12 Most Popular Recipes of 2016

12 Most Popular Recipes of 2016

The 12 most popular 2016 recipes on Cooking On The Weekends have been chosen by all of you. Below is one delicious recipe from each month of 2016 that was the most visited, shared and cooked throughout the year.I want to thank all of you for visiting my site, looking at my photographs, reading bits about my life, … [Read more...]

Spiced Buttermilk Roasted Apple Muffin Recipe

Spiced Buttermilk Roasted Apple Muffin Recipe -- These Spiced Buttermilk Roasted Apple Muffins are the essence of fall. They're warmly spiced, full of tender, sweet apples, and are as comforting as can be!

These Spiced Buttermilk Roasted Apple Muffins are the essence of fall. They're warmly spiced, full of tender, sweet apples, and are as comforting as can be!Imagine, if you will, something between luscious apple pie and warm apple cake.  That's exactly what this recipe tastes like!And let's go ahead and call this sweet, … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake - This rich and delicious, Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake, with a divine, soft texture, is so good that it doesn't even need a frosting or glaze. It's perfect as is!

This rich and delicious, Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake, with a divine, soft texture, is so good that it doesn't even need a frosting or glaze. It's perfect as is!Do zucchini breads and cakes taste like zucchini?Nope, not really -- but, here's the deal, zucchini is naturally moist and in many ways it's similar … [Read more...]

Individual Ojai Pixie Tangerine (No-Bake) Cheesecakes Recipe

Ojai Pixie Tangerine Individual Cheesecakes Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

Around this time last year, I went to the beautiful Ojai Valley in Southern California with Melissa's Produce to learn all about Ojai Pixie Tangerines.  I shared this experience here, and it's a great prelude to any Ojai Pixie recipe (in my humble opinion). ;-)Pixie tangerines are sun-sweetened, delicate, seedless … [Read more...]

Glazed Blueberry Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipe

Glazed Blueberry Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Thanks to the Blueberry Council and Erika of In Erika's Kitchen, ever since A Very Blueberry Thanksgiving, my mind has been filling up with new blueberry recipes.Do you love blueberry muffins, (which are really blueberry cake if you ask me)?  And who doesn't adore a good chocolate chip cookie?  (I'm not sure we can … [Read more...]

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 you know you can … [Read more...]

Fig Upside Down Coffee Cake Recipe

California Fig Up Side Down Coffee Cake | Cooking On The Weekends

Sometimes the best flavor combinations are completely unexpected.   Figs and coffee.  It's a brilliant pairing.I wouldn't love a breakfast consisting of a hot cup of coffee and fresh figs -- though, independently, they are both delicious.You see, I prefer to combine fresh figs and coffee . . .  in a cake.  And … [Read more...]

How to Make Buttercream

Buttercream Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Are you a frosting person?  Or a cake person?I'm both, but when it comes down to it, I'm disappointed if I'm given a frosting-less slice of cake -- or a slice with too much cake and not enough frosting.To be totally honest, I'm the one who might have left the plate with cake remnants and missing layers of … [Read more...]

Fall Chai Spiced Apple Cake Recipe

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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.Their house is so familiar now that my boys just run in, shedding their … [Read more...]

Chocolate Bread Recipe

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Do you ever find yourself wondering if your morning muffin or breakfast bread might be so sweet that it could actually qualify as a dessert?This happens to me all the time! And I'm totally okay with it!Remember the Lemon Coconut Muffins I made a while ago?  You know, the ones I said should really be called … [Read more...]