Home Recipes The Weekend Dish: 11/18/2023 – Brown Eyed Baker

The Weekend Dish: 11/18/2023 – Brown Eyed Baker

Hello and happy weekend before Thanksgiving!

My goodness, how did we get here already?! I feel like Halloween was just yesterday and school barely started right before that. The year really starts to snowball, doesn’t it?

I hope you are able to find some peaceful relaxation before the season gets to be busy. We have started decorating for Christmas little by little and it has brought everyone so much joy! Wishing you a beautiful holiday week again!

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Bakers, Cooks & Foodies – The ultimate gift guide for the cook, baker, or foodie in your life; features an assortment of practical, fun, and unique items, all specific for anyone who loves to make or consume food!

Cooking tools in background with text overlay on top saying 2023 Kitchen Gift Guide for the cooks, bakers, and foodies.

Chocolate Cream Pie – This classic (homemade!) chocolate cream pie recipe features an Oreo cookie crust, a chocolate pastry cream filling, and is topped with fresh whipped cream. This from-scratch version is bursting with rich chocolate flavor and is heads and tails better than the box pudding varieties.

Chocolate cream pie covered in whipped cream and chocolate shavings in glass pie plate with one slice removed.

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Home – Our Holiday Gift Guide for the Home features a variety of cozy essentials, tech gadgets, and more. I’ve used and loved these products for years and am excited to share them with you!

Photo collage with text saying Gift Guide for the home.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes – Say hello to the most wonderfully creamy mashed potatoes, aka the future star of every single holiday dinner for the rest of your life. A combination of the right potatoes and a super simple technique makes all the difference – get perfect homemade mashed potatoes each and every time (plus countless requests for the recipe any time you make them!).

Overhead photo of mashed potatoes in a pink speckled bowl with a wooden spoon resting in the potatoes.

2023 Gift Guide: The Best Gifts for Kids – A collection of the best gifts for kids of all ages featuring tried and true products that my own kids have truly loved over the years. You’ll find an assortment of games, items for imaginative play, STEM toys, tech, and more. If you are looking for Christmas gift ideas for little ones, you have come to the right place!

Photo collage with words Gift Guide for the kids.

Friday Things #500 – Basketball, sharing books, reading goals, toilet brushes, fun tees, Thanksgiving, and more…

Two boys sitting on opposite sides of a chess board at a dining room table, smiling at the camera.

1. Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

2. Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

3. Green Bean Casserole From Scratch

4. Classic Beef Chili

5. Grandma’s Banana Nut Bread

1. Chip Clips (pack of 16)

2. Large Silicone Dough Mat

3. KitchenAid Potato Masher (currently on sale)

4. Mini Whisks (set of 2)

5. Nordic Ware Loaf Cake Keeper

This Time in Years Past…

These recipes hit the site during this same week in previous years…

2021: Easy Grape Salad / Cheesy Creamed Corn Casserole

2020: Snowball Cookies / Turkey Wild Rice Soup / Traditional Sticky Toffee Pudding

2017: Turkey Tetrazzini

2016: Cranberry Cheesecake Crumb Pie / Homemade Corn Casserole

2015: Overnight Cranberry-Eggnog Coffee Cake / Pineapple-Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole / Sausage, Apple & Sage Stuffing / Cranberry-Pecan Pound Cake

2014: Chocolate Chip-Pecan Pie Bars

2013: Sweet Potato Scones with Maple Cream Glaze / Pumpkin-Gingerbread Trifle / Cranberry Sorbet

2012: Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pie / Mrs. Waterman’s Stuffed Mushrooms

2011: Cranberry Sauce / Sweet Potato Gratin with Gruyere

2009: Lebkuchen Cookies

What I Bookmarked This Week

Absolutely epic >> French Onion Mac and Cheese

Want to dig into a big bowl of this Slow Cooker Texas Style Chili

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Green Beans, yes!

Bring on these holiday sugar cookie truffles 🙂

Oooooh cinnamon roll cheesecake looks divine.

Have a delicious weekend!