Top 2012 Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

I don't make a list of New Year's Resolutions.  I used to, but if I didn't accomplish the things I'd set out to, well, that was a bum out.  Instead, as I get ready for the new year, I make a list of what I did accomplish and feel good about.One of the things on my 2012 list  is that I wrote almost 200 delicious … [Read more...]

What Are Finger Limes?

Finger Limes | Cooking On The Weekends

A few months ago I was at Melissa's Produce and took a quiz of sorts -- to identify various exotic fruits and vegetables.While I do fancy myself someone who knows about most food related things, I had to leave a few blank.  GASP! I did suspect these adorable fruits were a citrus of some sort, but wasn't sure … [Read more...]

Apple Roasted Cinnamon Granola Recipe

Apple Roasted Cinnamon Granola | Cooking On The Weekends

Growing up I remember if ever I was up late, I could often find my dad at the breakfast room table indulging in a bowl of granola for a "late-night-snack."At the time I didn't quite understand the appeal -- after all granola is technically a cereal, a breakfast food.  I would have certainly gone for the chocolate … [Read more...]

Simple Honey-Lemon Roasted Chicken Recipe

Simple Honey-Lemon Roasted Chicken | Cooking On The Weekends

The other day a friend asked if my recipes are "involved.""Why yes," I said.  "I like to make a day of it."  It's totally true for me  -- the longer the cooking project the better.  However, I don't always have the time, and I realize that this certainly isn't the case for everyone.  So every now and then I like to … [Read more...]

Rosemary Apple Potatoes – Pavé Style

Rosemary Apple Potatoes - Pavé Style | www.cookingontheweekends.com

I've been wanting to try a potato dish of this sort since I saw this gorgeous image on my friend Sara's site, Average Betty.Pavé is the French word for "paving stones," and it's the word that chef Thomas Keller uses to describe any such rectangular or square food preparation.Sara's Pavé (and I'm sure Thomas … [Read more...]

Holiday Cookies Galore 2012

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I cook, bake, write recipes, and I share them -- all the time.  It's just what I do.  It brings me comfort.For the second year in a row, I've gathered some of my favorite cookie recipes to share during the holiday season.  Some are from Cooking On The Weekends and some are from around the web that I've had my eye … [Read more...]

Port Glazed Manchego Figs and Prosciutto

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 What's better than a cute, tasty and easy-to-eat hours d'oeuvre at a holiday party?  After all, you can mingle, eat, and have a cocktail all at once.Holiday Hors D'Oeuvre Parties are my favorite!Ideally at a party, an hors d'oeuvre should be one, maybe two bites.And these bites or two should look fantastic … [Read more...]

Eggnog Poppy Seed Bundt Cake Recipe

Eggnog Poppy Seed Bundt Cake | Cooking On The Weekends cookingontheweekends.com

I love bundt cakes!"Bundt" simply refers to the shape of the cake.  A bundt cake is made in ring-shaped, fluted pan.I love the look of it and I love the endless possibilities of flavors that a bundt pan can hold and mold. And I absolutely love the gorgeous amount of "crust" on a bundt cake.  The bundt pan … [Read more...]