Halloween Treats and Desserts

Frankenstein Marshmallos for Halloween

Here are a few adorable and tasty Halloween treats that are super fun for kids or ideal to bring to a party. The truth is, I'm not really into Halloween. (GASP!)  Sure, for the past 11 years, since my first son was born, I've rallied and done everything from painting my face, to making homemade costumes.  I even have a … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Pretzel Seven Layer Magic Bars Recipe

Peanut Butter Pretzel Seven Layer Magic bars

Please forgive me. I simply had to make them. And then I had to post them. I thought twice about it, but then I figured . . . why?After all, I'm only human. ;-)These treats totally deviate from the typical fare -- sweet or savory -- that you might normally see here.  First, there's not a lot, if any, … [Read more...]

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Desserts

Top 10 Valentine's Day Desserts - red - pink - flowers | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

From dark rich chocolate and a cocktail in a strawberry, to natural red velvet perfection and a sexy blood orange, there's a luscious Valentine's Day treat here for everyone."You can't make everybody happy, you're not a jar of Nutella." (I love that quote!)  Get the recipe here.The beauty of a blood … [Read more...]

12 Most Popular Recipes of 2014

Most Popular Recipes of 2014 | cookingontheweekends.com

I appreciate you all for being a part of my year  -- for visiting my site, looking at my photographs, reading bits about my life, trying my recipes and leaving me comments.   All of this truly means a lot to me -- it makes all of the thought and time I put into my work well worth it.  I love what I do, and it's made … [Read more...]

35+ Super Delicious Holiday Cookie Recipes – 2014

35+ Holiday Cookie Recipes - cookingontheweekends.com

There is a cookie here for everyone.  Everyone.Soft and chewy, chocolaty and decadent, light and airy, crisp and fruity, smooth and creamy, sweet and salty, gluten-free and nutty, unique and traditional, and spicy and rich.Lovely with coffee, unbelievable for breakfast, a scrumptious snack, delightful with tea, … [Read more...]

The Everything Cookie

The Everything Cookie | cookingontheweekends.com

You might be thinking The Everything Cookie is similar to a "Kitchen Sink" cookie.  You know, the cookies you throw everything into (M & M's, oats, raisins, nuts, etc.)? Think again. Think The Everything Bagel. Think The Everything Bagel without the garlic and onion. Think The Everything Bagel without the … [Read more...]

Chai Spiced Winter Oatmeal Recipe

Chai Spiced Winter Oatmeal | cookingontheweekends.com

A blend of Chai spices can warm your heart and soothe your soul. At least, I think it can. (And even more, I love how that sounds.)Much like a curry, there are many different blends of chai with various combinations of spices.  In this recipe I use cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and ginger and together they will truly … [Read more...]

The Very Best Pumpkin Recipes and an Introduction to Bijouxs

Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes | cookingontheweekends.com

Enjoy the pumpkin deliciousness, and I have a special treat for you at the end of the post!Now, you know when I say something like "the very best," I mean my very best, right?  Though I'd be delighted if they were known to be the very best.  ;-)I love everything about pumpkins.  Their natural beauty, delicious … [Read more...]

Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Oat Cookies Gluten-Free Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

Have you ever had a healthy cookie?  Not always so good, right?Okay, perhaps it can be good if you're not comparing it to a "regular" cookie.When I make a cookie that's healthier than most, it means I'm adding in some nutrients, not removing all of the ingredients that make a cookie a cookie.  After all, a … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Cookie Recipe

Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Cookie Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

There's the best 10-year-old boy ever living in my house. (I'm not biased at all!)  He has Celiac Disease and is therefor gluten-free, so I continue to create as many super delicious gluten-free cookie recipes as possible.Whenever I make cookies, both my kids want to try them (go figure), and it's a huge bummer … [Read more...]