Apricots with Spiced Creme Fraiche and Blackberry Port Sauce

Apricots with Spiced Creme Fraiche and Blackberry Port Sauce | Cooking On The Weekends

Stone fruit and berries.They're quintessential summer treasures.  Just look at them -- soft, sparking and vibrant.This is a lovely summer fruit dessert for a warm evening on the deck with friends.  Or for a Sunday brunch with family.  What I'm saying is, it's lovely any time, any day, with anyone!  Anyone you like … [Read more...]

Seared Sea Scallops with Minted Peas on Wonton Crisps

Seared Sea Scallops with Minted Peas on Wonton Crisps

It's really a shame my husband doesn't eat shellfish.  Really, it is!  (His reason has to do with something about them being in a shell -- don't ask.)Scallops are one my absolute favorite things.  When they're cooked to perfection -- please don't overcook them! -- they're sweet, buttery, rich, and beautiful.And … [Read more...]

Salted, Spiced Caramel Sauce

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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...]