Chai Spiced Butternut Squash Pie Recipe with Gluten-Free Pecan-Walnut Crust

Chai Spiced Butternut Squash Pie with Gluten-Free Pecan-Walnut Crust -- This pie tastes like the perfect blend of pecan pie and pumpkin pie. Only it's neither one and even better!

This pie tastes like the perfect blend of pecan pie and pumpkin pie -- only it's neither one and even better!I remember the Thanksgiving when I was in culinary school.  I was in my third month of the pastry course, and I made pie after pie for my family's feast.  Each one was more elaborate and prettier than the next.I … [Read more...]

Cinnamon-Cardamom Spiced Apple Butter Recipe

Cinnamon-Cardamom Apple Butter Recipe - Cinnamon-Cardamom Spiced Apple Butter is as buttery as can be with no butter! With the fall flavors throughout, it's rich, creamy, smooth and oh-so-delicious!

Cinnamon-Cardamom Spiced Apple Butter is as buttery as can be with no butter!  With fall flavors throughout, it's rich, creamy, smooth and oh-so-delicious! When a raw apple is cooked, the transformation is really quite incredible.  It's taken from a tart crisp bite, to one that's soft and sweet. So soft that it's … [Read more...]

Passion Fruit-Ginger Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Passion Fruit Ginger Cheesecake Bars - - Sweet, tart, subtly spicy, creamy and oh-so-pretty!

My Passion Fruit-Ginger Cheesecake bars are sweet, tart, subtly spicy, creamy and oh-so-pretty!This is an interesting and very delicious dessert.  And by interesting, I mean it's far different from your run-of-the-mill (also delicious) cheesecakes.It's alluring.  I mean, look at it!  That color!  Those spots!  Look … [Read more...]

Spiced Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

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Chocolate chips or not, banana bread has always been, and always will be cake.Sure, it's shaped like bread, presented and sliced like bread, and well, perhaps we feel better having it for breakfast when we call it bread -- but lest be real, it's cake.It's soft, sweet and warm.  Ummm?  Yep, it's cake.It's … [Read more...]

Chai Spiced Winter Oatmeal Recipe

Chai Spiced Winter Oatmeal | cookingontheweekends.com

A blend of Chai spices can warm your heart and soothe your soul. At least, I think it can. (And even more, I love how that sounds.)Much like a curry, there are many different blends of chai with various combinations of spices.  In this recipe I use cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and ginger and together they will truly … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie-Olive Oil Muffins or Cupcakes {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Pumpkin Pie-Olive Oil Muffins and Cupcakes (Gluten-Free Recipe) | cookingontheweekends.com

What's the best compliment one can get about the food they cook? Of course we all find it delightful to hear people say how delicious it is, how beautiful it is, etc.  However, my favorite compliment is when someone tries something they actively don't like, and they love it. Take my cousin Beth for example.   I … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Ceanothus and Cardamom-Honey Roasted Baby Carrot Recipe

Cardamom-Honey Roasted Baby Carrot Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

How pretty would these Cardamom-Honey Roasted Baby Carrots be in the center of your Passover or Easter table?Very pretty!  Oh, and they're very, very delicious! … [Read more...]

Vegan Coconut Spiced Carrot Soup Recipe

Vegan Coconut Spiced Carrot Soup Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

People often ask me for restaurant suggestions.  And I always laugh because I have no idea where to send anybody!  (I guess people think I should know since I'm all about food and cooking.  Go figure.)I'd like to say it's my two young boys that keep me and my husband from getting out much, but the truth is, by the … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Spiced Cranberry Sauce Corn Muffin Recipe

Gluten-Free Spiced Cranberry Sauce Corn Muffin Recipe

These gluten-free muffins are the best way ever to use your leftover Thanksgiving or Christmas cranberry sauce!I'm always surprised that the morning after the Thanksgiving or Christmas feast, I wake up hungry.  In fact, starving.  What's up with that!?These are quick and easy muffins that you can whip up with your … [Read more...]

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.Last year I went to see these beauties being harvested at Cuyama Orchards -- each and every … [Read more...]