The Weekend Dish: 9/24/2016


Happy, happy weekend to you!

I’m thrilled because it looks like there will FINALLY be a break in the hot weather, and I hope it’s for good! This very pregnant lady is very tired of having to wear tank tops and sweating (and swelling) as soon as I walk outside. Bring on the 60’s and 70’s! Planning on having a pseudo-relaxing weekend – I’ve been bitten by the nesting bug so I have some organizing I’d like to do! What are you up to?

(Also, is it seriously the LAST weekend in September already?!)

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

Ask Me Anything! [2016] – The yearly mega ask and answer session! Check out all of the questions and my answers!

Ask Me Anything [2016]

Pear Crisp – This pear crisp is the perfect fall dessert – incredibly quick and easy, not too sweet, and full of juicy, ripe pears.


Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars – A layer of salted caramel sauce is sandwiched between layers of a favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipe, then topped with a sprinkle of fleur de sel.


Friday Things – Joseph’s 20-month update, Duke, pregnancy, commercials, TV, Internet, roommate stories, and more…


Top 5 Most Popular Posts This Week:

1. Hissy Fit Dip

2. Chipotle Chicken and Corn Chowder

3. Ask Me Anything! [2016]

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

5. Slow Cooker Spicy Beef Queso Dip

Sunday Dinner Menu

Sausage, Pepper & Mushroom Risotto (my mom’s birthday request!)
Tossed salad
Crusty bread
Chocolate chip scones (birthday request #2!)

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:

Cider Beer Sangria (How Sweet It Is)
Seriously looks like the perfect fall drink. I’m thinking a big pitcher of this for handing out Halloween candy this year!

Dutch Apple Pie Cheesecake Bars (Mom On Timeout)
Quite possibly the most amazing cheesecake bars I’ve ever seen. I want to devour them.

Easy Cornbread (Two Peas and Their Pod)
I can’t resist new cornbread recipes, bonus when they’re super easy!

Reese’s Peanut Butter Fudge (The Slow Roasted Italian)
Speaking of easy, only FOUR ingredients in this amazing fudge for peanut butter lovers!

Slow Cooker Potato Soup (Gimme Some Oven)
Totally going on my fall and winter menu – such perfect comfort food.

Have a delicious weekend!