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...]

Super Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cokie Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

I have a lovely friend, Joelle, who I met at the Tae Kwon Do studio, where both of our kids take classes.  We watch the class (when our kids are doing something cool, anyway), and talk about food.Joelle is a foodie, and told me last week she's been on a quest for a super chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe.  She … [Read more...]

Nutella-ish Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Nutella-ish Gluten-Free Cookie Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

These gluten-free cookies are full of the goodness of chocolate and hazelnuts!  You'll think you're eating Nutella right from the jar, though it's not even an ingredient.Please don't worry about the "ish."  These cookies are full of hazelnut-chocolate deliciousness and are very reminiscent of what I eat with a … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Raisin (Chocolate Chip) Cookie Recipe

Oatmeal Raisin (Chocolate Chip) Cookie Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

I wanted to be okay with just the raisins and oats . . . . but I really wasn't.I soaked the raisins and started gathering the other ingredients.  As I moved around the kitchen, I tried to stop thinking about it and move on . . . . but I couldn't.I just wanted to warm up the oven and stay home . . . . but I … [Read more...]

Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway + Roasted Hazelnut-Orange & Chocolate Granola Bar Recipe {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Roasted Hazelnut-Orange & Chocolate Granola Bar Recipe

There are granola bars, and there are Roasted Hazelnut-Orange Chocolate Granola Bars.Since tasting Nutella for the first time as a little kid, hazelnuts have been one of my favorite things in the world.  Their rich, buttery flavor is matched by no other nut.  And when you cook good , your house will be filled with … [Read more...]

Chocolate, Oat and Espresso Breakfast Cookie Recipe

Chocolate, Oat and Espresso Breakfast Cookie Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

I'm just going to cut to the chase. . .I woke up on Sunday morning and quite simply wanted some sort of crunchy cereal, something sweet, like chocolate, and of course, a perfect cup of coffee.So I put all of these things together in a delicious, totally satisfying cookie.  And there you have it.Chocolate, … [Read more...]

Individual Ojai Pixie Tangerine (No-Bake) Cheesecakes Recipe

Ojai Pixie Tangerine Individual Cheesecakes Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

Around this time last year, I went to the beautiful Ojai Valley in Southern California with Melissa's Produce to learn all about Ojai Pixie Tangerines.  I shared this experience here, and it's a great prelude to any Ojai Pixie recipe (in my humble opinion). ;-)Pixie tangerines are sun-sweetened, delicate, seedless … [Read more...]