Roasted Hatch Chile-Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Roasted Hatch Chile-Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies {Gluten-Free Recipe} - Subtly spicy and nice n’ sweet! These super delicious, gluten-free cookies are all that, and then some!

Subtly spicy and nice n’ sweet!  These super delicious, gluten-free cookies are all that, and then some!I'd paused from my "regularly scheduled programming" to talk about my mom for a couple of weeks.  Thank you all for listening, and for the many kind words.Getting back to the program, it’s that time of year … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate M&M Brownies Recipe

Double Chocolate M&M Brownies Recipes -- These rich and chewy brownies are incredibly decadent, delicious, and are topped with M&M's that are ever so slightly melted on the inside.

I don't normally write about candy, but these decadent brownies are an incredibly delicious vehicle for M&M's that are ever so slightly melted -- just the way my mom loved them.It was the summer of ’81 and I was eleven years old.My mom and I drove from L.A. to Spokane to visit my aunt.I wasn’t bored at all … [Read more...]

Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe -- Espresso and chocolate — all in a cake-like breakfast muffin. It’s a perfect way to start the day!

Espresso and chocolate — all in a cake-like breakfast muffin. It’s a perfect way to start the day!I’ve had this recipe in my mind for a month, and some of the ingredients on my kitchen counter for almost as long. I’m thrilled to have baked yesterday!After over eight weeks in the hospital, my dad is finally back … [Read more...]

Cocoa Fudge Mint Brownies {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Cocoa Fudge Mint Brownie Recipe -- These fudge-like brownies have a thin layer of delicate mint running through them . . . in the form of an After Eight Mint!

These gluten-free, fudge-like brownies have a thin layer of delicate mint running through them . . . in the form of an After Eight Mint! Where have I been?Well, it’s five weeks today that my dad’s been in the hospital. What should have been one week is now five, and it’ll still be another few.This was elective … [Read more...]

15 Over-The-Top-Delicious Easter Brunch Menu Ideas

15 Over-The-Top-Delicious Easter Brunch Menu Ideas

Easter Sunday is the perfect day for brunch!  From a bright spring salad and beautiful fresh citrus, to unique and colorful eggs and scrumptious French toast bread pudding -- there's something here for everyone!  I think my dad has turned not one, but two corners.  The first is that he's no longer taking any steps … [Read more...]

Thin Mint Key Lime Tart Recipe

Thin Mint Key Lime Tart Recipe -- A minty Key lime custard in a Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie crust. This fresh, creamy dessert is beautiful, unique and oh-so-tasty!

A minty Key lime custard in a Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie crust. This fresh, creamy dessert is beautiful, unique and oh-so-tasty! UPDATE (March 11, 2017) -- This recipe won 1st place in the Greater Los Angeles Girl Scout Cookie Contest in conjunction with Melissa’s Produce.  You can see a few more of the entries … [Read more...]

Passion Fruit Chocolate Ganache Bars

Passion Fruit Chocolate Ganache Bars -- Sweet, tart and oh-so-chocolaty! Rich, creamy and oh-so dreamy! It's the perfect Valentine's Day dessert.

Sweet, tart and oh-so-chocolaty! Rich, creamy and oh-so dreamy! Valentine’s Day is all about chocolate and passion, right?I’m sure we can definitely agree on at least the chocolate!  Either way,  this passion fruit chocolate ganache dessert is perfect.This dessert can be made into these bars, as a pie or tart.  … [Read more...]

12 Most Popular Recipes of 2016

12 Most Popular Recipes of 2016

The 12 most popular 2016 recipes on Cooking On The Weekends have been chosen by all of you. Below is one delicious recipe from each month of 2016 that was the most visited, shared and cooked throughout the year.I want to thank all of you for visiting my site, looking at my photographs, reading bits about my life, … [Read more...]

9 Crazy Delicious Holiday Cookie Recipes 2016

Holiday Cooke Recipes 2016

Of course these delectable cookies are not just for the holidays -- but, 'tis the season for cookies, so here are some of my favorite new recipes.  Truth be told, I wish I'd gotten this to you a few days ago -- but let me tell you, the baking should not stop once Christmas and Hanukkah arrive!Not only do I love … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies {Gluten-Free Recipe}

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Double Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies are the ultimate gluten-free holiday cookie!  They're perfect to bring to parties, to have for an afternoon snack, and Santa will love them!      It's been almost eight years since my oldest son was diagnosed with Celiac Disease -- he was only five-years-old at the … [Read more...]