Last-Minute 4th of July BBQ Menu!

Last-Minute 4th of July BBQ Menu!

So it's late afternoon on the 3rd of July and you might not know what to make for your 4th of July guests yet.  Do not fear!  I'm here to help. ;-)  Here's an awesome four course menu that you can easily pull off, and you will totally impress your guests!  As long as you can handle fighting the crowds at the market, … [Read more...]

Cherry Bacon Blueberry Kebab Recipe

Cherry-Bacon Blueberry Kebabs

A red, white and blue recipe for the 4th of July.A sweet, tart, and smoky appetizer. A Caprese of sorts.A delightful, super pretty summer hors d'oeuvre.Yep, it's all that.  Call these beautiful, quick and easy kebabs what you will -- any which way they're absolutely delicious!Cherry Bacon Blueberry … [Read more...]

Kona Coffee: Mountain Thunder in a Cloud Forest

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Ever heard of a Cloud Forest?  How about a Peaberry bean? Or the Kona Belt?Visiting the award winning, certified organic Mountain Thunder Kona Coffee farm, was on my list of things I wanted to do when we were in Kona, Hawaii earlier this month.  It was the only thing on my list however, that I knew would be -- dare … [Read more...]

Non-Fat Chocolate-Cherry Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Non-Fat Chocolate-Cherry Frozen Yogurt Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Today I'm going to share something personal with you.  (Nothing too juicy.)Earlier this year I was told by my doctor that my cholesterol (the bad kind - LDL), was "way too high." I was totally taken aback.  I'm young (ish ;-)), on the thin side, and for the most part, I eat a very healthy diet.  Turns out that … [Read more...]

Top 10 Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes

Top 10 Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

What's a mom/chef to do when she learns that one of her children has Celiac Disease?She creates ten really delicious gluten-free cookie recipes, of course!         ~     ~     ~Let's cut right to the chase, shall we?1.  Nutella Chocolate Chip - These are almost like eating Nutella right out of the jar, … [Read more...]

Fresh Cherry Watercress Quesadilla Recipe

Fresh Cherry Watercress Quesadilla Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

For better or worse, recipe ideas come to me all day long.During conversations, I am known to yell suddenly and without warning.  When witnesses ask me the reason for my exclamation, the answer is always the same:  "I had an idea for a recipe!"I have lists and lists and lists of cooking plans for my family, for … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Christmas Cactus and Oatmeal Almond Chocolate Cherry Lace Cookies {Gluten-Free}

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I'm definitely one of those people who thinks it's nutty to put your Christmas decorations up any earlier than December 1st.  And with Halloween just moments behind us, I'm focused on Thanksgiving.  So why in the world am I going to tell you these cookies will be perfect for your holiday cookie exchange now!?It's … [Read more...]

How To Roast Garlic

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We just got home from a delightful weekend visiting my brother in Santa Cruz.  One of the things I love about driving up north is passing through Gilroy and other California farm towns.  When you open your windows in Gilroy, the strong, wonderful scent of garlic is in the air, and there are signs for fresh-picked … [Read more...]