Thanksgiving with Blueberries, Riojas and the Best Trifle Ever!

Thanksgiving with Blueberries and Rioja | Cooking On The Weekends

Why are cranberries the official berry for Thanksgiving?  I don’t know the answer, but what I do know is that blueberries are moving in on that territory.  And with good reason! Last week I was invited to a pre-Thanksgiving feast hosted by Erika Kerekes of In Erika’s Kitchen, sponsored by the US Highbush Blueberry Council […]

Dubliner Panini with Bacon-Blueberry Caramelized Onions

Dubliner Panini with Bacon-Blueberry Caramelized Onions | Cooking On The Weekends

Have you ever won anything?  Anything you absolutely love?  Anything so special, you might not want to share? If you’ve ever sampled Kerrygold products, you probably feel the same way. by

Mesquite Chipotle-Cheddar Potato Muffin Recipe

Mesquite Chipotle-Cheddar Potato Muffin Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Have you ever used, or heard of Mesquite Flour? I hadn’t until a couple of months ago when a fantastic food blogger, David of Cocoa and Lavender, sent me a bag to sample.  David lives in Arizona, where mesquite flour is readily available.  Mesquite trees grow throughout the Sonoran desert, which covers about two-thirds of […]

30 Sweet & Savory October Apple Recipes

Crimson Gold Apples | Cooking On The Weekends

I’m thinking of starting National Port Glazed Manchego Figs and Prosciutto with Beet Pickled Eggs Day.  Kidding!  (I mean, could it be any more bizarre and specific!?) I just find it so funny that these days there’s a special day, week or month to celebrate just about every food in the world (i.e., National Nutella Day, […]

Black Garlic Pappardelle Pasta Recipe

Black Garlic | Cooking On The Weekends

I’ve known about black garlic for a few years, but we only met this past weekend — and I might just be in love. Since I’m a chef and feel I should know these things, it is with some embarrassment that I admit to you, that I thought black garlic was another garlic variety that […]

Organic Palm Sugar-Cinnamon Bread Recipe

Organic Palm Sugar Cinnamon Bread | Cooking On The Weekends

Disclaimer: This is really cake — however, I call it cake when it’s round and frosted, and bread when it’s a loaf and is without frosting.  (A bit quirky, I know.) Close your eyes, sprinkle your tongue with it, and it’s melting caramel.  Or wait, is it butterscotch?  Maybe it could be sweet, brown butter? […]

Hatch Chile Roastings 2013: Dates, Times & Locations

Hatch Chile Roastings: Times & Locations all over the US | Cooking On The Weekends

Hatch chile roastings are happening all over the US in August and September.  Below are all of the times and locations, and if you don’t see your city here, you can always order them from Melissa’s Produce right here. by

Best Coffee, Espresso and Mocha Recipes

Coffee, Espresso, and Mocha Dessert Recipes! | Cooking On The Weekends

I’m really in the mood for coffee this morning, which is nothing new for me.  And today I’m in the mood for the rich, deep flavors of coffee in a bunch of mouth-watering desserts — also nothing new for me. Below are links to the delicious coffee, espresso and mocha images above. by

How to Peel and Cut a Pineapple: A Photographic Guide

How to Peel and Cut a Pineapple:  A Photographic Guide | Cooking On The Weekends

There’s not much better than the sweet taste of fresh fruit at the peak of its season.  I am in love with summertime strawberries, mangoes, melons and of course pineapples! This gorgeous fruit might be daunting for some to break into, and that might lead them to the canned fruit isle of the market.  Don’t […]

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