Chocolate-Sesame Truffle Recipe

Sesame Chocolate Truffle Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

If I'm creating a new chocolate truffle recipe, it's typically this time of the year.That's because my in-laws travel to Europe during the summer, and in September they bring back a variety of chocolate bars -- in other words, they bring me chocolate truffle recipe inspiration.All of the chocolate bars get … [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...]

Café Con Leche Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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My love affair with coffee began in my early twenties when I was living in Madrid, Spain.Before Spain I hadn't really been interested in coffee -- within a week of living there, I had at least one café con leche a day.Café con leche is strong coffee with scalded milk in approximately a 1 to 1 ratio. (Sugar or … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: A Special Kind of Lily and an Almond Joy Cookie Recipe {Gluten-Free}

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The common name for the lily flowers I'm sharing with you today is actually Naked Ladies. Naked Ladies don't usually bring my mind to food -- rather, to an amazing trip to Big Sur, California I took with my husband -- then suitor ;-).These pretty pink flowers were popping up here, there, and everywhere!  They were … [Read more...]

Dessert Party: Fresh Fruit Tartlets

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A bite of fresh fruit with Vanilla Bean Custard is the perfect finale for our dessert party!  These tartlettes are beautiful and sweet, light and refreshing!There are a few "rules" to remember when making perfect fruit tarts . . . so I learned many moons ago while apprenticing at a fine French bakery.  I was taught … [Read more...]

Dessert Party: Double Chocolate Almond Spice Cookies

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Well hello!  Did you make the Salted Caramel Chocolates yet, or are you waiting for the weekend?  I'm so happy that this dessert party is underway,  as I'm having super busy, fun-filled family week.  (I'll tell you all about it after the party!)Imagine if you will, the most delicious chocolate cookie you've ever … [Read more...]

Dessert Party: Salted Caramel Chocolates

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Welcome to the first official Cooking On The Weekends dessert party!I hope you prepped with me last week and are ready to create the insanely rich, unbelievably delicious, and beautiful treats I'll be presenting to you at our party. If you didn't, fear not -- save it all for a delightful weekend cooking … [Read more...]

Dessert Party: Salted Caramel Recipe

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Just three more days until my dessert party!  It'll be here on Cooking On The Weekends -- but you know you'll have to do a little cooking yourself, right!?These treats will be lovely to look at, but I want you to taste them, too! Really, you must!  Hopefully you're prepping along with me!We're continuing our … [Read more...]

Dessert Party: Vanilla Bean Custard Recipe And Vanilla Sugar

Vanilla Bean Custard Recipe And Vanilla Sugar | Cooking On The Weekends

Perfect Vanilla Bean Custard. Yup, that's what we're making today. It will be featured in the Fresh Fruit Tartlets we're having at our dessert party next week!  Yesterday, we prepared the Ganache, which is now wrapped and waiting in the fridge.  The party is going to be great, so don't miss it!There's something … [Read more...]

Dessert Party: How To Make Ganache

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Here's the deal.  Next week I'm  throwing  a very sweet dessert party -- a virtual one, that is. It's happening right here on Cooking On The Weekends, and it's just for you!Whenever I have a party of any kind, I do as many of the preparations ahead of time as possible.  So this week, we're making a few of the key … [Read more...]