Grilled Cheese Month: Top Ten Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes

Top Ten Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes for Grilled Cheese Month |

Turns out, April is National Grilled Cheese month.  Who knew!?With just one more day in April, I couldn't possibly let it go without presenting my top ten grilled cheese sandwiches, and I urge you to cook and eat them any month you like!Above pictured deliciousness from Cooking On The Weekends (that's … [Read more...]

Fig Upside Down Coffee Cake Recipe

California Fig Up Side Down Coffee Cake | Cooking On The Weekends

Sometimes the best flavor combinations are completely unexpected.   Figs and coffee.  It's a brilliant pairing.I wouldn't love a breakfast consisting of a hot cup of coffee and fresh figs -- though, independently, they are both delicious.You see, I prefer to combine fresh figs and coffee . . .  in a cake.  And … [Read more...]


Top 2012 Recipes | Cooking On The Weekends

I don't make a list of New Year's Resolutions.  I used to, but if I didn't accomplish the things I'd set out to, well, that was a bum out.  Instead, as I get ready for the new year, I make a list of what I did accomplish and feel good about.One of the things on my 2012 list  is that I wrote almost 200 delicious … [Read more...]

Port Glazed Manchego Figs and Prosciutto

December 9-fig prosciutto text

 What's better than a cute, tasty and easy-to-eat hours d'oeuvre at a holiday party?  After all, you can mingle, eat, and have a cocktail all at once.Holiday Hors D'Oeuvre Parties are my favorite!Ideally at a party, an hors d'oeuvre should be one, maybe two bites.And these bites or two should look fantastic … [Read more...]

Vanilla Fig Preserves


Don't you thinks 7 AM on a Sunday is way too early to be awake?  Let alone to be cooking?My boys' 4-year-old cousin had spent the night, and at 6:30 AM she whispered in my ear, "Um, Valentina, can we make the pancakes now?" (Actually, that was her second question.  First she wanted to know if I could paint her … [Read more...]