Individual Coffee-Chocolate Mud Pie Recipe with Espresso-Chocolate Sauce

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My dad turned 80 last week.  80! Think of every positive, loving adjective you can, and my dad’s all that. Plus, he’s the most youthful, active 80-year-old in existence. My dad doesn’t have a day without an hour with the LA Times and his dog at the local coffee shop, a hike and/or a visit […]

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Desserts

Top 10 Valentine's Day Desserts - red - pink - flowers | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

From dark rich chocolate and a cocktail in a strawberry, to natural red velvet perfection and a sexy blood orange, there’s a luscious Valentine’s Day treat here for everyone. “You can’t make everybody happy, you’re not a jar of Nutella.” (I love that quote!)  Get the recipe here. The beauty of a blood orange is […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Gingerbread Recipe

Roasted Butternut Squash Ginger Bread Recipe - cookingontheweekends.com

This year we had a smaller Thanksgiving than usual and it was lovely — warm, peaceful and intimate.  Eleven of us fit around my parents’ beautiful dining room table, candles lit, kids giggling, dogs under the table, and my dad carving the turkey.  It was perfect — except for one thing . . . Circumstances […]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Olive Oil Bundt Cake Recipe

Gluten-Free Chocolate Olive Oil Bundt Cake | cookingontheweekends.com

If you ever need to make a cake for someone who’s gluten-free (or not), this is the one to make.  I promise, you’ll be happy you did because everyone will be singing your praises.  (You know I toot my own horn when something is exceptional.) Here’s the deal, I have a rule that a recipe […]

Gifts For the Cook Who (You Think) Has Everything – 2013

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.

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 […]

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