Gifts For the Cook Who (You Think) Has Everything

Best Gifts for the Cook who has everything | Cooking on the Weekends

Last week I shared 20 Cool Gifts for Foodies Under $20, and I must say, it’s a fantastic collection of affordable, useful and super awesome items!  Today I’m sharing my top picks for “the cook who has everything.”  You know, for that friend who’s incredibly passionate about cooking, who you think has every cooking gadget, […]

Friday Flowers: Camelias and Rosemary Roasted Hasselback Korean Pear Recipe

Rosemary Roasted Hasselback Korean Pear Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Idaho potatoes have inspired many recipes for me, but this is the first one that doesn’t include potatoes. Have you ever had a Hasselback Potato?  “Hasselback” refers to a classic preparation of a potato, not the variety.  Developed in the 18th century in Stockholm, Sweden, they were first made at a restaurant called Hasselbacken, which […]

Spiced Red Wine Crimson Gold Apples with Vanilla Mascarpone

Spiced Red Wine Crimson Gold Apples with Vanilla Mascarpone | Cooking On The Weekends

Red, crimson, gold — a whole lot of beautiful colors going on here. It’s Crimson Gold Apple season.  About the size of a golf ball, these apples are adorable and delicious, with a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. by

Salted Spiced Caramel Potato Cake Recipe {Gluten-Free}

Individual Salted Spiced Caramel Potato Cakes {Gluten-Free Recipe} | Cooking On The Weekends

What do you think of when you think of a potato?  Baked with butter on top?  Mashed with cream?  French fries? I think these are the things that most quickly come to mind — but there’s so much more.  Potatoes not only star in recipes, but they can also have secondary roles.   For example, did […]

Fresh Strawberry Granita Recipe

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So you know I have huge crush on summer strawberries, right?  Well, now I’m seriously flirting with them. As I told you when we made our Lemon-Basil Strawberry Caprese, I buy six baskets of strawberries at a time.  I’ve been doing this every Sunday at my local Farmer’s Market — and they just keep getting […]

Raspberry-Beet Valentine’s Day Cupcake Recipe {Gluten-Free}

Raspberry-Beet Valelntine's Day Cupcakes {Gluten-Free Recipe} | Cooking On The Weekends

Chocolate, raspberries, beets, buttercream, hearts, love and red. . . . these are a few of my favorite things. And guess what?  They’re all blended together in this super cute, delicious Valentine’s Day treat! by

Friday Flowers: Passion Flowers and Roasted Pepper Potato Soup with Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries

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A little math equation for you:  favorite, fresh flavors . . . plus wonderful textures . . . plus a bit of warming spices equals . . . a delicious and perfect puréed soup! That’s exactly what’s going one here. Sweet, smoky peppers . . . plus potato . . . plus a bit of […]

Lunch with Nathan Turner & Melissa’s Produce, American Style!

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Nathan Turner, celebrity interior designer and entertaining expert has just launched his first book, Nathan Turner’s American Style: Classic Design & Effortless Entertaining. by

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