Honey Spiced Banana Muffins Recipe

Honey Spiced Banana Muffins not only a lovely breakfast with coffee, but they double as dessert! They're warmly spiced, honey-sweetened and oh-so-delicious!

Honey Spiced Banana Muffins not only a lovely breakfast with coffee, but they double as dessert!  They're warmly spiced, honey-sweetened and, you guessed it -- oh-so-delicious!You must be starving!I haven't fed you since last week, when we had Brownie Pretzel S’mores.  They were pretty over-the-top, right?And … [Read more...]

Purple Sweet Potato Rosemary Muffins Recipe

Purple Sweet Potato Rosemary Muffins Recipe - A savory muffin filled with creamy melting cheese, subtly sweet, sweet potato and fresh rosemary -- it doesn't get much better!

A savory muffin filled with creamy melting cheese, subtly sweet, sweet potato and fresh rosemary -- it doesn't get much better!Yet another thing they didn't teach me in culinary school -- baking soda will turn a purple potato into a green potato.  As you may already know, I'm a chef, not a scientist, so here's a bit … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie-Olive Oil Muffins or Cupcakes {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Pumpkin Pie-Olive Oil Muffins and Cupcakes (Gluten-Free Recipe) | cookingontheweekends.com

What's the best compliment one can get about the food they cook? Of course we all find it delightful to hear people say how delicious it is, how beautiful it is, etc.  However, my favorite compliment is when someone tries something they actively don't like, and they love it. Take my cousin Beth for example.   I … [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...]

Glazed Blueberry Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipe

Glazed Blueberry Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Thanks to the Blueberry Council and Erika of In Erika's Kitchen, ever since A Very Blueberry Thanksgiving, my mind has been filling up with new blueberry recipes.Do you love blueberry muffins, (which are really blueberry cake if you ask me)?  And who doesn't adore a good chocolate chip cookie?  (I'm not sure we can … [Read more...]

Mesquite Chipotle-Cheddar Potato Muffin Recipe

Mesquite Chipotle-Cheddar Potato Muffin Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Have you ever used, or heard of Mesquite Flour?I hadn't until a couple of months ago when a fantastic food blogger, David of Cocoa and Lavender, sent me a bag to sample.  David lives in Arizona, where mesquite flour is readily available.  Mesquite trees grow throughout the Sonoran desert, which covers about … [Read more...]

Spiced Apricot Carrot Bread Recipe

Spiced Apricot Carrot Bread Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Sweet or savory?  What do you fancy in the morning?My choice is sweet -- especially for an early breakfast.  This is mostly because sweet goes so well with my perfect cup of coffee.  I adore chunks of sweetly spiced granola swimming in milk, soft muffins and short breads lightly toasted with butter melting over … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Geraniums and Chocolate Truffle Espresso Muffin Recipe

Chocolate Truffle Espresso Muffins | Cooking On The Weekends

A strong, hot, delicious shot of espresso might just be the best way to start a day.Oh, but wait . . . what if we added a creamy chocolate truffle to it!?  Even better, I know! … [Read more...]

Sweet, Spiced Kale Currant Muffins

Spiced Kale Currant Muffins | Cooking On The Weekends

I did not make these super delicious, sweet muffins to get my kids to eat more leafy greens!  ;-)I created them because I thought they would be an incredibly flavorful treat -- that would happen to be chock-full of nutrients.My Los Angeles Food Blogger group got a special visit from Cut n' Clean Greens at our … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Agapanthus and Crustless Zucchini-Gruyère Tartlets

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Summer zucchini recipes!  I just love them! Never mind that our new, cutest puppy ever, makes it impossible for me to have a thriving summer vegetable garden.Never mind that this adorable little canine enjoys digging up the roots of my baby lemon tree.And never mind that the same little sweetie dug all the way … [Read more...]