Smashed Potato Pizza Crust

Smashed Potato Pizza Crust |

When it comes to cooking, I know I toot my own horn from time to time -- but, I don't often call my creations "brilliant" (even if I'm thinking it).  And while I don't want the horn to toot to loud, I'm quite certain this recipe is brilliant. There, I said it.One ingredient (plus oil, salt and pepper).  … [Read more...]

The Very Best Pumpkin Recipes and an Introduction to Bijouxs

Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes |

Enjoy the pumpkin deliciousness, and I have a special treat for you at the end of the post!Now, you know when I say something like "the very best," I mean my very best, right?  Though I'd be delighted if they were known to be the very best.  ;-)I love everything about pumpkins.  Their natural beauty, delicious … [Read more...]

Chocolate Olive Oil Bundt Cake Recipe {Gluten Free}

Gluten-Free Chocolate Olive Oil Bundt Cake |

If you ever need to make a cake for someone who's gluten-free (or not), this is the one to make.  I promise, you'll be happy you did because everyone will be singing your praises.  (You know I toot my own horn when something is exceptional.)Here's the deal, I have a rule that a recipe I create can only appear on … [Read more...]

Smoky Chipotle Bacon Zucchini Cake Recipe

Chipotle Bacon Zucchini Cake |

Recipes just happen upon me sometimes.A friend brought me zucchini, freshly picked from her backyard garden, I had a tasty chunk of Kerrygold Aged Cheddar in the fridge, and my son wanted bacon.So when I made my son the bacon, I (naturally) made extra and left the grease in the pan.  Then I grated the zucchini … [Read more...]

Chocolate Avocado Cake Recipe on Mind Body Green {Gluten-Free}

Gluten-Free Chocolate Avocado Cake Recipe on Mind Body Green

I'm really happy to announce that today I had my third recipe published on Mind Body Green!It just happens to be my favorite gluten-free creation of all time.  And that's all I'm going to say.  Journey over to Mind Body Green to read all about it, and get the recipehere. … [Read more...]

Grilled Split Pea Vegetarian Burger Recipe {Gluten-Free}

Grilled Split Pea Vegetarian Burger Recipe |

I never know what to call something like this, other than a "burger."  The truth is though, in my humble opinion a burger is a sandwich that includes a bun, cooked meat, and usually other ingredients such as cheese, onion, tomatoes, etc.  That said, it simply doesn't sound as delicious to call this a vegetarian "patty" … [Read more...]

Summer Hors d’Oeuvre Recipe: Minty Lime Granita Strawberry Cups

Summer Hors d'Oeuvre Recipe: Minty Lime Granita Strawberry Cups |

Delicious, pretty, refreshing and incredibly fun!  This is quite possibly the best summer hors d'oeuvre your guests will have ever had!  (In my humble opinion, of course.)If you choose to add the vodka, it's like a sweet, edible cocktail. So cool. … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Recipes 2014

Cinco De Mayo Recipes 2014 |

Every year I create a handful of recipes with a Mexican vibe, and I gather them together to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  (No, I'm not making all of these! ) There are two more days until this super delicious holiday, so who will you invite?  What will you cook? … [Read more...]

Blue Corn Blueberry Chocolate Muffins {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Gluten-Free Blue Corn Blueberry Muffin Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

For the last few months there's been a bag of blue cornmeal in my pantry, starring at me, asking -- begging, really -- to be turned into something wonderful.Today was the day I decided exactly what that something wonderful would be.I had the blueberries, and well, when added to a title with "blue corn" in … [Read more...]

Hazelnut-Orange Granola Recipe

Hazelnut-Orange Granola Recipe |

So here's what happened . . .Last week, when I was devouring one of the Roasted Hazelnut-Orange & Chocolate Granola Bars, I couldn't help but think of how incredibly delicious they would be broken up into small pieces in a pretty bowl, with cold milk, and a cup of coffee on the side, of course.I was right.  … [Read more...]