Pecan Crusted Acorn Squash Recipe with Crispy Sage Leaves

Roasted Pecan Crusted Acorn Squash with Crispy Sage Leaves -- This warmly spiced Pecan Crusted Acorn Squash with Crispy Sage Leaves is the ideal Thanksgiving side dish! It's full of delicious, comforting fall flavors, and it will be a beautiful addition to your holiday table.

This warmly spiced Pecan Crusted Acorn Squash with Crispy Sage Leaves is the ideal Thanksgiving side dish.  It's full of comforting fall flavors, and it will be a beautiful addition to your holiday table.When people ask me to describe my site, I typically say that Cooking On The Weekends celebrates the beauty of … [Read more...]

Spiced Carrot Cake with Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Gluten Free Spiced Carrot Cake Recipe with Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting -- Filled with warm spices, sweet carrots and golden raisins, this is the perfect celebration cake for fall.

Filled with warming spices, sweet carrots and golden raisins, this is the perfect celebration cake for fall. My husband had just two food wishes for his birthday last week -- Smoky Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs and carrot cake.I've made the ribs a dozen times now, so that was easy.  I also whipped up a super delicious … [Read more...]

The Best Cinnamon Raisin Cookie Recipe of All Time

Cinnamon Raisin Cookies Recipe -- These cinnamon raisin cookies are truly a melt-in-your-mouth dreamy treat. They're soft and crisp, and buttery and cinnamon-y -- all at once!

These cinnamon raisin cookies are truly a melt-in-your-mouth dreamy treat.  They're soft and crisp, and buttery and cinnamon-y -- all at once! Of all time!?  Well, I do want to be humble, but . . .Yes . . .  of all time!These cookies are SO incredibly buttery and cinnamon-y!  And the raisins – oh, the raisins – … [Read more...]

Honey Spiced Banana Muffins Recipe

Honey Spiced Banana Muffins not only a lovely breakfast with coffee, but they double as dessert! They're warmly spiced, honey-sweetened and oh-so-delicious!

Honey Spiced Banana Muffins not only a lovely breakfast with coffee, but they double as dessert!  They're warmly spiced, honey-sweetened and, you guessed it -- oh-so-delicious!You must be starving!I haven't fed you since last week, when we had Brownie Pretzel S’mores.  They were pretty over-the-top, right?And … [Read more...]

Spiced Lamb and Mushroom Penne Gratin Recipe

Spiced Lamb and Mushroom Penne Gratin -- This one-pan meal is rich, hearty, packed with warm flavors and is comfort food at its finest!

With a gluten-free option, this one-pan meal is hearty, rich, packed with warm flavors, and is comfort food at its finest!Imagine, if you will, the most scrumptious macaroni and cheese ever . . .Now imagine, adding to it, tender ground lamb with delicious warming spices, onions and mushrooms caramelized to … [Read more...]

Persimmon Gingerbread Recipe

Persimmon Gingerbread Recipe - Quick and easy to bake, super delicious, Persimmon Gingerbread is packed with soul-warming spices.

Quick and easy to bake, super delicious, Persimmon Gingerbread is packed with soul-warming spices.  Christmas breakfast, anyone?It's so that weekend.That weekend to bake amazingly delicious dessert bread.Dessert bread full of warming spices that make the whole house smell good.  Dessert bread with spices so … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes - Honey Glazed Korean Pears in Wonton Crisps with Cinnamon Cream

From unique and delicious twists on favorite classic Thanksgiving pies, to perfectly fall- spiced apples and pears for the holiday -- there's a dessert here to wow every guest at your table.Here are my top ten Thanksgiving dessert recipes!  (And yes, there's chocolate, too!) Click on the title or image to get each … [Read more...]

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...]