Meyer Lemon-Vanilla Hot Milk Cake Recipe

Vanilla-Lemon Hot Milk Cake Recipe - lemons-bite | COOKINGONTHEWEEKENDS.COM

This post is sponsored by the California Milk Advisory Board, written by me and as always, all opinions are 100% my own.A few weeks ago I told you about the fantastic trip I took with the California Milk Advisory Board to the Bootsma Dairy Farm.  Remember?  I was hanging out with some very happy cows?When I … [Read more...]

Tropical Pancakes {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Tropical Pancakes {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Tropical pancakes.  Does that even make sense!?Maybe not -- however, as I mentioned when we dished up the Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Grilled Pork Chops, my family and I are going on a tropical beach vacation (today's the day!), and I've been working tropical fruits into all sorts of recipes. … [Read more...]

Ginger-Citrus Pie Recipe

Ginger-Citrus Pie Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

I guess you could say my mom is a creature of habit in the restaurant department.  At the moment, if she and my dad are out for dinner, I know exactly where they are and what my mom is ordering.  (My dad changes it up a bit.) … [Read more...]

Black Muscato Grape Flaugarde Recipe {Gluten-Free}

Black Muscato Grape Flaugarde Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Sunday's are my favorite day to cook and bake.My boys are usually running around wildly, having fun, and being especially loud and crazy.  (And when I say "boys," that includes my husband.)  And while it warms my heart that they're so full of joy, I don't run wildly with them. Go figure.  This is more often than … [Read more...]

Fall Chai Spiced Apple Cake Recipe


Two of my boys' best friends, who happen to be brother and sister, live just a few minutes away, and we spend a lot of time at their house.When the kids met each other a few years ago, their mom quickly became one of my best friends, too.Their house is so familiar now that my boys just run in, shedding their … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Periwinkles and Peanut Butter S’mores Meringue Pie Recipe


If you ask me, periwinkles are cute, charming little flowers.  A bunch of them would look great on your dinner table this weekend as a sweet and simple centerpiece.  They're growing everywhere at the moment (in and around LA, anyway). And what's more, little purple periwinkles will nicely complement the looks of this … [Read more...]

Minty Grapefruit Brûlée


Is this dessert? Or is it a side of fresh fruit?  Is it simply pretty on the plate? Who really cares -- it's divine tasting and absolutely stunning to look at.I'm serving this as part of brunch this weekend, but I think it'd work brilliantly after dinner, too.  (Well, as brilliantly as any dessert that doesn't … [Read more...]

Avocado Zucchini Bread Recipe With Olive Oil


You know I love avocados, right?  I love them with a bit of sea salt and a spoon. I love them in salads, salsas, and sandwiches, too.  What's not to love?Well, lately avocados have been turning up in all sorts of unexpected recipes:  brownies, cakes, cookies, to name a few.  I wasn't really sold on this idea.  At … [Read more...]

My Seven Links


I was delighted to have  Jeanne of Jolly Tomato pass me the torch for "My Seven Links."  My Seven Links was originally started by Trip Base.  The idea is to encourage bloggers to share links to their older posts that deserve to see the light of day again, in seven categories.  The blogger selects their posts that best … [Read more...]

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


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...]