Chai Spiced Pumpkin Caramel Coffee Cake {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Chai Spiced Pumpkin Caramel Coffee Cake {Gluten-Free Recipe}-text

This coffee cake is the ideal way to start a fall morning -- it's warmly spiced, soft, crumbly and full of the delicious flavor of pumpkin.  I have to be honest here.  When I get a recipe idea in my mind, more often than not, it turns out as I'd hoped it would.  Not this time -- however, the result was amazing, just … [Read more...]

Summertime Garden Party Menu

Summertime Garden Party Menu

photo credit: Isn't it so hard to slow down?  To make time for yourself?  To do something just for fun?  It sure is for me, and when I do it, it never fails to remind me that I should make a bigger effort to do it more often.   Last week I had the most delightful time with some of my favorite … [Read more...]

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 list for a long time, and I'm super excited to … [Read more...]

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


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 to the Malibu Lagoon, a … [Read more...]

Spiced Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe


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.It's … [Read more...]

Flourless Chocolate Kahlúa-Espresso Decadence Cake


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 … [Read more...]

Meyer Lemon-Vanilla Hot Milk Cake Recipe

Vanilla-Lemon Hot Milk Cake Recipe - lemons-bite | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

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 cows?When I … [Read more...]

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 super fun picks are for everyone from the … [Read more...]

Roasted Butternut Squash Gingerbread Recipe

Roasted Butternut Squash Ginger Bread Recipe -

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 were … [Read more...]