Hazelnut Honey Roasted Apple Recipe

Hazelnut Honey Roasted Apple Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

More apples! Though you could use other apples for this recipe, I used a very special variety.  And I almost ate all of them before I cold get them in the pan, with a little help from my boys, who especially love their name — Green Dragon Apples. by

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, […]

Cardamom Buttermilk Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with Apple Spiced Brown Rice

Cardamom Buttermilk Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with Apple Spiced Brown Rice | Cooking On The Weekends

It’s that time of year again.  Okay, not quite — but, I’m really in the mood for comfort food, anyway. Let’s be real, there’s never a “wrong” time for a cozy, warmly spiced, super flavorful, one-pot-meal.  And this is one of my (almost) fall favorites. So let’s cook, shall we? by

Organic Mixed Fruit Box from Melissa’s Produce

Organic Fruit Box From Melissa's

It’s rare these days to get anything other than bills and ads in the (snail) mail. So imagine my delight to find a big box at my doorstep when I arrived home the other day. And now imagine how happy I was to unveil a gorgeous collection of seasonal organic fruits! by

Apple Roasted Cinnamon Granola Recipe

Apple Roasted Cinnamon Granola | Cooking On The Weekends

Growing up I remember if ever I was up late, I could often find my dad at the breakfast room table indulging in a bowl of granola for a “late-night-snack.” At the time I didn’t quite understand the appeal — after all granola is technically a cereal, a breakfast food.  I would have certainly gone […]

Rosemary Apple Potatoes – Pavé Style

Rosemary Apple Potatoes - Pavé Style | www.cookingontheweekends.com

I’ve been wanting to try a potato dish of this sort since I saw this gorgeous image on my friend Sara’s site, Average Betty. Pavé is the French word for “paving stones,” and it’s the word that chef Thomas Keller uses to describe any such rectangular or square food preparation. Sara’s Pavé (and I’m sure […]

Thanksgiving Recipes: Sweet Potato Soup, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Pie & Everything In Between

November 10-ThanksgivingGrid

I haven’t quite sorted out all of our Thanksgiving details yet, but a few things I know for sure. I know I’ll be with people I love, there will be a roaring fire in the fireplace, and I know I’m making Smoky Paprika-Bacon Roasted Turkey and Pecan Crusted, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Pie. by

Crimson Gold Apple Sesame Chicken Salad

October 13- Crimson Gold

These Crimson Gold Apples filled with Sesame Chicken Salad might just be as adorable as the Pumpkin Almond Cookies. One savory and one sweet, both scream fall in a big way!  And both are absolutely delicious! Thanks to Melissa’s Produce and Cuyama Orchards, I was able to pick each of these organic Crimson Gold beauties […]

Cuyama Orchards: A Farm Full of Beauty, Family and Three-Hundred Acres of Organic Apples!

October 12-Apple Farm-seven

Having grown up in California, I’ve been able to visit some wonderful, picturesque places. From the Sequoia National Forest to the Santa Monica Mountains to the Channel Islands, California is full of beauty. And now I can add another gem to the list — Cuyama Orchards.  This breathtaking organic apple farm is on the eastern […]

Fall Chai Spiced Apple Cake


Two of my boys’ best friends, who happen to be brother and sister, live just a few minutes away, and we spend a lot of time at their house. When the kids met each other a few years ago, their mom quickly became one of my best friends, too. by

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