending the weekend recuperating.

So let me live vicariously through you! How was your week? What are you up to this 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

Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies – One special ingredient and a few easy tweaks make these the softest chocolate chip cookies you’ll ever eat!

A big stack of soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies.

Jewish Apple Cake – This Jewish Apple Cake is a wonderfully dense and moist cake batter studded with tons of cinnamon-sugar coated apples. It’s the perfect fall dessert for any occasion!

A gorgeous Jewish Apple Cake - a perfect fall dessert.

Friday Things – My boys, a post about shy kids, Instagram comments, new phones, cutting cakes, and more!


Top 5 Most Popular Posts This Week:

1. Buffalo Chicken Dip

2. Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

3. Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

4. My Favorite White Bread Recipe

5. Garlic-Herb & Parmesan Roasted Red Potatoes

Sunday Dinner Menu

We’re a house full of sickies, so it’s looking like we’re just going to be convalescing tomorrow and no Sunday dinner.

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 want to devour this Halloween Chex Mix Muddy Buddies… give me all the candy corn and Reese’s Pieces, please.

Total comfort food >> Chicken Alfredo Roll-Ups

I have loved strawberry pretzel salad my entire life, so I’m shocked that I never thought to turn it into a dip (genius!).

Great spin on a classic >> Tropical Hawaiian Monkey Bread

I’ve never made a gnocchi soup, so adding this Italian Sausage, Gnocchi and Tomato Soup to my fall and winter cooking list!

Have a delicious weekend!