Friday Flowers: Pelargonium Sidoides and Flourless Chocolate-Espresso Caramel Brownies

Flourless Chocolate-Espresso Caramel Brownie recipe on #glutenfreedesserts #chocolate

Without question, this is the richest, most decadent dessert I've ever created.I can handle a lot of richness.  I can't relate when I hear someone say that something is so rich that they can only have one bite. In my world, one bite would never suffice!Not only is this rich and decadent -- it's also incredibly … [Read more...]

Ancho Chile-Red Wine and Grape Roasted Chicken and Quinoa

Ancho Chile-Red Wine Grape Roasted Chicken and Quinoa on #chickenrecipes

Many of the recipes I create come from my own food cravings.I woke up a few weeks ago in need of a warm, cozy comfort food meal.  And not for breakfast -- but for that evening.I wanted something with rich, bold, warming flavors. And I wanted to make a project of it, because for me, the process is where part of … [Read more...]

Roasted Ancho Chile Potatoes and PMA’s Fresh Summit

Roasted Ancho Chile Potatoes on Cooking On The Weekends Blog

Have you ever figured out the perfect two people to set up?  Or how about when you know two ingredients are perfect together, like chocolate and hazelnuts?  When it's a good match, it's a good match!You might think that I will next suggest that my Ancho Chile Sauce and Baby Dutch Yellow potatoes are a good match -- … [Read more...]

Ancho Chile Enchilada Sauce Recipe


My favorite thing to do with leftovers is to crack an egg over them -- over easy, please.  And that's what I suggest you do today with your  Thanksgiving leftovers!I know you've likely been cooking all week -- and guess what?  -- we're carrying on over here at Cooking On The Weekends!  That's just what we do. (And … [Read more...]

Spiced Cranberry Sauce Recipe for the Holidays


After I eat something sweet, I crave something salty.After I eat something salty, I crave something sweet.And my favorite?  Sweet and salty all in one bite!This is exactly why I think adding cranberry sauce to your holiday spread is such a brilliant idea.(It's also exactly why I love salty … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Recipes: Sweet Potato Soup, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Pie & Everything In Between

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I haven't quite sorted out all of our Thanksgiving details yet, but a few things I know for sure.I know I'll be with people I love, there will be a roaring fire in the fireplace, and I know I'm making Smoky Paprika-Bacon Roasted Turkey and Pecan Crusted, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Pie.Above and below are some … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Sides: Red Wine Braised Chestnuts and Pearl Onions


One of my favorite food memories is when I'd open the front door to my house and immediately take in the incredible aroma of my mom sautéing onions.Seems like she was always sautéing onions.  They would go in almost everything she cooked.  They still do.My mom orders, "double onion" on pizza, chicken Tikka, … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Sides: Garlic-Herb Smashed Potatoes Recipe


Do you love French fries and mashed potatoes?Well my friends, Smashed Potatoes are a combination of both of these delectable treats.And just like the Prosciutto Cranberry Brussels Sprouts we made yesterday, they're a perfect Thanksgiving side dish in only 30 minutes!  Just imagine these soft, yet crispy … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Sides: Prosciutto Cranberry Brussels Sprouts Recipe


When I was a kid, I remember going to my Nana and Papa's house for Thanksgiving dinner.  A buffet table was set up in front of the fireplace in their small, cozy living room.  We'd all fill our plates with my Nana's famous cranberry jello mold, and the usual Thanksgiving spread.  After dinner my brother, cousin and I … [Read more...]