Spiced Pumpkin Double Roasted Granola Recipe

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When we’re talking about recipes, let’s be honest, the word “pumpkin” doesn’t really sound as delicious without the word “spiced” before or after it. In the culinary world, pumpkin is the heart of fall comfort foods.  After all, with its beautiful warm orange color, pumpkin can be rich, creamy and hearty.  Add a sprinkling of […]

Spicy Quick Pickled Broccoli

Spicy Quick Pickled Broccoli | cookingontheweekends

I loved family dinner parties at my grandparents’ house. My perception as a little girl, was that my grandparents were fancy. No matter what the occasion, Christmas Eve or a typical weekend evening, the table was set much like that in the upstairs dining room in Downton Abbey. Okay, so my grandparents didn’t use a […]

Chipotle Bacon Zucchini Cake Recipe

Chipotle Bacon Zucchini Cake | cookingontheweekends.com

Recipes just happen upon me sometimes. A friend brought me zucchini, freshly picked from her backyard garden, I had a tasty chunk of Kerrygold Aged Cheddar in the fridge, and my son wanted bacon. So when I made my son the bacon, I (naturally) made extra and left the grease in the pan.  Then I […]

Chocolate-Sesame Truffle Recipe

Sesame Chocolate Truffle Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

If I’m creating a new chocolate truffle recipe, it’s typically this time of the year. That’s because my in-laws travel to Europe during the summer, and in September they bring back a variety of chocolate bars — in other words, they bring me chocolate truffle recipe inspiration. All of the chocolate bars get eaten (obviously!), […]

16 Best Meat Recipes and Surprise Giveaway Revealed!

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In a hurry for the recipes?  Jump to the bottom of the post. A week or so ago, I challenged you to take a shot at guessing why, after 21 years, did my husband, Stephen, decide to add meat back into his diet. Today you get the answer, from the man himself. He’s a bit of […]

How to Make Homemade Tahini

How to Make Homemade Tahini | cookingontheweekends.com

I love when I can make something at home that’s sold packaged in stores.  It’s fun, delicious, you know exactly what’s going into it, and in the case of this homemade Tahini, it’s super easy. Tahini is a paste made from ground, hulled sesame seeds used primarily in Greek, Middle Eastern, North African, and Turkish […]

Strawberry-Chipotle Compote Bacon-Meatballs

Strawberry-Chipotle Compote Bacon-Meatballs | cookingontheweekends.com

There is so much deliciousness going on here — it’s almost out of control.  Somewhere between the sweet and spicy Strawberry-Chipotle Compote and the mouthwatering smoky Bacon-Meatballs, you might just loose your mind.  (Only for a moment — until the next bite, that is.) Remember the other day, when I told you about the super […]

Los Angeles Times’ The TASTE 2014

The Taste LA | cookingontheweekends.com

 I was given a press pass for The Taste — as always, all opinions are my own. Labor Day weekend I went to the Los Angeles Times, The TASTE, held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood.  This is an amazing annual event that stimulates all of your senses.  You’re surrounded by an extensive variety of interesting […]

Blackberry-Thyme Roasted Chicken and a Surprise Gift

Blackberry-Thyme Butter Roasted Chicken | cookingontheweekends.com

A fun contest with a super cool prize starts today!  Read on for the details . . . . I have big, exciting news! It’s not what you might be thinking — I didn’t get a cookbook deal or win the lottery, and 2 kids are plenty.  This is food news, my friends.  My husband, […]

Midori-Pandan Poached Plum Cups

Midori-Pandan Poached Plum Cups1 Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

I know I’ve told you this a few times, but this recipe requires that I tell you again . . . food is an art medium. You can create art with watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and yes, today — plums. My idea was to create a simple, delicately flavored dessert that would look much like swirls […]

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