Balsamic Glazed Fresh Melon Cake Recipe

Balsamic Glazed Melon Cake Recipe

For a while now, I’ve been imagining how pretty super thin melon slices would be stacked together — in the form of a cake.  I’m not the first to think of a cake made of fresh melon — but, I’ve never seen one quite like this.  This is one idea that’s been on my want-to-do […]

Individual Coffee-Chocolate Mud Pie Recipe with Espresso-Chocolate Sauce

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My dad turned 80 last week.  80! Think of every positive, loving adjective you can, and my dad’s all that. Plus, he’s the most youthful, active 80-year-old in existence. My dad doesn’t have a day without an hour with the LA Times and his dog at the local coffee shop, a hike and/or a visit […]

Spiced Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

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Chocolate chips or not, banana bread has always been, and always will be cake. Sure, it’s shaped like bread, presented and sliced like bread, and well, perhaps we feel better having it for breakfast when we call it bread — but lest be real, it’s cake. It’s soft, sweet and warm.  Ummm?  Yep, it’s cake. […]

Flourless Chocolate Kahlúa-Espresso Decadence Cake

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There are seven more chocolate recipe-planning days until Valentine’s Day. Let’s be honest: Valentine’s Day is simply a good excuse to eat chocolate — and for one reason and one reason only —  because it’s just so good. This recipe is absolutely luscious.  I mean seriously, it’s oozing with melting dark chocolate, scented with espresso beans, […]

Meyer Lemon-Vanilla Hot Milk Cake Recipe

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This post is sponsored by the California Milk Advisory Board, written by me and as always, all opinions are 100% my own. A few weeks ago I told you about the fantastic trip I took with the California Milk Advisory Board to the Bootsma Dairy Farm.  Remember?  I was hanging out with some very happy […]

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies For Under $20 – 2014

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies For Under 20-2014

A couple of days ago I shared my top picks for this year’s Gifts For the Cook Who (You Think) Has Everything — and I love everything on it!  The prices vary on that list — from low (ish) to high.  On this list, the prices don’t vary much — they’re from low to lower.  These […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Gingerbread Recipe

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This year we had a smaller Thanksgiving than usual and it was lovely — warm, peaceful and intimate.  Eleven of us fit around my parents’ beautiful dining room table, candles lit, kids giggling, dogs under the table, and my dad carving the turkey.  It was perfect — except for one thing . . . Circumstances […]

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 […]

Pumpkin Pie-Olive Oil Muffins or Cupcakes {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Pumpkin Pie-Olive Oil Muffins and Cupcakes (Gluten-Free Recipe) | cookingontheweekends.com

What’s the best compliment one can get about the food they cook? Of course we all find it delightful to hear people say how delicious it is, how beautiful it is, etc.  However, my favorite compliment is when someone tries something they actively don’t like, and they love it. Take my cousin Beth for example.   […]

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