Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes - Honey Glazed Korean Pears in Wonton Crisps with Cinnamon Cream

From unique and delicious twists on favorite classic Thanksgiving pies, to perfectly fall- spiced apples and pears for the holiday -- there's a dessert here to wow every guest at your table.Here are my top ten Thanksgiving dessert recipes!  (And yes, there's chocolate, too!) Click on the title or image to get each … [Read more...]

Midori-Pandan Poached Plum Cups

Midori-Pandan Poached Plum Cups1 Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

I know I've told you this a few times, but this recipe requires that I tell you again . . . food is an art medium.You can create art with watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and yes, today -- plums.My idea was to create a simple, delicately flavored dessert that would look much like swirls of paint.Can you … [Read more...]

12 Most Popular Recipes of 2013

12 most popular receips of 2013 | Cooking On The Weekends

Is there anyone who likes traffic?Where I live in Los Angeles, I-405, I-10, I-101, you name it, and it's full of traffic most of the time.  Nobody likes it!  Ever!There is one place though, where I actually LOVE traffic.  You heard me . . . LOVE!Right here, my friends -- on Cooking On The Weekends!  All of … [Read more...]

Spiced Red Wine Crimson Gold Apples with Vanilla Mascarpone

Spiced Red Wine Crimson Gold Apples with Vanilla Mascarpone | Cooking On The Weekends

Red, crimson, gold -- a whole lot of beautiful colors going on here.It's Crimson Gold Apple season.  About the size of a golf ball, these apples are adorable and delicious, with a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity.Last year I went to see these beauties being harvested at Cuyama Orchards -- each and every … [Read more...]

Pixie Tangerine-Mascarpone Ice Cream Recipe

Pixie Tangerine-Mascarpone Ice Cream Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

With flowers blooming everywhere as we enter spring, I crave foods with vibrant colors and bright flavors.My trip to the Ojai Valley with Melissa's Produce got me in a springtime mood -- what with beautifully ripe, deep orange Ojai Pixie tangerines surrounding me at Friend's Ranch and Churchill Brennis Orchard, how … [Read more...]

Honey Glazed-Baby Kiwi Mascarpone Cheesecake Recipe

Honey Glazed-Baby Kiwi Mascarpone Cheesecake- Baby Kiwi! | Cooking On The Weekends

Would you agree that good things come in small packages?  I do.  After all, the average height in my family is 5'3." ;-) Seriously though, we typically associate "little" with "cute."  Think about it . . . babies, puppies, kittens, doll house furniture, New Zealand Kiwiberries -- wait, what!? Yup, you read right -- … [Read more...]

16 Delicious Potato Recipes for Potato Lovers’ Month

16 Delicious Potato Recipes for Potato Lovers' Month | Cooking On The Weekends

We must celebrate potatoes before February is over.It's not like we don't enjoy potatoes all the time, but you see, February is Potato Lovers' Month!Potatoes are a quintessential ingredient in almost any comfort food dish.  And why wouldn't they be?  Pulled from the earth, they're warming, buttery, creamy, and … [Read more...]

Honey-Glazed Korean Pears in Wonton Crisps with Honey-Cinnamon Mascarpone

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Yesterday when I was out walking our sweet puppy, I happened upon a gorgeous Liquid Amber Tree.Unlike other parts of the U.S., in LA it's very rare to come across a tree with leaves changing colors in the fall.Liquid Amber Trees are an exception.I grabbed a handful of the beautiful, vibrantly colored leaves … [Read more...]

Roasted Grape Mascarpone Pasta Sauce

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I could not be more excited to share this recipe with you! Okay, remember the grapes we marinated in wine last week?  Well, if you haven't eaten all of them, you can roast them (yup, you heard me right -- roast them), to use in this amazing pasta sauce -- along with their marinade!(If you did eat all of them, no … [Read more...]

Brûléed Port Wine Poached Pears Two Ways: Sweet and Savory

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The sweet: Port Wine Mascarpone Pear Tart Want to feel like a fancy and talented pastry chef?  Excellent. Read on!Brûléed Port Wine Poached Pears are brilliant in both sweet and savory courses!  I'm presenting ideas for an appetizer and a dessert -- and the pears are the star of each one!First, let's make a … [Read more...]