12 Gifts For the Cook Who (You Think) Has Everything – 2016 Guide

Gifts for the Cook Who you Think Has Everything

Awesome holiday gift ideas for the cooks in your life who you think have everything.  (This is not a sponsored post — I’m featuring these brands because I love these items!)Now that you have my 2016 guide of 20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20, I’m sharing my 2016 guide guide "for the cook who has … [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...]

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – 2016 Guide

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide

It's here!  The best gift guide for foodies and cooks for under $20!  As I do every year, I'm presenting a few of my favorite things . . . I've hand picked some really cool and super fun gifts for your foodie and cooking friends and family this year. I'm sure they'll all be a hit (I either have them or want them!), and … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Persimmon Bacon Baked Brie Recipe

Cinnamon Persimmon Bacon Baked Brie Recipe -- Cinnamon Persimmon Bacon Baked Brie is warm, smoky, sweet and over-the-top delicious! It's the perfect appetizer to get your guests ready for the Thanksgiving feast!

Cinnamon Persimmon Bacon Baked Brie is warm, smoky, sweet and over-the-top delicious! It's the most scrumptious holiday appetizer your guests could hope for!This is a show stopper, my friends!  Your Thanksgiving guests will be in wowed before they even sit down to the main course.Just look at these stunning … [Read more...]

Caramelized Onion-Bacon Cranberry Honeynut Squash Recipe

Caramelized Onion-Bacon & Cranberry Honeynut Squash Recipe -- Caramelized Onion-Bacon & Cranberry Honeynut Squash is one of the prettiest & most delicious Thanksgiving side dish recipes!

Caramelized Onion-Bacon Cranberry Honeynut Squash is one of the prettiest & most delicious Thanksgiving side dish recipes!However you may be feeling after this crazy election week, I'm guessing you're still hungry, and we all still need to eat!  So let's carry on in the kitchen, shall we?We can perhaps even … [Read more...]

Pecan Crusted Acorn Squash Recipe with Crispy Sage Leaves

Roasted Pecan Crusted Acorn Squash with Crispy Sage Leaves -- This warmly spiced Pecan Crusted Acorn Squash with Crispy Sage Leaves is the ideal Thanksgiving side dish! It's full of delicious, comforting fall flavors, and it will be a beautiful addition to your holiday table.

This warmly spiced Pecan Crusted Acorn Squash with Crispy Sage Leaves is the ideal Thanksgiving side dish.  It's full of comforting fall flavors, and it will be a beautiful addition to your holiday table.When people ask me to describe my site, I typically say that Cooking On The Weekends celebrates the beauty of … [Read more...]

Spiced Carrot Cake with Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Gluten Free Spiced Carrot Cake Recipe with Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting -- Filled with warm spices, sweet carrots and golden raisins, this is the perfect celebration cake for fall.

Filled with warming spices, sweet carrots and golden raisins, this is the perfect celebration cake for fall. My husband had just two food wishes for his birthday last week -- Smoky Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs and carrot cake.I've made the ribs a dozen times now, so that was easy.  I also whipped up a super delicious … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things to Throw on the Grill This Summer

Chile-Lime Grilled Watermelon Recipe

From succulent steak and juicy watermelon, to earthy mushrooms and crisped corn, there's no topping foods grilled to perfection to serve on Memorial Day, or any time during the warm summer months!  1. Chile-Lime Grilled Watermelon Recipe This watermelon is an explosion of sweet and spicy and is the perfect compliment … [Read more...]

A Dozen Mother’s Day Recipes From my Mom

A Dozen Mother's Day Recipes From my Mom

A dozen mouth-watering recipes from my mom or inspired by her -- all are made with love.My mom was an absolutely amazing cook who rarely, if ever, followed a recipe.  She created masterpieces from leftovers – and her meals often had many “secret ingredients.” My mom shared her kitchen with me when I was growing up, and … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipe: Pepper Jack Turkey-Pickled Onion Lettuce Tacos

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These bundles of lettuce are packed with superb spicy, savory flavors, and are perfect for a lighter meal to go alongside different salsas and guacamole!I love big flavors.There are certainly times when "a hint" of, or "a splash" of an ingredient is perfect -- however, for the most part, I say just go for it!And … [Read more...]