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...]

12 Gifts For the Cook Who (You Think) Has Everything – 2015

Gifts for the Cook Who You Think Has Everything

A dozen 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 2015 list of 20 Gifts For Foodies For Under $20, I'm sharing my second annual holiday gift guide -- this one is for … [Read more...]

25 Things You Never Knew You Wanted to Know How to do in the Kitchen!

how to hard boil eggs - white - yellow - cutting board | cookingontheweekends.com

Ever wished you knew how to pit and peel a lychee or cut and eat a cactus pear?  Or perhaps you've wished you knew how to use lemongrass or how in the world to go about eating a cherimoya?  Well you've come to the right place, my friends!  Here you'll find 25 Things You Never Knew You Wanted to Know How to do in the … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Times’ The TASTE 2014

The Taste LA | cookingontheweekends.com

 I was given a press pass for The Taste -- as always, all opinions are my own. Labor Day weekend I went to the Los Angeles Times, The TASTE, held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood.  This is an amazing annual event that stimulates all of your senses.  You're surrounded by an extensive variety of interesting and … [Read more...]

How to Easily Peel Pearl Onions: A Photographic Guide

How to Peel Pearl Onions | Cooking On The Weekends

Are you on the edge of your seat?  Could there be a more exiting topic?Here's the deal . . . as I was peeling Pearl onions when I made Blueberry Balsamic Braised Brisket, I was remembering how I used to peel them -- before I actually knew how.  I'm not sure what I was doing, but I'm sure it took me way, way too … [Read more...]

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies For Under $20 – 2013

Kampot Black Pepper

The things on this list fall into two categories -- things I have that I love, and things I want to have.  These are great gifts for under $20, for all of the foodies in your life. … [Read more...]

HOW TO . . .

Roast Garlic

Every now and than I share basic cooking skills and techniques with you -- that I think are invaluable in the kitchen, or maybe just fun to know.  I mean, you never know when you might need to peel and pit a lychee! Below are some of those I've shared in the past, and I would love to know if I've missed anything you're … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Wisteria, My Mom’s Ginger Applesauce Recipe and her Kitchen

My Mom's Ginger Applesauce

My parents have the most gorgeous Wisteria growing in their backyard. Years ago, a family of little doves lived in this pretty vine.  My mom loved going outside everyday to check on their nest and see how they were doing.  She was so sweet and nurturing, just like the mama bird. In addition to baby birdwatching, my … [Read more...]