Chai Spiced Pumpkin Caramel Coffee Cake {Gluten-Free Recipe}

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This coffee cake is the ideal way to start a fall morning -- it's warmly spiced, soft, crumbly and full of the delicious flavor of pumpkin.  I have to be honest here.  When I get a recipe idea in my mind, more often than not, it turns out as I'd hoped it would.  Not this time -- however, the result was amazing, just … [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...]

Friday Flowers: Pelargonium Sidoides and Flourless Chocolate-Espresso Caramel Brownies

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Without question, this is the richest, most decadent dessert I've ever created.I can handle a lot of richness.  I can't relate when I hear someone say that something is so rich that they can only have one bite. In my world, one bite would never suffice!Not only is this rich and decadent -- it's also incredibly … [Read more...]

Pecan Crusted, Salted, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Pie {Gluten-Free Recipe}

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With Halloween only days away, and pumpkins on my mind, I'm preparing my Thanksgiving menu!This is no an ordinary pumpkin pie, my friends.This is the yummiest pumpkin pie ever!It's delightfully smooth and incredibly rich . . . and the flavor is beyond belief!  (Am I building up the hype here too much?  And … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Trumpet Vines and Salted, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Gelato


As a kid, I was always excited when October arrived, and a special, seasonal pumpkin ice-cream would arrive at our local Baskin-Robbins ice-cream store.  I thought it was so delicious.  And while I'm sure it still is, I've since learned a thing or two about cooking since then, and created my own -- kicking it up about … [Read more...]

Salted, Spiced Caramel Sauce


This weekend I'm serving Salted, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Gelato!  Yum!  It's all about using the flavors of fall.Whenever I make a recipe with many components, I try to get some of them done ahead of time.  So... today we're making the caramel portion of the gelato. This is very similar to the salted caramel recipe … [Read more...]

My Seven Links


I was delighted to have  Jeanne of Jolly Tomato pass me the torch for "My Seven Links."  My Seven Links was originally started by Trip Base.  The idea is to encourage bloggers to share links to their older posts that deserve to see the light of day again, in seven categories.  The blogger selects their posts that best … [Read more...]

Dessert Party: Salted Caramel Chocolates

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Welcome to the first official Cooking On The Weekends dessert party!I hope you prepped with me last week and are ready to create the insanely rich, unbelievably delicious, and beautiful treats I'll be presenting to you at our party. If you didn't, fear not -- save it all for a delightful weekend cooking … [Read more...]

Dessert Party: Salted Caramel Recipe


Just three more days until my dessert party!  It'll be here on Cooking On The Weekends -- but you know you'll have to do a little cooking yourself, right!?These treats will be lovely to look at, but I want you to taste them, too! Really, you must!  Hopefully you're prepping along with me!We're continuing our … [Read more...]

How To Make Caramelized Onions


Today we are creating an unbelievable, intensely rich, sweet flavored, caramel-colored, spreadable delicacy.  It's like gold.  We're caramelizing onions!  We're cooking onions very slowly on the stove. . . drawing all of their natural sugars to their surface.Although you can use olive oil, I love using clarified, … [Read more...]