The Everything Cookie

The Everything Cookie |

You might be thinking The Everything Cookie is similar to a "Kitchen Sink" cookie.  You know, the cookies you throw everything into (M & M's, oats, raisins, nuts, etc.)? Think again. Think The Everything Bagel. Think The Everything Bagel without the garlic and onion. Think The Everything Bagel without the … [Read more...]

Nutella-ish Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Nutella-ish Gluten-Free Cookie Recipe |

These gluten-free cookies are full of the goodness of chocolate and hazelnuts!  You'll think you're eating Nutella right from the jar, though it's not even an ingredient.Please don't worry about the "ish."  These cookies are full of hazelnut-chocolate deliciousness and are very reminiscent of what I eat with a … [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...]

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Recipe: Chocolate-Banana Hazelnut Waffles {Gluten-Free }

Valentine's Day Breakfast Recipe: Gluten-Free Chocolate-Banana Hazelnut Waffles |

What made living next door to Tanja so special when were were kids?So many things.  Let's see, her friendship (of course), the midnight knocks on my window to occasionally sneak out, to do who knows what (mom and dad if you're reading this, it was nothing bad, I promise!), walking to school together everyday, … [Read more...]

Hazelnut Honey Roasted Apple Recipe

Hazelnut Honey Roasted Apple Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

More apples!Though you could use other apples for this recipe, I used a very special variety.  And I almost ate all of them before I cold get them in the pan, with a little help from my boys, who especially love their name -- Green Dragon Apples.I need two things in an apple -- crispness and sweetness. If … [Read more...]

Honey Broiled Angelcot and Prosciutto Spinach Salad Recipe


I'm clearly having a thing with stone fruits this week.  And can you blame me?!  After all, this is their season!  I hope you loved the Grilled Peach and Chorizo Pizza we made on Tuesday.   Today I created a super yummy summer salad with another delicious stone fruit! Have you ever heard of an Angelcot?!  I hadn't … [Read more...]

Nutella Truffles


I know, I know, you get it already:  I have a thing for Nutella.And yes, while I love my Nutella recipes, I also love Nutella right out of the jar. (Who wouldn't?)And this "recipe," my friends, is brilliant!  And ridiculous! My friend Aimeé was over and sampled these the first time I made them.  She put it … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Recipe: Hazelnut Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts


Brussels sprouts are delicious.  Don't try to tell me otherwise!  And here, they are covered in a light hazelnut brown butter.  You don't really need to hear much more than "brown butter" to want to make this, right?Even if you think turkey, stuffing, cranberries, or Apple-Sweet Potato Soup are the best part of … [Read more...]

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies {Gluten-Free}


I have a little secret for you.  Are you on the edge of your seat?  Well, I wish I could tell you it's a juicy secret.Remember my husband's birthday party last weekend?  The "featured" dessert was a plate of Spicy Mayan Chocolate Truffles to go with the Mexican Food Fest theme.  They were delicious, interesting, … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Fuchsias and Hazelnut Praline Nutella Pie Recipe

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When I was growing up -- in the time before Nutella was sold almost everywhere -- my friend Tanja always brought jars of it home from her visits to family in Germany. She introduced me to this creamy, oh-so-delicious party in a jar!  Nutella will always bring my mind to Tanja's kitchen . . . and digging right into the … [Read more...]