Kahlùa Espresso Gelato Recipe

Kahlùa Espresso Gelato Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I was introduced to the flavor of coffee at a very early age, probably under ten-years-old.No, not in a mug with half and half!  Rather, in pint-sized container of Häagen-Dazs coffee ice cream.  You see, it was, and still is my dad's favorite flavor.  It didn't have to be Häagen-Dazs, but I think more often than … [Read more...]

Pixie Tangerine-Mascarpone Ice Cream Recipe

Pixie Tangerine-Mascarpone Ice Cream Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

With flowers blooming everywhere as we enter spring, I crave foods with vibrant colors and bright flavors.My trip to the Ojai Valley with Melissa's Produce got me in a springtime mood -- what with beautifully ripe, deep orange Ojai Pixie tangerines surrounding me at Friend's Ranch and Churchill Brennis Orchard, how … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Recipes – 2013!

Valentine's Day Chocolate | Cooking On The Weekends

Maybe we should just break down and call February 14th Chocolate Day -- don't you think!?Let's be real, are we celebrating love or chocolate?These are some of my favorite, beautiful chocolate treats I've created since my Valentine's Day Chocolate 2012 post.  They're pictured above and the recipes are linked to … [Read more...]

Lychee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Lychee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

I'm having a bit of a love affair with lychees right now.If you tried a sweet, fresh, melt-in-you-mouth lychee, you would be, too!  I even just love to look at them -- they are so beautiful!Like most fresh fruits at the peak of their season, lychees are absolutely delicious on their own.  However, if you know … [Read more...]

Chocolate Frangelico Crème Anglaise

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Sometimes even Chocolate-Chocolate Gelato isn’t chocolatey enough for a true chocoholic.What I didn't tell you when I shared the gelato for my Mom's birthday is that we poured a touch of this Chocolate Frangelico Crème Anglaise over it!  And (obviously) it was over the top!  This sauce will transform an already … [Read more...]

Chocolate-Chocolate Gelato Recipe

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My husband's marriage proposal was incredibly unique and extremely romantic.We were hiking in a canyon way out in Malibu (the same trail where we got lost on our third date -- which is a long story for another time).It seemed out of nowhere that a guy from a band I loved appeared from behind a cliff and … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Birthday Cake: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Ice-Cream Cake!

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Could there be anything sweeter than my husband being 100% gluten-free solely to support our 7-year-old son with Celiac Disease?  It's been over two years since our son was diagnosed, and it's been exactly that long since my husband has been gluten-free. He even brings his own gluten-free beer to restaurants.In the … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Trumpet Vines and Salted, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Gelato

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As a kid, I was always excited when October arrived, and a special, seasonal pumpkin ice-cream would arrive at our local Baskin-Robbins ice-cream store.I thought it was so delicious.  And while I'm sure it still is, I've since learned a thing or two about cooking since then, and created my own -- kicking it up … [Read more...]