Gifts For the Cook Who (You Think) Has Everything – 2014

Gifts For the Cook Who (You Think) Has Everything - 2014

I'm guessing you have a foodie friend who you think has every cooking tool, every cookbook, and every piece of cooking equipment.  That friend is me!  So you see, I fancy myself an expert in the ideal cooking gift department.  Oh, and I only include products in my gift guides, that I either have and love, or want and … [Read more...]

Eggnog Poppy Seed Bundt Cake Recipe

Eggnog Poppy Seed Bundt Cake | Cooking On The Weekends

I love bundt cakes!"Bundt" simply refers to the shape of the cake.  A bundt cake is made in ring-shaped, fluted pan.I love the look of it and I love the endless possibilities of flavors that a bundt pan can hold and mold. And I absolutely love the gorgeous amount of "crust" on a bundt cake.  The bundt pan … [Read more...]

Spiced Cranberry Sauce Recipe for the Holidays


After I eat something sweet, I crave something salty.After I eat something salty, I crave something sweet.And my favorite?  Sweet and salty all in one bite!This is exactly why I think adding cranberry sauce to your holiday spread is such a brilliant idea.(It's also exactly why I love salty … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Christmas Holly and Spiced Almond-Apple-Persimmon Bread


If I ask my dad about a plant or flower that I've seen in the Santa Monica mountains, he's either very proud to tell me that it's a native or almost annoyed to tell me it's not.  I think it's funny.  It's almost like he's defending the mountains . . . "You know, that's not from here, it shouldn't be here," he'll say, … [Read more...]

Top Ten Gifts for People Who Love to Cook!


In case you haven't noticed, I love to cook. And weekends, shockingly enough, are when I get my chance to create in the kitchen!The kitchen items listed here are incredibly useful and beyond that, I have developed a good deal of affection for them.If you know someone who loves to cook -- you, for example -- … [Read more...]

How To Roast And Peel Chestnuts


"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping on your nose, Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, And folks dressed up like Eskimos." Okay, so I roasted these in the oven, not on an open fire.  Regardless, they're divine!One of my absolute favorite memories of living in Madrid, Spain in the heart … [Read more...]